Gene Lyons

01/23/2015 - 2:27am

    Murder, even political murder, is easy. Any idiot can pull a trigger. The temptation to attribute superhuman cunning to terrorists must be resisted. Often they're as politically incompetent as they are ruthless. To this point, there are strong indications that the appalling slaughter in Paris last week...

10/02/2014 - 4:20pm

    Tell your Mama

    Tell your Paw

    I'm gonna send you back to Arkansas

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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...

09/18/2014 - 4:19pm

    We ended up adopting Fred due to his incorrigible stubbornness. Originally bred to track game, basset hounds can be amazingly persistent. It sometimes appears that when their noses are working, their hearing shuts down.

    Fred, however, could hear...

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.'"

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09/04/2014 - 1:09pm

    Long ago and far away, a woman we hardly knew presented herself bruised and weeping on our doorstep one night. She told a vivid tale of woe. An old friend of our family she'd been dating had supposedly beaten her and thrown her down the stairs. Why she...

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