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New Poverty Busters Get Their Due
This year’s Nobel prize in economics puts a spotlight on a new type of research that brings a fresh view of the poor as capable and resilient.
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The Truth That Set Me Free
When a woman severely injured her toe during a weeklong hike, she found hope as well as healing in Jesus’ teaching about truth and freedom. Each of us can also find genuine healing by going deep with God’s inspiration.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min readPolitics
Ohio Is Used To Picking The President. Will They This Time?
Ohio used to be a key swing state in presidential elections. Democrats see an opening, but analysts wonder whether it’s still a political bellwether.
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The Ten: The Commandments As A Moral Source Code In Modern Life
The Monitor asked ordinary people of faith to share what “The Ten” mean to them personally. First in a series.
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In Turkey, Killing ‘Terrorists’ In Syria Sold As Worth The Cost
As Turkey tries to ride out an economic crisis, the incursion into Syria to fight Kurdish “terrorists” is already facing unanticipated costs.
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Insults To Putin Come With A Fine. But Is The Cost To The Kremlin Greater?
A ban on online slander of Russian officials, including Vladimir Putin, seems meant to silence critics. But is it making the Kremlin look weak?
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In Race For President, Gen Xers Are Finding Reality Bites
Kamala Harris is the strongest Gen X hopeful in polls, but barely ahead of her age cohort – the uncertain generation between boomers and millennials.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min readFashion & Beauty
Readers Write: India’s Growth, Education And Democracy, And Fashion Choices
Why glorify buying ripped jeans? Readers wrote in to discuss this topic, as well as the importance of education and India’s economic growth.
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Points Of Progress: Tech Halts Poaching, Garment Workers Get Raise, And More
Australia's capital will be powered by 100% renewable energy in 2020, Norway is giving Gabon $150 million to protect rainforests, and more progress.
The Christian Science Monitor12 min readPolitics
NRA Troubles: A Hunter Targets The World’s Most Powerful Gun Lobby
NRA corruption allegations have weakened the group. Plenty of gun rights advocates are ready to step in.
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Twists Abound In New TV Shows. Will They Reel In Viewers?
One measure of success for new sci-fi and fantasy programs is their ability to offer worlds you want to return to. How does a new crop do?
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After A Skipped Year, The Nobel Prize In Literature Is Awarded For 2018 And 2019
The Swedish Academy had postponed the award last year after a scandal. The winners are Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke.
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Why A Peace Prize Befits Ethiopia's Leader
Like a 21st-century Mandela, Abiy Ahmed prepared himself with a mental peace to be able to bring it to others.
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Sea Levels Are Rising, So Why Is Coastal Construction?
Sea levels and flooding are on the rise, yet Charleston County, South Carolina, allowed 761 new homes in vulnerable areas over the past decade.
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Migrants Left Home For A Reason. Returning Is A Struggle.
Returned migrants sometimes receive support getting back on their feet in Nigeria. But how can short-term help become long-term success?
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Why Poland’s Illiberal Ruling Party Is Cruising Toward Reelection
Even as the EU has butted heads with Poland, the Polish ruling party has seen its popularity rise on a policy of patriotism and public spending.
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Voyage Of The Mind And Body: Two Books Explore Modern Pilgrimage
In “The Road to San Donato” and “Walking to Jerusalem,” distance is not an obstacle for the body, but for the mind.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min readPolitics
‘Cold Warriors’ Is A Thrilling Dive Into Cold War Propaganda
Duncan White explores the impact and manipulation of the literary elite of the Cold War era, touching on writers like Orwell, le Carré, and Pasternak.
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A Love Letter To Storytelling
Alix E. Harrow’s debut novel, YA adventure “The Ten Thousand Doors of January,” is a wonderful jaunt through space and time. It’s well worth the trip.
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A Q&A With Megan Phelps-Roper, Author Of ‘Unfollow’
Former Westboro Baptist Church member Megan Phelps-Roper discusses her break with the organization, Twitter, and her new book, “Unfollow.”
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Professor Vs. Media Mogul: Populism Plays In Tunisia, Too
In Tunisia’s presidential runoff, the issues are political reform and battling corrupt elites. It’s anti-establishment populism, without xenophobia.
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Words That Ooze Superiority And Privilege
It takes a pricey education to understand classical tongues. That’s why Latin-based pleb and hoi polloi are choice barbs used by the “upper class.”
The Christian Science Monitor2 min readPolitics
Why Impeachment Polls Matter So Much To Trump
Public support for Democrats’ impeachment efforts is rising, even among Republican voters – a trend which could spur GOP lawmakers to defect from the president.
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Can Art Help Unite A Diverse Society? Museums Aim To Find Out.
The reopening of the Museum of Modern Art in New York shows a trend toward diversity, with more attention paid to women and artists of color.
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5 Things To Know About Edward Snowden’s ‘Permanent Record’
Snowden, who disclosed classified national security documents to the press, lets readers in on the rationale for his actions.
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The Global Bandwagon On Tax Integrity
One of the more notorious tax havens, Cayman Islands, commits to honesty and openness in financial transactions.
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The Cost Of A Guest Worker Visa? For Some Scam Victims, Years Of Debt.
Temporary worker visas for the U.S. seem like a safe alternative to migration to many Guatemalans. But recruitment scams often target applicants.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min readPolitics
Caught In Trump Impeachment Storm, Joe Biden Holds Steady
The Ukraine scandal hasn’t seemed to hurt Joe Biden’s standing in the polls. But as he attacks Trump, the Democratic candidate runs a risk – having his own résumé as a Washington insider turned against him.
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A Beautiful Autumn Mystery – Solved
After the leaves have fallen and gardens have shriveled, the witch hazel declares, “The show must go on.”
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Cafe Culture: France Fights To Keep Its Fraternité
In France, where the iconic cafe is on the decline, people are trying to hold onto a culture that promotes camaraderie in city and small town alike..
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