Author Archives: Charles Fain Lehman

Reversing the Baby Bust

Twenty-first century stresses are driving down birthrates and weakening families. Can policy provide a way out?

The Student Loan Trap

College was supposed to help everyone but the data shows a generation crushed with debt and stunted in growth.

The Conquest of Opium

From the Fertile Crescent to the hills of Appalachia, a new book documents our complicated history with the poppy.

Industrial Poison: The Third Phase of an Overdose Boom

The popularity of fentanyl is shocking and easy trafficking from China more so. So how did we get here?

White Lines, Black Epidemic

Cocaine is quietly killing African-Americans at a startling rate. Why is no one paying attention?