The Century's take on the issues of the day
No charges were filed against the police officer who killed Tamir Rice. But others are being held responsible: taxpayers.
Several recent state-level legislative efforts have something in common: they are solutions in search of a problem.
Both Cruz and Trump say the U.S. needs special surveillance of Muslims. This is precisely the wrong conclusion to draw from terrorism in Europe.
The church can be a space for difficult conversations about choices at the end of life—along with being a place for communal care.
Trump does well among those who identify as evangelical—but lack deep formation in faith. Formation fixes people’s eyes on higher things.
Last month, both the scientifically minded and the scientifically challenged paused to contemplate the far reaches of the cosmos.
The scale of government means its failures can be big ones. But so can its successes.
When it comes to equal pay for women, the church should do better than employers generally, not worse.
Many reforms are needed to make college affordable. The main one, however, is cheaper tuition—which requires greater public investment.
Can the word God be separated from the particular tradition by which God is known? Christians have long answered this question both ways.
Any attempt to counter Donald Trump's appeal needs to address the fundamental economic realities behind that appeal.
The prospect of Syrian refugees entering the U.S. has unleashed a wave of fear. But fear, while understandable, is an unreliable guide to policy.
Going into the Paris climate summit, many nations remain sketchy about their commitments. But several things are new since the Kyoto Protocol.
President Obama is furious that legislators lack the will to address gun violence. But there are steps he could take without them.
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