From the Editors

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The Century's take on the issues of the day

Several GOP governors have made plans to go along with Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid. This is very good news.
April 1, 2013
The sequester cut defense spending—to 2006 levels. The U.S. will continue to spend as much on defense as the next 13 countries combined.
March 27, 2013
A specifically Christian understanding of marriage doesn't insist on procreation. It insists that marriage mirrors God's fidelity.
March 4, 2013
If the current bipartisan push leads to serious immigration reform, we'll all be the better for it. But what constitutes serious reform?
February 19, 2013
Why does antiscience sentiment gain such traction in America? Conservatives deserve some blame, but so does the scientific community.
February 13, 2013
In the Bible, social issues are always framed primarily as questions of obligation, not individual rights.
January 23, 2013
Humans can't flourish without institutions, flawed as they are. Holding them accountable, and increasing their capacity, enhances human life.
January 15, 2013
In the wake of the Newtown shooting, political will is growing to do something about guns. People are moved to act—and we must act.
December 20, 2012
The nation's changing racial and ethnic profile will bring political change. But we can also expect it to elicit fear and resistance.
November 26, 2012
While past attempts at big deals have failed, this time Obama has serious leverage: House Republicans loathe the fiscal cliff's policies.
November 12, 2012
The presidential campaign has been an exhausting marathon. Yet it's hardly touched on some major issues facing the nation.
October 29, 2012
When the church has nothing more to say than what could be said in a political speech, the church has surely lost its voice.
October 15, 2012
The question isn't who gives more and who receives more at a given moment. It's whether the use of tax dollars serves the common good.
October 1, 2012
The primary problem with American political culture is that almost all of our scrutiny goes to the human beings running for president.
September 18, 2012