From the Editors

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The Century's take on the issues of the day

Between 2006 and 2010, Christians faced some form of discrimination in 139 countries—almost three-fourths of the world's nations.
October 30, 2013
Pope Francis understands that people are rarely argued into the church, but they are often loved into it.
October 24, 2013
Obamacare's hard-line opponents aren't worried that the law won't work as planned. They're worried that it will.
September 26, 2013
In the face of huge unanswered questions and with the unpredictable outcome of any act of war, U.S. military action against Syria is unwarranted.
September 13, 2013
The prospects for genuine democracy in Egypt are more remote than ever. But there are other models of Islamic politics in the region.
September 9, 2013
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.
August 19, 2013
In discussions of Protestantism's winners and losers, what often gets lost is how much both liberals and conservatives have changed internally.
August 8, 2013
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.
July 18, 2013
Voter suppression may be a less obvious denial of equality than refusing to issue a marriage license, but it is no less significant.
July 8, 2013
The civil war in Syria is tragic. But Obama is right to be skeptical of direct military intervention.
June 10, 2013
The evidence doesn't point to a politicized IRS. The problem is the vagueness of the tax code.
May 28, 2013
The sequester cuts are a supreme case of Washington dysfunction. Yet Congress is actually quite capable of getting some things done.
May 13, 2013
Three people died in the attack on the Boston Marathon. That same day, 11 Americans were murdered by guns.
April 29, 2013
Obama's OFNBP has kept a low profile. It's also sidestepped the thorniest issue around partnerships between faith-based groups and government.
April 15, 2013