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