The Century's take on the issues of the day
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.
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.
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