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 February 14, 1992

A Day in the Life of President Bush
THE presidency is a tough job in big ways, easy in the small ways that wear down ordinary people. The president never drives or has to park, and he has not bought his own groceries at a supermarket in years.On a typical day, Thursday Feb. 4, here's how...
A Rose Is ... Likely to Be from South America
IT'S Valentine's Day. Do you know where your roses came from? Maybe you thought they were picked nearby by people wearing that nice clothing you saw in your Smith and Hawken gardening catalog. Maybe you were wrong.Over the last 20 years a rising tide...
Classic Books on Presidents and US Presidency
Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings, Vol. I: 1832-1858, Vol. II: 1859-1865, edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher, (Library of America, 1989). One of the United States's two greatest presidents, Lincoln has not had a great biography written about him. This...
Could Japan Become A True Democracy?
IN Japan, prime ministers come and go, but a single party remains in power: the Liberal Democrats (LDP). A political system in which the opposition never has a chance to come out of the wilderness is only half a democracy. There are finally signs that...
Critics Take Aim at Yeltsin Proposal for Arms Control Failure of Commonwealth to Agree on Armed Forces Seen as Peril
WASHINGTON and Moscow will take up an old topic for discussion when US Secretary of State James Baker III arrives in Moscow Monday - arms control.The air is filled these days with rhetoric about old enemies becoming allies. Russian President Boris Yeltsin...
Defining 'Presidential'
EVERY four years, New Hampshire voters play an important role in screening contestants for presidential nominations. What qualities should they, and we, be looking for in this election year?Most voters look for five important qualities: honesty, intelligence,...
Downgrading of Swiss Bank Dents Prestige
THE venerable Swiss bank Credit Suisse had been on Moody's "watch list" since October 1991. But the Jan. 28 news that Moody's had downgraded Credit Suisse's long-term debt rating from Aaa to Aa1 hit Switzerland like a bomb.The exclusive club of banks...
Former Prisoners Say Russian Abuses Persist
GOVERNMENT officials assert that the worst vestiges of the Stalinist police state have been erased. But those billed as Russia's last political prisoners claim there are still people held in labor camps for opposing Communist Party policies during the...
Global Couple for Global Games Ice-Dancing Duchesnays Grew Up in Quebec, but Train in Germany with a Czech Coach - for the French Team
HAPPILY for the home crowds, winter Olympics of the past two decades have seen the local favorites do well. Only Calgary in '88 failed to produce a transcendent, gold-edged thrill for the host country (Canadian skaters Brian Orser and Elizabeth Manley...
Illinois Researchers Reconstruct Record of Abe's Lawyer Days LAW-CIRCUIT LEGACY. LINCOLN. 'Our Government Rests on Public Opinion. Whoever Can Change Public Opinion Can Change the Government Practically as Such.'
ABRAHAM LINCOLN still talks to us from rural Illinois, where undiscovered writings are turning up like Indian arrowheads during spring plowing.Case files dated 1857 discovered in the Macoupin County courthouse during July 1991 show how Lincoln freed...
India-Pakistan Feud Threatens Accord in This Post-Cold-War World, the United States May Be the Champion of Nuclear Diplomacy. It Is Adding Muscle to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and Rigorous Export Controls on Sensitive Technology. Regionally, from South America to South Africa, US Negotiators Are Working to Curb the Development and Stem the Flow of Nuclear Weapons. the Monitor Looks at Two Regions Where the US Is Pressing for Progress
THE Bush administration may have stirred up more controversy than compromise in its ongoing negotiations with Pakistan and India over nuclear non-proliferation.Concerned that escalating tensions between the neighboring South Asian countries could erupt...
In Their Own Words
'Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.' - Abraham Lincoln, 1860'{The veto} is a power which ought to be most cautiously exerted, and perhaps never except in a case...
Is Trusting God a Gamble?
THE gambling craze seems to be growing these days like the famous beanstalk in the old fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk. And many folks are getting involved in gambling schemes as fast as they can. Jack encountered an evil giant at the top of his...
Last Remaining Hot Spot of the Cold War Asked to Cool Its Desire for Nuclear Weapons International Pressure Mounts on North Korea to Allow outside Inspections of Its Nuclear Facilities and Stop Any Weapons Program
THE United States is watching and waiting as North Korea weighs one of the biggest decisions of its national life.One of the last bastions of communist rule, North Korea has taken dramatic steps during the past several months to break out of its self-imposed...
Love Letters on Wing
WHEN I was 9, I wore my hair in two long braids and curled my bangs every night on one pink foam roller. When I look at pictures from that year, I can't help thinking I look like I'm balancing a roll of sausage on my forehead.My fourth-grade teacher...
New Hampshire: Crucible of Presidential Politics
SHOWDOWN time has arrived in New Hampshire - and two prominent candidates have the most to lose.President Bush, still well ahead in Republican polls, hopes to avoid embarrassment at the hands of Patrick Buchanan, his conservative challenger. Mr. Buchanan...
New Hampshire Will Set the Pace
NEXT Tuesday evening, expect a lot of spinning on TV, and not just on Olympic skating rinks. No, the "spinning" we have in mind will take place in New Hampshire campaign headquarters and television studios as presidential candidates and their advisers...
Olympics Grow More Environmentally Aware
THE snow is still white, but the Olympics are turning "green." Organizers of the winter Games here have caught some flak for a few snafus and decisions regarding the environment, but they also can point to instances of admirable sensitivity.Juan Antonio...
Political Party Rules Are Less Important Than a Candidate's Ideas
As a lifelong Democrat I read with interest your series "Democrats and the Presidency," Jan. 27, 28, and 30. However, the underlying reason for Democratic presidential failings went unmentioned.The comments of Susan Estrich are illustrative. In 1980...
Shouldering Baby Boomers' Burdens
ONE of the presidential candidates has a line about how Washington isn't following a "tax-and-spend policy" anymore; it is a "spend-and-tax-future-generations policy."This worries many in the baby-boom generation. They wonder if a proper Social Security...
Soviet Jews in Israel Seek Voice with New Party Job, Housing Woes Force Immigrants' Hand
CHALLENGING Israel's political mainstream to hear their voice, immigrants from the former Soviet Union launched their own political party here yesterday, hoping to capitalize on widespread disillusion among their fellow newcomers."It is unacceptable...
The Big Moment of a Frugal Holiday
IF, as the news mongers so cheerfully tell us in mournful tones, we are truly having a recession, where do the impoverished masses find the money to go to football games every Sunday? I speak not in ire or jest, because as an alumnus of the real Depression...
The Presidency A White House Paradox for the '90S: The Presidency Is an Executive Office with More - and Less - Real Power Than at Any Other Time in United States History
EVEN major candidates, none of whom really need the work, are campaigning for the job. Yet once won, the presidency is very likely to grow even more demanding than it is now as the 1990s advance.The next two terms, says presidential scholar Erwin Hargrove...
The Presidency in Films Hollywood Was in the Business of Building an Image of America - and of the Presidency - That Would Unite a Heterogeneous Culture
OVER the years, Hollywood's attention to the presidency has been a gauge of the public's sentiments and expectations. The films that have been made about historical presidents tend to reflect what Americans most wish for in the individual who rises to...
The President and the Economy as Bush, like His Predecessors, Scurries to Find Short-Term Remedies for an Ailing Economy, Will Long-Term Prosperity Be Neglected?
PRESIDENT George Bush and his White House aides understand fully the modern lesson of presidential elections in the United States: Presidents stand or fall on the state of the economy, whether they can be fairly blamed for it or not.Their reading of...
The Work of Loving: Rilke Writes to Friedrich Westhoff
Villa Strohl-Fern, RomeApril 29, 1904I LEARNED over and over again that there is scarcely anything more difficult than to love one another. That it is work, day labor, Friedrich, day labor; God knows there is no other word for it. And look, added to...
UN Takes on Task of Ensuring Salvadoran Peace PEACEKEEPERS. Expanded Role Includes Oversight of Police While New Force Is Trained
BRAZILIAN Capt. Jose Luis Jaborandy Jr. has spent the morning escorting a band of 10 rebels toting an assortment of Soviet-made rifles to this Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) camp on the verdant slopes of the San Salvador volcano."We're...
Vietnam and Politics
THE "Vietnam generation" has begun to play a major role in American presidential politics. These are the men who, between about 1965 and 1972, were eligible to be called to service in Vietnam and either did serve or did not do so for a number of reasons....
Without Truth, Integrity, Leadership Is Hollow, Lincoln Emphasized 'OAK TREE' HONESTY. LINCOLN. 'Our Government Rests on Public Opinion. Whoever Can Change Public Opinion Can Change the Government Practically as Such.'
AT one point during the Civil War, President Lincoln was pushed by his cabinet to confront the realization that many people who were thought to be Union patriots were actually spies providing key information to the Confederacy. Not only was the situation...