Gene Lyons

09/25/2016 - 7:00pm

    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.

    Many cows would have run me down. But I trusted Suzanne's sweet, obliging...

06/03/2016 - 9:00pm

    Here's my basic problem with Bernie Sanders. To put it bluntly, once a Trotskyite, always a fool. Personal experience of '60s-style left-wing posturing left me allergic to the word "revolution" and the kinds of humorless autodidacts who bandy it about...

05/28/2016 - 9:00pm

    "Those who can make you believe absurdities

    can make you commit atrocities."


05/20/2016 - 7:00pm

    What do Genghis Kahn, William the Conqueror, and Geronimo all have in common? Mighty warriors, they died not in battle, but by falling off horses. The list of historical notables who got killed on horseback includes kings, queens, prime ministers, Pope Urban VI and...

05/16/2016 - 7:00am

    "When a man's fancy gets astride on his reason,

    when imagination is at cuffs with the senses,

    and common understanding as well as...

05/07/2016 - 7:00am

    For argument's sake, let's say you ran into this Trump character in a bar. First off, he's boasting about how incredibly smart, rich and good-looking he is. He's a big, big winner. He's even got his own TV show, and you don't.

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