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 September 22, 2004

After the Hurricanes: Ordeals Persist ; Florida Residents Encounter Challenges with Everything from Taking Showers to Caring for Dislocated Pets
After hurricane Charley peeled off roofs like a can opener, Beverly Gill's home in Punta Gorda was both flooded and powerless. Suddenly, the simplest parts of her daily routine - such as bathing - were formidable challenges."Now I get so excited about...
Blogs Look Burly after Kicking Sand on CBS ; Bloggers Enjoy a Moment of Glory after Pooling Their Expertise to Uncover the Truth about the Forged Memos on Bush's Service Record
Scott Johnson took a bite out of CBS's "60 Minutes II" and came away with 15 minutes of fame.Mr. Johnson, a Minneapolis lawyer with a political website called Power Line, proved to be instrumental in challenging the authenticity of documents CBS used...
Book Banning in Egypt Targets a Muslim Moderate ; A Religious Council Last Month Condemned a Treatise on How Muslims Can Better Integrate into Non-Islamic Nations
Egypt's highest religious authorities recommended banning several books and magazines, including a work by a moderate Islamic author calling for a more open interpretation of Islam.In the now blacklisted book, "The Responsibility for the Failure of the...
Campaign Sheriff on Vacation
A federal judge in Washington sent a strong signal to the Federal Election Commission Saturday in a ruling that said the FEC created "an immense loophole" and the potential for "gross abuse" of the 2002 campaign finance law.It might just as well have...
China Leadership Shifts, but It Hopes US Leaders Don't
The weekend resignation of Jiang Zemin, China's de facto senior leader, presents whoever wins the US presidential election in November with a new foreign policy challenge - relations with China under its new leadership.Mr. Jiang's departure will elevate...
Congress off Track, a Senate Sage Warns ; Interview: On Iraq, One Senator Is as Critical of His Colleagues as He Is of Bush
When Robert Byrd holds forth, usually alone, on the floor of the US Senate, all that's missing is the toga.The eight-term Democrat from West Virginia is 21 months from passing the late Strom Thurmond as the longest serving US senator in history. But...
Debates: A Key Forum on Character ; Bush and Kerry Teams Agree on Three Debates in the Next Month
As President Bush and Sen. John Kerry prepare to enter the three- week gantlet of presidential debates that begins next Thursday, they are sharpening contrasts on issues from Iraq and the war on terror to taxes and healthcare coverage.But even more important...
Ethics of Open-Source Campaign Era
Are the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in cahoots with President Bush's reelection campaign? Has Kerry campaign chief Mary Beth Cahill held secret meetings with MoveOn.org to plan that group's media attack campaign? It doesn't matter.Why not? Because...
Even in Eager Kosovo, Nation-Building Stalls ; Five Years after 'Liberation,' UN Officials This Week Are Again Work- Ing on a Plan for the Political Status of the Province
When US and other foreign troops rolled into this predominantly Muslim province in 1999, they got the kind of reception once dreamed of in Iraq: They were showered with flowers and candy, and hailed as liberators from Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic....
Gaza Settlers Weigh Price of Withdrawal ; Israel Agreed Last Week to Pay Settlers in the Gaza Strip Who Voluntarily Leave $200,000 to $500,000
For Avi Farhan, a founder of this scenic Gaza Strip settlement along the Mediterranean, it is a case of deja vu.With Prime Minister Ariel Sharon pushing - despite opposition - plans to evacuate 21 Israeli settlements in the coastal enclave, Mr. Farhan...
Houses That Defy Hurricanes
Florida snowbird Mary Frances McKenzie considered herself fortunate after hurricane Charley blew through recently. Her winter home in Spring Lake, Fla., withstood the mammoth storm unscathed. The house down the block did not.The roof on that cement-block...
How Will Turkey Respond to Growing Rebel Violence? ; Next Month the European Union Will Hear a Progress Report on Turkish Membership, with a Final Vote Due in December
The ambushing of Turkish forces by Kurdish guerrillas. Bombings of hotels in Istanbul. The evacuation of a village in Turkey's predominantly Kurdish southeast. This may sound like a recounting of events in the bloody 15-year war fought in the 1980s and...
I Need a Car That Needs Me, Too
There is no experience I dread more than looking for a new car. For one, I don't like the adversarial nature of the buying experience and feel that, no matter how savvy I am, in the end I will be "taken." Second, I don't like all the fuss, bother, and...
Iraq's Sunni-Shiite Tension Rising ; the Killing of Two Sunni Clerics Earlier This Week Could Be Part of a Slide toward Sectarian Civil War, Analysts Say
Iraq's violence took two turns this week that carry the potential to send the crisis - and American involvement in it - in new directions.The execution of one US hostage in Iraq and the grim prospects for two fellow businessmen - another American and...
Letters
New nonproliferation strategy for the post-cold-war worldRegarding the Sept. 15 article "New cracks in nuclear containment": The current nonproliferation regime does not work, as evidenced by the activities of North Korea, South Korea (an ally), and...
Madison Avenue Crowns America's Ad Icons
In the end, a wisecracking team of veterans drew the most votes, repelling a run by an upstart who lets fly with only a simple barnyard utterance.Forget about Nov. 2. For fans of the pop-culture iconography of Madison Avenue, Sept. 20 was the election...
One Man's Bike Is Another's 'Mongo'
Some would regard my bicycle as an antique. But rubbish? I had just heard the word "mongo" on the radio that morning when a woman personalized it by cordially accosting me in the drugstore."Is that your bicycle out there?" she asked."Yes, I'm sorry,...
Reporters on the Job
* Streets of Baghdad: Most drivers around the world sit up and take notice when a police car passes by. Am I driving too fast? Do I have my seat belt on? But in Baghdad, it's US military convoys that get drivers' attention."People are well aware that...
The Debatable Debates
After all the clatter of campaign ads and stump speeches, voters this election year will soon be able to watch the two main presidential candidates in three televised "debates."But voters shouldn't be fooled. These won't be the bona fide debates of the...
The Power of One Idea ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
The healing and transforming power of one spiritual idea - that's what I learned after reading an article that was published in this column, "Our bitter cup, our resurrection" (Apr. 5).Here's what happened. I was profoundly moved by how the author was...
The Vermont Approach: One of a Kind ; Don't Believe Everything You've Heard about the State. Yes, It's Quirky, It Has Plenty of Cows - but There's Much More
Dennis Bathory-Kitsz laughs as he recalls the day he became a true Vermonter. The composer and part-time high-tech tinkerer was roused at 6 a.m. one day in the mid-1980s by a pounding on the door of his Roxbury, Vt., home. Then the door - never locked...
Wanted: A British-Style Revolution in Walking
On a warm September morning in southeastern Scotland, 30 enthusiastic walkers are threading their way along a dramatic coastal path. Far below, sunlight bounces off the North Sea, its water blue under the clear skies. The air is fresh, the ground is...
Warring Visions for Iraq ; with Bush's Speech to the UN and Kerry's Stern Rebukes, Candidates Turn to the Future of US Involvement
For US voters, the good news is that President George W. Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry are finally engaging in a concerted argument about what the nation's next steps in Iraq should be.The bad news is that their descriptions of Iraq's current situation...