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 March 3, 1992

Algeria Receives Western Aid to Stabilize Economy
AS the religious month of Ramadan, the Muslim month of daylight fasting, gets under way this week, Algeria's beleaguered government can breathe a sigh of relief.The military-backed leadership in Algiers has received clear signs recently that Western...
Amnesty Report Hits Abuses by Filipino Military, Communists Armed Forces Dispute Rights Group Charges
A DISTURBING number of unarmed civilians have been killed by government soldiers or communist insurgents in the Philippines since President Corazon Aquino came to power in 1986.While both Amnesty International and the armed forces of the Philippines...
A Travesty of Justice in Denying Asylum to a Guatemalan Man Who Fled Forced Recruitment by Guerrillas, the US Supreme Court Tied Itself into Semantic Knots
EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Elias Zacarias fled Guatemala and sought refuge in the United States. Several months earlier, two uniformed guerrillas, carrying machine guns and wearing bandanas, told him to join their ranks. Mr. Zacarias refused to join the guerrillas...
Britain's Constitutional Question Politicians and Others Urge Adoption of a Written Charter and a Bill of Rights
BRITAIN has long taken pride in the fact that its constitution, unlike those of most other democracies, is unwritten. But pride is giving way to doubt, and pressure is building for a fresh look at ways of securing the rights of British citizens.Anthony...
Bullet-Train Plan Builds Steam
IF they build it, will anyone ride?Critics say that key question must be answered before central Texas farmland is sliced up to make way for a $6.8 billion "bullet train." In January state regulators awarded a 50-year franchise to build and operate such...
Clear Tendency to the Right for Thomas His Judicial Temperament Shows Every Sign of Sticking Close to the Text of the Constitution
BASED on his early opinions, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is already showing clear tendencies.Those who suspected he may emerge more liberal than his writings and political associations indicated have not yet found supporting evidence.Instead,...
Economic Climate Threatens Environmental Gains INTERVIEW WITH N.Y. CONSERVATION COMMISSIONER
ENVIRONMENTALISTS are going to have to set priorities and change tactics if they expect to deal successfully with the new threat to environmental protection posed by the recession and growing complaints of overregulation.That's the view of Thomas Jorling,...
Encounters of the Dog-Walking Kind
I HAVE no idea of his name. That's the way it is with people you meet when walking the dog....Over the years, a degree of acquaintance can develop that isn't exactly full-flown friendship; but it isn't exactly casual either. At its heart lies a remarkable...
Exhibit Puts You in Role of Homeless Surreal Multimedia Show Drives Home Hardships of the Underclass
WHAT does it take to ruin your day?The attitude of an employment counselor telling you that the odds of getting a decent job are, well, with your credentials, not very good? Or possibly it's having to stand in a line, a long line, to collect your social...
Haiti Could Become a Pawn in US Politics
GEORGE BUSH, in easing the United States embargo against Haiti early last month, is walking a tightrope between domestic pressures and international resolve to restore civilian rule under President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.It has been more than five months...
How Tough Will Bush Get with Buchanan?
THE day after the New Hampshire primary there was an interesting irony in the Bush reelection camp: An internal battle was waging over how to fight the external battle against Pat Buchanan.Was it time for the president to attack the man many Bush people...
Japan Cracks Down on Organized Crime
POLICE in Japan came out in force on Sunday, the first day of a new law designed to put underworld gangsters back where they belong: underground.More than 2,500 officers conducted raids in Japan, with the focus on the offices of Japan's largest crime...
Living with the Planet in Mind Robert and Diane Gilman Seek Answers to Global Conflict and Over-Commercialism
THE small ranch-style house with the Dodge mini-van out front could be in Anywhere, USA. Nothing to tell it apart from the other modest dwellings in a quiet neighborhood on Bainbridge Island, Wash. A family of four lives here - mother, father, and two...
News Currents
MIDDLE EAST</P><P>The United States has scaled down its naval forces in the Persian Gulf but still expects to play a role in regional security and in enforcing Iraqi compliance with UN sanctions.... Israeli Foreign Minister David Levy...
Of Former Presidents and Current Candidates
After days of shuddering over the caliber of candidates for president, I read with exhilaration the Opinion page column "George Washington's 'Image' ," Feb. 21, regarding Presidents Washington and Lincoln. The author's contribution not only pays tribute...
Putting College within Reach
DEREK BOK, former president of Harvard University, once said: "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." If that's true, then judging by the way our country has been treating access to higher education, money is no object.That has to change....
Queen of an Age and an Empire
PASSIONATE, strong-willed, resolute, impetuous, unpredictable, yet deeply loyal, the queen who gave her name to an age wrongly identified with hypocrisy, was a woman almost incapable of telling a lie - even if she was sometimes too blinded by the power...
Report Details Violence to Brazil's Street Kids
A CONGRESSIONAL committee investigating the killings of Brazilian youngsters released a landmark report last week demanding the indictment of more than 100 individuals in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo for murder.The report, which also proposes eight pieces...
South African Military Is Seen as Potential Threat to Negotiations Defense Force Resists Civilian Control, Prospect of Multiracial Rule
THE reluctance of the South African Defense Force to submit to multiparty control under a multiracial interim government could delay negotiations in South Africa, military analysts say.Though dismissing recent rumors of the possibility of a military...
South Asian Arms Race Heats Up as Pakistan Admits Access to Nuclear Bomb, India Warms to Calls for Regional Arms Talks
PUBLICLY, Indian officials reject a United States-backed proposal to sit down with Pakistani, Chinese, and Russian officials at a five-power conference on nuclear proliferation in South Asia. India has "grave reservations" about such a meeting, says...
Soviet Troop Pullout May Fan Conflict beyond Karabakh
THE battles between Armenians and Azeris for control of the mountainous region of Nagorno-Karabakh threatens to widen into a full-scale war with the withdrawal of the last units of peacekeeping forces of the former Soviet Army.Two large convoys of Army...
Strong Messages from 'The Streets' Theater Troupe of Homeless Actors Performs Searing Drama Based on Real-Life Experiences
AMONG the many adjectives that leap to mind after a Los Angeles Poverty Department performance, "entertaining" is not one of them. Shocking, biting, aggressive, depressing, frightening, searing, gritty, revealing, or provoking - yes - but entertaining?...
Sweden Takes More Active Role INTERVIEW
SWEDISH Prime Minister Carl Bildt relishes the broad challenges facing his country, now in rapid transition from neutrality to activism in Europe's evolving foreign, economic, and security policies.The Nordic leader was in Washington recently to lay...
Terminating the Term 'Bimbo'
THE British magazine New Woman has just learned a costly lesson about name-calling. A high court ordered the publication to pay nearly $190,000 in libel damages to a woman who claimed an article wrongly portrayed her as a "kiss-and-tell bimbo" because...
The Spectacle of Attack Ads
IT is the week before Super Tuesday, the hottest of political seasons, and the negative campaign rhetoric is increasing tenfold.Gone, unfortunately, are the days of the New Hampshire primary when issues were actually discussed, press conferences around...
Tires Finally to Hit Pavement in GM's Restructuring Bid
WHEN General Motors Corporation chairman Robert Stempel accompanied President Bush to Japan early this year, it symbolized a significant change in the relationship between the world's most powerful government and the world's biggest automaker.Back in...
United Way's Troubles
RECESSION-WEARY Americans have had ample reason in recent months to criticize the inflated salaries and lavish benefits of corporate executives. But even in nonrecessionary times, it would be hard to justify the extravagances of William Aramony, who...
Video Artist Muses on the Nature of the Imagination
VIDEO art has made enormous strides in quality over the past few years. Which is another way of saying that other video artists have been catching up with Bill Viola, who has long stood at the creative forefront of his field.He remains there still with...
Voters in Message-Sending Mood Surveys Show Use of Buchanan to Chide Bush, Democratic Ambivalence about Clinton
WHY has Patrick Buchanan done so well against George Bush? Why has Paul Tsongas defied the experts to become one of the Democrats' strongest candidates for president? Why has Bill Clinton's campaign disappointed some supporters?Exit polls and other surveys...
Whose Government?
THE tide of changes sweeping over many nations shows no sign of letting up. From Eastern Europe to South Africa to the former Soviet Union, political upheavals are shattering outworn systems. New regimes are emerging at an astounding pace. An observer...