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Progress would demand we find some path to unity beyond fear or sorrow. And from one perspective, you could say that is exactly the problem the world is struggling to work through right now.
If we’re doing our job, you’re not really reading a story about Africa – or Australia or America. You’re reading a story about you, wherever you are.
Newton’s first law can apply to thought, too. It often doesn’t want to move until it gets a strong push.
When presented with two possibilities, we often make it binary, assuming the two choices are mutually exclusive. But the fact is, the best choices are often “both/and.”
Revelers march and shout to the crowd during the Chinese Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown, New York, Feb. 17.
Distilling the essence of a story down to two or three words in 80-point type can be a challenge under any circumstance. When it comes to politics, it takes even more deftness.
We looked through all our work last year and found 10 stories that most embodied the Monitor’s desire to uplift, enlighten, and improve through journalism. And we thought, why not share?
Torzhok is experiencing a resurgence because of one woman’s activism.
We would never accept news that is disproportionately positive. Why are we so willing to accept the reverse?
Separateness can be beautiful, expressed in distinct cultures, traditions, and nations. But when the Supreme Court declared in 1954 that “Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal,” it touched on a truth.
What obligation do more prosperous nations have to help those in disarray or distress?
No matter the injustices heaped upon them, liberty and freedom percolate beneath the surface.
What are borders, really? In an evolving world, what should they do?
Only by not resorting to violence can you develop a relationship built on trust and respect.
The story of Juba Arabic is one of colonization. The language is a mixture of different tongues imposed upon the South Sudanese by outsiders. That makes the story of Juba Arabic an allegory of sorts.
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