Charles Lane

06/25/2015 - 11:12am

    President Barack Obama, elected and reelected with significant majorities of the popular vote, believes that the American people would benefit if he gets authority from Congress to negotiate international trade agreements and then submit them to both houses for approval on an expedited basis.

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03/26/2015 - 8:39pm

    Today's lesson in How Washington Really Works begins with a look at one of the red-white-and-blue Metro buses rolling around downtown.

    Ignore the commuters inside, at least the ones going to...

03/19/2015 - 3:03pm

    When is this country going to wake up - really wake up - to the catastrophe that prescription opioid painkillers have caused since they came into widespread use in the early 1990s?

    Before then,...

02/26/2015 - 5:05pm

    In his 1973 classic film, "Sleeper," Woody Allen plays a cryogenically preserved Greenwich Village health food entrepreneur who is brought back to life in the year 2173.

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02/19/2015 - 9:25pm

    In hindsight, the tip-off that Brian Williams was making up that story about getting shot at over Iraq in 2003 was that he seemed to think it was something to brag about in the first place.

    War...

02/12/2015 - 4:53pm

    It's official: Over the past couple of decades, the United States spent vast amounts of time, energy and, above all, money - both private and public - to raise the national rate of homeownership, with exactly nothing to show for it.

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