Gene Lyons

02/06/2016 - 5:00pm

    I used to have this poster in my office reflecting the timeless wisdom of a relief pitcher named Larry Andersen. Today he does radio broadcasts for the Philadelphia Phillies. A friend who's a calligrapher made it for me.

    "Hey, you're only young...

12/21/2015 - 7:00am

    To anybody who watches cable TV news, it's clear that the nation has embarked upon a great political experiment. Its object would be instantly clear to readers of Neil Postman's 1985 classic "Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show...

12/13/2015 - 8:00am

    Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

    Along with watching cable news terrorism coverage 24/7, some people appear to think it's your patriotic duty to run around with your hair on fire. It's the American...

12/05/2015 - 4:00pm

    From sea to shining sea, college students seem determined to make us argue about race to the exclusion of all else. So here's something I learned in college: Virtually every ugly stereotype applied to African-Americans by white racists was applied to my Irish-...

11/27/2015 - 11:00pm

    So here's my question: What ever happened to the land of the free and the home of the brave? A gang of French citizens resident in Belgium commits a terrorist atrocity in Paris, and it's somehow President Obama's fault.

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11/22/2015 - 10:00am

    "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." -- Voltaire

    Years before Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden, this column argued that al-Qaida was capable of "...

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