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GENE LYONS

Arkansas Times columnist Gene Lyons is a National Magazine Award winner and co-author of “The Hunting of the President” (St. Martin's Press, 2000). His column is distributed by Universal Uclick. You can email Lyons at eugenelyons2@yahoo.com.

Articles by GENE LYONS

Commentary: Putin praise, NATO and U.S. Commentary: Putin praise, NATO and U.S.
2 days ago - - GENE LYONS
Here’s a thought exercise: What do you suppose would happen if Russian strongman Vladimir Putin decided to clarify remarks he reportedly made about Donald Trump during the election campaign? [Read More]
Commentary: 'Hillbilly elegy' raises questions Commentary: 'Hillbilly elegy' raises questions
1 week ago - - GENE LYONS
Anybody who can sing the lyrics to what country bad boy David Allan Coe called “the perfect country and western song” probably won’t find a whole lot in J.D. Vance’s hotly debated, bestselling memoir “Hillbilly Elegy” that’s real surprising. [Read More]
Commentary: Real vs. Reality TV America Commentary: Real vs. Reality TV America
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Following the 2016 election, some readers have accused me of being out of touch with the Real America — that mythic locale inhabited by people who vote like them and watch the same TV shows they do. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump tweets go nuclear Commentary: Trump tweets go nuclear
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Now that the presidential election is over, will it ever really end? Not if Donald J. Trump and the cable news networks get their way. [Read More]
Commentary: The United States isn't Russia Commentary: The United States isn't Russia
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If Vladimir Putin gave a damn about American public opinion, he’d encourage Donald Trump to make at least a symbolic gesture to prove he’s not the Russian strongman’s vassal. So far, there’s no sign either party to their oddly one-sided alliance feels the need. [Read More]
Commentary: Not 'fake news,' just insanity Commentary: Not 'fake news,' just insanity
5 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Americans have always thought of themselves as a practical, commonsensical people, a nation of Thomas Edisons and Henry Fords. In reality, we’ve always been a nation of easy marks. [Read More]
Commentary: The leader of post-fact world Commentary: The leader of post-fact world
6 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
There is almost nothing real about “reality TV.” All but the dullest viewers understand that the dramatic twists and turns on shows like “The Bachelor” or “Celebrity Apprentice” are scripted in advance. More or less like professional wrestling, Donald Trump’s previous claim to fame. [Read More]
Commentary: Arguing identity politics, finally Commentary: Arguing identity politics, finally
7 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Amid the climate of disbelief and fear among Democrats following Donald Trump’s election, a fascinating debate has broken out about what’s called “identity politics” on the left, “political correctness” by the right. [Read More]
Commentary: Emperor Trump's inauspicious debut
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Commentary: Emperor Trump's inauspicious debut
8 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Never mind that president-elect Trump and his keenest supporters have gone from boasting to whining in a short two weeks. “Mommy, they’re making fun of me on TV. It’s not fair!” [Read More]
Commentary: Trump wins out as TV showman Commentary: Trump wins out as TV showman
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
My most recent one-to-one conversation with Hillary Clinton took place in October 1991, and I’ve been laughing at myself ever since. [Read More]
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