Charles Lane

Opinion writer


Warring over subsidies and tax benefits may give K Street players exactly what they deserve.

  • Jul 1, 2015

The rights of individuals prevailed over the rights of states.

  • Jun 26, 2015

For labor leaders, it’s less about jobs and more about wielding power in the post-Obama Democratic Party.

  • Jun 17, 2015

Fewer elections could improve voter turnout and interest.

  • Jun 10, 2015

The Kentucky senator seems to be making a habit of hyperbolic grandstanding.

  • Jun 3, 2015

The case against Bernie Sanders’s tuition plan.

  • May 21, 2015

Opponents of Trans-Pacific Partnership are flat-out wrong when they say it will be a job destroyer.

  • May 13, 2015

Should the Supreme Court take her case and rule in her favor, it could revolutionize labor law.

  • May 7, 2015

She appears to be moving left in response to progressive trends, but there’s a risk in her repositioning.

  • Apr 29, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker drew a standing ovation at CPAC, but there was one massive glitch.

  • Feb 27, 2015
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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.
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