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 May 2, 2005

Boot Camp, Camouflage, Guns - and Farsi Lessons? ; the Defense Language Institute Is at the Forefront of the Pentagon's Growing Emphasis on Linguistic and Cultural Skills
The Pentagon makes no secret of the fact that Staff Sgt. Aaron Jarvis will soon be one of its most valuable assets in the war on terror. Yet the most important part of his daily training does not involve a fighter jet, a rifle, or an obstacle course....
British Election Slogans Are Vague and - Gasp - Verbless
Six syllables. That's all it took to craft one of history's most effective political ads. The 1978 poster showed a long queue of people snaking out from an unemployment office under the slogan: "LABOUR ISN'T WORKING."The rhetoric struck a chord with...
Bush's Social Security Twist
Two months of touting personal retirement accounts as an alternative to Social Security haven't done much for President Bush's attempt to reform the New Deal program. That's because his idea didn't really address the public's foremost concern: The system...
Bush Takes on Still More Political Risk
George W. Bush is a well-known risk-taker - and well-known for not giving up when he has a bee in his bonnet.As with Iraq, so with Social Security, the president has made clear that he is pressing ahead in his goal of dramatic change. Even though his...
Business Has Responsibility and Opportunity in Africa
This year may determine the future of Africa. The question is whether the conversation continues to be one of disillusion and despair, or whether a unique convergence of events leads to reawakening, revival, and renewal.The final report of the 17-member...
Environmentalists' Silence on the Estate Tax
The US Congress has a real chance of scoring a major victory for wildlife habitat, open space, and reduced sprawl. But strangely, in this legislative battle, the major environmental organizations are nowhere to be found.At issue is the notoriously perverse...
Few Clothes Make This Man
The arrival of spring seems a good time to examine my wardrobe. Let me start with my footwear and work up.I wear dark sneakers most days. Very discreet. Most people think them shoes. They are excellent for long walks on the concrete sidewalks of New...
Finally, a Film Sheds Muslim Stereotypes
From Arab sheikhs and Muslim terrorists to belly dancers and mysterious women swathed in burqas, Hollywood depictions of Muslims don't generally ring true. But a film opening this Friday may offer a less cliched view of Muslims, even as it embellishes...
Financial Literacy and Kids
The new bankruptcy reform law that will take effect in October fails to address one of the root causes of bankruptcy, particularly among young adults: a lack of basic financial education.So where can we remedy that?In our schools. Supporters of the bankruptcy...
In Delaying Shuttle, Officials Cite Safety over 'Rush to Flight' ; Discovery's Launch Has Been Postponed until at Least July Because of Continuing Concerns about Ice Projectiles
When Discovery's transporter inched the space shuttle to the launch pad in early April, NASA officials celebrated a significant milestone in efforts to recover from the Columbia disaster more than two years ago.Now Discovery has been ordered back to...
Interested in Energy Stocks but Worried about Pollution?
One of the stockmarket's few bright spots this year is energy, a sector that many environmentally conscious investors avoid because of its connection to pollution and climate change. But some companies may be worth a look, says Cheryl Smith, a senior...
In This Recovery, Corporations Win - Workers Lose
By historical standards, the economic recovery in the United States has been unfair. It has devoted too big a share of income growth to corporate profits, too little to workers.Indeed, in 2004, wages and salaries received the lowest share of total national...
Letters
There's nothing wrong with preferring quiet, or quiet praiseRegarding the April 26 article "When quiet kids get forgotten in class": This article highlights what I regard as a significant problem in our society - the fact that the contemplative person...
Lichtenstein Ruminates on Abstraction in His Comic-Book Look at Van Doesburg
American artist Roy Lichtenstein called his style "mock insensitivity." He based it overtly on the cheap printing processes and oversimplified artwork of comic books. But his intention was still to make "art." This involved a kind of serious humor, and...
Madrid to Revelers: 'Silencio, Por Favor.' ; Officials Recently Began a $1.5 Million Ad Campaign to Keep Boisterous Locals Quiet
Dos de Mayo is one of Madrid's biggest holidays, a four-day celebration of the city's brave 1808 revolt against Napoleon's invasion. And nowhere is that event met with more fervor than in the city square that bears the holiday's name.But this year, Madrid...
Many Firms - Just One Receptionist
If you're fed up with automated phone systems, press star now. I'm sorry, you have pressed an incorrect key. If you're fed up with automated phone systems, press star now.I'm sorry, that is not an option. Please listen carefully as our menu options have...
New Iraq Leaders Face Violent Surge ; A Burst of Weekend Attacks in Baghdad Following the Formation of Iraq's Government Killed at Least 80 People
A wave of violence swept the Iraqi capital over the weekend as insurgents threw down the gauntlet to the country's new leadership. The government, formed Thursday, is now confronted with setting aside political ambitions to start making real progress...
Swimming through Deep Waters ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
I WAS two OR THREE days into a vacation with my husband and children on a small, quiet lake in New Hampshire when an intriguing idea struck me. Sitting on the dock, gazing across the lake, I suddenly wondered, Could I make it to the opposite shore?It...
Taiwan Can't Be Fooled
The increasingly rich and well-schooled Taiwanese aren't like the mainland's 700 million, little-educated peasants whom the communist leaders usually manipulate. Yet last week Beijing treated the people of Taiwan like dupes by meddling in their politics...
The Ascent of Hours on the Job ; Americans Increasingly Feel Overwhelmed by Their Workload. A Shift in Priorities Might Help
When Tammy Whaley and her friends socialize, one topic of conversation comes up again and again: work - in particular, overwork. They like their jobs but often feel overwhelmed by the daily demands they face."Everybody is racing against the clock, trying...
The Furry Hierarchy of Who Rides in the Truck
In all our years as dairy farmers, we've never invested in a stock trailer. We've always hired haulers to transport larger animals when necessary and carried the occasional calf to a new home in our pickup. So when our nanny goat, Cynthia, needed to...
The Tao of Design
In February, this space reviewed a pair of sites related to the often overlooked world of Industrial Design - sites which reminded the reader that even a lowly railroad spike is the result of someone's vision being translated into reality. Of course,...
Use a Low-Rate Credit Card to Open a CD? Banks Don't Allow It
Q: Is there a way that I can buy a certificate of deposit with a credit card? The card would have 0 percent APR for 12 months. M.W., via e-mailA: Credit-card issuers get very creative with 0 percent offers, but Shawn Jacobson, a certified financial planner...
War Memories Drive Okinawa's Most Passionate Peace Activist ; Fumiko Nakamura Promoted Militarism to Her Students in the 1930s. Now She's a Pacifist Icon
Fumiko Nakamura, a 91-year-old former public school teacher, can't shake the profound remorse she feels for the loss of her students during one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.Before Okinawa, a subtropical island in the Pacific, was turned into...
What 'Minuteman' Vigil Accomplished ; A Volunteer Network's Effort to Close Part of Border Slowed Illegal Immigration - in One Small Area
Retired pilot Joe McCutchen spent three weeks, $6,000, and put 4,600 miles on his car driving round trip from Fort Smith, Ark., to the Arizona border. In between, he spent 14 days in a folding chair, buffeted by wind storms, face- cutting sand, freezing...
Where Russians Go to Dry Out
Here in the Russian countryside, far from the temptations of addiction, Constantine knows that the lambkin he cradles may be what keeps him from returning to alcohol and drugs.His life was at a dead end after a decade of substance abuse and nine years...
Who Gets to See the E-Mail of the Deceased?
It's an old story with a new twist. A young marine is killed in the line of duty and his parents request all his belongings, including his correspondence - in this case, his e-mail.The Internet company refuses to give out the marine's password, saying...