From the Editors

Typewriter keys

The Century's take on the issues of the day

In a forceful speech, President Obama laid out in a few words the best argument for the deal with Iran: there is "no plausible alternative."
August 17, 2015
Most white people now say race relations are bad and getting worse. Black people overwhelmingly agree. Will we stop talking and do something?
August 3, 2015
Most Americans say they want to discuss end-of-life treatment with their doctors. Yet few seriously ill patients ever actually do.
July 20, 2015
Amid the chorus of Facebook likes and rainbow images, it was easy to overlook a third critical SCOTUS ruling.
July 1, 2015
We need more than a national conversation about race and policing. We need spiritual and political change at the local level.
June 22, 2015
This has been the spring of discontent over standardized testing. Unfortunately, this has been closely tied to resistance to the Common Core standards.
June 9, 2015
One practical lesson of the Pew report is the crucial need for mainliners to focus on passing the faith on to the next generation.
May 21, 2015
By the time of Freddie Gray's arrest, his part of town was already awash in legitimate grievances against the police.
May 7, 2015
No rain in California is a disaster for all of us. But the drought, now entering its fourth year, is also an opportunity.
April 27, 2015
When what's at stake is a commercial transaction, it makes sense for a religious freedom claim to be trumped by the commitment to treat people equally.
April 13, 2015