Charles Lane

12/09/2016 - 5:00pm

    Say what you want about Fidel Castro, in Africa he was a liberator. His aid to the South African anti-apartheid struggle will forever be remembered as a grand stroke of moral leadership, in great contrast to American policy.

    That's the theme of various sympathetic postmortems for the Cuban...

10/24/2016 - 9:00am

    Once prohibited - indeed, unthinkable - the euthanasia of people with mental illnesses or cognitive disorders, including dementia, is now a common occurrence in Belgium and the Netherlands.

    This profoundly troubling fact of modern European life is...

10/18/2016 - 7:00pm

    Of all the non-surprises in the much-hyped WikiLeaks release of hacked emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign, none was less revelatory than the predictable fact that she had preached the gospel of limited disclosure, behind closed doors.

    "If...

10/05/2016 - 9:00am

    Only 19 percent of Americans trust the federal government to do what's right most of the time, according to the Pew Research Center. And it's hard to blame them, given that our Congress has just extended a 25-year-old visas-for-investment immigration scheme that has accomplished essentially...

09/27/2016 - 10:00am

    Who's to blame for the fact that November is just around the corner and Donald Trump is within shouting distance of electoral victory?

    The media, of course. Journalistic institutions stand accused of facilitating Trump's rise, through...

09/20/2016 - 10:00am

    From Buenos Aires to Hiroshima, President Barack Obama has spoken of the harm done abroad as a result of his predecessors' foreign policy decisions.

    The most recent instance occurred during his visit last week to tiny Laos, where he reviewed the...

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