From the Editors

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The Century's take on the issues of the day

Last month, both the scientifically minded and the scientifically challenged paused to contemplate the far reaches of the cosmos.
March 2, 2016
The scale of government means its failures can be big ones. But so can its successes.
February 15, 2016
When it comes to equal pay for women, the church should do better than employers generally, not worse.
February 2, 2016
Many reforms are needed to make college affordable. The main one, however, is cheaper tuition—which requires greater public investment.
January 19, 2016
Can the word God be separated from the particular tradition by which God is known? Christians have long answered this question both ways.
January 4, 2016
Any attempt to counter Donald Trump's appeal needs to address the fundamental economic realities behind that appeal.
December 21, 2015
The prospect of Syrian refugees entering the U.S. has unleashed a wave of fear. But fear, while understandable, is an unreliable guide to policy.
December 7, 2015
Going into the Paris climate summit, many nations remain sketchy about their commitments. But several things are new since the Kyoto Protocol.
November 23, 2015
President Obama is furious that legislators lack the will to address gun violence. But there are steps he could take without them.
November 9, 2015
Americans tend to have a romanticized, inflated sense of the White House and its power. In domestic affairs, most of the power is elsewhere.
October 29, 2015