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  • Looking back: The Monitor's coverage of 9/11

    Ten years ago, The Monitor had recently moved into a renovated newsroom on the second floor of the venerable Christian Science Publishing Society in Boston. It featured new, modular desks, carpeting instead of linoleum, and many large TV monitors hung from the ceiling. They were tuned to various network and cable channels, but with the sound turned off, normally. So the first indication of a crisis on 9/11 was a chilling silent image of smoke billowing from the North Tower of the World Trade Center, an image that spread from screen to screen across the newsroom. When the second plane hit, 17 minutes after the first, it was clear that the United States was under attack. We had four hours till deadline that day. Four hours in which to try to make sense of what had just happened. Reporters, editors, photographers, editorial writers, columnists, feature writers, even editors and writers of the religious article that appears in the Monitor daily, sprang into action. It was the beginning of days, weeks, and months of reporting and analysis of that incident and its aftermath that would follow. The list below represents some of the most significant reporting and writing we did that day and on subsequent days. The 9/11 stories and images are The Monitor's first draft of the history of that moment. Like most first drafts, some could do with some revising now. But give credit to the swiftness with which they had to be written -- especially those produced that first day and week -- and the decades (if not centuries) of accumulated wisdom, knowledge, and expertise they represent on the part of a staff that worked around the clock to bring them to you.
    09/06/2011 03:00 pm

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  • Horizons Steve Jobs quotes: The tech titan on work, tech, and creativity

    A catalog of Steve Jobs quotes, organized by topic.
    10/07/2011 12:46 am

  • Global News Blog Good Reads: Model-Plane Bomber, Mass Graves in Kashmir, and Occupy Wall Street

    Today's best stories are a close look at the world's disaffected, from a radicalized Boston youth, to the families of disappeared young men in Indian-held Kashmir, to the protesters marching on Wall Street.
    09/30/2011 09:35 am

  • Global News Blog Good Reads: World reaction to Obama's jobs speech

    For Britain's Guardian and Economist, Obama's jobs speech was all about partisan politics. For France's Le Monde, it was about the use of rhetoric and statecraft in guiding a powerful nation through difficult times. For the China Daily, it was all about Joe Biden.
    09/09/2011 09:15 am

  • Looking back: The Monitor's coverage of 9/11

    Ten years ago, The Monitor had recently moved into a renovated newsroom on the second floor of the venerable Christian Science Publishing Society in Boston. It featured new, modular desks, carpeting instead of linoleum, and many large TV monitors hung from the ceiling. They were tuned to various network and cable channels, but with the sound turned off, normally. So the first indication of a crisis on 9/11 was a chilling silent image of smoke billowing from the North Tower of the World Trade Center, an image that spread from screen to screen across the newsroom. When the second plane hit, 17 minutes after the first, it was clear that the United States was under attack. We had four hours till deadline that day. Four hours in which to try to make sense of what had just happened. Reporters, editors, photographers, editorial writers, columnists, feature writers, even editors and writers of the religious article that appears in the Monitor daily, sprang into action. It was the beginning of days, weeks, and months of reporting and analysis of that incident and its aftermath that would follow. The list below represents some of the most significant reporting and writing we did that day and on subsequent days. The 9/11 stories and images are The Monitor's first draft of the history of that moment. Like most first drafts, some could do with some revising now. But give credit to the swiftness with which they had to be written -- especially those produced that first day and week -- and the decades (if not centuries) of accumulated wisdom, knowledge, and expertise they represent on the part of a staff that worked around the clock to bring them to you.
    09/06/2011 03:00 pm

  • Vox News Christine O'Donnell, Sharron Angle: Any GOP candidate can win in November, says Jon Stewart

    Christine O'Donnell, and her "I'm not a witch" campaign, is doing so well that it indicates Republicans can do no wrong with American voters, according to Stewart.
    10/07/2010 02:26 pm

  • Pastor's agreement to call off 9/11 Koran burning beset by confusion

    Pastor Terry Jones said he would cancel his planned Koran burning and travel to New York to discuss the location of the mosque near ground zero. But it's unclear what has been agreed to.
    09/09/2010 09:22 pm

  • Tea Party insurgency marches into key states

    But will Tea Party protest energy help or hobble the Republican Party? They're challenging some GOP candidates and could split the vote in those races.
    10/17/2009 01:00 am

  • Bright Green Wolf update: Judge rules that hunts can continue


    09/09/2009 01:00 am

  • We Are Soldiers Still

    Former foes from the Vietnam War meet in the middle, 30 years later.
    08/26/2008 01:00 am

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