Charles Lane

08/28/2014 - 3:32pm

    As the tumultuous situation in Ferguson, Mo., entered its second week, President Obama stood before the nation and offered a mild, balanced plea.

    There is "no excuse" for excessive use of deadly force by police, he observed at a Monday...

04/13/2014 - 8:31pm

    At the Korean War Veterans Memorial, an inscription reads: "Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met."

    It eloquently reflects the fact that few ordinary Americans - and...

04/07/2014 - 2:19am

    The Supreme Court is pondering Hobby Lobby's argument that Obamacare unlawfully burdens its corporate religious freedom by requiring it to offer employees health insurance coverage for certain forms of contraception.

    Hobby Lobby's case is that the Affordable...

04/03/2014 - 12:42am

    In the debate over economic inequality, most of the discussion is about new things the federal government should do to make the distribution of our society's resources more even: raise the minimum wage, say, or impose higher tax rates on the rich.

    But what about...

03/27/2014 - 2:59am

    Intelligence officers live by a time-honored credo: When in doubt, admit nothing, deny everything, make counter-accusations.

    It was in that spirit that Vladimir Putin, the quondam KGB man who rules Russia, addressed his nation and the world Tuesday on the annexation...

03/20/2014 - 2:06pm

    Tesla Motors, the California-based electric-car start-up, is anything but an epitome of American-style free-market entrepreneurship.

    Its Model S performed and sold better than many critics, this one included, expected. Ditto for its stock price, which is more than $...

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