Gene Lyons

09/18/2016 - 3:00pm

    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'd come to our house instead of police headquarters wasn't entirely clear.

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09/10/2016 - 2:00pm

    Here's your presidential election coverage in a nutshell:

    Last week Donald Trump delivered his big immigration speech in Phoenix, uttering this inflammatory claim: "Hillary Clinton has pledged amnesty in her first 100 days, and her plan...

09/06/2016 - 8:00am

    Let's see now: One presidential candidate's campaign director resigns after being outed as a Russian stooge, allegedly accepting millions in cash under the table. The other candidate meets with a Nobel Prize-winning economist who once donated to her husband...

08/31/2016 - 8:00pm

    In my view, God invented baseball to provide a sanctuary from the fallen world of politics. I believe I've missed two televised Red Sox games this year. To me, the seven-month major league season is the sporting equivalent of, say, "Downton Abbey" -- a...

08/22/2016 - 9:00am

    Are we watching an American presidential campaign or the pilot episode of a bizarre new TV series? Or both? The hallmark of "reality TV," of course, being its extreme unreality.

    On a daily basis,...

08/16/2016 - 12:00am

    Supposedly 2016 is the Year of the Angry Voter. To hear the pundits tell it, Americans are just furious.

    Well, call me smug or out of touch, but I think it's mainly a fad. TV talking heads say they'...

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