Gene Lyons

04/25/2016 - 8:00am

    Quite a few people make noises about leaving the country if the wrong person gets elected president. I've been making discreet inquiries in the vicinity of Kinsale, County Cork, myself -- from whence my people emigrated after 1880. Picturesque, 18th-century harbor untouched by modern commerce -- the British made...

12/27/2015 - 7:00am

    In my experience, you can fool a golden retriever exactly twice with the old hidden ball trick. Our late dog Big Red was as exuberant an animal as ever lived. I used to say that if he wasn't wet, cold, and hungry, Red was happy.

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12/21/2015 - 7:00am

    To anybody who watches cable TV news, it's clear that the nation has embarked upon a great political experiment. Its object would be instantly clear to readers of Neil Postman's 1985 classic "Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show...

12/13/2015 - 8:00am

    Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

    Along with watching cable news terrorism coverage 24/7, some people appear to think it's your patriotic duty to run around with your hair on fire. It's the American...

12/05/2015 - 4:00pm

    From sea to shining sea, college students seem determined to make us argue about race to the exclusion of all else. So here's something I learned in college: Virtually every ugly stereotype applied to African-Americans by white racists was applied to my Irish-...

11/27/2015 - 11:00pm

    So here's my question: What ever happened to the land of the free and the home of the brave? A gang of French citizens resident in Belgium commits a terrorist atrocity in Paris, and it's somehow President Obama's fault.

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