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 2, 2005

Bolton's Next Hurdle: Spurring UN Reform ; despite a Backdoor Arrival, the Controversial Diplomat Could Set a Tone for Change
By sidestepping the Senate and naming controversial nuclear-arms diplomat John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations during a congressional recess, President Bush has thrilled the Republican Party's right while stymieing moderates of both parties...
Cap State Spending: The Next New Wave? ; in California, a November Initiative Called 'Live within Our Means' Aims to Reel in Overspending
Pumped up in part by the public-relations offensive of a former bodybuilder - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger - an initiative may be muscling its way back to the top of statehouse agendas: spending caps.The idea: keep state governments from spending...
Death of Former Rebel Chief Tests Sudan Peace ; John Garang, Who Signed a Peace Accord with Khartoum Ending Two Decades of War, Died in a Crash This Weekend
For two decades, John Garang personified Sudan's bloody civil war. For the past seven months, he personified peace. His death this weekend will sharply test which legacy will prevail.Distraught rioters burned cars and threw stones Monday in Khartoum,...
Don't Do Al Qaeda's Work for It ; Public Claims of Inevitable Attacks Create Mainly Fear
"It's not a matter of if, but when." This fatalistic phrase, used to describe an unquestioned inevitability to another Al Qaeda- related attack, is being parroted around the world as if it were rock-solid truth.Vice President Dick Cheney used it back...
Don't Get into a Lather over Sweatshops
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is pushing the city council to adopt an ordinance that forbids the use of municipal funds to purchase uniforms and other clothing made in "sweatshops." Across the country, colleges often adopt similar standards for clothing...
Eeyore No More ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
It's all captured on film, the grainy home-movie variety. My shiny red purse sways from side to side, bright and jaunty. But it's swung by my 2-year-old brother.He was always the happy one. I was Eeyore from "Winnie the Pooh" - somber, tentative, even...
Flashy, Raucous, Sad: The Jimi Hendrix Experience ; by the Age of 27 He Had Revolutionized Rock Music
Fired by Little Richard. Fired by Ike and Tina Turner. Terminated by numerous now forgotten blues and rock bands.You would think this was the resume of a second-rate back-up guitar player, but it's the precelebrity track record of no less than the late,...
How Can We Fix the World If We Can't Read a Map? ; without a Good Grasp of Geography, Terrorism May Be Tougher to Fight
Compromise is what maps and mapmakers are all about. When I teach geography, this is the first principle I teach.To demonstrate this, I use "the grapefruit lesson." Take a grapefruit. Think of it as the Earth. Identify the North and South poles. Then,...
How the Father of the A-Bomb Fell from Grace ; A Provocative Tale of a Time When Politicians, Scientists, and Technology Went Awry
It's both fitting and disturbing that a book chronicling the ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer should be released in a year marking the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and at a time when the threat of nuclear weapons remains...
How to Find Forgiveness for the Costliest of Mistakes ; Most Families Long to Hear 'I'm Sorry.'
Part of being human is making mistakes. But what we say and do after the mistake makes a tremendous difference.When a mistake involves serious injury or even death, the stakes are high. A highly publicized 1999 report from the Institute of Medicine,...
It Will All Be Made Clear in the Next Zapatista Memo
Clouds roll in from the mountains, low and heavy, and cover the rebel stronghold. Two young men, their black ski masks tossed carelessly beside them, sit at the Collective Cafe of the Resistance sipping grapefruit soda and chatting softly in the indigenous...
Letters
Pakistan needs US help to root out militant IslamResponding to the July 27 article "British keep a wary eye on Pakistan": Militants in Pakistan were strengthened with the help of the United States to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. Who benefited...
Meet These 'Gentle Giants'
When Elizabeth Flint was 7, her parents went to an auction and brought home the biggest creatures she'd ever seen. They were draft horses - the kind of heavy horses that worked on farms before tractors were invented. But Elizabeth's parents didn't buy...
New Energy Probe May Harm Sea Life ; US Quest to Find Offshore Oil and Gas Reserves Raises Concerns about 'Blasting' Marine Animals
Faced with its biggest energy challenge in more than 20 years, the United States is poised to look for offshore reserves of oil and natural gas as never before.By using the latest techniques, government officials hope to update surveys more than two...
Roma Realities and Possibilities
Most Peace Corps volunteers in Ukraine have stories about gypsies, and I have a few more than others.Before coming here 16 months ago and working with some of Uzhgorod's gypsies, I thought of them as romanticized fortunetellers, moving from city to city...
Saudi Dynasty Has New King, Same Agenda ; Abdullah Is a Reformer, but New King's Hands Are Tied by Hard- Liners
The passing of King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Monday marks the end of a reign that saw both the rise of militant Islam inside Saudi Arabia and a strengthening of ties with the United States.Any shift in power in the kingdom, the world's largest oil producer,...
Special Briefing: How Radical Islamists See the World
Persistent suicide bombings in Iraq. Attacks on London subways. Explosions at an Egyptian resort.Whether related or not, these recent incidents have heightened global concern about the spread of radical Islamist militancy. And they raise questions about...
Terror Threat Not Halting Tourism ; Last Year, Tourism Was Up 50 Percent in Bali and 20 Percent in Morocco, While Sharm El-Sheikh Is Rebounding
Just hours after three massive bombs ripped through the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on July 23, Jonathan Gatland, a British doctor on vacation with his three children stood defiant. He would not go home and he would return again. "Fear is not going...
The Atomic Bomb in American Culture
Did you know that the Kremlin was responsible for getting the castaways off of Gilligan's Island, or that the 50's hit song, "Sh'boom (Life could be a dream)" had its genesis in the Bikini Atoll atom bomb tests?No? Then perhaps you were also unaware...
What Truman Was Thinking When He Decided to Drop the Bomb ; Hiroshima May Not Have Brought Japan to Surrender
Sixty years ago, on Aug. 6, 1945, the United States detonated an atomic bomb over Hiroshima, a city of more than 300,000 people.Just after the blast, the temperature at ground zero exceeded 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and those on the ground were roasted...
Young Japanese Bring New Spark to Fireworks Custom ; Older Generations Often Bemoan the Difficulty in Getting Young People to Care about Cultural Events. Not So with Habani, or 'Fire- Flowers.'
Older generations in Japan often bemoan the difficulty in getting young people to care about cultural events. But there is one annual custom which is in no danger of fizzling out: the summer fireworks festival.Young people are flocking in greater numbers...