Charles Lane

05/22/2016 - 2:00pm

    If anyone reading this column still believes in the "Olympic ideal," please give me a call: I've got a stadium in Rio de Janeiro I'd like to sell you.

    Discredited long ago by the very corruption and nationalism they were originally meant...

05/16/2016 - 3:00pm

    Touring early America, Alexis de Tocqueville marveled at the people's propensity to form associations for every purpose under the sun: "religious, moral, grave, futile, very general and very particular, immense and very small . . . to give fêtes, to...

05/08/2016 - 9:00am

    As night follows day, recriminations flowed in the Republican camp after Donald Trump laid claim to the GOP presidential nomination.

    To hear many tell it, Jeb Bush is at fault for taking Trump too lightly....

05/01/2016 - 3:00pm

    As you have probably heard by now, the stakes in November's presidential election could not be higher. Control of the Supreme Court hangs in the balance. Ditto the fate of millions of undocumented immigrants. U.S. foreign policy could be in for its biggest shake-up...

04/26/2016 - 9:00pm

    Of all the mysteries of this very mystifying political season, none is more baffling than the Republican Party's determined refusal to nominate Ohio Gov. John Kasich for president.

    On paper, he makes...

04/17/2016 - 9:00am

    Democratic socialist presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, will depart soon for the Vatican, where he'll speak at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, a previously obscure body whose ideological leanings are implied by the invitations it...

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