The Century's take on the issues of the day
In our political climate, security enjoys a peculiar status: it’s an absolute priority, subject to little scrutiny or cost-benefit analysis.
The civil war in Syria is tragic. But Obama is right to be skeptical of direct military intervention.
The evidence doesn't point to a politicized IRS. The problem is the vagueness of the tax code.
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.
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