Charles Lane
Charles Lane
Editorial Writer

Charles Lane is a Post editorial writer, specializing in economic policy, federal fiscal issues and business, and a contributor to the PostPartisan blog. In 2009 he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Writing. He is the author of two books: “The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of Reconstruction” (2008) and “Stay of Execution: Saving the Death Penalty from Itself” (2010). Lane joined The Post in 2000 as an editorial writer, did a stint as The Post’s Supreme Court reporter and then rejoined the editorial board in 2007. Previously, he was editor and a senior editor of The New Republic from 1993 to 1999 and a foreign correspondent for Newsweek from 1987 to 1993. Lane studied at the Yale Law School and Harvard College. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Latest by Charles Lane

A president unfazed

A president unfazed

Uncharismatic though it may be, Obama’s response so far to Ferguson is apt.

Taxing consumption

Taxing consumption

There’s a better solution than “lower rates, broader base.”

Taking a page from Lincoln

Taking a page from Lincoln

There’s precedent for the role of president as liberator.

Declining fiscal freedom

Declining fiscal freedom

“Dead Men Ruling” by C. Eugene Steuerle makes a case for long-term balance between spending, revenue.