Gene Lyons

08/14/2014 - 6:40pm

    Recently a friend posted a video on Facebook that he asserted would demolish the Godless theory of evolution. On it, a fellow sitting in a pickup and wearing a backward baseball cap smugly explained that Darwinian evolution contradicts the Second Law of Thermodynamics, a fundamental principle of physics.

    This hoary...

08/10/2014 - 7:22pm

    Judging by the way he holds his cards so close to his vest, President Obama must be an awfully good poker player. Here we are halfway through his second term, and few observers can claim to know with any precision exactly what he thinks about critical matters of war and peace.

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08/07/2014 - 3:12pm

    If Secretary of State John Kerry has failed to bring about a ceasefire to end the bloodbath in Gaza, then so has everybody else.

    So at the expense of impertinence or worse, here's my Middle Eastern peace plan. Given the regional appetite for self-serving...

07/31/2014 - 8:05pm

    Search the phrase "the most powerful man in the world" and what comes up are photos of grotesquely over-developed weightlifters; also Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. Awfully ironic under present circumstances. It's a cant term TV news anchors use to describe U.S. presidents, enhancing their own...

07/18/2014 - 1:01pm

    If one believes even a significant fraction of the horror stories in the national news media, beastly male behavior has become almost epidemic on American college campuses. Tales of drunken sexual assaults and worse multiply from sea to shining sea.

    Even the Obama...

07/10/2014 - 1:45am

    If you pay too much attention to opinion polls, as most people do, doubtless you've heard that a plurality of voters has judged Barack Obama the worst president since World War II. Thirty-three percent, to be precise, which as it conflates almost exactly with the number of hard-core Republicans, merely tells...

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