Charles Lane

07/03/2015 - 2:46pm

    On one point the four dissenting justices in the gay marriage case are quite right: Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion shows how deeply the politics of identity have penetrated American culture and, now, jurisprudence.

    You could even...

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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02/05/2015 - 7:24pm

    Under fire from Republicans and even House Democratic leaders, the White House withdrew this week its plan to end the tax-free status of the college savings accounts known as 529 plans. It's the first political debacle of 2015 for President Obama on the...

01/29/2015 - 11:59pm

    Of all the manifestations of crony capitalism in American history, none is more sickening than the concatenation of racial prejudice, business greed and big-government protection that segregated urban and suburban housing during the 20th century....

01/15/2015 - 4:49am

    Suddenly, satire is the great issue of our time.

    Last month, North Korea's Stalinist dictatorship launched a cyberattack, accompanied by threats of physical violence, against the makers and...

12/24/2014 - 4:00pm

    The U.S. embargo on Cuba - or what's left of it after President Obama's dramatic Cuba policy announcement - may be a futile gesture. But it is, or was, not an empty gesture.

    It put the...

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