Gene Lyons

04/30/2015 - 8:26pm

    One of the funniest conversations I've heard took place among a small group of Arkansas women who'd done their best to clue the newlywed Hillary Rodham in on a basic fact of Southern life she'd been reluctant to accept in the 1970s: cute counts. It's not necessary to be a beauty queen, but...

02/12/2015 - 4:52pm

    This just in: "Study Finds Fruitcake Right, Anti-gravity Left Share Similar Traits, Tactics."

    OK, so I made that up, although I'm confident that there's no end of psychological...

02/05/2015 - 7:02pm

    Finally, a reason to pay attention to the Super Bowl, America's most stultifying TV sporting event.

    To this non-NFL fan, the uproar over the New England Patriots' underinflated footballs...

01/29/2015 - 11:31pm

    For a guy who watches maybe 250 ballgames a year, I've always taken an interest in what was once called the women's page. After studying the sports section every morning, it's the next thing I turn to.

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01/23/2015 - 2:27am

    Murder, even political murder, is easy. Any idiot can pull a trigger. The temptation to attribute superhuman cunning to terrorists must be resisted. Often they're as politically incompetent as they are ruthless. To this point, there are strong...

01/15/2015 - 4:35am

    That Idaho mother shot to death by her 2-year-old son in a Walmart store? Judging by Veronica Jean Rutledge's biography, you can be just about certain that she'd driven to the store wearing a seat belt, with her little boy buckled carefully into his...

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