Charles Lane

Opinion writer


His college savings plan debacle offers some broader economic lessons.

  • Jan 28, 2015

The Fair Housing Act’s “disparate impact” standard remains important.

  • Jan 22, 2015

Programs authorized 50 years ago to fix huge problems have created major woes of their own.

  • Jan 14, 2015

Charlie Hebdo’s editors took big risks, and it is vitally important for the West to rally behind free expression.

  • Jan 7, 2015

Havana has more of a plan than Washington does.

  • Dec 17, 2014

Partisan oversight of intelligence agencies is a threat to democracy.

  • Dec 11, 2014

Falling crude prices might not spell for Russia the disaster they did for the Soviet Union.

  • Dec 3, 2014

The Democrat takes a candid look at his party’s political ills.

  • Nov 26, 2014

To block the pipeline, liberals are copping out.

  • Nov 19, 2014

Germany’s rigidity threatens to destabilize the world economy.

  • Nov 12, 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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