Charles Lane
Charles Lane
Editorial Writer

Charles Lane is a Post editorial writer, specializing in economic policy, financial issues and trade, 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

Not what the doctor ordered

Not what the doctor ordered

Authorities aren’t doing enough to rein in prescription opioid abuse.

A non-directional cause

A non-directional cause

Even if Americans can’t locate Ukraine, it doesn’t mean their opinion on what to do is wrong.

Parting company

Parting company

Obamacare starts to break the employer-health care lock. It’s about time.

The housing-break blues

The housing-break blues

Fixing one driver of inequality may hit too close to home for progressives.