Charles Lane

09/11/2014 - 2:45pm

    In the run-up to this week's North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit, much has been made of the fact that the United States is one of just a handful of the 28 member states that spends more than 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense - along with Britain, Estonia and Greece, and the...

03/20/2014 - 2:06pm

    Tesla Motors, the California-based electric-car start-up, is anything but an epitome of American-style free-market entrepreneurship.

    Its Model S performed and sold better than many critics, this one included, expected. Ditto for its stock price, which is more than $...

03/13/2014 - 1:17am

    Historical analogizing is a risky business, but in the wake of Vladimir Putin's strike on Ukraine, it's also a growth industry.

    The mother of all analogies, of course, is the Hitler analogy. No less an authority than former secretary of state (and possible...

03/06/2014 - 1:56am

    Republicans and Democrats don't agree on much these days, but if there's any point on which they should still see eye to eye it might be the federal earned-income tax credit. This cash supplement to wages, delivered in the form of a tax refund, was created during the Ford administration and has been...

02/20/2014 - 3:12pm

    The left-right battle that erupted over last week's Congressional Budget Office report showing that Obamacare reduces work incentives was, on the surface, yet another argument about the health-care law's impact on the U.S. economy.

    On a deeper level, however,...

01/30/2014 - 10:00am

    The 2014 Olympic Winter Games haven't started, but they've already produced their first scandal.

    The host country's president, Vladimir Putin, runs a notoriously despotic regime whose victims include not only independent journalists and political opponents...

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