Latest from Charles Lane
  • Opinion

The phony furor over expanding the Supreme Court

The ‘court-packing’ debate is effectively over, save for the shouting at partisans.
  • Apr 13, 2021
  • Opinion

No, America’s infrastructure is not ‘crumbling’

The task before us is to take the world’s best system and make it even better.
  • Apr 6, 2021
  • Opinion

Here’s some hope for supporters of criminal justice reform

Remarkable but unheralded progress reflects 15 years of crucial reforms.
  • Mar 30, 2021
  • Opinion

Walls don’t work. Open borders don’t work. It’s time to try realism.

Rethinking policy on migration today should begin with the lessons of history.
  • Mar 23, 2021
  • Opinion

Electric vehicles won’t fix our carbon dilemma without some hard choices along the way

Reality-checking business and government’s upbeat EV narrative.
  • Mar 16, 2021
  • Opinion

Goodbye, Clinton welfare reform. Hello, child tax credit.

The conditions that led to the 1996 bill have abated, paving the way for a new approach.
  • Mar 9, 2021
  • Opinion

SPACs are a booming business model, but it’s time to let the cat out of the bag

Selling a “pig in a poke” is the hot new business model.
  • Mar 2, 2021
  • 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