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Monitor Articles for December 15, 2008
Beneath Thailand's tumult, a rural-urban fault line
Japan cracking US pop culture hegemony
Mieko Kawakami: From blogger to global novelist
Ideological clash of two jihadi titans shakes Al Qaeda
Bush's final Iraq visit marks gains, meets contempt
Joint raid sets camp of Ugandan rebel group ablaze
A sanctuary for dissent in Greece?
Reporters on the Job
Rule OK’s chemical tankers through cities
Obama’s team OK's contacts with Gov. Blagojevich, asked not to share specifics
Obama to arrive for inaugural via train - will pick up Joe in Delaware
This just in... Barack Obama is the next President
Biden gets new dog - animal rights advocates not happy
New York Governor not laughing at Saturday Night Live skit
Michigan Congressman calls it quits - unless he changes his mind again
Tough line on auto bailout may extend to other industries
Will Obama ease US policy toward Cuba?
Letters to the Editor
Barack Obama, and America's place in the world
Israel's plan to free Palestinian prisoners is foolish – and illegal
The Monitor's View
Rescue US autoworkers first
New ads: battle of the brands
Solutions to the nation's housing bubble still up in the air
Next move in Fed's most activist year
Some safe yet profitable moves for today's investors
Financial Q&A: How a bank failure affects CD interest
Obama's green team
Australia's climate plans aim low
Where children learn to TEL.A.VISION
Microsoft's slick first iPhone app
Smart key would disable teens' phones while driving
Last of the Old Guard
What book critics are talking about the week of Dec. 16, 2008.
Gift ideas: Children's book recommendations
Climate talks over: What's next?
Modern mariner phones home to Maine schoolhouse
Collecting antiques can equal cultural survival
CD Reviews: Torrential tropical music reigns
We couldn't get away with anything
Without the stand, the tree wouldn't be the same
Holidays and 'sweet seasons of renewal'
Vatican Christmas tree to be recycled into toys
Raúl Castro's visit with Chávez shows Cuba's need for oil