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  • Opinion 4 reasons Abraham Lincoln wouldn't win the GOP nomination in 2012

    Yes, Abraham Lincoln was America's first Republican president, and, yes, the GOP proudly calls itself the Party of Lincoln. But Bradley University sociology chair Jackie Hogan wonders: Could Lincoln win his party’s nomination in 2012? Considers his stance on some of the hot-button issues in the Republican primary race.

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  • Chapter & Verse An unexpected discovery yields a charming children's book

    How two gallery owners found 'Rhoda's Ocean' – an unpublished children's book hiding under a pile of laundry.

  • "Lincoln's Hundred Days" and "Seward"

    Two new Lincoln-related biographies offer further evidence that we will never tire of reading about our sixteenth president.

  • Opinion 4 reasons Abraham Lincoln wouldn't win the GOP nomination in 2012

    Yes, Abraham Lincoln was America's first Republican president, and, yes, the GOP proudly calls itself the Party of Lincoln. But Bradley University sociology chair Jackie Hogan wonders: Could Lincoln win his party’s nomination in 2012? Considers his stance on some of the hot-button issues in the Republican primary race.

  • Financial aid: One of six tools to graduate debt-free

    Financial aid dwindling. Rising tuition. College debt over $20,000. Financing a college education can be as hard as paying off a McMansion on an adjustable-rate mortgage. So why is Zac Bissonnette smiling? The senior art-history major at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is set to graduate debt-free. "The great thing about graduating debt-free is that you have tremendous flexibility in terms of your postgraduation plans," says Mr. Bissonnette, author of "Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships or Mooching Off My Parents." "You don't have to rush out and take the highest-paying job to make your sacrifices to the almighty church of Sallie Mae." Here are six ways you, too, can trim or eliminate college debt:
    02/15/2011 07:36 am

  • Chapter & Verse Elizabeth Bishop centennial

    To celebrate the centennial of the birth of Elizabeth Bishop, some of her previously unpublished writing is being released.
    02/08/2011 10:04 am

  • The New Economy Williams College: America's new best college

    Williams College tops the ranks of America's best colleges and universities on Forbes's 2010 list. Other private institutions with generous financial aid packages also rank near the top.
    08/12/2010 01:29 pm

  • Goldman Sachs on mortgage crisis: 'Serious money' to be made

    New revelations in e-mails at Goldman Sachs show managers discussing profits to be made from the mortgage crisis. This comes just as Congress is to take up Wall Street reform legislation.
    04/24/2010 02:20 pm

  • Obama to Wall Street: financial reform is in your interest

    In a speech before many of the richest Wall Street bankers, Obama argued, 'We will rise or we will fall together as one nation.' But financial reform could have big downsides for bankers.
    04/22/2010 07:24 pm

  • The Monitor's View Obama, Wall Street, and lobbyists

    Obama's call to Wall Street to call off the lobbyists on financial reform highlights the unhealthy relationship between special interests and lawmakers.
    04/22/2010 04:10 pm

  • Obama address set to ramp up financial reform battle

    President Obama will speak in New York Thursday, calling for 'swift Senate action' on a financial reform bill that would aim to curb Wall Street excesses. He'll need at least one GOP vote.
    04/19/2010 03:42 pm

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Endeavor Global, cofounded by Linda Rottenberg (here at the nonprofit’s headquarters in New York), helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

 
 
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