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Monitor Articles for December 24, 2012
Might Ben Affleck try leap from Hollywood to US Senate? So far, he's cagey.
Stir It Up!
Gingerbread and cranberry muffins
Seahawks nothing short of sensational. A Week 16 NFL quiz
Gunman laid trap for firefighters in New York, killing two
Let it snow? Christmas may be white in Northeast, southern Plains, Seattle
The Simple Dollar
Discouraged after making resolutions? Four steps to success.
In war-torn Syria, tactic of targeting civilians is on the rise
The Monitor's View
Take steroids out of college football
Christmas shopping: A pink kitchen set and the 'buying local' dilemma
Readers Write: Should Obamacare honor the rights of individuals or institutions?
Could the US learn from Australia's gun-control laws?
Deportations of illegal immigrants in 2012 reach new US record
Lebanese border means little in Syria's civil war
Egypt finishes constitutional vote, but irregularities delay final results
The Daily Reckoning
Welfare. Old elephants. And the entitlement cliff.
5 crowd-pleasing holiday specials
Fiscal cliff debate: It's not just the politics that are weird
Letters To God: Kenyans appeal for peaceful election
West Antarctica warming much faster than expected
Chapter & Verse
The apostle Paul: One of the important influences on Christmas
Can you invest in Middle East peace?
Muslim scholars and clerics: suicide bombings are un-Islamic.
Holiday parenting: How the holiday liturgy of light creates a global family
From juvenile hall: a Christmas to remember
Will music resurrect Myspace?