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Monitor Articles for November 13, 2012
China: No surprises in congress
San Diego panda cub is a 'little gift' (+video)
Solar eclipse delights Queensland (+video)
Petraeus scandal: 'Wouldn't call it welcome,' says White House (+video)
Syria: Will new opposition leader bring unity?
Fiscal cliff: for Obama and liberals, a wary alliance (+video)
HTC Droid DNA: Better hope you've got big thumbs
Weeks after launch of Windows 8, Microsoft's Windows guru waves goodbye
Paul Ryan blames loss on surge in 'urban areas.' Is that right?
Home Depot soars, stocks fall in uneven trading
Who is Abu Qatada and why is Britain unable to deport him?
Saudi student in US gets life in prison for bombmaking scheme
Petraeus scandal: Where will investigations take Congress?
Bestselling books the week of 11/15/12, according to IndieBound*
Reader recommendation: Kingsblood Royal
The Monitor's View
'Petraeus scandal' as a mirror on marriage
Eurozone, IMF clash over Greek debt as deadline looms
The Entrepreneurial Mind
Beware of misdirection in debate on taxes
If your side lost the election, time to secede from the Union?
Obama's climate legacy: What will he accomplish in his second term?
Chapter & Verse
Philip Roth announces his retirement
Latin America Monitor
Four more years? Ecuador's Correa announces run for reelection
Food stamp use jumps in August
Could Petraeus scandal enable fiscal cliff deal by diverting media glare?
Chapter & Verse
Amazon is slammed with $252 million in back taxes by France
'Once Upon a Time': Here's how to fix it
Tesla Model S wins Motor Trend's Car of the Year. Are electric cars here to stay?
A 'paper rain' of political ads doesn't discourage one young Brazilian
Might an idea from Mitt Romney save US from 'fiscal cliff'? (+video)
Back on Latin America's menu: purple seaweed, blue eggs, and amaranth
George Soros: To survive, Europe must recapture spirit of solidarity
Balkan conflicts hold clear lessons on intervention in Syria
10 of America's best bookstores
Transit Connect Wagon: Can a Ford minivan by another name be hip?
10 best books of 2012, according to Amazon's editors
Surging storms: Can the US adapt in time to avert coastal damage?
Chapter & Verse
New 'Bridget Jones' book is due next fall
As tiny Slovenia votes, larger eurozone watches with wary eye
Stir It Up!
Chili-dusted pork chops with lime and cilantro
Bernard Madoff lawsuits end with $210M settlement
Widening Petraeus scandal comes at already troublesome time for Pentagon
Report: McAfee founder hiding from Belize police, claims innocence in killing
Be wary about what you read on the Petraeus scandal
To avoid 'fiscal cliff,' try mediation
Public shaming for school bus-avoiding sidewalk driver
From taboo to hot topic: China leadership talks about corruption
BBC news scandal: How big of a threat to British journalism?
Hofmeister: Surging demand and flat production equals high oil prices
Indiana explosion: Area treated as crime scene as investigation continues
Obama should aim high in deficit negotiations
Palestinian Authority unable to pay salaries, even as it pursues statehood
Terrorism & Security
Fighting grows along Syria's borders, threatening to spread war
Where can today's total solar eclipse be seen?
Prince Charles assault thwarted in New Zealand
How will New York keep out a rising sea? Dikes, huge sea wall, oyster beds?
Test your grammar 'smarts' with our quiz!
Gen. John Allen: How top US commander got caught up in Petraeus scandal (+video)
What happens in a news drought?
One-minute algae: new source of oil?
The Simple Dollar
Stick to the shopping list
Energy boom will push US past Saudi Arabia, benefit economy
'The Invisible War': what we can do