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The Century's take on the issues of the day

Pope Francis’s response to the killing of a French priest puzzled some. But it pointed to the true nature of Christian witness.
August 15, 2016
Trump and the RNC platform have little to say about climate action. Yet many steps we could take are inherently conservative.
August 1, 2016
In Rio, refugees will compete under an international flag. Maybe this will inspire new reflection on the purpose of a nation.
July 19, 2016
Trump complains that tax-exempt rules require religious nonprofits to be silent on politics. He’s wrong.
July 5, 2016
An assault weapons ban wouldn't end violence or hate—but it would reduce the body count.
June 16, 2016