Charles Lane

02/06/2016 - 11:00am

    American presidential politics will not be having a libertarian moment after all. Sixteen months after Time magazine branded Republican Sen. Rand Paul (Kentucky) "The Most Interesting Man in Politics," Paul has suspended his campaign for the White House - due to lack of interest.

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10/30/2015 - 3:45pm

    On Jan. 15, 2009, President-elect Barack Obama told The Washington Post that the United States was "at the end of the road" in putting off reform of entitlement programs. He promised "hard decisions," adding: "You have to have a president who...

10/23/2015 - 10:45am

    All right, let's take Donald Trump seriously. Instead of ridiculing his hair, judge the man on his ideas, especially his business-oriented plans for rekindling the U.S. economy.

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10/15/2015 - 8:30am

    It seems that no presidential debate this year would be complete without denunciations of the drug laws, which, it is alleged, result in long prison terms for thousands of people, disproportionately African Americans, who are guilty only of low-level offenses, thus...

10/01/2015 - 2:00pm

    Who says there's no bipartisan consensus in the United States? Based on their campaign promises so far, if any of the leading contenders for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations actually wins in November 2016, Obamacare as we know it is doomed....

09/28/2015 - 5:59pm

    The federal judiciary does many things well. Writing high school dress codes is not one of them.

    That is the lesson of the past 46 years, during which the Supreme Court and judges on the lower federal courts...

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