Gene Lyons

02/25/2017 - 7:00pm

    If you think about it, no wonder Donald Trump prefers the imaginative stylings of Fox News to the Presidential Daily Briefing. He's pretty much the network's target demographic: a daffy old-timer with time on his hands.

    Intelligence reports tend to be complex, hedged with uncertainties....

02/18/2017 - 8:00am

    If the late, great Donald Westlake had written spy thrillers instead of crime capers, they'd read a lot like the opening weeks of the Trump administration. My favorite Westlake novel is "Bank Shot," in which a gang conspires to steal a temporary bank building by towing it off with a truck...

02/14/2017 - 7:00pm

    Have Americans really become a nation of gullible cowards? Sometimes it looks that way. Take President Trump's executive order banning travel from seven Middle Eastern and North African countries. If you think it has anything whatsoever to do with protecting against terrorist attacks, then you haven...

02/06/2017 - 3:00pm

    I don't know about you, but I'm all Trumped-out.

    The whole country is learning how exhausting it can be to live with a seriously mentally ill person: The constant feeling of apprehension and unease over what kind of manipulative, delusional...

01/30/2017 - 10:00am

    Now that the horses have left the barn, trotted out the front gate and are galloping headlong down the county road, editors at The New York Times have taken to public bickering about who left the stalls unlatched.

    Not that it's doing the rest of...

01/22/2017 - 9:00am

    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?

    "I never said Trump was 'brilliant,'...

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