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Monitor Articles for February 7, 2012
Ricky Williams calls it quits - seriously this time
Green Big Brother? Why the backlash against environmentalism has grown.
Prop. 8 struck down: Will California's gay couples flock to the altar?
President Obama hosts White House Science Fair. Did anybody win?
Clint Eastwood isn't endorsing Obama? How that doesn't detract from the ad.
The Daily Reckoning
Is education really a worthy investment?
Why Obama’s flip-flop on super PACs won’t matter
Why momentous Prop. 8 ruling might not satisfy gay-rights groups
Mitt Romney then and now: 2008 vs. 2012 presidential run
Stocks rise; Dow approaches 13000
ESA Mars probe finds evidence of ancient Martian ocean
Bestselling books the week of 2/9/12, according to IndieBound*
Clint Eastwood Chrysler Super bowl commercial: Facebook fans respond
The Monitor's View
Wages of sin in Greek debt crisis
Could Rick Santorum put Newt Gingrich in the rearview mirror Tuesday?
Paleontologists recreate mating call of 165-million-year-old bug (+video)
Why UN gridlock on Syria could encourage Israel to attack Iran
On the Economy
It's time to raise minimum wage again
Who is Hamas? 5 questions about the Palestinian militant group.
Latin America Monitor
Could police strikes spread in Brazil?
The Merkel-Sarkozy 'odd couple' becomes a campaign duo
Tour de France champ Alberto Contador vows to challenge doping verdict (+video)
Can Facebook pursue a social mission and go public at the same time?
Chapter & Verse
'Coming Apart': Charles Murray sees an America divided, but not by race
Foreclosure deal close in several key states
The Reformed Broker
How to buy and sell Facebook stock
'Smash' star Megan Hilty talks about her transition to television and working with Katharine McPhee
Prop. 8: California's same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional
Komen official behind Planned Parenthood funding flap leaves
With Droid 4, Verizon doubles down on its 4G double-data promotion
Windows 8: Is Microsoft really ditching the Windows Start button?
Red Bull-fueled daredevil plans record skydive from edge of space
Global News Blog
Sanctioned and isolated, Iran boldly bans the Simpsons
Stir It Up!
Hachis parmentier (French cottage pie)
Indiana 'right to work' law: what it means for the pro-union Rust Belt
Aung San Suu Kyi hits the campaign trail in Myanmar (+video)
Trapped in Douma, Syria: I saw the faith that keeps Syrian protesters going
Job openings increase
Why Israeli radio transmits in Farsi for listeners in Iran
'The River' will make your skin crawl with its tense plotting -- VIDEO
Laura Ingalls Wilder: 20 quotes on her birthday
Congo: National elections now only hurt democracy
Chrysler Super Bowl commercial: Why Detroit loves Clint Eastwood (+video)
Presidential elections are good for stocks, but ...
Mozambique takes first step against backroom abortions
Charles Dickens: 'Can I have some more?' still resonates (+video)
The next 'revolution' for Nicaragua: energy independence
Occupy evictions include Pittsburgh, Miami and Portland, Maine
29 Chinese kidnapped workers held in Sudan released (+video)
Charles Dickens at 200
Will Minnesota and Colorado give new life to Rick Santorum?
The American mining jobs boom
Trouble in paradise: Maldives president steps down amid protests (+video)
Why is Obama now supporting super PACs?
Charles Dickens: His 10 most memorable characters
Negros earthquake: Urgent rescue efforts as death toll rises (+video)
What happens when troops - and money - leave Afghanistan?
Obama returns $200,000 from family of Mexican fugitive
Global News Blog
A road gets rejigged by English 'morris' dancers
Terrorism & Security
Russia: The time for Syrian democratic reforms has come (+video)
The struggle for freedom in Syria
Fiery South African youth leader suspended, but the fire remains (+video)
Chapter & Verse
Charles Dickens: looking for love in all the wrong places
The downward mobility of the American middle class.
Censors lighten their touch on Myanmar's media