The fact is, America has not been the most socially mobile place during the past 20 years.
In his State of the Union address and since, Mr. Trump has targeted socialism. It is an astute political move.
If reading or reporting is always a comfortable experience, if it is not challenging us to broaden our worldview and see those who disagree with us as neighbors, then the Monitor is not doing its job.
American voters are no longer sending legislators to Washington to represent them, they are sending them to Washington with marching orders. And they are following every key vote on blogs and cable television.
Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga.
Today, it can seem like changing your mind is bad or weak. Why would we even consider that we could be wrong about something? But I’ve found admitting I’m wrong and changing my mind hugely rewarding. (It happens a lot!)
When Tom Catena came to the Monitor’s newsroom in Boston, I had no idea who he was. Now, I am convinced that every member of the Monitor family worldwide would be grateful for who he is and what he does.
Recent years have demonstrated anew how difficult it can be to trust.
The fact is, America is as politically divided as it has been for at least a century. Is a broader sense of shared purpose even possible anymore?
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.”
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?