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 October 8, 1991

America's Role in Combating Global Warming
The editorial "How Best to Attack Global Warming," Sept. 20, appears to accept the position by the Bush administration that what is needed is a comprehensive strategy to incorporate all greenhouse gases.By using this comprehensive strategy, the May 1991...
A Participant Looks at the Pros and Cons of Reaganomics
TEN years have elapsed since Congress enacted the substantial tax and budget changes that encompassed Reaganomics. A retrospective look is now appropriate. Friends and foes can agree that Reaganomics was the most ambitious economic reform in the United...
A Preview of Bush's 1992 Campaign
OF the president's surprising move to lessen the global nuclear threat, no one put it better than R. W. Apple Jr. of the New York Times when he wrote:"Sensing that the nation and the world had arrived at a moment when history must be seized by the throat,...
Are Women Being Taken to the Cleaners?
SOME women face sexual discrimination in the workplace; others may encounter bias at their neighborhood dry cleaner.In Massachusetts, Attorney General Scott Harshbarger's office recently surveyed 25 dry cleaners by telephone in the greater Boston area...
'Capture' of Federal Presidency Shifts Power in Yugoslavia
EVERY hour in what used to be Yugoslavia, the bitter fight between Serbs and Croats moves closer to all-out war.Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic and the federal Army are escalating their military campaign this week. Yesterday at press time the Serbian-controlled...
Civilians and Military in Togo, Zaire at Odds over Reform
THE fragility of African democratic reforms is underscored by the failed coup attempt in Togo and by the military mutiny in Zaire.Civilian politicians in both countries are attempting to wrest power from military dictators in order to pursue political...
Congress's Own Banking Crisis
CONGRESS, already held in low regard by many Americans, slipped another notch in public esteem recently with the disclosure that scores of members of the House of Representatives routinely overdrew their accounts at a private members' bank, without any...
Half-Brothers or Joint-Heirs?
IN a recent film, Boyz N the Hood, Doughboy is an ex-convict whose future is bleak, while his half-brother Ricky, is being recruited for a college football career. Why the difference? One explanation given is that their mother loves Ricky more than...
Houses Divided
COMMUNIST tyranny was the ugly monster of the cold war world. The enslaving systems of Marx and Stalin were attacked by intellectuals and writers ranging from Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and Anatoly Scharansky to Czeslaw Milosz and Vaclav Havel. Now the dragon...
Ideas to Shake Up Education Outspoken Professor Camille Paglia Advocates Radical Reform - a Return to Conservatism
PICK up an article by Camille Paglia, attend one of her lectures, or just sit across a table and have a conversation with her, and the topic of sex will come up - imaginative, arcane, pagan, sizzling sex. Count on it. The subject infuses her thought...
IMF, World Bank Meet in Bangkok Top Concerns Include Soviet Needs, Slow Rebound of US Economy, and Capital Shortfall
WHEN the world's top central bankers and finance ministers start gathering next weekend in the capital of this fast-track nation, they will face two worrisome global trends: economic sluggishness and a capital shortfall.More than 12,000 delegates are...
Japan's Bid to Dispatch Soldiers Abroad Falters to Improve Its Image, Tokyo Is Considering a Law to Allow Troops to Join UN Peacekeeping Forces
A YEAR after first debating whether to send troops to the Gulf effort, Japan has once again hesitated to decide if it should ever dispatch its combat forces overseas.Parliament adjourned last week without passing a bill to allow Japanese soldiers to...
Jordan and Palestinians Work on Joint Delegation US Assurances Remain Sticking Point in Decision on Participation
THE United States wants Palestinians to participate in the planned Middle East peace conference as part of joint delegation with Jordan, but this proposal cannot be worked out until the US refines its positions on which Palestinians can attend and whether...
Library That 'Freed' the Scrolls Hears a Jericho-Like Blast of Support
IN the lush garden outside his office here, Huntington Library Director William A. Moffett guffaws with delight at a moment of naivete that preceded his recent foray into the world spotlight."At first we thought, maybe we'll make the statement and no...
Microfiber: The Chic Polyester the Innovative Material Seems to Be Catching on in the United States. It's Part of a Trend toward Garments That Are Stylish Yet Practical
IN one form, it is as creamy and delicate as the finest silk. In another form, it has the luxurious, nappy character of high-quality suede. And without much popular notice, it has found its way into the collections of the trendiest designers in the world.What...
Moving Back with 'Mum and Dad' Today's Aussies - through Their 30s - Routinely Move in and out of Their Parents' Home
RICK VAN KAMPEN has tried living on his own twice in the last four years. Now he's back where he grew up - in the same house, same room."You can't beat home cooking," says Mr. Van Kampen, a 25-year-old who is trying to save money to get married.He is...
News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P>Several Democrats say they will press to delay a Senate vote today on the confirmation of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court until a review is conducted on allegations that Thomas sexually harassed a former aide in...
Partial Justice in Salvador Never before Have Salvadoran Soldiers Been Convicted of Human Rights Crimes; but US Policymakers Shouldn't Overstate the Progress
THE verdict in the trial in El Salvador of soldiers accused of murdering six Jesuit educators, their housekeeper, and her daughter raises more questions than it answers. Both in El Salvador and in the United States, the verdict is being used to make...
Reinforcing a Bad Civics Lesson in Texas
CENSORSHIP has triumphed in the Austin, Texas, Independent School District, with the United States Supreme Court's blessing.The Austin school board recently authorized principals to review all material in high school student newspapers - before publication....
Russian City Aims to Become A Haven for Free Enterprise
AN open letter published in a recent issue of a St. Petersburg daily newspaper provides a revealing glimpse of the problems that beset this city's dreams of becoming a bastion of free enterprise.Addressed to members of the small-business community, it...
Scandals Rekindle Talk of Term Limits Rubber Checks and Meal Stubs Have Voters Disgruntled Yet Again - a Letter from Washington
TAKE one: Members of Congress are a greedy, self-indulgent bunch who have lost sight of how real people live and think their status puts them above the normal rules of conduct when it comes to paying bills and balancing the checkbook.Take two: Members...
Sending a Video Postcard from Hemingway's Home
ERNEST HEMINGWAY, coming back to Key West, Florida, from a long trip in l937, was aghast.His second wife, Pauline, had spent $20,000 on building a big, saltwater swimming pool in back of their Spanish Colonial-style house. It was the first pool ever...
Signs of 'Balkanization' Seen in Soviet Union
CENTRAL government officials are trying to present an image of a new Soviet Union coming together, but they are making little real progress towards unity.Indeed, some experts have even warned that the "Balkanization" of the country is under way.Last...
Stance on Loan Guarantees Marks Significant Shift in US Israel Policy
THE Bush administration's new get-tough attitude toward Israel is both watershed and precedent in United States policy, according to Middle East analysts, because of profound changes in the global strategic situation and in US public opinion on the Middle...
The Golden State Has Yet to Feel the Rays of Recovery STATE BUDGET WOES
THE world's seventh largest economy is sputtering.California's already beleaguered defense industry teeters on President Bush's proposals to slash the nation's nuclear arsenal. Real estate and manufacturing in the state show no signs of rebound. Construction,...
The Overselling of the United Nations despite Enhanced Global Standing, the UN Doesn't Have the Power to Usher in a Pax Universalis
UNITED Nations efforts to build a Pax Universalis - President Bush's phrase - need to take firm root in a soil of sympathetic world understanding, free of illusion and exaggerated expectations. To that end, the global audience needs to know realistically...
THE WORLD FROM.Beijing China Seeks to Stengthen Ties with Remaining Communist States Even as It Looks to West for Economic Aid
A CHINESE proverb best describes the predicament of Beijing in world affairs: "If you are rich, you speak the truth; if you are poor, your words are but lies."China, the most conspicuous mendicant among communist countries, seeks to regain some of the...
US Sits Back on Coup in Haiti OAS Takes the Lead in Trying to Restore Peace in Port-Au-Prince. CARIBBEAN CRISIS
THE coup in Haiti has left Port-au-Prince in political chaos and raised a touchy question for the US: If American troops went halfway around the world to restore the emir of Kuwait, why shouldn't they do the same thing for freely elected Haitian President...
Weicker Gets His Income Tax, but Citizens Fight It STATE BUDGET WOES
SOME people pinned teabags to their clothes; others carried axes. One individual donned a skeleton outfit.What sounds like an early Halloween party was actually a crowd of more than 40,000 seething Connecticut citizens who converged on the State House...
Who Won the Sexual Revolution?
JOINING a virgins' club in high school would hardly seem to be the '90s path to popularity. But for a small band of teenage girls in Dallas, the unusual group symbolizes their commitment to their future.Corrian Spencer, the club's founder, was eager...