Charles Lane

01/15/2017 - 11:00am

    Anyone who reads the unconfirmed report on Russia's purported ties to President-elect Donald Trump has to agree with the media organizations that balked at publishing it - until BuzzFeed decided to let Americans "make up their own minds."

    The document's provenance seems to be a...

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...

09/11/2016 - 11:00am

    Remember "Peak Car"? Vehicle miles traveled per capita hit an all-time high of just over 10,000 a year in 2004 - then declined for nine straight years, spawning a belief that the car-happy United States might have finally maxed out on driving. Baby boomers were retiring, millennials liked...

08/22/2016 - 5:00pm

    As his campaign for president gathered steam, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, went on CNBC and challenged the business news network's audience.

    "You can't just continue growth for the sake of...

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