Latest from Charles Lane
  • Opinion

China made it easier for the Fed to fight inflation, but those days are gone

A new book explains why the era of stable prices may be coming to an end.
  • Feb 23, 2021
  • Opinion

If the West boycotts China’s Olympics, the Games could end forever. Fingers crossed.

When it comes to human rights, the U.S. and other democracies must stop playing games.
  • Feb 16, 2021
  • Opinion

With states doing better than expected, time to rethink Biden’s $350 billion rescue

Biden’s $350 billion in covid relief for states is too high.
  • Feb 9, 2021
  • Opinion

Confederate names are coming down, but San Francisco is now taking on … Abe Lincoln?

There’s no moral equivalence between the Confederacy and those who crushed it.
  • Feb 1, 2021
  • Opinion

The rich got richer during the pandemic. We need to claw back their gains.

Targeting checks to those who need them is progressive and fiscally responsible.
  • Jan 25, 2021
  • Opinion

America is not exceptional after all

Why Biden is right to seek national unity — in spite of everything.
  • Jan 18, 2021
  • Opinion

Why Big Tech’s attempt to stifle free speech could be futile — or worse

It’s understandable, inevitable, even healthy in a way — but counterproductive.
  • Jan 11, 2021
  • Opinion

Trump is playing an Orwellian numbers game

The president makes a mathematical impossibility the test of party loyalty.
  • Jan 4, 2021
  • Opinion

The Supreme Court considers when the U.S. can judge other nations’ human rights violations

The court ponders retrospective justice for Germany, Hungary — and the U.S.
  • Dec 28, 2020
  • Opinion

Those who lied about opioids face few serious consequences. No wonder people are angry.

Can half a million people suffer avoidable death but no one in particular is to blame?
  • Dec 21, 2020