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Readers Write: Prairie Community, The Real Baltimore, And Companies And Profit
Mark Sappenfield's column inspired one reader to think about the value of community; another reader shared their appreciation for a cover story.
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Points Of Progress: A Lake’s Path To Restoration, And More
Conservationists have reclaimed water rights for fish and wildlife in Walker Lake, and museums are repatriating human remains.
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Democratic Debate: The Biggest Winner Was Clear From The Stage
The biggest winner from Thursday night’s Democratic presidential candidate debate in Houston may have been the diversity on the stage.
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The Islamist Who Would Be President
Profile in contradictions: In Tunisia, a nation with a strong secular tradition, an Islamist is a leading candidate for president.
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Elections That Shape Identity, Not Just Shift Power
Civic unity keeps rising in two Arab democracies, Iraq and Tunisia, that only recently were riven by religious divides. Just look at Tunisia’s presidential election with 26 candidates.
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Will Backlash Against Big Tech Play Into China’s Hands?
A new antitrust probe of Google symbolizes rising scrutiny of tech-industry giants. But some economists caution that tech policy needs a larger focus.
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Astronomers Find Water Vapor On Distant, Temperate Planet
A pair of papers published this week argue that water vapor is present on K2-18 b, a temperate planet some 111 light-years from Earth.
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An Unlikely Tool To Help Assault Survivors: Consumer Protection Law
A campus crime reporting law is being used to hold schools accountable for communication, and to offer a way forward for survivors of sexual assault.
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Amid Rubble In Kabul, Fatigue With ‘Talking While Fighting’
In Afghanistan, with U.S.-Taliban talks halted, there’s a consensus among Afghans: “The first law of peace is a cease-fire.”
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Hitler As An Imaginary Friend? ‘Jojo Rabbit’ And The State Of Satire.
Is political satire possible today? A film critic reflects on that after seeing “Jojo Rabbit,” the latest from writer-director Taika Waititi.
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‘Texodus’: Why The Lone Star State Might Turn Blue For Real This Time
At the Monitor Breakfast, GOP Sen. Ted Cruz predicted Texas will be “hotly contested,” thanks to the growing clout of suburban voters.
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What Does It Take To Get Into College? Here’s A Snapshot.
How should college admissions be determined? A recent survey of U.S. admissions officers sheds light on what they say matters most.
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Could A Woman Beat Trump? Democrats Worry – And Hope.
Could Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, or another woman beat President Trump? Many liberals support female candidates but worry men might fare better.
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It’s ‘Tangible’: How ‘Sharpiegate’ Touches Chord On Scientific Integrity
The uproar over presidential intrusion on weather forecasting centers around both concrete details and the bipartisan value of public safety.
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Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Talking To Strangers’ Is A Swing And A Miss
The bestselling author says that we need more trust. But the monstrous crimes in his case studies don't help his argument.
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Q&A with Ryan Jacobs, author of ‘The Truffle Underground’
What exactly is a truffle crime? Author Ryan Jacobs discusses his investigation of the alluring fungus and his new book ‘The Truffle Underground.’
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‘A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves’ is extraordinary, moving
Journalist Jason DeParle chronicles the lives and labor of three far-flung generations of a Filipino family as they forge a way out of poverty.
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Getting The Skinny On The Semicolon
The semicolon can inspire strong emotions. Kurt Vonnegut said “All they do is show you’ve been to college,” and George Orwell detested them.
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Mood Lift For Climate Action
A report from a prestigious group looks at ways that adaptation to global warming can counter hopelessness about slow progress in preventing warming.
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Ted Cruz Eyes The White House: ‘I Hope To Run Again’
When the Texas Republican ran in 2016, it was ‘the most fun I’ve ever had in my life,’ he said. At Thursday’s Monitor Breakfast, the senator also talked guns and the ‘purpling’ of Texas.
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Unafraid To Be Frayed
She was her family’s jean-patcher growing up, so she hated holes as an adult. But what about fashionable ones?
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Republicans Go Two-for-two In North Carolina Elections
In a race that attracted national attention, Republican Dan Bishop won his Congressional seat in North Carolina. But the GOP is still on high alert.
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Tired Of TV Debates? In Arab World, They’re Historic, And Inspiring.
A three-day series of TV debates between Tunisian presidential candidates made history in the Arab world. A Monitor correspondent was present.
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When Keepers Of The Peace Harbor Hate
Technology has helped to reveal a thread of racism running through some U.S. police forces. That’s the first step. Now what?
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A Continental Model For Gender Parity
Two of Europe’s most powerful executive bodies are slated to be run by women, a result of a more inclusive view of every person’s capabilities.
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Ken Burns On Why He Lassos Stereotypes In ‘Country Music’
Ken Burns’ latest series focuses on the origins of country music and the diverse and eclectic performers who shaped it.
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Trump And Bolton: Why Their Relationship Chilled
President Trump is citing policy disagreements with former national security adviser John Bolton, but clashing styles may have mattered even more.
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What I Learned At French School: The Future Of French Is African
Africa reporter Ryan Lenora Brown spruced up her French at Middlebury’s summer language school. But the most important lesson wasn’t in a dictionary.
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California Redefines Gig Economy. Will Rest Of Country Follow?
A bill passed Tuesday by California Senate could remake the gig economy – one of several measures that reinforce the state’s image as a trendsetter.
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Big Promises, Few Results: Chinese Farms Falter In Uganda
Two Chinese agricultural projects were lauded by the Ugandan president. A few growing seasons later, their promises remain unfulfilled.
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