For years, I have been telling friends that The Christian Science Monitor is the best newspaper in the United States.
It's a realization I reached in college while working on a thesis I never completed. I was attempting to compare the coverage of the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979-80 in The New York Times and the Monitor.
Although I never finished the thesis, my interest in the Monitor grew as a result of the research I did do. I started reading the Monitor off and on for national and international news.