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 September 26, 2006

America's Other Border: High Tech, High Trust ; the 4,000 Miles That Join the US and Canada Are Heavily Trafficked and Easy to Cross. A Photo Expedition
Debate about America's borders is decidedly a one-sided affair. Rising illegal immigration and lingering worries about security have focused a bright light on the southern border. Left in the shadows is the northern border - a 4,000-mile stretch of land...
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Among 'The Disciple Generation,' Fervor and Diversity ; A 'Nonbelieving' Journalist Spends Time with the Young and Evangelical
In Seattle, a charismatic pastor draws tattooed musicians and other hipster youth to his mushrooming megachurch with a countercultural message that is culturally liberal, yet theologically conservative.At a Bible class in Colorado Springs, Colo., a first...
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A Starting Point for Prayer When Far from Home ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
As my Egyptian-born husband neared retirement, he hoped to spend more time in Cairo and Alexandria with his family. A few months later, an opportunity came up for me to go alone to Egypt and live for several months.My brother-in-law, Amir, invited me...
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Backstory: New Mexico's Cult of the Chile ; A Hot Icon Is Found on Every Porch and in Every Meal
Sheathed in green satin and confidence, Green Chile Queen Alexandria Berridge claims her title - coveted by every teenage girl in this village - is about more than beauty."I actually know what I'm talking about," she says of her chile credentials.This...
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Bitterly Divisive Politics Fuel Budapest Unrest ; as Calm Returns, Hungary's Young Democracy Examines Left-Right Clash and Awaits Crucial Local Elections Oct. 1
Many explanations have been put forward to explain the violence and civic unrest that marred Budapest last week, including economic dissatisfaction, moral outrage, and the memory of the 1956 uprising against Soviet rule. While some of these factors sparked...
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Build a City from Boxes ; for These Kids, Building a City - with the Help of Teachers and Friends - Is All in a Day's Work
Ask third-grader Marmarah Similien what an ideal city needs, and you'll get a matter-of-fact answer: a science museum just for kids, she says. That's where she wants to work when she grows up.So she built one - out of shoe boxes, construction paper,...
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Even in Tightly Controlled China, Anyone Can Be a Reporter ; When People Are Armed with Camera Phones, Information Is Harder to Quash
Much has been made of the great democratizing impact of the new media - the fact that anyone with a laptop, a modem, and a website can be a journalist.Of course, as has been mentioned in this very space before, not everyone actually is a journalist....
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Frances Townsend
Frances Townsend, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, is a self-described worrier.At a breakfast Monday with reporters she quipped, "If we were going to go through the long list of things that bother me and that I worry...
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How Long Will Housing Slump Last? ; the Slump, Which Has Seen the Median Price of a Home Drop 1.7 Percent, Could Last in into the Summer of 2007, Experts Say
First came a slowdown in the volume of home sales. Now prices are falling, and the question for anyone selling, buying, or even just hanging onto a home is: How far and how fast?The expert consensus: The slump could last into the summer of 2007. And...
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Hugo Chavez Is Not Going Away Soon
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's recent proclamations that President Bush is the devil and that he could still smell the sulfur from Mr. Bush's visit to the UN the day before have largely been covered by the media as laughable and absurd.But if you...
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In Pakistan, the Delicate Dance of a Key US Ally ; Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's Deal with Islamists May Weaken the Broader War on Terror
His autobiography, "In the Line of Fire," went on sale Monday and is aptly titled. Since Sept. 11, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has survived three assassination attempts by Muslim extremists. Later this week, Mr. Musharraf meets with the US...
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Japan's Unorthodox Reformer Steps Down
After dragging Japan into the 21st century while finding the time to release two music CDs and ham it up at Graceland, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi steps down Tuesday, ending a five-year tenure that upended the staid world of Japanese politics.Mr....
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Letters
Taiwan's democracy has earned US support, not its neglectRegarding Fei-Ling Wang's Sept. 19 Opinion piece, "Taiwan: catalyst for change in China": While Mr. Wang's call for democratic reforms in China is admirable neither he nor anyone else, has the...
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Reporters on the Job
* No More Elvis? Correspondent Bennett Richard, like many journalists in Japan, will miss Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. Japan's long-maned leader for the past five years steps down Tuesday. "It's going to be a little boring now," sighs Bennett. "We're...
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South Africa's Firms Trigger Backlash in Region ; Corporate South Africa's Surge into Other African Countries Is Fueling Perceptions of Hegemony
When South African firms started moving into Zambia a decade ago, following apartheid's demise, they began to change the face of business in this impoverished nation of 11 million.Middle-class professionals in Lusaka, Zambia's quiet capital, no longer...
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Thai Coup May Ease Violence in South ; Army Chief, a Muslim Himself, Favors a Softer Approach to Separatist Guerrillas in the Three Muslim Provinces
The bloodless coup last week that deposed Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand's twice-elected prime minister, has given Muslim leaders in the country's violence-plagued southern provinces hope that the separatist struggle may soon abate.In the weeks before...
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The Environmental Load of 300 Million: How Heavy? ; as the US Population Rises, Environmental Problems That Were Once Pushed Aside May Get Worse, Experts Say
A flotilla of 100 fishing boats, rafts, and kayaks crossed the Willamette River to a downtown park in Portland, Ore., the other evening to rally for the Pacific Northwest's reigning icon: wild salmon, now plummeting toward extinction due to development...
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War Cry against Literary Angst ; A Young Intellectual Sets out to Prove That Happiness Can Be Interesting
The canon of iconic first lines is a pretty select one. We're talking opening sentences that are so well known a person doesn't need to have read the book to be able to quote them. Among them I'd include Genesis, "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen,...
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When the Teacher Brings the Apple
Enthusiasm to teach students can be costly. Just a few weeks into the academic year, many public school teachers start to notice a shortage of pencils, paper, books, or food for the class hamster. That's when they start to dip into their own pockets.Schools...
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