The Century's take on the issues of the day
The "war on drugs" approach to marijuana has had major costs. But the dawning era of legal marijuana presents its own set of public health problems.
Sacrifice has real moral resonance—but it can also be exploited. In Iraq, past sacrifices don't offer a guide for U.S. policy.
Readers may or may not accept Charles Hefling's reconstruction of the doctrine of original sin. But he continues the tradition of rethinking the faith in light of new knowledge, contexts, and concerns.
A new study finds that Americans say they attend religious services more than they actually do. Is this bad news for churches?
Legislative action may be slow, but a new consensus is emerging: massive incarceration is unsustainable, both morally and financially.
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