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  • Social Security: Ponzi scheme or political football?

    Social Security debate reignited with Rick Perry's critique of Social Security as a Ponzi scheme.
    09/09/2011 12:49 am

  • The Monitor's View Can Obama's rhetoric lift the economy?

    Optimism by a president can be a force multiplier in the economy as much as government action. Obama's speech to Congress is a chance to restore his credibility as an inspiring orator and economic leader, able to persuade Americans to invest and spend.
    09/07/2011 05:02 pm

  • 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

  • In Pictures Presidential transport
  • Manufacturing Hysteria: A History of Scapegoating, Surveillance, and Secrecy in Modern America

    A call to arms about the government's use of scare tactics.
    08/11/2011 04:59 pm

  • The Reformed Broker Stock market crash: Think 1938, not 2008

    Stock market debacle doesn't necessarily signal a spectacular crash. The stock market may be reacting to prospects of a garden-variety recession.
    08/05/2011 12:17 am

  • America's big shift right

    Why the country's conservative drift, on a wide range of issues, has accelerated.
    07/31/2011 11:19 am

  • Decoder Buzz A balanced budget amendment to solve the debt crisis? It's an old story.

    A proposed amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget has been the subject of congressional hearings for 60 years. But the issue is even older than that.
    07/28/2011 05:20 pm

  • The Vote Is Tim Pawlenty turning Michele Bachmann's health into political fodder?

    After news emerged that Michele Bachmann seeks occasional treatment for migraines, most candidates left the issue alone. Now Tim Pawlenty is implying it may limit her ability to serve.
    07/20/2011 08:42 pm

  • Opinion Debt talks and tax cuts: Save young Americans from slavery

    Young Americans like me can't 'win the future' saddled with debt. But there's a formula that works. Reagan cut taxes and the US saw economic growth, lower unemployment, and higher revenues. Let's do that again.
    07/18/2011 03:03 pm

Doing Good


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

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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