The Century's take on the issues of the day
The sequester cuts are a supreme case of Washington dysfunction. Yet Congress is actually quite capable of getting some things done.
Three people died in the attack on the Boston Marathon. That same day, 11 Americans were murdered by guns.
Obama's OFNBP has kept a low profile. It's also sidestepped the thorniest issue around partnerships between faith-based groups and government.
Several GOP governors have made plans to go along with Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid. This is very good news.
A specifically Christian understanding of marriage doesn't insist on procreation. It insists that marriage mirrors God's fidelity.
If the current bipartisan push leads to serious immigration reform, we'll all be the better for it. But what constitutes serious reform?
Why does antiscience sentiment gain such traction in America? Conservatives deserve some blame, but so does the scientific community.
In the biblical perspective, social issues are always framed primarily as questions of obligation, not of individual rights.
Humans can't flourish without institutions, flawed as they are. Holding them accountable, and increasing their capacity, enhances human life.
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