Gene Lyons

06/19/2016 - 4:00pm

    It's been 20 years since I started hearing alarming tales from a friend who supervised a day care for hospital employees' children. She said that for the first time in her considerable experience, the preschool children of medical professionals were pitching full-scale hissy fits -- hitting, kicking and even...

02/27/2016 - 1:00pm

    Looks like that epic cowboy movie Cliven Bundy and his boys dreamed of playing starring roles in will never get made. Thankfully, their own epic stupidity ended the fantasy less in tragedy than in farce -- definitely more "Blazing Saddles" than "The Wild...

02/20/2016 - 4:00pm

    Alas, this is pretty much where I came in. Starting in 1994, when your humble, obedient servant was approached to contribute weekly political columns, I found the behavior of the national political press shocking and alarming.

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02/16/2016 - 12:00am

    Sometimes I think I learned more politically relevant lessons playing ball than anywhere else. If nothing else, sports teach realism: what you can do, what you can't, how to deal with it. Also, what's the score, how much time's left, and what's the best...

02/06/2016 - 5:00pm

    I used to have this poster in my office reflecting the timeless wisdom of a relief pitcher named Larry Andersen. Today he does radio broadcasts for the Philadelphia Phillies. A friend who's a calligrapher made it for me.

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01/23/2016 - 11:00am

    Unpack your old tie-dyed T-shirts, roll yourself a fat doobie and warm up the ancient VW bus. We're going to do Woodstock and the 1972 presidential election all over again. And this time, the hippies are going to win! Four years of peace, love, and single-payer...

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