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 28, 2006

A Grass-Roots Push for a 'Low Carbon Diet' ; David Gershon's Book Guides Readers through a Series of Behavioral Changes to Reduce Their 'Carbon Footprint.'
Last June, David Gershon saw Al Gore's global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." The time was ripe, he realized, to finish an old project.In 2000, Mr. Gershon created a step-by-step program, a la Weight Watchers, designed to reduce a person's...
An Unelected President Shone at Crucial Moment ; Gerald Ford Is Eulogized for His Openness and Honesty in the White House after the Nixon Years
On Aug. 8, 1974, shortly before 11 a.m., President Richard Nixon entered the Oval Office to meet with Vice President Gerald Ford. President Nixon's face was ashen, but he was set on his course, so he shook hands and motioned Mr. Ford to sit in a chair...
Backstory: Seeing (Not Reading) Charlotte's Web ; with a 'Critic' Who Played in E.B. White's Barnyard
My grandfather, the children's book author and essayist E.B. White, once wrote:The critic leaves at curtain fall,To find, in starting to review it,He scarcely saw the play at allFor watching his reaction to it. Viewing the new Paramount Pictures movie...
Democrats Eye Revamp of Toxic-Cleanup Superfund ; One Plan: Reinstate a Tax on Chemicalmakers to Fund Cleanups When Polluters Are out of Business
Although 1 in 4 Americans lives within four miles of a designated toxic-waste site, the federal program to clean up the sites has slowed.Now, key Democrats in Congress are looking to push the program, known as Superfund, back into the spotlight. They're...
Food or Fantasy? Only the Chef Knows. ; Edible Menus? Liquid Salad? Chef Homaro Cantu Has Turned a Chicago Restaurant into a Playground for Food Lovers
At Chicago's Moto restaurant, dinner begins with the menu - literally. On one recent evening, it was a delicious "panini" with tomato and Parmesan. Diners must resist its aroma long enough to scan the menu before taking a bite.Not that reading it matters...
Gerald Ford, Reconciler-in-Chief
It was a time of deep division and political uncertainty in America. Gerald Ford tried to bridge the chasm of enmity with a plain-spoken reminder: The Constitution works; the US is a nation of law, not men. As he delivered his remarks, several of the...
GOP Corporate Allies in Congress's Cross Hairs ; Pharmaceutical Companies and Big Oil Look to Be Democrats' First Targets after the Party Takes Control of Capitol Hill in January
When Republicans expanded their majority in 2004, their first target was the trial lawyers, virtual ATM dispensers for Democratic candidates. A new law curbing class-action lawsuits was on the president's desk by mid-February.Now, Democrats are targeting...
In Aceh, Building Peace amid Building Pains ; the Province Must Continue Post-Tsunami Reconstruction While Delivering on Last Year's Peace Accord, Which Was Aimed at Ending Three Decades of Separatist Fighting
Mahfud pulls on his black gumboots and stomps along the exposed riverbed to where a wheezing mechanical digger is scooping out gravel and sand. On the riverbank, two yellow trucks wait in the drizzling rain to collect their loads, destined for Aceh.On...
In Dorms, Men and Women Now Room Together ; Some 20 Colleges Allow Coed Rooms. Friendships - Not Sexual Intimacy - Tend to Motivate Students to Sign Up
Janet Dewar and Matt Danzig met as college freshmen and hit it off so well they now are roommates. They share two on-campus rooms with only one doorway into the hall. That they don't share a gender doesn't give them a second thought."At first when I...
In Japan, New Nationalism Takes Hold ; the Country's Post-World War II Pacificism Is Being Challenged by a More Assertive, Patriotic Attitude
On a pleasant November morning, some 300 Japanese executives paid $150 each to hear a lanky math professor named Masahiko Fujiwara give a secular sermon on restoring Japan's greatness. Mr. Fujiwara spoke quietly, without notes, for 80 minutes. His message,...
John Kenneth Galbraith Understood Capitalism as Lived - Not as Theorized ; He Wasn't as Celebrated as Milton Friedman, but He Enhanced Our Grasp the Nature of the Market Economy
Economists John Kenneth Galbraith and Milton Friedman believed that ideas mattered. Both were great proponents and great exemplars of debate and discussion. Each was a master of the English language, and it was through words, not mathematics (the language...
Letters
To stem the flow of illegal immigrants, start with employersYour Dec. 18 editorial, "Crossing the ID border," offers valid points with which our US Congress must come to grips as it searches for an answer to this difficult problem of illegal immigration....
Milton Friedman: Objective Scientist First, Free-Market Promoter Second ; the Founder of the 'Chicago School' of Economics Reinvigorated the World's Faith in Capitalism
Above all, economist Milton Friedman was an independent, objective thinker who systematically applied the scientific method to economic problems and eventually to the entire spectrum of the social sciences. He was without peer in achieving this intellectual...
No Solutions in Sight? ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
I sighed and prayed for patience. This was the third conversation I'd had with an outside vendor who, once again, had called with a project-ending crisis - an unsolvable problem that meant the brochure they were producing would not be printed. And, if...
On the Horizon
Shrews: underwater sniffersWhen bloodhounds lose the scent of an escaped convict at the water's edge, it may be time to unleash the water shrews. A Vanderbilt University biologist has discovered that the shrews, and at least one other water-loving mammal,...
Pakistan Proposes Fence to Rein in Taliban ; on Tuesday, It Announced Plans to Put Barriers and Land Mines along Its 1,500-Mile Border with Afghanistan
First, Pakistan tried to fight the Taliban militia along its remote, craggy border with Afghanistan. Then it tried to make peace with them. This week, Pakistan announced a new solution to the problem on its western frontier: mines and fences along the...
Reporters on the Job
* Creative Engineering? Correspondent Simon Montlake visited the village of Indrapuri, in Aceh, Indonesia, where he reported from last year during the start of the Aceh resistance weapons surrender. "Mahfud was one of the ex-fighters I met last year,...
Shopping Can Be Fun - Honest! ; I Stared at the Mirror. Who Was This Woman with the Fluffy Boa Collar Swirling So Carefreely around Her Neck? Not Quite Me, but I Was Intrigued by the Transformation
The girls-night-out adventure began with a simple trip to the shopping mall. I usually resist shopping. I do not browse or linger in stores. My modus operandi is continual forward momentum - I snatch what I need, check out, and escape.On this particular...
Short Stuff
Dancing penguinsMumbles the penguin puts it the best: Tap dancing, he says, "is like singing with your body."This piece of wisdom comes straight from the beak of no less an authority than the digitally animated star of the box-office hit "Happy Feet."In...
Why Cops in Sofia Don't Want Your Bribe ; EU Pressure Has Helped Reformers Crack Down on Corruption Ahead of the Countries' Jan. 1 Accession
One night this month, Viktor Melamed was zipping down a boulevard in Sofia - a little too zippily, it turned out - when a cop waved him down.Expecting the officer to offer the infamous line, "What should we do now?" - a hint many Bulgarians respond to...