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Monitor Articles for December 17, 2008
Should ground troops hunt pirates in Somalia?
Africans join forces to fight the LRA
Kidnapping of US antikidnapping consultant rattles Mexico
Japan quietly seeks global leadership niches
Paris bomb scare raises question: jihadis, or not?
As Iraq calms, Mosul remains a battle front
Mideast awaits new leaders, direction in 2009
Greek protesters take over radio, television outlets
Reporters on the Job
Obama criticizes Bush as he unveils Agriculture and Interior picks
Young Republicans seek a new kind of party
Biden's dog breeder cited for violating dog laws
Obama wins TIME "Person of the Year" - Palin is a runner up
New resolution on Mideast peace passes at UN
Letters to the Editor
Two big China stories you missed this year
The Monitor's View
Big victory against global bribery
A global trade decline?
Madoff scam saps confidence in Wall Street
Study finds decline in American driving
Report: Mekong region 'a biological treasure trove'
Greens mixed on Obama's Interior, Agriculture picks
Jungle diary: I set out in search of Papua’s cannibals.
New York's proposed 'iTunes tax'
Apple ripe for Macworld Expo exit
With @ctors, now you can be a star ... virtually
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The Girls Who Went Away
What comes after chick lit? "Quiche-lit"
The top 10 out-of-print books in the US
The safety geeks who rescue us before disaster happens
Peace, goodwill, and Hanukkah latkes
Snazzy holiday drinks, alcohol free
Pause for a holiday tea
You can make a difference
Spider web is 140 million years old
The 12 plants of Christmas -- Christmas pepper