Linda Feldmann, The Christian Science Monitor

Linda Feldmann

The Christian Science Monitor

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Past articles by Linda:

What ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ can teach us today

The story of a man saved from suicide by a guardian angel who shows him how meaningful his life has been is widely seen as the most inspiring film ever made. → Read More

The battle to get a ‘sweet father’ and his family out of Afghanistan

On this 20th anniversary of 9/11, the U.S. military is out of Afghanistan. But the battle to help those left behind is far from over. → Read More

Remembering Richard Trumka, a Monitor Breakfast stalwart

The news Thursday of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka’s passing brought a flood of memories. → Read More

The US immigrant ties that bind – from Cuba to Belarus to Haiti

This week Cuban Americans shouting “Libertad!” gathered near the White House in support of the rare protests on the communist island nation. → Read More

Biden-DeSantis in Florida: When politics takes a break

President Joe Biden and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis laid partisanship aside in response to the collapse of a South Florida condo tower. → Read More

Meet Becky, our friend and elephant conservationist from Kunming

For wildlife conservationist Becky Shu Chen, the elephants roaming in her native Yunnan province raise key questions about coexistence with humans. → Read More

How US-Russian citizens’ diplomacy caught fire

At the latest Dartmouth Conference, the longest-running citizens’ dialogue between Americans and Russians, discussion avoided polemics – and launched a new working group: firefighters. → Read More

Cicada cuisine, come and get it

The cicadas are coming. Time to pull out the frying pan? For those excited about the insects that will soon emerge from underground in the eastern United States – a once-every-17-years phenomenon – it’s an opportunity to tantalize the palate. Yes, cicadas are edible, as are many insects – an excellent source of protein. Recipes are circulating online. Cultural norms are being reevaluated. And… → Read More

Takeaways from Biden’s first press conference

At his first press conference, President Joe Biden set a new goal of 200 million vaccination shots in his first 100 days, up from 100 million. → Read More

He opened his shop just as pandemic struck. He hasn’t given up.

Wendell Allsbrook struggled to keep his newly opened butcher shop alive. He hopes to be a model for not just his teenage sons but also his community. → Read More

Cuomo, Democrats, and the politics of personal conduct

Allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a prominent Democrat, have renewed soul-searching within his party. → Read More

Congress, Costco, and the question of a fair minimum wage

America is deep into a debate about its federally mandated minimum wage – currently $7.25 an hour, where it has sat since 2009. → Read More

How a lost wallet and $22,000 flute found their way home

A wallet comes home from Antarctica after 53 years, and a musician is reunited with his flute – and tries to help the homeless man who found it. → Read More

Trump in exile: The man and the idea

Can Trumpism actually carry on without former President Trump, or will the man himself come roaring back? → Read More

How Bernie Sanders’ mittens launched a thousand memes

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was photographed at Inauguration Wednesday in a folding chair wearing classic dadcore: blue mask, Burton parka, oversized wool mittens. → Read More

After Capitol attack, GOP grapples with its future

Wednesday’s events went too far for many mainstream Republicans. But how the party moves forward in the post-Trump era remains to be seen. → Read More

Trump in 2024? For now, president’s hints are freezing GOP field.

Still pressing legal challenges, President Trump has yet to concede to Joe Biden, even as he hints at a run in four years. Is that good for the GOP? → Read More

Biden’s appeal: Is being the ‘anti-Trump’ enough?

The former vice president is many things to many people. Perhaps most of all, he’s not Donald Trump. → Read More

Shaky COVID response lays bare a decadeslong crisis in government

A politicized system encouraging short-term thinking has hindered the pandemic response – as have dated technology and a decline in public trust. → Read More

When ‘hysteria’ gives way to love

Chagrin Falls is a largely white, affluent town in Ohio and yes, it has a lovely waterfall. Four summers ago, Monitor staffers stayed there while covering the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. So when Monitor reader David McClurkin sent me an article about his town, I took notice. “Hysteria in Chagrin Falls over George Floyd protest exposes troubling mindset of white America,” the… → Read More