Charles Lane

05/29/2016 - 11:00am

    As if we didn't have enough to worry about already, here comes a new issue: The Great Cheese Glut of 2016. The Wall Street Journal reports that as of March 31, 1.19 billion pounds had accumulated in commercial cold-storage freezers across the United States, the largest stockpile ever.

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01/18/2016 - 3:00pm

    President Obama billed his final State of the Union address as a departure from the norm - a broad look at the future, not the usual legislative to-do list. In a subtle but significant way, however, it resembled his previous addresses: Yet again, Obama argued that...

01/10/2016 - 6:00pm

    In August 2010, I proposed this wager to a fellow journalist: President Obama's declared goal was to get 1 million plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars on the road in the United States by 2015. I didn't think that goal was reachable by 2018, even with the huge...

12/26/2015 - 9:00pm

    It's almost the end of 2015: time to evaluate Congress's performance. By near-universal reckoning, lawmakers registered yet another disastrous session, marked by polarization and gridlock.The Republican majority wasted time pushing an extreme agenda against...

12/19/2015 - 4:00pm

    Much has changed in Cuba since President Obama and the island's dictator, Raúl Castro, announced their rapprochement a year ago.

    Hundreds of millions of dollars have flowed into Cuban government...

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,...

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