Making work a prerequisite for benefits is costly, inefficient, and ineffective.
From the Editors
The Century's take on the issues of the day
There's one clear way the world can help the Syrian people. The Trump administration is doing the opposite.
State governments have been cutting funding for schools. Many teachers have had enough.
The March for Our Lives activists are avoiding some of the patterns that have paralyzed previous efforts.
The problem isn't that government efforts to address inequality don't work. It's that they were only haltingly tried.
A new plan from the Center for American Progress shows how health-care reform could go big—while also limiting the mess it makes.
Most Americans aren't abortion absolutists. The available political options don't reflect this.
When we talk about the immigration rate, we're really talking about our most fundamental fears and beliefs.
In the 1980s, the U.S. didn’t cite "America first" and stay out of El Salvador's civil war.
It's not enough to restrict the supply of pills. We need long-term treatment for people who are addicted, and we need to pay for it.
The new tax law reveals the cynicism and greed of GOP leaders.
Both parties say they support the Children's Health Insurance Program. So why isn't it funded?
A year after the election, we decided to look for signs of hope. We found them all around us.
Fixing our immigration system will take time. A path to citizenship for the Dreamers is a good way to begin.
The ultimate goal is to dismantle toxic constructions of masculinity. There are steps we can take now.