Gene Lyons

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 health care.

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10/01/2015 - 4:30pm

    Nothing so became John Boehner's tenure as House Speaker as his manner of leaving it. Subjectively speaking, he has never appeared to believe very much of the arrant nonsense his position required him to utter. An old-school politician who literally grew up working...

09/28/2015 - 5:49pm

    Republicans always say nobody respects America anymore. No kidding. Given that CNN International televised last week's GOP presidential debate to a waiting world, it's no wonder. It's one thing to see the most powerful nation on earth choosing its leaders...

09/24/2015 - 1:33pm

    Although nobody sensible would choose to do it this way, America's political fate has become captive to the TV news media's never-ending quest for ratings. Months before the earliest votes are cast, the 2016 presidential contest has turned into a "reality...

09/17/2015 - 11:06am

    Suzanne delivered her first calf in a sleet storm, with 40 mph winds. Fearful that the baby wouldn't survive overnight, I took a big risk, lifting the heifer into my arms, backing out a gate and kicking it shut.

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09/10/2015 - 3:51pm

    "The message of television as metaphor is not only that all the world is a stage, but that the stage is located in Las Vegas, Nevada."

    -- Neil Postman, "Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public...

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