Gene Lyons

07/31/2014 - 8:05pm

    Search the phrase "the most powerful man in the world" and what comes up are photos of grotesquely over-developed weightlifters; also Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. Awfully ironic under present circumstances. It's a cant term TV news anchors use to describe U.S. presidents, enhancing their own self-importance as chroniclers of the great.

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05/08/2014 - 8:57pm

    You like potato and I like potahto

    You like tomato and I like tomahto

    Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto.

    Let's call the whole thing off....

05/04/2014 - 11:25pm

    First comes the melodrama, next comes the killing. Good vs. evil, suffering innocents vs. swaggering bullies, heroes vs. villains. The "Two Minutes Hate," Orwell called it -- the way of the world since the invention of mass media.

    So it is during the current...

04/25/2014 - 1:21am

    One thing about that mangy posse of anti-government crackpots camped out at Cliven Bundy's place in the Nevada desert: most don't know a thing about cattle ranching.

    See, it's calving season across most of the country. No rancher worthy of the name is...

04/17/2014 - 4:49pm

    At the risk of angering somebody like MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry, I sometimes used to joke that I only look white. Actually, I'm Irish. Meaning basically that I wasn't raised to think the man in the big house had all the answers, nor deserved all the power he'd inherited.

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04/10/2014 - 12:19am

    "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H.L. Hunt ......

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