Charles Lane

06/14/2016 - 12:00am

    Though often fiercely partisan, Americans have no great love for political parties as such. Ever since James Madison wrote his mistrust of "factions" into the Constitution, parties and their "bosses" have been repeatedly attacked as privileged insiders bent on thwarting or twisting democratic...

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...

04/10/2016 - 9:00am

    We now know how big the Republican Party's Donald Trump problem is: so big that some in the GOP have convinced themselves the solution is Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

    Yes, the erstwhile government- shutter-...

03/26/2016 - 3:00pm

    President Obama has repeatedly decried the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba's communist regime, most recently during his just-concluded visit to the island.

    Yet his administration insists it has no plans...

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