Charles Lane

07/31/2015 - 8:23pm

    In reality, there is no free lunch. In the alternate reality known as the American political debate, however, that's the only kind on the menu.

    Conservatives say tax cuts boost economic growth, which yields higher revenue. No need to worry...

06/10/2015 - 1:04am

    Politicians talk a lot, and the more a politician talks, the greater the risk he or she will say something regrettable. If you run your mouth for 11 hours at a stretch, as Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is wont to do, the chance of putting your foot in it goes up...

05/21/2015 - 3:42pm

    In Greek mythology, Sisyphus paid for his sins by being compelled to push a boulder up a steep hill, only to have it roll back down, over and over again.

    If the gods had really wanted to...

05/14/2015 - 7:37pm

    Supreme Court cases have a way of changing American society far beyond the intentions and expectations of the litigants who start them - or even the justices who decide them.

    Marbury v. Madison...

05/07/2015 - 3:26pm

    As if the flap over fundraising at her family foundation weren't enough, now Hillary Rodham Clinton has to deal with Bernie Sanders.

    The big story here is that an avowed socialist who voted...

04/30/2015 - 8:36pm

    The men and women who serve in the military protect both the United States' security and its values, including political liberty, free enterprise and individual choice.

    How strange, then,...

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