Charles Lane

Opinion writer


Texas’s rejection of the Confederate battle flag comes before the Supreme Court.

  • Mar 26, 2015

An ad campaign aimed at federal bureaucrats promotes fear rather than health-care reform.

  • Mar 18, 2015

Pain medications are killing a shocking number of Americans.

  • Mar 11, 2015

Justice Kennedy may not hand conservatives the defeat they seek.

  • Mar 4, 2015

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

  • Feb 27, 2015

Twenty-five years after the ouster of the Sandinistas, democracy is once again on its heels.

  • Feb 25, 2015

News on cholesterol-rich foods underscores the hazards of letting “science” dictate policy.

  • Feb 18, 2015

Coming under fire in a war zone is nothing to brag about.

  • Feb 11, 2015

It’s time to revamp lending policies so more homeowners see real benefits from their investment.

  • Feb 4, 2015

His college savings plan debacle offers some broader economic lessons.

  • Jan 28, 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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