Gene Lyons

07/31/2015 - 7:48pm

    Right now, it's beginning to look as if President Obama will end up deserving the Nobel Peace Prize he was so prematurely awarded in 2009.

    Perhaps you recall how, during the 2008 Democratic primary campaign, Obama's opponents treated his...

06/10/2015 - 1:00am

    In a sane world, the 2016 presidential election campaign would begin about this time next year. However, the political infotainment wing of our esteemed national news media seems intent upon pushing the contest ever earlier -- whether voters like it or not...

06/04/2015 - 5:45pm

    Contrary to Jeb Bush, it wasn't actually too hard to see through the propaganda barrage that led the United States to invade Iraq in 2003. Key aspects of the Bush administration's case for war were transparently false, and would have been comically...

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...

05/21/2015 - 3:44pm

    It's still a radical document, the U.S. Constitution, no part of it more so than the First Amendment. Almost everybody's for freedom of speech -- particularly for themselves and people who agree with them. However, the part about "no...

05/14/2015 - 7:36pm

    The real news isn't that many Texans seemingly subscribe to an apocalyptic, delusional worldview that has them convinced that a U.S Army training exercise called "Jade Helm 15" is the opening wedge of an Obama-led coup d'etat -- seizing...

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