Gene Lyons

09/11/2014 - 2:30pm

    Almost the only heartening news out of Ferguson, Missouri, came in a Washington Post report headlined "Nearly 6 in 10 African-Americans say Michael Brown shooting was 'unjustified.'"

    According to the Post, while an opinion poll...

05/15/2014 - 4:11am

    "Some of you may feel that the cormorant does not play an important part in the life of the school, but I would remind you that it was presented to us by the corporation of the Town of Sudbury to commemorate Empire Day, when we try to remember the names of all those from the Sudbury area who so gallantly...

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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