Latest from Charles Lane
  • Opinion

For Sirhan Sirhan, no remorse, no release

The killer of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 should be denied parole absent his clear and convincing repentance.
  • Sep 14, 2021
  • Post Reports

Inside the newsroom on 9/11

Watching the chaotic end of America’s longest war, we’ve been thinking a lot about the terrorist attack that set it in motion. We interviewed colleagues who covered 9/11 to try to make sense of how that day changed the country and the world.
  • Sep 10, 2021
  • Opinion

Don’t forget Nicaragua’s political prisoners

Seven potential candidates to challenge dictator Daniel Ortega in a Nov. 7 election have been jailed, and another is under house arrest.
  • Aug 31, 2021
  • Opinion

The U.S. dare not betray the students at the American University of Afghanistan

The women — and men — of the American University of Afghanistan must be rescued.
  • Aug 24, 2021

Biden’s presidency — and U.S. foreign policy — now hinge on pulling off one of the greatest airlifts in history

Past evacuations by air suggest that the United States faces unique, and uniquely unfavorable, conditions.
  • Aug 17, 2021
  • Opinion

Fix this graduate-student loan fiasco

It didn’t take long for universities to figure out that a federal loan system imposes little or no pricing discipline on them — and to shape their graduate programs accordingly.
  • Aug 10, 2021
  • Opinion

Fifty years later, Nixon’s ‘August surprise’ still reverberates

A president obsessed with political self-interest, contemptuous of conventional academic and foreign policy wisdom and annoyed at allies for taking advantage of the United States announces stunning new economic policies. Sound familiar?
  • Aug 3, 2021

A Black uprising is shaking Cuba’s Communist regime

Except for insults and force, the government seems out of ideas for countering Black Cubans and the hip-hop artists who voice their feelings.
  • Jul 27, 2021
  • Opinion

Unvaccinated people should be offered cash to take the vaccine

Before we start coercing the unvaccinated, try a little bribery.
  • Jul 20, 2021
  • Opinion

Angela Merkel’s political career has been more complicated than American fans may appreciate

Steering a zigzag course through various crises, she has brought Germany to a position consonant with what voters want but more distant from the United States.
  • Jul 13, 2021