Charles Lane

02/15/2017 - 8:00am

    Egged on by his top political adviser, Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump is touting an analogy between his populist administration and that of Andrew Jackson, who was first elected in 1828 as the tribune of Appalachian backwoodsmen - and whose portrait now hangs significantly in the Oval Office.

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10/31/2016 - 1:00pm

    You'd think Proposition 62, a referendum to abolish California's death penalty and replace it with life without parole, including for the 749 current occupants of death row, would win easily on Nov. 8.

    Democrats dominate this state; their...

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...

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