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  • Why Republican efforts to corral Jewish vote may come up short

    Why Republican efforts to corral Jewish vote may come up short

    As expected, Republican presidential candidates courting the Jewish vote made mention Wednesday of Israel and Iran, but experts say it's unrealistic to expect they'll make major inroads on Jewish support for Obama.

  • Pearl Harbor Day: How did Adolf Hitler react to the attack?

    Pearl Harbor Day: How did Adolf Hitler react to the attack?

    At the time of the attack, Japan was already one of the Axis powers, but Adolf Hitler did not know of its plans. On Pearl Harbor Day, a look back at the Führer's response - and subsequent miscalculation.

  • Pearl Harbor Day 2011: three enduring mysteries

    Pearl Harbor Day 2011: three enduring mysteries

    On Pearl Harbor Day, historians continue to debate the mysteries of Pearl Harbor. The Japanese attack created some of the great unanswered questions of military history. 

  • Pearl Harbor Day: A survivor recalls the Day of Infamy (video)

    Pearl Harbor Day: A survivor recalls the Day of Infamy (video)

    Pearl Harbor Day: Navy vet Lou Gore recalls what he saw Dec. 7, 1941 on the deck of the USS Phoenix. Today is the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor day attack.

  • Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War

    Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War

    What did FDR feel on Dec. 7, 1941? Historian Steven M. Gillon brings the day Pearl Harbor was bombed into sharp relief.

  • 30-year mortgages fall below 4 percent. Time to refinance?

    The New Economy 30-year mortgages fall below 4 percent. Time to refinance?

    Although 30-year mortgages are at historic lows, some economists say rates on 30-year mortgages could fall further. So should you wait before refinancing?

  • How 9/11 has shaped a generation of Americans

    How 9/11 has shaped a generation of Americans

    The terrorist attacks have become this generation's Pearl Harbor – an epic event that has changed young peoples' view of the world and America's place in it.

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

    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.

  • Opinion 9/11 anniversary: In another decade, it may not look like a historical turning point

    If the United States continues to respond to terrorism with a balance of hard power and soft, then 9/11 may not be the historical turning point on its 20th anniversary that it appears to be now.

  • Opinion Does the US military have a clear purpose?

    Those we ask to serve don’t know what they’re defending – and why. How do you inspire citizens to serve when victory isn’t a goal?