Gene Lyons

09/25/2014 - 11:50am

    Maybe next time, they'll award the Nobel Peace Prize at the end of a politician's tenure rather than the beginning. There was always something mildly farcical about the Swedish committee recognizing President Obama's lofty rhetoric in advance of real achievements.

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05/29/2014 - 2:51pm

    Another week, another disturbed young man, another mass killing spree. It's come to where episodes like Elliot Rodger's murder of four men and two women near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus have become so frequent in America that the crime scene tapes have hardly been removed before...

05/22/2014 - 6:02pm

    Supposedly, students at some of our most prestigious universities find themselves confronted with existential challenges. Some are required to read books and watch films that could conceivably upset them emotionally. Hence many campuses are considering "trigger warnings" to alert the more delicate...

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...

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