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 18, 1992

Acting Stint Transforms Arab's View of Israelis
KHALED ABU ALI is a Palestinian. The other seven members of the Akko Theater Company are Israeli Jews. For Abu Ali, "the very special thing," as he puts it, about ATC's "Arbeit Macht Frei," is that it demonstrates Arab and Jew working together. From...
Americans Trim Income to Gain Free Time
MOST have heard a story like this one: John and Susie Stockmarket quit their prestigious, high-paying jobs and cart their kids to Colorado. He becomes a carpenter, she a part-time caterer. Instead of a 70-hour work week, they make their own hours and...
An Interview with the Akko Theater's Artistic Director
`WE want to destroy the old basis of talking to each other and construct a new way," Israeli director David Maayan, Akko Theater Company's artistic chief, told a group of Berlin theatergoers. So moved were those who packed the room by what they had seen...
Bush's Deep Hole the President Is Sure to Make History This Year - Either by the Steepness of His Fall from the Polling Pinnacle or by Making an Unprecedented Recovery
LESS than a year and a half ago, George Bush was arguably the most popular president of the last 50 years. Today he holds another record: The longest sustained fall in popularity since political polls began in the late 1930s.The crisis for Mr. Bush boils...
Bush's Wild Card in Election May Be Tax Cut Analysts Say More Is Needed - That President Should Use the Populist Tide That Reagan Rode
PRESIDENT Bush, smarting from criticism of his two-year-old decision to raise taxes, may call for new tax cuts in a dramatic move to invigorate his campaign against Democrat Bill Clinton.The question being asked at the Republican National Convention...
Dancing in the Streets.Irish Style
WHEN you walk down the street, do you ever break into a skip or a hop? Or notice that sometimes you walk to a beat? Well, that means you've got rhythm. And if you've got rhythm, you're one step away from dancing.Dancing is a special way people show how...
Debit Cards Win Growing Acceptance
BANKS and credit card companies are trying to get consumers to pay their bills with a different kind of plastic.It's neither a credit card nor a traditional automated teller machine (ATM) card. It's called a "debit card," and it can be used as an "electronic...
Egyptians Play Down Reports That US Plans Iraqi Strike
REACTION in Egypt to recent American news reports that Washington is planning a military strike against Iraq was muted yesterday.Senior Egyptian officials played down news reports claiming that the US sought to provoke a confrontation with Iraq over...
Feisty Texan Is Keynote Speaker
WHEN Dicky Flatt gets to feeling the economic blues about his small printing business, he says it's his old friend Sen. Phil Gramm who, over a cup of coffee at the local diner in Mexia, Texas, "always gives me a lift" with unswerving free-market optimism.Hoping...
Freedom Support Act Aids Russia and the US
THE House of Representatives recently took a historic step for both Russians and Americans. By approving the Freedom Support Act - the bill to assist the states of the former Soviet Union - the House passed legislation that will not only contribute to...
GEORGE BUSH: THE FIRST TERM the Drama of Operation Desert Storm May Dominate George Bush's Presidency. but He Has Assembled a String of Achievements on Various Other Fronts. Some Are Missions He Has Set out to Accomplish. Some Are World Events He Has Managed Successfully. the Pattern of His Agenda Has Not Always Been Easy to Discern. but the Record Is More Mixed and Moderate Than Conservative and Revolutionary. Administration Had Successes
PRESIDENT Bush achieved his major domestic milestones in his first two years as President.* Environmentalists have many deep differences with the Bush administration. One is the minimal way it is implementing the Clean Air Act. But most still credit...
GEORGE BUSH: THE FIRST TERM the Drama of Operation Desert Storm May Dominate George Bush's Presidency. but He Has Assembled a String of Achievements on Various Other Fronts. Some Are Missions He Has Set out to Accomplish. Some Are World Events He Has Managed Successfully. the Pattern of His Agenda Has Not Always Been Easy to Discern. but the Record Is More Mixed and Moderate Than Conservative and Revolutionary. Bush Flips Rolodex, Builds His Alliances, Affects World Scene
BLESSED with good timing, tactical skills, and a thick Rolodex, George Bush has made his deepest mark as president in the realm of foreign policy.The good timing part was the collapse of the Soviet Union which, almost overnight, removed the security...
GEORGE BUSH: THE FIRST TERM the Drama of Operation Desert Storm May Dominate George Bush's Presidency. but He Has Assembled a String of Achievements on Various Other Fronts. Some Are Missions He Has Set out to Accomplish. Some Are World Events He Has Managed Successfully. the Pattern of His Agenda Has Not Always Been Easy to Discern. but the Record Is More Mixed and Moderate Than Conservative and Revolutionary. Lower Interest Rates a Weapon in White House Campaign Arsenal
REVIEWING their stewardship of the domestic economy during the past 3-1/2 years, White House budget, Treasury, and Commerce officials highlight policies that have helped to restart the economy's stalled engine and ensure long-term growth.Office of Management...
GEORGE BUSH: THE FIRST TERM the Drama of Operation Desert Storm May Dominate George Bush's Presidency. but He Has Assembled a String of Achievements on Various Other Fronts. Some Are Missions He Has Set out to Accomplish. Some Are World Events He Has Managed Successfully. the Pattern of His Agenda Has Not Always Been Easy to Discern. but the Record Is More Mixed and Moderate Than Conservative and Revolutionary. Presiding over Historic Dismantling of Nuclear Arms
WHETHER he is reelected this November or not, George Bush will almost certainly be remembered by historians as the United States president who presided over the most dramatic nuclear-arms-control steps of the atomic age's first 50 years, when the Soviet...
GOP's Mosbacher Pushes Morality Issue
REPUBLICANS are showing no hesitation to slap Bill Clinton on moral issues.Former Commerce Secretary Robert Mosbacher says that "it would be a shame for this country" if American voters didn't give significant weight to questions of personal morality...
Holding off the Glut from `Trading Down' the Capital-Gains Tax, Though Painful for Individual Home Sellers Whose House Values Have Soared, May Be Preventing the Collapse of the Urban Real-Estate Market
A GROWING anxiety has gripped urban and suburban America. A fraying social fabric - evidenced by gang violence, hour-long commutes on endless freeways, and the environmental degradation of the nation's large metropolitan centers - is kindling a new wave...
Homosexuals Say GOP Platform Left Them Out
`COMPLETELY abandoned." That's how AIDS activist James Sweeney says he feels about the Republican Party platform, whose adoption capped the opening session of the Republican National Convention yesterday.Activists say that in opposing or omitting virtually...
How to Become a Swan Hint: It Takes More Than Toe-Shoes, Feathers, and a Tutu
MY ballet teacher was inspiring because she wasn't beautiful. At least, she didn't look the way I thought a ballerina should look. She reminded me of a carved wooden horse we had on our mantelpiece - short, strong, and determined, with big muscles that...
Incumbent Democrats Face Tough Fights in Bay State
MASSACHUSETTS' powerful band of Democratic congressmen faces an uncertain political future at a time when congressional incumbents all over the United States brace for tough reelection battles.Bay State congressmen - like US House members in states from...
Israelis and Germans Confront Painful Past the Akko Theater Brings an Interactive Performance Piece to Berlin
IT'S the stillness of the place that is most striking. Set at the end of a long, gravel path wending its way through a thicket of tall, spindly birch trees and conifers, the cozy, gleaming white villa has the aura of an idyllic country retreat. We enter,...
Perot's Troops Are Still on the March
PRESIDENTIAL contender Ross Perot is gone, but his troops march on at the 15th Street Perot Petition Committee.The office is decked with magazine covers of the smiling Perot, Perot for President T-shirts, pins, and other souvenirs. But the Washington...
Poor Sales in US Market Worry Korean Carmakers
BREAKING up isn't always hard to do.Sometime within the next month, General Motors Corporation and the South Korean carmaker Daewoo Motor Company Ltd. will sign "divorce papers," ending their once-promising joint venture. The separation comes on the...
Rebuilding Los Angeles
THE efforts of Peter Ueberroth and his team to help Los Angeles rise from the ashes of last April's riots have had some notable successes.The agency headed by Mr. Ueberroth, Rebuild Los Angeles (RLA), has persuaded Vons Companies Inc., the largest supermarket...
Russians Resist Selling out Ancient Lake to Development
SO venerated is Lake Baikal that many along its shores call it a "sea" and regard it almost as a living relative.Baikal's size and surroundings alone make it deserving of special recognition. Wedged between mountain ranges, the lake isn't particularly...
S. Africans Probe Detention Deaths Eyewitnesses Bolster Case against Police over Abusive Treatment of Jailed Black Africans
WHEN Simon Mthimkulu's parents sent him on an errand in this strife-torn black township three weeks ago it was to be his last journey.Several hours later, 16-year-old Mthimkulu lay on his back in a police lavatory, mortally wounded by a large rock that...
Support for the New Energy Bill
The author's antinuclear colors show clearly in the Opinion page article "Still Missing: a National Energy Policy," July 30. He also misinforms readers about licensing reform for advanced nuclear power plants. Far from limiting public participation in...
The Stuck Economy
THE United States economic recovery is in bad shape. Sixteen months after the 1990-91 recession ended, unemployment remains stuck at a high level. The July dip to 7.7 percent from 7.8 percent the month before was statistically insignificant. That decline...
They Sailed in Search of A Better Life
JOHANN MOLLER has decided to leave his village in the German state of Hesse to go to Wisconsin. Jadwiga Bachleda, a 19-year-old Polish girl, is also heading for America.These emigrants have two things in common: Each expects to find a better life in...
What Bush '92 Can Learn from Ford '76
THIS is the first national political convention that I've attended - and this is my 20th - where an incumbent president needed to "define" himself.That seems to be George Bush's problem: People appear to relate to him personally, accepting him as a nice,...
Working Mothers Who Stay Home More Choose to Be with Children, and a Survey Reveals That 97% Are Happy with Their Choice
IT is naptime on a rainy August afternoon. In a gray colonial, six-month-old Stuart Bullen sleeps in his crib. Across the hall his three-and-a-half-year-old sister, Claire, rests on her bed, looking at picture books. Downstairs their mother, Martha Bullen,...
World Thought and Individual Thinking
HOW much does what we think mirror the opinions and estimations currently held by those around us? New concepts are constantly coming over the world's mental horizon, and often these views are accepted as accurate without our even giving them a second...