Democracy is fragile. But the things that make it fragile are the same things that give it power.
From the Editors
The Century's take on the issues of the day
Lots of things. Here are a few priorities.
You don’t get people to show up in court by threatening to take away money they never had.
No matter which party controls the Senate
Lament and longing can be companions.
So is our nation’s long history of choosing economic success over global equity, safety, and wellbeing.
And it isn’t partisan to say that a president who can’t or won’t do his job should be replaced by one who can and will.
When they are, the result can be deadly.
A real solution would require a large infusion of cash.
Why we’re capitalizing terms for racial identity
In July, agents raided a No More Deaths aid station—and 26 bodies were found in the desert.
“The vote is precious,” said Lewis. Fifty-five years after Bloody Sunday and the Voting Rights Act, many Americans remain disenfranchised.
The stakes were high for those in the pipeline’s path—and they fought accordingly.
Our nation’s public schoolchildren deserve better.
Why we can’t rely on this or any other hermeneutical principle