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 28, 1992

Bush Improves Slightly, but Still Behind in Polls Many Voters Use Surveys to Signal Discontent with Nation's Direction
SINCE the Republican convention, opinion polls have been showing widely varied snapshots of the presidential race, in part because voter attitudes toward candidates George Bush and Bill Clinton are still lightly held, highly ambivalent, and quick to...
Comedy Central Pokes at Politics
LUCILLE BALL, Ernie Kovacs, and Alan King are all funny people, but it wasn't their shows that catapulted cable's only all-comedy network into television's mainstream this year. It was the line-item veto.This, along with other issues in President Bush's...
`Comedy of Errors': Mere Farcical Excess STAGE REVIEW
`NOTHING succeeds like excess."The quote from Oscar Wilde appears in the program for the New York Shakespeare Festival's new production of "The Comedy of Errors," onstage through the end of this month. Shakespeare's farce celebrates "misrule," the program...
Down-East Democracy Deals with Culverts
SOMEBODY running for office admonished us the other day with, "The voters will remember!"I think not. I happen to have experience in that direction, and while I wish they would, I believe the voters have the finest forgetter in the world.I was moderator...
Forgiving Ourselves
MOST of us can look on serious mistakes that others have made and feel genuine compassion for the individuals involved, especially when we know there is remorse and reformation at work in their hearts. But sometimes, forgiving ourselves is not quite...
Former Gulf War Allies Give Lukewarm Response to West's Stand on Iraq
THE imposition by the United States, Britain, and France of an air-exclusion zone in southern Iraq has received only conditional support from most of the West's allies in the Middle East, Arab officials and Western diplomats say.The eight days between...
Israel and Syria Hint at Golan Compromise New Israeli Government Invigorates Peace Talks and Sparks Domestic Debate
AFTER months of exchanging cold stares and pro forma declarations, signs of a thaw in Israeli-Syrian negotiations generated cautious optimism about the peace process here as talks resumed this week in Washington.Evidence of a shift in Syria's attitude...
Japanese Banks Take Big Losses in US Real Estate Change in Law Forces Foreign Banks to Sell Property in Soft Market. DEEP POCKETS REQUIRED
WHEN the German media giant Bertelsmann Inc. bought its new Times Square skyscraper in March, the company was ecstatic. It had paid $121 million for a building which originally cost $250 million."Bargain of the century," says an executive.Less excited...
MTV Aims to Rock Youth Vote the Channel Wants to Make Voting - and Youth Activism - Cool to Its Viewers
CHOOSE or lose. If you don't vote for the candidate of your choice, someone else will choose for you." That's the message bombarding young people all over the country. But its not coming from the classroom or the political parties. It's coming from Music...
New Partners in the North Pacific
FORMAL ties established between China and South Korea this week will begin to dissipate 45 years of cold-war tension and significantly change power arrangements in the North Pacific - for the better.These changes had been coming for a long time. Two...
Northeast Must Jump Start Region's Export Machine Study Says Small Businesses Need to Develop Markets
THE Northeastern states are not selling as much of their exportable goods in international markets as they could, according to preliminary results of a study conducted by the Urban Institute in Washington.Initial findings for the ongoing study, commissioned...
Nothing but Facts on 1980s US Taxes
THE rich did get a tax break in the 1980s in the United States. The working poor did not.Here are some Congressional Budget Office (CBO) numbers that bear this out and may act as guides through the thicket of election rhetoric and plans, including Gov....
No US-China Trade War
AS the United States Trade Representative prepares to recommend a series of punitive sanctions against China, thereby setting in motion a potentially bitter trade war between the US and China, a less newsworthy but far more profound drama has been quietly...
Only the Cars Outnumber the Cats
MY friend Daphna is given to impulsive gestures. One day, in the Arab quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, she insisted on buying me an ankle-length, V-necked turquoise dress of gauzy cotton. It flattered me about as much as it would have flattered...
On Track in Cambodia Conditions Are Favorable to Complete the Peace Process, If the World Community Will Firmly Hold the Khmer Rouge to Its Commitments
KHMER ROUGE refusal to meet its freely made commitments threatens the Cambodian political settlement worked out under the sponsorship of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (the Perm Five).In the past, it was doubted that...
Optimism Abounds as Mideast Peace Talks Are Resumed
THE sixth round of Middle East peace talks got off to a better than expected start this week, despite continued warnings by some diplomatic observers that progress is likely to be slow. "Everybody is in a different mood now," says an Arab diplomat who...
Oregon's `Book City' A Huge, Innovative Bookstore in Portland Stocks New, Used, and Rare Tomes to Satisfy the Wide-Ranging Reading Interests of Customers
DON'T talk to bookstore entrepreneur Michael Powell about a declining public interest in reading as pop video culture takes over the United States."That's a very specific New York phenomenon," Mr. Powell says dismissively, "a New York Review of Books...
Saddam's Military Still Hamstrung by Beating It Suffered in Gulf War IRAQ'S DILEMMA
WITH their new "no fly" zone in southern Iraq, the United States and its allies are challenging a Saddam Hussein who, for all his bluster, has far less military strength today than he did before the Gulf war.The Iraqi leader still has enough troops and...
South Africa Begins Purge of Police
LAW and Order Minister Hernus Kriel announced yesterday that 13 police generals would retire due to a "rationalization drive" in the South African Police.But a secret report to the Pretoria government by a top British criminologist last month suggests...
South Korea Joins the Big Players
THE ferryboat from Weihai in North China to Inchon in South Korea is crowded these days with Chinese citizens of Korean descent visiting relatives in South Korea, or South Korean businessmen exploring commercial opportunities in China. These exchanges...
The Bounce-Back in Miami Will Come, but Not Easily Small Businesses, Heart of the Economy, Hurting Badly
AS residents of south Florida dig out from the rubble left by Hurricane Andrew, they're starting to peek beyond their own battered walls.What they're seeing is an economy in tatters. Monday's hurricane didn't just make people homeless, it made them jobless...
The Feds Came Early for This Hurricane While Andrew Was Still Huffing, FEMA Was Bringing Relief
CHASTISED for moving too slowly following Hurricane Hugo, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is not letting the ground dry under its feet this time."There was a lot of criticism," says Billy Penn, a spokesman for FEMA Region VI, which includes...
The Plunging Dollar
DON'T sell the United States short!," proud Americans are likely to say to the nation's critics. But that's precisely what currency traders are doing with the US dollar. They're pushing greenbacks out the door.The value of the dollar on world exchange...
The State of the US Science and Space-Research Programs
How ironic that the Monitor printed both the editorial "Don't Derail Maglev Development" and the news clip "House Votes Funds for Space Station," July 31. The status of these two projects illustrates the massive misdirection of the United States scientific...
UN Resolution 242: Usefully Ambiguous
UNTIL recently, one or more players in the Arab-Israeli conflict rejected United Nations Resolution 242 for one reason or the other. By the time the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) accepted 242 in December 1988, the Israeli government under Yitzhak...
UN to Expand Effort to Protect Bosnia Aid
A GREATLY enlarged United Nations peacekeeping force in Bosnia is likely to be the most tangible outcome of the London conference on the former Yugoslavia.The force, including British, French, Italian, and Canadian troops, would be assigned to convoy...
Veteran Chess Stars Vie Again Commentary: Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky Will Meet in a World Far Removed from 1972
BOBBY FISCHER vs. Boris Spassky! The names alone conjure up memories of the most-publicized and widely followed chess match of all time.The global chess community is agog as these old rivals and former world champions prepare to square off again in the...
Windows on Philippine Women, Politics, and Life
THE tragedy of Philippine history is the main engine that drives Philippine literature. This influence is evident in F. Sionil Joss Three Filipino Women (Random House, 176 pp., $22) and Ninotchka Rosca's Twice Blessed (W. W. Norton, 269 pp., $19.95)"Three...