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 August 3, 2004

9/11 Panel's Plan Has a Big Price Tag ; beyond Spy-Agency Reshuffle, Steps Urged by Commission Would Cost Billions in Ports, at the Border, Overseas
New terror alerts are reinforcing the 9/11 commission's "urgent" call to reinforce America's defenses, but they are also a reminder that securing the homeland involves a difficult balancing act of money versus safety and liberty versus lockdown.The panel...
A Funny Thing Happened on Way to Disbelief ; A Theologian at Oxford University Explains Why Atheism's Appeal Has Faded
Time magazine spurred public debate 40 years ago with a startling question on its cover: "Is God Dead?" Some estimate that half the world's population was then nominally atheist. And many in the West were predicting that scientific progress would eliminate...
An Evening with Coretta Scott King ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
I had the privilege recently of sitting at the dinner table with Coretta Scott King. It was a larger, more formal table than I'm accustomed to, in a larger, fancier home than mine. Waiters served us - that certainly never happens at my house! - and there...
A Spicy History of Humanity ; the Quest for Spices Drove Exploration around the World
On a shelf in one of my kitchen cabinets, I have a small jar of much-traveled cloves that have crossed the Atlantic twice in the international moves I have made over the past decade. As their numbers have dwindled over the years since I bought them,...
A 'True Life' Memoir of an Honor Killing Unravels in Australia
The facts of Norma Khouri's story were supposedly so explosive she had to flee Jordan to write it.Her bestselling memoir, "Forbidden Love," tells how her lifelong friend, Dalia, is killed for loving the wrong man. In the book, the two 20-something women...
Can State Intervene in Medical Decisions? ; Florida Supreme Court Will Decide If Gov. Jeb Bush Was Right in Restoring a Feeding Tube to a Critically Ill Woman
For 14 years, Terri Schiavo has relied on a nutrition tube inserted into her throat to keep her alive.During six of those years, the severely brain-damaged Florida woman has existed at the center of a highly emotional legal struggle to determine whether...
Can You Be a Techie If You Can't Type?
Once a week at John Eaton Public School No. 160, each class comes to the computer lab for a session with teacher Susan Eastman. Kids pull an orange plastic cover over the keyboard so that they can't look at the letters and they power on the "Type to...
Germans Question Traditional Means of Learning a Job ; in the US and Germany, Economic Realities Drive New Approaches to Vocational Education
Janine Frisch used to see painting as a job. But at the Philipp Holzmann School she's discovered a profession - and also a passion.Like all pupils in Germany's specialized vocational system, Ms. Frisch learns both in school and on the job. And after...
Going Code Orange
In elevating the terrorist threat alert levels for the financial sectors of New York City, Washington, D.C., and Newark, N.J., on Sunday, the Department of Homeland Security acted with a specificity that increases its credibility.Prior changes in the...
His Head in the Clouds and His Dreams in the Sea ; Narcis Monturiol Built a Revolutionary Submarine, but His Plans for Success Sank
History is peppered with individuals whose inventions became indispensable to society: Johannes Gutenberg, Louis Pasteur, Alexander Graham Bell. Narcis Monturiol ardently wished for his Ictineo (combining the Greek words for "fish" and "boat") to become...
Home, Sweet Home ; A Penniless Aristocrat Is Forced into the Workforce to Save His Estate
The quickest way to thin out a shelf of great novels is to restrict yourself to the funny ones. Instead of alphabetizing the bounty that pours in every year, you'll be left casting about for a small vase to hold up the two or three contenders from each...
How New Yorkers Cope with Latest Terror Alert ; as Police Presence Grows, Cities Struggle to Balance Security Needs with Personal Freedoms
Acting on what US intelligence officials consider a "treasure trove" of information, the US is once again hardening its terror defenses - starting with Wall Street and the nation's financial sector.Yesterday that meant that when stock traders and investment...
In Brazil, an Unlikely Literary Mecca ; Parati's Second Annual International Literary Festival Drew Booker Prize Winners and Autograph Hounds
On the cobbled streets running alongside one bank of Parati's charming estuary, US author Paul Auster strides through the crowds like a rock star. Nearby, Booker Prize winners Martin Amis, Margaret Atwood, and Ian McEwan sign autographs for packs of...
Iraqis Decry Attacks on Christians
A rare display of violence against Christians here may signal that Sunni insurgents are broadening their effort to destabilize Iraq and stir up differences between Islam and other faiths.Bombing attacks against churches in Baghdad and Mosul Sunday night...
Kerry, the Happy Warrior, vs. the Defensive Smirk
Maybe John Kerry should visit home more often. Thursday night's speech showed a swagger many Americans hadn't seen in the usually staid senator. There was a sense of confidence. And as he gave President Bush backhanded semicompliments, and even took...
Lady Liberty Welcomes Visitors Again ; despite New Concerns about National Security, the Statue Is to Reopen to the Public Tuesday
As Willi casts his fishing line out into New York harbor, he stops and admires Lady Liberty standing in the distance framed by clouds pink from a setting sun, her torch glowing like a star."The Lady is alive," says the longtime New Yorker, who spends...
Letters
Are jobs an effective method of keeping score?Regarding the article "Jobs, pay, and the score so far" in the July 28 edition: Why can't we see the "half-full picture"? I think we need to focus more on the fact that there have been more jobs created,...
Liberty's Back ; the Famous Symbol of America Reopens to Tourists Tuesday
Now it is revered as a national symbol, but in the beginning the Statue of Liberty didn't get much respect. France's grand gift of friendship was first greeted with an "it'll never happen" attitude from Americans. When it began to look as though the...
Oil Windfall Heads for East Timor ; Asia's Poorest Nation Is Developing Offshore Fields That, in the Coming Years, Will Yield Billions of Dollars
Every week, Manuel Mendonca travels the dubious roads around East Timor's jagged peaks and valleys on a mission: to tell his fellow citizens about the wave of oil money that will soon crash upon the shores of the world's newest nation. He's the government's...
Quick Trip to a New Career
Mark Luzaitis has traded in spreadsheets for Sheetrock. After spending more than 12 years working as an accountant for several Fortune 500 companies and earning close to six figures, Mr. Luzaitis closed his briefcase and opened his toolbox to pursue...
Reporters on the Job
* Fictional Killings? Correspondent Janaki Kremmer was one of those who was caught up in the hype of what looks like a hoax. She bought a copy of the nonfiction book "Forbidden Love" (page 1) before the Australian media discovered a string of factual...
Terror War Can't Fill Strategic Vacuum
Although the cold war ended more than a decade ago, in August 1991, our political system has not yet produced a new, grand strategy for the United States to replace containment of communism.Until Sept. 11, 2001, this failure might have been attributable...
The Best Question Comes from a Third-Grader
I've been thinking a lot about interview questions lately, having recently gone through a stimulating interview process to be a K-8 principal. You have to answer a lot of questions in order to be a school principal, and I love a good question - better...
The Politics of Fighting Terror ; as Bush Calls for a National Director of Intelligence, Kerry Is Treading Carefully
The politics of terrorism have shot to the forefront, as both President Bush and his Democratic rival, Sen. John Kerry, grapple with a heightened terror threat aimed at the nation's financial centers.Both men face the challenge of addressing a potentially...