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  • The question that truly matters

    The real question is, Who is thinking about this in new ways? Who is trying new approaches? Who is not being bound by limitations about what is possible?

  • Sagebrush renaissance

    All sides are discovering that federal lands, run well, are neither a fiefdom of Washington nor a bulwark against wrongheaded cowherds. They are the vehicle by which important but competing claims can find balance. 

  • Who is ‘us’?

    By some important measures, the boundaries around whom we accept as part of “us” are particularly rigid at the moment. 

  • Climate change, and common-sense politics

    People who had almost no interest in global warming became involuntary pioneers of a green revolution, moved not by soaring rhetoric, but by common sense.

  • America’s other refugees

    Regardless of Trump’s policies, it is important to understand why his words resonate – and to acknowledge that, in many cases, the problems they are bringing to the surface point to people who feel left behind.

  • Getting your hands around science

    A new weekly science page seeks to sweep away the line between science and the average reader.

  • America’s special sauce

    What if you could collect all the best of every country, shake it up, and see what comes out? That, essentially, is the idea of America. 

  • Delivering our very best

    Consider this a mailbag of some of the other questions we’ve been hearing, questions you might be asking as well, about the Monitor’s newest publication.

  • The courage of cause, the ease of effect

    The Western world is undergoing a fundamental change in its economic structure. The jobs that once sustained the Western working class are disappearing and evolving into new forms, and too many Western workers are not keeping up.

  • Surviving a mission of self-worth

    What happens when the value of an individual or a group is not acknowledged? What happens when the yearning to be understood is not met?

  • Keeping abreast of the times

    One major question we’ve been hearing from readers is, what is the relationship between the Weekly and the Daily?

  • A hands-on view of education

    When education becomes one-size-fits-all, it risks overlooking a nation’s diversity of gifts.

 

Photos of the Week Photos of the week 07/24

Migrants, who are part of a group intercepted aboard a dinghy off the coast in the Mediterranean sea, stand next to a rescue worker upon arriving at a port in Motril, Spain, July 22.

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