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The Century's take on the issues of the day

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
There are 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. The administration has to somehow prioritize who is slated for deportation.
June 10, 2016
The National Day of Prayer has been challenged by a National Day of Reason. This duel of proclamations trades on the notion that the two stand in opposition.
May 23, 2016
No charges were filed against the police officer who killed Tamir Rice. But others are being held responsible: taxpayers.
May 9, 2016
Several recent state-level legislative efforts have something in common: they are solutions in search of a problem.
April 25, 2016
Both Cruz and Trump say the U.S. needs special surveillance of Muslims. This is precisely the wrong conclusion to draw from terrorism in Europe.
April 11, 2016
The church can be a space for difficult conversations about choices at the end of life—along with being a place for communal care.
April 1, 2016
Trump does well among those who identify as evangelical—but lack deep formation in faith. Formation fixes people’s eyes on higher things.
March 14, 2016
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