The Century's take on the issues of the day
Voter suppression may be a less obvious denial of equality than refusing to issue a marriage license, but it is no less significant.
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.
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