The Christian Science Monitor Daily
There’s one word that keeps tripping up Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act: It’s “affordable.” We look at the recurring potholes in the path to progress on health care.
As we’ve noted, perspective matters. In this next story, we delve into why US Supreme Court justices look at the Trump travel ban through a very different legal lens.
A shift in power in Saudi Arabia is not just a generational one. It also portends a shift for the roles of women, the economy, and global relationships that could challenge the influence of the kingdom’s conservative clerics.
Is auto insurance the new black civil rights issue? In Detroit, the mayor is charting a path to restore fair pricing.
New research suggests that too much news makes discerning the truth more difficult. In our next story, we look at how to break the “hypnotism” of info overload.
An excerpt from The Christian Science Monitor Daily Audio Edition
We think it is time to rethink the news.
News is essential. It is the fuel for a thriving democracy. It takes us to places and and introduces us to people we never imagined. It defends our rights and values.
Over the Monitor’s 108-year history, we’ve built a legacy of high-quality, distinctive journalism because we recognize that news is more than facts. It’s the story of how we are each trying to make our homes, communities, and nations better. What matters are the values and ideals that drive us, not just the who, what, when, and where of the news.
When we understand that, we understand the world, and one another, better.
The Monitor gives readers that deeper insight by offering this approach to readers:
We challenge conventional thinking. As forces from politics to social media try to break us into competing tribes – political, racial, or economic – together we’ll rethink the question, “Who is my neighbor?”
We listen to you. We need you to hold us accountable – to keep us honest and grounded. To inspire us with what inspires you. Together, we can build a community of people who ask more from news.
We will change how you see news. News must be accurate and trustworthy, but facts alone can miss the whole story – the story of us. We are much better than much of today’s news portrays us to be. We will have the courage to look into both the best and the worst in us – and not to blame, but to demand better.
Journalism can be a force for good – for inspiration and progress. But only if we all make it so.