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 January 24, 2006

Another US Automaker Down - but Not Out
Ford Motor Co.'s dramatic restructuring plan - which would cut 25,000 to 30,000 jobs, fully one-fourth of its North American workforce - conjures up fears in some quarters that Detroit could become a manufacturing ghost town.But it's not time to write...
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A Palestinian Pivot
Take a moment for the plight of Palestinian voters, who cast ballots Wednesday in a historic election. Should they pick a party that may govern efficiently but can't or won't talk with Israel, or one that can negotiate but now governs weakly and chaotically?The...
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A 'Place Apart' ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
Way up north in Minnesota, near the town of Tower, is a lake called Vermillion. Black Duck Island is one of many small chunks of rock and trees, this one not much bigger than an acre. During the nonfrozen months it's accessible only by boat.A friend...
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'A Romantic Vision, Conceived in Spirit' ; an Architect and an Educator Found Common Ground and Purpose on the Bluffs of the Mississippi River
With Bernard Maybeck at Principia College, architecture professor Robert Craig has produced a great love story disguised as a coffee- table book.In his generously illustrated chronicle of the conception, design, and building of The Principia College,...
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As the Republicans Fumble, a Return to Tried and True Plays
A year ago, President Bush, fresh from his reelection, was a man with bold ideas. He told the press, "I earned capital - political capital - in the campaign, and now I intend to spend it." He told the nation of his plans to dramatically alter Social...
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A Tiny World That Teems with Life ; in a Small New England Village, a Cast of Quirky Characters Probe Life's Deeper Mysteries
Three fifth-grade girls go for a walk along a beach and find a dead man. Two of them run for help; the third brings him back to life.So opens The Thin Place, the sixth novel by Kathryn Davis ("Versailles"), a novelist who has been compared to everybody...
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Backstory: Spinning Their Wheels ; Hot Cars Spinning Doughnuts - a Metaphor for Freedom in South African Townships
From the first screech of his tires, it's clear that, on this course, Jeff James is king. He revs his gold 1993 BMW Alpine. This is his baby, his chariot, hand-painted and jury-rigged to perfection. "Don't Call the Police" is its nickname, from the letters...
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Haitian Migrants Face Rising Backlash Next Door ; in the Dominican Republic, Haitians Looking for Work Face Poor Treatment and an Increasing Threat of Attack
The bodies were found scattered along the side of the road: suffocated to death and thrown out of the truck in which they had been traveling. The 25 Haitians were headed across the Caribbean island to the Dominican Republic this month, and to what they...
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Hearts in Search of Home ; Questions of Identity Weave throughout This Rich, Tragicomic Second Novel by Kiran Desai
Over the course of many years of both novel-reading and theatergoing I find I have become preoccupied with endings. It seems they're just so very difficult to do.Overly tidy denouements are hard to pull off because they sacrifice so much of reality....
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How Mainers Greet Troops: Hugs, Fudge and 41 Cellphones
It is well after dinnertime for Kay Lebowitz, but she hardly notices - she has hundreds of American troops to greet.Here at Bangor International Airport, she bustles about, sliding next to them at the snack bar. "I always ask them if they have children,"...
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India History Spat Hits US ; California Educators Have Unleashed Debate with Textbook Revisions
In the halls of Sacramento, a special commission is rewriting Indian history: debating whether Aryan invaders conquered the subcontinent, whether Brahman priests had more rights than untouchables, and even whether ancient Indians ate beef.That this seemingly...
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Jill Carroll: Former Islamic Militant Calls for Her Release ; Also, Jim Carroll Renews Plea for Daughter's Release
Late Sunday evening (Monday morning in Iraq), Jill Carroll's father, Jim, made another plea for his daughter's release. In a brief interview on CNN, which was later broadcast on Al Jazeera, the Arab satellite television station, Mr. Carroll said, in...
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Letters
Economics, not religion, causes repression in Islamic countriesIn his Jan. 18 Opinion piece, "To progress, Islamic countries must advance women's rights," John Hughes argues that Muslim countries are underdeveloped because narrow interpretations of sharia...
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Meet the Snowflake Man ; He Pioneered the Study of Snowflakes When He Photographed the First One
What's up with snowflakes? Is it true that of the billions and billions that float from the sky, each one is different? "The Snowflake Man" thought so. He coined the phrase "no two snowflakes are alike."The Snowflake Man was Wilson A. Bentley. He earned...
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National Security vs. Whistle-Blowing ; Protections Erode for Those Who Allege Governmental Wrongdoing - Especially If Going Public Risks State Secrets
Former intelligence officer Russ Tice wants to tell Congress about what he believes were illegal actions undertaken by the National Security Agency in its highly sophisticated eavesdropping programs.But he can't. He's been warned by the NSA that the...
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Russia's New Cold War: -96 Degrees F
It has to be awfully cold before most Russian men will abandon their traditional machismo and lower the earflaps of their fur hats. Normally that pegs one as a wimp - or a foreigner. (Though Canadian, I've long-since adopted Russian ways and watch the...
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Why Not Test Bin Laden's 'Truce' Offer?
One of the hardest decisions a president of the United States is obligated to make is that of going to war. It is a decision, however, that pales in comparison to the degree of difficulty in making peace when one's enemy remains unvanquished. With the...
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Why US Doesn't Trust Iran on Nukes ; Monday, Iran Threatened a Full-Scale Enrichment Program - If It Is 'Referred' to the UN
Asked why they're suspicious of Iran's nuclear intentions, US officials point to Natanz.Iran's Natanz nuclear site is in a remote area 200 miles south of Tehran. Key facilities are buried, with vehicle entrance ramps hidden beneath dummy buildings. Construction...
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Yemen Attempts to Rein in Outlaw Tribes ; Officials Hope to Reduce Broad Gun Ownership and Extend Reach in Lawless Areas
Surrounded by a group of tribesmen sporting gold-trimmed robes and daggers, Sheikh Abdul- Rahman al-Marwani speaks like a man on a mission."The Sheikhs and the clerics have given up their responsibilities," he says. "So we have to step in and take over...
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Yet Another Way to Look at Lincoln ; A British Scholar Offers an 'Emotionally Detached' View of Lincoln as a Politician
His statue stands in London's Parliament Square along with those of Winston Churchill and other British statesmen. Prime Minister Tony Blair has quoted him. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has recorded his most famous speech on a CD.Nearly...
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