The Washington Post

Charles Lane

Opinion writer


In times of grievance, seek harmony, not animosity.

  • Nov 25, 2015

Political differences are insignificant when weighed against the threat posed by the group.

  • Nov 18, 2015

The United Steelworkers’ president says the TPP’s effects will be deadly.

  • Nov 12, 2015

Unilateral action to shut the prison would defy the will of Congress.

  • Nov 11, 2015

Money earmarked for crime victims piles up as fewer people are victimized.

  • Nov 4, 2015

After two terms and the new budget deal, our country’s cash flow problems haven’t been tackled.

  • Oct 28, 2015

  • Oct 22, 2015

The executive’s ill-advised threats against Ford and others court a global trade war.

  • Oct 21, 2015

Ben S. Bernanke shows in his memoir why he was well-prepared to steer the U.S. through financial crisis.

  • Oct 15, 2015

Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton are wrong.

  • Oct 14, 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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