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Citizens United resonates in midterms

Nov 10 2014 | 4:01 pm - Columnist Gene Lyons: Maybe the most clueless pronouncement ever made by a U.S. Supreme Court justice was Anthony Kennedy’s comment in the 2010 Citizens United case arguing that unlimited “independent (campaign) expenditures, including...

Fear of ebola takes political turn

Oct 11 2014 | 10:18 am - Columnist Gene Lyons: One afternoon two weeks ago, I did my best to calm a friend who’d become fearful that her son would contract Ebola in Syria.

Theater of war unavoidable for commander-in-chief

Sep 21 2014 | 11:43 am - Columnist Gene Lyon:

No peace in Gaza if Netanyahu can prevent it

Aug 04 2014 | 11:23 am - Columnist Gene Lyons: I wonder if Benjamin Netanyahu understands how many Americans — his greatest allies — have begun to reconsider their unwavering support in the face of this merciless slaughter?

Into the morass

Jun 30 2014 | 10:37 am - Columnist Gene Lyons: Remember the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush? It happened on Dec. 14, 2008, near the end of the president’s second term. Bush had traveled to Baghdad for a news conference with Iraqi...

7 million reasons not to repeal the ACA

Apr 04 2014 | 4:20 pm - Columnist Gene Lyons: So it turns out that millions of people dealt with the Affordable Care Act enrollment cutoff pretty much the way they habitually deal with the April 15 income tax filing deadline: procrastinating until the last minute to ensure...

The SAT isn’t perfect, but it serves its purpose

Mar 13 2014 | 1:22 pm - Columnist Gene Lyons: They’re revising the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) again, and you know what that means. More weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth. More complaints about the unfairness of life and of American society.

Defeating Dems, not the ACA, is the point of misleading ads

Mar 01 2014 | 2:54 pm - Columnist Gene Lyons: Politically speaking, here’s the thing about those melodramatic ads attacking the Affordable Care Act currently running on TV: In terms of actual policy, they’re as futile as the 40-odd votes to repeal the law...

Big Brother is not retreating to 18th century

Feb 05 2014 | 9:32 am - Columnist Gene Lyons: Let's cut to the chase: If Big Brother wants you, he's got you, telephone metadata notwithstanding. This disconcerting fact of modern life has been true more or less since the invention of the camera, the microphone and the...

America still has much to learn from Elizabeth Smart

Jan 20 2014 | 9:57 am - Columnist Gene Lyons: If I had to describe Elizabeth Smart with a single adjective, that word would be "sane." If allowed a second, I'd add "courageous."

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