Gene Lyons

05/21/2015 - 3:44pm

    It's still a radical document, the U.S. Constitution, no part of it more so than the First Amendment. Almost everybody's for freedom of speech -- particularly for themselves and people who agree with them. However, the part about "no establishment of religion" vexes True Believers of...

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...

01/08/2015 - 8:07pm

Author's note: The following is a recycled column from December 2008 in memory of my beloved basset hound, Fred.

    Since the election, Barack Obama apparently doesn't care whom he offends. In a TV interview...

01/01/2015 - 10:27pm

    President Obama's strongest detractors have never decided if he's a tyrant or a weakling. Right up to the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans scorned his fecklessness and inability to lead.

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