Gene Lyons

05/28/2015 - 4:47pm

    The bombast and grandiosity of NFL football have always put me off. Fans too often treat ballgames as if they were wars between rival tribes or nation states; symbolic struggles between good and evil. As somebody who watches probably 150 major league baseball games a year, I find the hype alternately...

04/16/2015 - 5:34pm

    So here's my question: Why would a conscientious citizen ever again trust anything published in Rolling Stone? To me, the diligent professors at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism went too easy on the magazine's reporters and editors....

04/08/2015 - 11:24pm

    It's a good thing Americans have no serious problems, because the time and energy we expend fighting over symbolic issues could become a problem. Sure, symbols can be important. The swastika is a symbol, also the U.S. flag. But this week's farcical...

04/02/2015 - 2:30pm

    Some years ago, I had an interview with a homicide detective that got delayed. I used his office phone to postpone a tennis match.

    "Tennis, huh?" he said after I'd hung up. "I...

03/26/2015 - 8:06pm

    When a Man's fancy gets astride on his Reason;

    When Imagination is at Cuffs with the Senses; and

    common Understanding, as...

03/19/2015 - 3:01pm

    Where Hillary Clinton is concerned, nothing ever changes.

    The National Bitch Hunt has been going on for more than 20 years. As a personal matter, the inimitable Camille Paglia set the terms in a...

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