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 March 7, 2006

A Chapter of History Painful to Recall ; Forced Sterilization Is Today Unthinkable. but Could It Tempt Future Generations?
America saw itself as a promised land, a place where the hardworking and faithful could come and build a nation of prosperity, free from the imperfections they had left behind. But that ideal also sowed a bad seed that germinated over generations into...
A Gospel's Rocky Path from Egypt's Desert to Print
When the Gospel of Judas first surfaced in Geneva in 1983, scholars wondered if the mysterious text could trigger a reappraisal of history's most infamous traitor.They never found out, however, because they couldn't afford the $3 million price tag on...
Argentine Women Ask, 'What's in a Name?' ; A Law May Change That Requires a Married Woman to Use 'De' - Meaning 'Of' - before Her Husband's Last Name
What's in a name? If you're a married woman in Argentina, it's often a little word called "de," meaning "of," that comes after your maiden name and before your husband's last name.But for many Argentine women these days, the possessive ring to that traditional...
A Search for a 1970s-Style Utopia ; Three Dreamers Set out to Remake Their World in an Abandoned Farmhouse
When 17-year-old Thomas Mahey leaves Paducah, Ky., with the history teacher he has fallen in love with and an anarchist vagabond named Shiloh, the three are not so much fleeing their present as rushing toward a future they don't understand. The Best...
Australia at the Crossroads of Globalization
A decade ago, Woolloomooloo Wharf stood as a derelict eyesore from an earlier era. Now it glitters with a Taj hotel, a top restaurant, and loft-style condominiums popular with actors like Russell Crowe. Indeed, Sydney's waterfront is thriving, boasting...
Backstory: Can You Say Pied-a-Terre in Bulgarian? ; Three Days, $20,000, and a Romantic Cliffhanger of a Real Estate Expedition
Bulgaria is touted as 'The New' Tuscany or Provence. Westerners are flocking to buy cut-price vacation homes here near Black Sea beaches or budget ski resorts. Summers are long and hot; skiing is Europe's cheapest and sunniest.Following the fall of Communism,...
'Color' Revolutions Wane ; Russia Asserts Its Influence Ahead of Elections in Belarus and Ukraine This Month
Two key former Soviet states - Belarus and Ukraine - head into elections this month amid dramatic accusations of planned coups, state coercion, and vote-fixing.But Moscow isn't worried.Instead, there is a sense of calm and fresh confidence here that...
Crackdown on Animal-Rights Activists ; New Jersey Guilty Verdict Puts Focus on Extremists' Tactics That Congress Is Trying to Curb
Animal-rights activists around the country - at least the most extreme - are becoming increasingly militant. And law enforcement officials and lawmakers are stepping up efforts to combat those who break the law.These interconnected trends came to a head...
Denouncing the Dubai Deal Won't Ensure Port Security ; Politicians' Exercise in Arab Bashing Doesn't Address the Legitimate Issue of Port Security
There's been a virtual frenzy with senators, congressmen, and governors jumping over one another to take the lead in bashing the Dubai port deal, the United Arab Emirates, or the Bush administration. It's all being done, critics say, in the name of national...
Diversify Iraqi Security Forces ; for a Stable Iraq, Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds Must Share the Security Burden
The recent renomination of Ibrahim al- Jaafari for prime minister of Iraq signals that negotiation over the shape of a new government has begun in earnest. The most important issue in this process for Iraq's future is control of the sword of the Iraqi...
Early Writings from the 'Little House' Author ; Letters and Diaries of Laura Ingalls Wilder
It's hard to imagine the author of the Little House series - among the most beloved of children's books - saying she didn't consider herself a writer. And yet, in A Little House Traveler, a collection of diary entries and letters penned during three...
For Pilots, the Sky's the Limit ; When They Were Kids, These Three Women Wanted to Be Pilots. Now They've Reached Their Goal and Are Living Their Dreams ... in the Air
Have you ever watched a plane soar through the sky? Did you ever wish you could ride on it ... or even fly it? A fascination with aviation has led these three women pilots on amazing flight paths of their own.Meryl Getline, professional pilot since 1973Ms....
Gray Skies, Blue Skies ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
Where I grew up, long cloudy periods were the norm for much of the year. In fact, on clear days we used to laugh about seeing an unidentified flying object - the sun.The joke soured over time.As people talked about how negatively the weather affected...
Her Dream of a Bridge to 'The Other Side' ; an 18th-Century Brooklyn Woman Spends Her Life Trying to Realize Her Vision of a Bridge to Manhattan
Fans of historical novels - particularly the fat, meticulously researched kind - have I got a bridge to sell you. During the Revolutionary War, a little girl looks across the East River and imagines that Manhattan is "the Other Side," where everyone...
In Rural Alaska, a Passion for High School Basketball ; the Fort Yukon Eagles Display a Strength and Character That Teach a Whole Town to Be Proud
If you think you've been cold this winter, just imagine putting a frozen basketball inside your shirt to warm it up. That's what the boys of Fort Yukon, Alaska, do before practice, to bring some bounce back to the "rocks" in a place where temperatures...
Iraqi Leadership Crisis Grows ; the New Parliament Convenes Sunday amid Deadlock over Who Will Be Prime Minister
Pushing the legal deadline to the limit, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani Monday declared that Iraq's new parliament will convene for the first time on March 12.But an event that was expected to bring a glimmer of hope - and the formation of a US-backed...
Justices Side with Military Recruiters ; Colleges Can't Exclude Recruiters from Campus to Protest Pentagon's Policy on Gays, They Rule
Military officials might have to run a bigger gantlet of protesters as they search for recruits on America's university campuses. But they no longer have to worry that they'll be shut out altogether because of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy related...
Letters
If Muslims disapprove of the norms in Europe, they can leaveIn regard to your Feb. 28 editorial, "Europe must find a home for its Muslims": I think it's up to the Muslims to integrate themselves. If they want to live in European countries, they will...
New Militia Is Potent Force in Nigeria's Oil-Rich Delta Region ; A Well-Organized Rebel Group Has Emerged to Shut off More Than One- Fifth of Nigeria's Oil Output
Gunmen dressed in black balaclavas and camouflage flak jackets approach in a boat. As it draws alongside, their voices can be heard singing. The chorus fades and they introduce themselves."We are the security men of the Niger delta," says one of the...
North Carolina's NASCAR Roots Pay off ; the Sport's New Hall of Fame Seems Destined for Charlotte
Too bad Atlanta. Boo-hoo Daytona. It looks as if Charlotte, N.C., has taken the checkered flag.News that Charlotte will become home to a new NASCAR Museum and Hall of Fame ends a photo-finish contest that began 14 months ago and that pitted tourist-hungry...
The Telecoms Strike Back ; AT&T, Bellsouth Deal Means More Services but Not Necessarily Cheaper Prices
Changes in the communications industry are spawning vast new choices - but not necessarily lower bills - for American consumers who dial, click, and channel surf.Cellphones now carry video as well as voice. The Internet can be used for phone calls as...
Why You Shouldn't Really Buy This Book ; Is It Even Possible to Withdraw from the Marketplace? One Writer Decides to Find Out
Much was familiar to me in Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping by Judith Levine - and I wasn't always comfortable with that.Levine begins the book by telling us about a mid-December day in 2003 when she found herself jammed into a subway car, fighting...
World Bank's War on Corruption
How can anyone question a global campaign against corruption? Graft scoffs at rule of law, dilutes a nation's wealth and market forces, degrades the environment, and frustrates citizens. And yet, such a new campaign at the World Bank, championed by president...