Gene Lyons

05/28/2016 - 9:00pm

    "Those who can make you believe absurdities

    can make you commit atrocities."

    -- Voltaire, 1698-1774

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04/16/2016 - 8:00am

    Watching Bill Clinton bickering with Black Lives Matter activists in Philadelphia recently, I had several conflicting, and not entirely praiseworthy responses. One was that the longer an American political campaign continues, the dumber and uglier it gets.

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04/10/2016 - 11:00am

    Fearless prediction: No legalistic deus ex machina will descend to save the nation from the dread specter of President Hillary Rodham Clinton. No cigar-smoking duck like the one on the old Groucho Marx program, no Kenneth Starr-style "independent" prosecutor...

04/02/2016 - 9:00pm

    An old friend recently told me about a remarkable conversation she'd had with her mother, who is 95. A white resident of the Deep South from birth, she'd shown a lifelong indifference, if not aversion, to politics. Her daughter describes her racial attitudes as...

03/26/2016 - 8:00am

    Some days I wonder if I'm qualified to express opinions about American politics anymore. See, I'm not particularly angry, and I also doubt that voters in general are any more worked up than usual. Voter outrage is mainly a media trope. Even at Donald Trump...

03/23/2016 - 12:00am

    It's not for nothing that Donald J. Trump was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2013. The billionaire braggart's entire presidential campaign is straight out of the WWE "Wrestlemania" playbook -- all preposterous boasts,...

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