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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09/24/2015 - 1:35pm

    The rise of Donald Trump in the Republican presidential contest and Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side represents a stunning political development: Populist insurgencies now threaten the "establishments" of both major parties.

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09/10/2015 - 3:58pm

    From the Black Lives Matter protests against police shootings, to the Koch brothers' new campaign against excessive sentencing, the U.S. criminal justice system is under fire from all directions.

    Indeed...

09/03/2015 - 5:07pm

    Income inequality bedevils the United States, as does debt, of the public and private varieties. Under the circumstances, you'd think that the federal government's priorities would not include channeling billions of dollars in cheap credit for the benefit of...

08/27/2015 - 8:36pm

    If you were a psychiatrist and a chronically depressed patient told you he wanted to die, what would you do?

    In Belgium, you might prescribe this vulnerable, desperate person a fatal dose of...

08/20/2015 - 7:11pm

    If anything's constant in American political life, it's the stable two-party system, jostled occasionally by third-party presidential challengers such as Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996 or Theodore Roosevelt in 1912.

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