The Century's take on the issues of the day
In the face of huge unanswered questions and with the unpredictable outcome of any act of war, U.S. military action against Syria is unwarranted.
The prospects for genuine democracy in Egypt are more remote than ever. But there are other models of Islamic politics in the region.
Fast-food workers think they deserve $15 an hour. If it looks like they are overreaching, that's just because they're so woefully underpaid now.
In discussions of Protestantism's winners and losers, what often gets lost is how much both liberals and conservatives have changed internally.
The verdict in the Trayvon Martin case shows that a trial can be fair as far as the law goes, while the nation falls far short of offering justice to all.
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