The Century's take on the issues of the day
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.
The state killed Kelly Gissendaner despite the evidence of a changed life. This points to a desire for retribution rather than reformation.
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.
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?
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