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From the Editors
The Century's take on the issues of the day
The scale of government means its failures can be big ones. But so can its successes.
When it comes to equal pay for women, the church should do better than employers generally, not worse.
Many reforms are needed to make college affordable. The main one, however, is cheaper tuition—which requires greater public investment.
Can the word God be separated from the particular tradition by which God is known? Christians have long answered this question both ways.
Any attempt to counter Donald Trump's appeal needs to address the fundamental economic realities behind that appeal.
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.
Going into the Paris climate summit, many nations remain sketchy about their commitments. But several things are new since the Kyoto Protocol.
President Obama is furious that legislators lack the will to address gun violence. But there are steps he could take without them.
Americans tend to have a romanticized, inflated sense of the White House and its power. In domestic affairs, most of the power is elsewhere.