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From the Editors
The Century's take on the issues of the day
The Dakota Access pipeline poses a threat to indigenous people. Their resistance poses tough questions for all of us.
Memoir can be self-indulgent. It can also be serious moral reflection.
It's not new for politicians to talk a lot about American jobs. But their nationalistic fervor is troubling.
Pope Francis’s response to the killing of a French priest puzzled some. But it pointed to the true nature of Christian witness.
Trump and the RNC platform have little to say about climate action. Yet many steps we could take are inherently conservative.
In Rio, refugees will compete under an international flag. Maybe this will inspire new reflection on the purpose of a nation.
Trump complains that tax-exempt rules require religious nonprofits to be silent on politics. He’s wrong.
An assault weapons ban wouldn't end violence or hate—but it would reduce the body count.
There are 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. The administration has to somehow prioritize who is slated for deportation.