The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a national weekly print newspaper published by the Christian Science Publishing Society and owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The paper was a daily until March, 2009; currently the website is updated daily. First published in 1908, the Christian Science Monitor is headquartered in Boston, Mass.The average age of a Christian Science Monitor reader is 59, and 61 percent of the readers are women. The average household income of the newspapers readers is just under $94,000; over 72 percent have a four-year college degree and more than 40 percent have a post-graduate degree. It covers national and international news. The Christian Science Monitor is not a religious paper. The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes since 1950. The most recent was in 2002 for an editorial cartoon. In 2006, one of the paper's freelance reporters, Jill Carroll was kidnapped in Iraq. She was released after 82 days. The paper has also won other awards, including the National Headliner Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists awards, and the Reporters and Editors Award. Mary Trammell is the Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Wells is the Publisher, John Yemma is the Editor and Marshall Ingwerson is the Managing Editor.

Articles from December 8, 2004

A Legal Titan Throws His Hat in the Governor's Ring ; Entrance of Eliot Spitzer, New York's Populist AG, May Help Democrats Reclaim Seat and Will Keep State in Spotlight
Eliot Spitzer, the crusading New York attorney general, has made it official: He wants to be governor. His entrance into the race guarantees that New York will remain in the nation's political spotlight, even if the election is two years off.Called everything...
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Britons Flock Back to Church - as Tourists ; Just 7 Percent of the Population Attend Services Regularly. but Visits to Churches Are Up Sharply
Bob Ayres can't resist a good cathedral. He's done all the biggies - Canterbury, St. Paul's, Salisbury, Wells - and ticked off dozens of others.But Mr. Ayres is no churchgoer. "I'm a bit of a heathen really," the Londoner chuckles. "I don't go to church....
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Colombia's Poor Inherit Drug Estates ; President Alvaro Uribe Has Accelerated a Program That Redistributes Prime Land Confiscated from Narcotraffickers
Sandra Betancur used to work for drug lord Jairo Correa Alzate on his sprawling ranch in this hot, fertile corner of central Colombia. Now she's close to owning the very land that once belonged to the lanky capo, who was killed eight years ago. "We didn't...
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Criminal Lineups Get a Makeover
Defense attorneys have doubted eyewitness testimony throughout the annals of crime, and often with good reason: People don't always accurately recall what they see, even when the stakes are huge.Consider the playgoers who sat helplessly as Abraham Lincoln...
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Drugs in Sports: No Outrage?
The three-martini lunch in America is a social relic. Smoking in most workplaces and restaurants is banned.So when will the cultural shift that made these unsavory practices un-cool also spread to the world of sports - where doping allegations are tarnishing...
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From 'Liberal' Pews, a Rising Thirst for Personal Moral Code
Mainline Protestant congregations, known for emphasizing the social-justice and global-equity dimensions of the Gospel, are increasingly making space for airing parishioners' day-to-day moral dilemmas, which they used to leave largely between an individual...
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Gang Members, Survivors Work toward Peace ; as Homicides Spike Upward, Members of a Boston Community Bridge a Chasm of Violence
He is a former gang member, with bullet wounds for scars and a criminal record that follows him wherever he goes.She is a mother, whose son died in gang crossfire one winter afternoon in 1993 as the 15-year-old headed to a party sponsored by Teens Against...
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HIV Lessons in Madrassahs
The war on terror has heaped much negative attention on Pakistan's madrassahs. But two nongovernmental organizations view the network of religious schools as a potential partner in their effort to bring AIDS awareness and prevention to the country.Contesting...
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How I Found My Way Home
I looked around the crowded market in confusion. People whizzed by me on bicycles, some with umbrellas attached to their handlebars to shield them from the sun. Parking lots nearby were packed with shining forests of more bicycles, crammed as close together...
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In Iraq, 'Lawrence' Is a Must Read
In the spring of 1920, British occupation forces were tied down by an Iraqi uprising that began in Fallujah.British biplanes had rained bombs down on insurgent- occupied towns while ground forces had gone house to house confiscating weapons at the cost...
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In Ukraine, Homegrown Freedom
There was something familiar about the atmosphere in Kiev last week. I had the same feeling as a student in Warsaw in 1980, when massive street demonstrations and the emergence of the Solidarity trade union threw Poland's Communist government into confusion....
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I Won't Take the Cod, Thank You
Stop by the seafood section of a typical supermarket these days, and you'll see a vivid testimony to the bounty of the oceans: piles of snowy white North Atlantic cod, glistening red snapper, and thick swordfish, halibut, and sea bass. But beneath this...
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Justice Watch: Keeping an Eye on the Law
Florida Libraries Ban Adults in Kids' AreaORLANDO, FLA. - Libraries in Florida's Orange County have barred unaccompanied adults from lingering in the children's areas of its 14 branches, a policy among the first of its kind in the nation.Since Nov. 1,...
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Letters
Ecologically sensitive areas need better stewardshipThere was an important common thread to the Dec. 2 stories, "North American birds on the decline" and "Bush plan on dams rekindles salmon debate": Unless we get smarter about how we manage our land,...
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Loving without Keeping Score ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
My husband's job took him to southern California for a few days. Our friend Randy heard he was coming, and offered to drive him around, take him sightseeing, to church, to the store.I thought he was being extremely generous, but he said, "I've decided...
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Next on Supreme Court Menu: Beef and Free Speech
Blame it on chicken. Blame it on fish.For years, beef was considered the bad boy of American cuisine. Rising health concerns about red meat and soaring prices in the 1980s plunged the beef industry into crisis.The problem got so bad that in 1985, Congress...
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Reporters on the Job
* Lawrence of Arabia Returns: Staff writer Dan Murphy was prompted to write about the lessons of T.E. Lawrence (page 1) after analysts quoted the famous British traveler to Iraq in three straight interviews a few weeks ago. A particular quote from Louis...
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The Mystery of the Missing Gas Cap - Solved
I had set out early that morning, heading for an important appointment with just enough time to buy gasoline.But when I reached out to twist off the gas cap, it wasn't there. I glanced over my shoulder to see if anyone had noticed how silly I felt, and...
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Toys, Not Guns, for These Marines
At the Toys for Tots warehouse in Boston, there's a military campaign of sorts going on. The workers here - retirees in their 70s and 80s who once served in the Marines or reserves - would call it a battle of hope vs. despair.Or they would if they had...
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Ukraine Shifts Focus to Polling Booth ; Parliament Failed Tuesday to Agree on Constitutional Changes and Election Reforms
A compromise slowly taking shape may soon redirect the "orange revolution" from the streets to the polling booths, but many here say the past 16 days of peaceful upheaval and sharp public debate have stretched Ukraine's political institutions and changed...
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US Can Help UN Sink or, Better Yet, Swim
The United Nations, that much-maligned and much-misunderstood institution that has the potential to do much good for mankind, is at a crossroads.The United States, its most powerful member nation, can help reform it and make it better. Or it can sink...
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What Spy Reforms Mean ; the Biggest Overhaul of US Intelligence since World War II Formally Centralizes Authority
If historic legislation to reform the US intelligence community can be summed up in a word, it might be this: centralization.The bill - which now seems assured of passage - attempts to reorganize the constellation of US spy agencies in a manner that...
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