Charles Lane

Opinion writer


The IMF’s proposal to jump-start the global economy through infrastructure comes with risks.

  • Oct 15, 2014

It has escaped the backlash that still plagues Roe v. Wade.

  • Oct 8, 2014

A dash of context for the agency’s travails.

  • Oct 1, 2014

Universities focus on building water parks, not academic achievement.

  • Sep 24, 2014

The central bank’s policies may have exacerbated the income gap.

  • Sep 22, 2014

Those who participate in the Alibaba IPO are also taking a big stake in the company’s Beijing connections.

  • Sep 10, 2014

Congress should reassess how it allocates the Pentagon’s budget.

  • Sep 3, 2014

The president’s penchant for playing golf may be less a diversion than an obsession.

  • Aug 27, 2014

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

  • Aug 20, 2014

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

  • Aug 13, 2014
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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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