From the Editors

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The Century's take on the issues of the day

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
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
The state killed Kelly Gissendaner despite the evidence of a changed life. This points to a desire for retribution rather than reformation.
October 12, 2015
At a moment when the spotlight shines on those who say the most outrageous things, it's worth noting Bernie Sanders's approach at Liberty.
September 28, 2015
The wrenching dislocations of World War II were often pitilessly ignored by the world. What story will be told of our time, and of us?
September 14, 2015
Free exercise is a basic right and a great asset to the American religious landscape. Yet some of its advocates seem eager to give it a bad name.
August 31, 2015