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, 2005

A Letter Gets the Lights Turned Back on ; New Yorkers Would Never Tolerate This, nor Should Venetians with the Redentore
The two cities I know best in the world are New York , where I live, and Venice. As a frequent visitor to Venice over the years, I have acquired specialized knowledge of the city. Many visitors know the paintings of Giovanni Bellini, Vittore Carpaccio,...
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A Shift toward Diplomacy in Iraq
On Nov. 30, President Bush finally told the US public and the world how he plans to achieve the victory in Iraq that has eluded him for the past two-and-a-half years. Some of the benchmarks he provided there for what constitutes "success" in Iraq were...
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Backstory: Einsteins at Five ; in the 'New' Kindergarten, Kids No Longer Just Tie Shoes, but Read, Write, and Calculate
Barely 5 years old, Edgar Padilla can accurately draw bar graphs and create "A-B" patterns of geometric shapes. He discusses the finer points of underwater photography. He occasionally infuses his sentences with the word "meta-cognition," to the confoundment...
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Christians Battle over 'Narnia' ; Conservative and Liberal Theologians Try to Lay Claim to Author C.S. Lewis's Towering Legacy as a Christian Thinker
The legacy of one of the 20th century's most influential religious figures is suddenly up for grabs, thanks to a new family film intended to make millions at the box office.That's because Walt Disney's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and...
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Christian TV Hits Egypt's Airwaves ; Aghapy TV, Owned by the Coptic Christian Church, Says It Wants to Promote Unity. Critics Worry It Will Do the Opposite
Aghapy TV, the first completely Christian, Egyptian-run television channel, is hitting the airwaves at a particularly delicate time.Aimed at promoting the teachings of the Coptic Christian faith around the world, the station made its debut last month...
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City Schools Bring Home Better Report Cards
Urban education often gets a bad rap. But since 2003, a number of large city school districts have outpaced the national average when it comes to improving their students' math and reading skills.A snapshot of fourth- and eighth-graders released last...
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Failed Case Seen as Blow to Terror War ; but Many Muslim-Americans See the Acquittal of Sami Al-Arian as a Vindication of US Justice
The failure of a major federal prosecution of a suspected terrorist supporter is drawing two radically different reactions.Many Muslim-Americans are hailing the acquittal of former college professor and Palestinian activist Sami al-Arian as a vindication...
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How Common Is US Abuse of Detainees? ; the Military Has Not Been Subject to Such Intense Public Scrutiny Before
Any analysis of America's record on detainee abuse in the war on terror begins with a single set of numbers: Amid the handling of an estimated 70,000 detainees, military officials say they have found fewer than 600 credible allegations of abuse.It is...
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Hussein Tests Trial Judge's Control ; like Slobodan Milosevic, Iraq's Ex-President Is Trying to Undermine the Court
The often disorderly trial of Saddam Hussein continued Wednesday - without the former president present - sharpening questions about who's in charge after five days of proceedings.Some observers wonder whether the judicial process is being usurped in...
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In Aceh, Trust Rebuilds ; Ex-Rebels Registering with Officials Cite the Importance of European Monitors
As a former militant commander for the separatist Free Aceh Movement who says he was tortured and beaten in jail, Marzuki Abdurrahman has few reasons to trust the Indonesian government.And yet, Mr. Abdurrahman and almost 60 other separatists from GAM,...
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Letters
Capital punishment or clemency: Is one better than the other?I staunchly disagree with your Dec. 5 editorial, "Let 'Tookie' live for the good he's doing." Capital punishment is not revenge or necessarily even a deterrent but is a jury's measured expression...
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Locking Uncle Sam out of Asia
Big-power summits have had little effect since the end of the cold war. But in Asia, where old rivalries are still tense, their potential is still huge. On Monday, 16 leaders hold the first Asia- wide summit. The results may be few, but note: The region's...
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On the Horizon ; News from the Frontiers of Science
'Trading' pollutionA new study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., suggests that the US trade imbalance with China is also leading to a carbon-emissions imbalance, with America "exporting" CO2 emissions to China as it...
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Pakistanis Wary of Army's Next Job ; Quake Reconstruction Effort Will Be Headed by Generals, but Army Denies Claims It Will Dominate the Process
Winter is descending on the highlands of northern Pakistan, delaying the transition from earthquake relief operations to the longer-range efforts of rebuilding.But in Islamabad, the early outlines of the reconstruction are being sketched out, and there...
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Schools Build 'Cultures of Excellence' ; Experts Say Bold, Systematic Leadership Is Key to Success
Confronting achievement gaps and opportunity gaps is not optional at Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights, Calif. Last year, Principal William Roberts posted some stark numbers over the copy machine, showing that Latinos made up 63 percent of the...
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Send Future US Business Leaders Abroad
As a nation, we are losing our edge. In the lab, in the classroom, and in the marketplace, the United States is seeing its competitive advantage dwindle.The Business Roundtable, the National Academy of Sciences, and others have sounded the alarm in a...
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Tests on Post-Katrina Muck Yield Little Consensus on Risk ; EPA Finds Contaminant Levels in Sediment Pose Few Hazards. Environmentalists, Citing Own Studies, See Need for Urgency
When hurricane Katrina roared ashore along the Gulf Coast 100 days ago, it stirred up tons of toxic substances, much of which had been stored safely or buried benignly beneath the earth. But when floodwaters subsided or were pumped out of low-lying areas,...
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The Joy of Travel: Finding the Unexpected
I had experienced serendipity while traveling before, but mostly as a youth. During a college semester abroad, carrying nothing but a small knapsack, I boarded a train in London shortly before Christmas and spent 30 days touring Europe with a friend....
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Thirteen Rainbows ... and More! ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
I have two delightful paintings on my office wall. One, by one of my granddaughters, 6-year-old Brittany. The other, by the daughter of a colleague of mine, 7-year-old Nadja, who visits our office occasionally. Both girls volunteered to do pictures for...
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To Seize Back the Agenda, Bush Grabs the Bullhorn ; His Speeches on Iraq and Economy Stress Successes
Republicans have greeted the flurry of presidential speechmaking on Iraq and the economy - complete with slogans and campaign-style rhetoric - with a loud "it's about time."At a congressional retreat last week, after President Bush had delivered the...
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Waning Era of the Middle-Class Factory Job
For Mary Aremia-Van Alst, the happiest day of her 10 years working at Delphi Corp. is easy to pinpoint: It was the day she got the job."I was ecstatic," she says, referring to that day in January 1995. The auto-parts company, then a division of General...
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