Charles Lane

05/01/2016 - 3:00pm

    As you have probably heard by now, the stakes in November's presidential election could not be higher. Control of the Supreme Court hangs in the balance. Ditto the fate of millions of undocumented immigrants. U.S. foreign policy could be in for its biggest shake-up since the Cold War.

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12/12/2015 - 8:00am

    As Donald Trump's proposal to prevent terrorism with "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States, until our representatives can figure out what's going on" illustrates, our country is always at risk for sloppy thinking about,...

12/06/2015 - 3:00pm

    Does the labor movement favor or oppose outsourcing? It seems a silly question, given the AFL-CIO's vociferous opposition to the free-trade agreements and tax breaks that, the labor federation argues, abet the flight of good-paying manufacturing jobs abroad....

11/27/2015 - 10:00am

    When you think about it, Thanksgiving Day is a paradoxical holiday for a country such as the United States.

    Gratitude is nearly the opposite of grievance. Yet, despite the many reasons we may have to feel...

11/22/2015 - 7:00pm

    Right after the massacre in Paris, the question on many a pundit's lips was: How will the struggle against Islamic State terrorism affect the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign?

    Now, almost a week later,...

11/05/2015 - 2:00pm

    Americans in 2014 were 75 percent less likely to be victims of violent crime than in 1993, and 66 percent less likely to be victims of property crime. These figures, from a Justice Department survey, do not include homicide - but murder, too, is down significantly...

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