GENE LYONS: Running for office in post-truth America | Opinion


A Facebook item posted the other day by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, onetime Trump administration minister of disinformation and current Arkansas gubernatorial candidate, features a photo of Sanders grinning like a possum in front of her campaign truck.

Prominent in the foreground is a supermarket sign advertising GUNS/AMMO. The caption reads: “You know you’re in God’s country when you can get a 12 pack and a 12 gauge shotgun at your neighborhood Edward’s Food Giant!”


Within 48 hours of Sanders’ post, Arkansas saw a gunfight at an auto show down in Dumas: one dead and an astonishing 27 wounded — including a half-dozen little kids and a couple of grannies. Up in Rogers, three teenagers were arrested in a drive-by shooting. The body…

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