Gene Lyons

09/25/2016 - 7:00pm

    Suzanne delivered her first calf in a sleet storm, with 40 mph winds. Fearful that the baby wouldn't survive overnight, I took a big risk, lifting the heifer into my arms, backing out a gate and kicking it shut.

    Many cows would have run me down. But I trusted Suzanne's sweet, obliging...

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'...

08/09/2016 - 9:00am

    The question isn't so much if Donald Trump can win the election as whether or not he'll still be the GOP candidate come November. Nobody can predict what mad trajectory the Republican nominee's campaign might take. But given Trump's erratic, politically...

08/01/2016 - 3:00pm

    It's always been my conviction that if Hillary Clinton could be appointed president, she'd do a bang-up job. Getting elected, however, might prove more difficult. Michelle Goldberg does an excellent job defining the problem in a Slate article about why so many...

07/28/2016 - 11:00pm

    Here we go again. At the rate these campus sexual abuse sagas are making news, it's reasonable to ask what college administrators can possibly be thinking about. Here's the latest Washington Post headline from the University of Virginia, an institution for...

07/18/2016 - 7:00am

    Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear: specifically to September 1992, when Attorney General William P. Barr, top-ranking FBI officials, and -- believe it or not -- a Treasury Department functionary who actually sold "Presidential Bitch" T-...

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