Gene Lyons

05/28/2016 - 9:00pm

    "Those who can make you believe absurdities

    can make you commit atrocities."

    -- Voltaire, 1698-1774

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05/20/2016 - 7:00pm

    What do Genghis Kahn, William the Conqueror, and Geronimo all have in common? Mighty warriors, they died not in battle, but by falling off horses. The list of historical notables who got killed on horseback includes kings, queens, prime ministers, Pope Urban VI and...

05/16/2016 - 7:00am

    "When a man's fancy gets astride on his reason,

    when imagination is at cuffs with the senses,

    and common understanding as well as...

05/07/2016 - 7:00am

    For argument's sake, let's say you ran into this Trump character in a bar. First off, he's boasting about how incredibly smart, rich and good-looking he is. He's a big, big winner. He's even got his own TV show, and you don't.

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04/30/2016 - 11:00am

    Call me unpatriotic, but whenever I hear people prating about the "American Dream," it sets my teeth on edge. The thing about dreams, see, is that they're imaginary. A figment of your imagination.

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04/25/2016 - 8:00am

    Quite a few people make noises about leaving the country if the wrong person gets elected president. I've been making discreet inquiries in the vicinity of Kinsale, County Cork, myself -- from whence my people emigrated after 1880. Picturesque, 18th-century harbor...

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