Nikki Haley being sworn-in as SC governor means several firsts for South Carolina. But for the Nikki Haley inaugural organizers, Mother Nature has added her own, unexpected twist.
The media are scaring Democrats into accepting their own gerrymandered demise. But Republicans can only gain so much from redistricting.
Music is appreciated throughout the year and makes a great holiday gift for family and friends. Here are some suggestions – ranging from Ken Burns' 'Baseball' soundtrack to Dave Brubeck – recommended by the Monitor staff. Click on the link at the end of each item to purchase on amazon.com, and a small percentage will go to support the Monitor.
Nikki Haley told NBC's "Today" show Wednesday she already was picking up momentum in the Republican primary when Palin came to Columbia to endorse her.
Tuition at four-year public universities rose again this year, outpacing inflation, according to a report released Thursday by The College Board. Federal aid to states and students softens the bite.
Journalists like Juan Williams, fired Wednesday, are laboring under increasing demands to share their personality and opinion while at the same time abiding by traditional ethics rules.
New releases of 1960s recordings show Bob Dylan's early genius.
Mario Vargas Llosa, who was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature, was interviewed by the MONITOR in 1977. Llosa spoke about literature and politics in the Latin America region. He criticized US politics, called Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution "a great deception," and said he found Latin American writers to be socially and politically committed than those in the US.
Kansas City subsidized a massive sports center in hopes of attracting an NBA or NHL franchise, but conflicting economic forces have kept it empty so far.