Gene Lyons

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 self-importance as chroniclers of the great.

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06/12/2014 - 3:09am

    "You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows." -- Bob Dylan, "Subterranean Homesick Blues"

    So the Bonnie and Clyde of the great Bundy ranch standoff thought they could start a national uprising by murdering two cops in...

06/05/2014 - 3:23am

    Earth to Glenn Greenwald: If you write a book slamming the New York Times, it's naive to expect favorable treatment in the New York Times Book Review. Been there, done that. Twice, as a matter of fact.

    On the first go-around, the NYTBR reviewer -- a Times alumnus...

05/29/2014 - 2:51pm

    Another week, another disturbed young man, another mass killing spree. It's come to where episodes like Elliot Rodger's murder of four men and two women near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus have become so frequent in America that the crime scene tapes have hardly been removed before...

05/22/2014 - 6:02pm

    Supposedly, students at some of our most prestigious universities find themselves confronted with existential challenges. Some are required to read books and watch films that could conceivably upset them emotionally. Hence many campuses are considering "trigger warnings" to alert the more delicate...

05/15/2014 - 4:11am

    "Some of you may feel that the cormorant does not play an important part in the life of the school, but I would remind you that it was presented to us by the corporation of the Town of Sudbury to commemorate Empire Day, when we try to remember the names of all those from the Sudbury area who so gallantly...

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