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 June 19, 1992

As US, Russia Cut Back Nuclear Weapons, Britain Forges Ahead with Arms Program
BRITAIN is expecting to come under pressure from the United States to reduce its independent nuclear deterrent in line with the deep cuts ordered by Presidents Bush and Boris Yeltsin at their summit meeting in Washington earlier this week.But although...
Boris! Boris!
ASIDE from Barbara Bush turning down a dance with Boris Yeltsin halfway through a state dinner honoring the Russian president (they danced later, following protocol) Mr. Yeltsin's summit with George Bush this week went as well as either side could have...
Bush Presses Congress to Approve Aid to Russia President Yeltsin Makes His Own Forceful Case in Address to Joint Session of US House and Senate
BORIS YELTSIN scored a strategic triumph in Washington this week. Heading an entourage of more than 100 Russian government and business leaders, he swept through town opening doors, signing treaties, and wooing investors in the United States. At every...
Clinton Says Platform Can Win for Him
AFTER decades of bitter infighting about social and foreign policy, Democrats are coalescing around a 1992 platform that has one major emphasis: economic growth.Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, the party's presumptive presidential nominee, says the platform...
Czechs, Slovaks Headed for Weak Federal State Klaus Opts for Leadership of Czech Rather Than Federal Government
THE new federal government taking shape in Czechoslovakia will be too weak to do more than oversee the breakup of the country."We do not put much faith in the functioning nature of the state we are now constructing," Vaclav Klaus said Wednesday, after...
Fed's "Free" Money Cuts Debt by Billions
THE United States federal government has one extremely profitable business: It literally makes money.Whenever the Federal Reserve System adds to its massive portfolio of Treasury securities - as it does each year in the process of creating new money...
In Egypt, Rising Fundamentalist Threat
THE assassination of Egyptian author Faraq Fouda by Muslim extremists in Cairo forces Middle East analysts to consider both the fundamentalist threat and the future of democracy in the Middle East.Mr. Fouda was not just an author but also a social and...
Iraq Sanctions Pose Serious Problems for Jordan's King
AFTER a barrage of criticism of Jordan's reported violations of international economic sanctions against Iraq, the United States softened its tone toward the kingdom on Wednesday. But the issue of how to deal effectively with contraband goods, United...
Less Group Partisanship in the US
A MAJOR new collection of survey data gives us a striking profile of political alignments in the United States now as the 1992 campaigns are about to enter their final, decisive stage, and reminds us just how dramatically the two major party coalitions...
Lightning in a High Place
IT was about this time last year that Juniper and Amanda went up to Red Feather Lakes to join the walk-a-thon that raised money for playground equipment for the local grammar school. It was the first time our daughters got lost and the only time they've...
Miller's Memory Bank of a Play
THE PRICE Drama by Arthur Miller. At the Criterion Center Stage Right through July 12.</P><P>THE PRICE" has stood the test of time, and the excellent Roundabout Theatre Company revival proves it. Arthur Miller's 1968 family drama retains...
New Heroes and Familiar Champions Face Wimbledon
LOVERS of tennis at Wimbledon are already agreed: Last year's tournament is the one to beat. It was the year in which "the wave," the stand-up-sit-down crowd antic, came to a startled Centre Court; flashy Andre Agassi wore white; and the top women's...
Paean to Old Lowell, A Rhyming Weatherperson
A LETTER to the editor importunes us to speak of the weathermen as weatherpersons, thus conforming to the great modern obscurity of bisexual gender and keeping everybody happy.I am glad to oblige.We have a weatherperson who appears each evening on one...
Palestinians Grapple with Deep Divisions Power Struggle among Rival Groups Is Seen as Undermining the Intifadah, Unity
Groups within the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) are trying to reassert control over the almost five-year-old Palestinian uprising in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which has been torn by increasing internal violence. The PLO also wants to smooth...
Rape Trial Highlights Brazilian Native Rights
THE case of an alleged rape of a young woman in the Amazon town of Redeno by a chief of Brazil's small Caiapo nation raises an important question about Indian identity in this country.Whether the chief is tried as an Indian or non-Indian could set a...
`Richard III' Moves to 20th Century
THE new stage production of "Richard III" by Britain's renowned Royal National Theatre, now touring the United States extensively, appears to have two main goals in mind.One is to showcase the talents of Ian McKellen in the title role, and Mr. McKellen...
Rio Seeks Answers to Recycling Urban Waste A State-of-the-Art Treatment Plant Eliminates Hazards but Also Threatens Livelihood of City's Poor Trash-Pickers
WHILE ecologists and diplomats discussed the future of the planet last week at the Earth Summit, thousands of people were literally working their way through one of this city's biggest environmental hazards: trash.Greater Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second-largest...
SHAPE SHIFTERS {SHAPESHIFTERS} Chuck Hoberman Makes Structures Transform
REALLY bright kids who live and breathe computers, who love special effects in movies and win national science competitions, may one day refer to Chuck Hoberman as "Transformation Man."Add architects, structural engineers, designers, and those in jobs...
S. Korean Firms Eye US Market
LAST year South Korea, a developing country, invested more in the United States than vice versa.Why?South Korean firms want to win both a stable share of the rich US market for their exports and access to America's high technology, Korean experts say."Many...
The Media's Odyssey since Watergate
TWENTY years after the break-in that started it all, on June 17, 1992, Watergate still stands as a watershed in our perceptions of the press. Six important changes have taken place since then.First, the press grew in seriousness. Watergate marked a change...
The `None of the Above' Option
The Opinion page article "Vote `No and `Yes' to Democracy," June 12, on voter dissatisfaction and the possibility of adding "None of the Above" (NOTA) to United States election ballots, mentions that variants of this choice have been used in Eastern...
The Stakes in Israel's Election
NEXT Tuesday's election in Israel could be a turning point in Middle Eastern affairs. If Labor Party leader Yitzhak Rabin can cling to his shrinking lead in the polls and pull out a victory, he will take a different set of priorities to the Arab-Israeli...
Tough Tasks for Italy's New Prime Minister
GIULIANO AMATO, the deputy leader of the embattled Socialist Party, was chosen yesterday as Italy's new prime minister.He succeeds seven-time Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, a Christian Democrat, to lead Italy's 51st government since World War II.Mr....
Travels by Kayak, Pony, and Plane Getting There Rivals Being There in Three Books That Feature Both the Transportation and the Destination
PAUL THEROUX'S latest excursion, The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 528 pp., $24.95), reads like "Gulliver's Travels" - if Lemuel Gulliver had packed a portable kayak and a failed marriage on his journeys.Just as Jonathan...
Tribe Boycotts Ethiopian Vote One Year after Rebels of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front Seized Addis Ababa, Ethnic Factions Are Key Factors in Ethiopian Politics
ONE year after rebels captured Addis Ababa, hopes for a resolution to Ethiopia's tough ethnic and political squabbles are fading.Regional elections planned for Sunday are threatened as the main opposition group decided Wednesday to boycott and in some...
Under God's Government
WE see much in the press these days about power struggles within governments and other organizations. Efforts to understand democracy, to grasp the nature of government, are being made around the world as new nations and old ones--and individuals, too...
What It Will Take to Help Haiti
HAITI is being destroyed. Washington's Haitian policy, well-intenioned but fatally flawed, is adrift. So is the approach to Haiti of the Organization of American States (OAS). A bold, new initiative is imperative.Eight months after a narrowly focused...
Why Rudman Is Leaving the Senate
SEN. Warren Rudman (R) of New Hampshire is going. But he isn't going silently. Senator Rudman sat down for a chat one rainy Friday recently in his Hart Building office with its two-story windows and tried to explain why he's leaving the Senate at the...
Wrestling's `Comeback Kid' Attorney Is Oldest Wrestler in Olympic History
CHRIS CAMPBELL'S saga is one of the most compelling stories this Olympic season.Mr. Campbell is a 37-year-old corporate attorney with three children, a house in the suburbs, and a Mercedes Benz. He's playing a sport whose ranks are dominated by 22- to...