Charles Lane

01/15/2015 - 4:49am

    Suddenly, satire is the great issue of our time.

    Last month, North Korea's Stalinist dictatorship launched a cyberattack, accompanied by threats of physical violence, against the makers and distributors of a silly film that dared to violate...

12/24/2014 - 4:00pm

    The U.S. embargo on Cuba - or what's left of it after President Obama's dramatic Cuba policy announcement - may be a futile gesture. But it is, or was, not an empty gesture.

    It put the...

12/18/2014 - 4:27am

    The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's sickening report about the torture of terrorism suspects by CIA officers and contractors, with its revelations about "rectal feeding" and prolonged sleep deprivation, should trouble the conscience...

12/11/2014 - 4:01pm

    Will plummeting oil prices succeed in reining in Vladimir Putin's aggressive foreign policy where Western diplomacy and economic sanctions have so far failed? Might the shock to Russia's oil- exporting economy be so great as to destabilize Putin...

12/04/2014 - 3:35pm

    Never one to shun the spotlight, New York Sen. Charles Schumer made himself the center of attention this week by delivering a scathing critique of recent Democratic Party political strategy, including his blunt view that it was disastrous to push for health...

11/27/2014 - 7:04pm

    Building the Keystone XL pipeline, to speed the flow of crude from Canada's oil sands to refineries in Texas, would be "game over for the climate," says NASA-scientist-turned-climate-activist James Hansen. Heeding Hansen's words,...

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