American military action hasn’t helped in the Middle East before. Why would it now?
From the Editors
The Century's take on the issues of the day
Forget 2010. The baseline is now.
We've had decades of experiments with charter schools and vouchers. There are no resounding success stories.
The president has been slow to condemn acts of hatred against religious minorities. Moral leaders are stepping into the vacuum.
Be an activist. But approach it with intention, care, and clear limits.
Yes, it’s a Christian heresy. There are worse things.
California is on track to reduce carbon emissions—through innovation as well as regulation.
Sick people need coverage. Insurers need healthy customers, too. Everyone needs to be able to afford it.
Doing something is not always better than doing nothing.
Telling the truth requires more than right thinking. It requires being a particular sort of person.