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 May 3, 2005

After 9/11 Can We Learn from Spanish History? ; Medieval Muslims, Christians, and Jews Lived Together in Peace but Also Collided in Violence. Their Story Could Help the Modern World Choose the Better Path
Since Sept. 11 and Osama bin Laden's cryptic reference to al- Andalus, Spanish historians have discussed the relevance of medieval Spanish history to the modern world. These discussions unfortunately have been limited to the halls of academia. In "A...
A Growing Force against Meth Use ; Major Corporations Are Joining Legislative Efforts to Curb the Drug's Spread
Inroads are being made in the fight against homemade methamphetamine - the potent psycho-stimulant that's ravaged millions of lives in the heartland and has now moved to both coasts.In Rice County, Kan., the sheriff says a community awareness campaign...
America's Funniest Presidents
When a president or presidential candidate is really funny at the annual Gridiron Club banquet, the news quickly gets around that he has made a boffo speech and his witticisms usually are given much play in the national media.The best example of this...
A Rare Look Behind the Supreme Court's Veil ; Blackmun's Notes Take Us from Roe V. Wade to Friend/foe Burger
Harry A. Blackmun is best known as the US Supreme Court justice who authored Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that established a constitutional right to abortion.Six other justices joined his majority 1973 opinion. Yet it is Justice Blackmun who is...
A Tale of Oscilloscopes ... and Proliferation Risks ; This Week, Global Leaders Review Nuclear Policy. Meanwhile, 'Lone- Wolf' Suppliers like Asher Karni Ply Their Trade
At first Asher Karni declined to pursue the purchase of the triggered spark gaps - sophisticated switches that can be used to detonate nuclear bombs. But his Pakistani customer persisted. So on June 17, 2003, Mr. Karni, an Israeli electronics dealer...
A Tough Road in Curbing Spread of Nuclear Arms ; at Meeting in New York, US Will Take a Hard Line, but Others Blame Nuclear Powers for Problems
First comes the shouting and then, supposedly, the negotiating.As representatives of 189 nations gather in New York to try to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, the world's nuclear haves and have nots are ratcheting up threats accompanying a month-long...
Baseball's Second Chance
Major League Baseball players don't have to accept Commissioner Bud Selig's recent suggestion of a stricter antidoping policy. But they should.According to its contract, the players' union is under no obligation to change its rules until December 2008....
Cambodia's Killing Fields Get Privatized ; Plans for 'Renovation' Have Sparked a Row. Last Week, the UN Gave the Green Light for a War-Crimes Tribunal
The burial pits are shallower now, their banks softened by the wind and rain. Still, a few fragments of bone and faded cloth poke through the red soil.The bitter harvest of Cambodia's "Killing Fields" is hard to miss. Inside a concrete pagoda, a knot...
DeLay Investigation Triggering 'Ethics War' ; the House Ethics Panel Is to Organize This Week, as an Investigation Nears
A timely photo op with President Bush and a tribute at the Capitol Hilton next week signal how seriously official Washington is taking the next round of ethics investigations around embattled House leader Tom DeLay.It's an investigation that the House...
Despite Hardships of War, Many Soldiers Reenlist
In Iraq, there were the days that ran together in a never-ending stream of patrols, mission after mission that left him cursing the superiors who sent him out into the teeth of the insurgency. There were the nights when mortars crashed nearby, close...
For These Actors, the Answer Is 'Noh'
For 600 years, Japanese Noh theater actors have taken their places on polished cypress stages to play out stories of gods, nobles, demons, ghosts, warriors, and beautiful women. The essence of Noh has changed very little. At the back of the stage, drummers...
How to Read More and like It
"I'll never forget the day I read a book!" Jimmy Durante sang it with such gravel-voiced joy that you wished everyone could share the feeling.How to read more and like it? The irony is that authors have made us read so many pages to learn how to be better...
If You Love Him on NPR, Now ... ; Scott Simon's First Novel Honors Humanity under Siege
As dawn breaks, a teenage girl sits on a roof chewing gum. She's not waiting to meet her boyfriend; she's a Bosnian sniper trying to choose a target. It's November 1992, and Sarajevo has been under siege for seven months. Irena Zaric, high school basketball...
Letters
Muslim belief that women can distract men belittles bothThe April 27 article "In Turkey, Muslim women gain expanded religious authority" states that Sunni preacher Usuf al-Qaradawi of Qatar issued a fatwa saying that leadership of prayers in Islam is...
NATO's Toe in the Darfur Crisis
Two years after civil war began in Sudan's Darfur region - leaving 1.8 million people uprooted and perhaps 160,000 dead - pieces of a solution are starting to fall into place.International efforts to end this tragedy in Africa's largest nation, however,...
New Airline Democratizes Brazil's Skies ; Discounter Gol Airlines to Expand across South America
In an age when airlines are going bankrupt faster than you can say Chapter 11, some might say that starting one in a developing nation like Brazil was a brave decision.But since taking off in January 2001 with just six planes and seven destination cities,...
Now Evolving in Biology Classes: A Testier Climate ; Some Science Teachers Say They're Encountering Fresh Resistance to the Topic of Evolution - and It's Coming from Their Students
Nearly 30 years of teaching evolution in Kansas has taught Brad Williamson to expect resistance, but even this veteran of the trenches now has his work cut out for him when students raise their hands.That's because critics of Charles Darwin's theory...
Pedal Power Thrives in Germany ; Ad-Friendly and Environmentally Sensitive, Human-Powered Taxis Are Flourishing across German Cities
Like many of Germany's 5 million unemployed, Jens Indorf trudged out each morning in a futile search for a job. His year-long quest ended when he took a job as a Velotaxi driver. Now he gets up each morning with a spring in his step - a product of days...
Political Gains for Mideast Women ; Six Female Iraqi Ministers Join a Growing Number of Arab Women in Politics
When Iraq's parliament approved 32 cabinet ministers to form that country's new government last week, six of these top-ranking bureaucrats were women. Kurds, Christians, and Sunnis, they were among the first females to ever hold such positions of power...
Reporters on the Job
* A Complete Picture : Correspondent Simon Montlake has visited Cambodia before, but this was his first trip to the killing fields. Previously, he had seen the notorious detention center in Phnom Penh that was once a school where some 17,000 people had...
So You Want to Be the Best? ; for Kids
My trophy collection had a special level all its own on the shelves that stood in the corner of my room. I was proud of winning the spelling bee and of being No. 1 in my classes. And I certainly loved the trophies that came with those honors.Being the...
Swahili Studies - in a Doughnut Shop?
It's 9 p.m. on a Monday, and Voodoo Doughnuts - the all-night doughnut shop that stands on a corner in downtown Portland, Ore. - is looking like a classroom.In one corner of the tiny store, eight people sit on wooden benches, eyes fixed on a small chalkboard...
The Peabodys (and Suitors) Afresh ; Attaining 'A Decent Independence' Was Better Than Learning to 'Bake a Pudding'
In the pantheon of notable 19th-century American women, Elizabeth Peabody is a particularly bright light. Her contributions to intellectual thought, educational methods, and literary culture are astonishing, especially in a age when most women were constrained...