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 15, 1998

A Former First Daughter: Popularity, but without Punch? Megawati Sukarnoputri
She has proved she can paint a town red, but can Megawati Sukarnoputri run the world's fourth-largest nation?Scarlet flags and banners are reminders of the Indonesian Democratic Party congress held last weekend by Mrs. Megawati, daughter of Indonesia's...
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American Slavery Was Never Simple or Stable
MANY THOUSANDS GONEBy Ira BerlinBelknap/Harvard 498 pp., $29.95 Ira Berlin's "Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America" is a monumental, sweeping study of the evolution of America's "peculiar institution" from the earliest...
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A Vacation Just for Ladies on the Lam
It's Friday night at 5 o'clock in a Lincoln Tunnel traffic jam on a steamy summer afternoon in New York. My two daughters and I have begun our annual "run away from home" weekend. Kiss the husbands goodbye, leave some frozen dinners in the freezer and...
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Campaign Reform in Britain: Saying No to Foreign Money Proposed Changes Also to Include $33.8 Million Spending Cap, Tax Breaks for Small Donors
Britain's political parties are to face Draconian new laws banning gifts from foreign donors and setting tight limits on what they can spend on election campaigns.More than 100 proposals by the government-appointed Committee on Standards in Public Life...
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Conquest of the Congo Told in Searing History
KING LEOPOLD'S GHOST: A STORY OF GREED, TERROR, AND HEROISM IN COLONIAL AFRICABy Adam HochschildHoughton Mifflin 366 pp., $26 The story of perhaps the worst colonial regime in Africa, the Congo under King Leopold II of Belgium, is undoubtedly a story...
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'Did-Something' Congress
President Harry Truman fought his way to reelection in 1948 by crisscrossing the country criticizing the "do-nothing Congress." It just so happened that the legislative branch was controlled by Republicans for the first time since 1933. That Congress...
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Every Morning 'Otter' Be like This
Our morning began in fog. My boys stood shrouded in mist while they waited for the school bus at the end of our driveway. After I heard the bus roll to a stop, then pull away, I whistled for the dog who had reluctantly let her charges go. She emerged...
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Facing Burning Forests, Russia Can't Afford a Bucket More Than 2.9 Million Acres Have Burned in What UN Terms an 'Ecological Disaster.'
The smoke here was so thick that it resembled a heavy fog. Its acrid smell spread to villages more than 1,000 miles away.To escape the forest inferno, many animals headed into the city. Startled residents in one apartment building found a brown bear...
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Household Helps
1. What device replaced the drudgery of carpet beating, dusters, and brooms, but required two operators?2. The American Civil War gave a tremendous boost to this new machine that produced tens of thousands of new uniforms, fast. What created a ready-made...
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How Birds Hang Together
From V-shaped squadrons of Canada geese to wheeling clouds of starlings, how flocks hold themselves together can spark robust debates among bird experts.Now, a pair of physicists has joined the fray, offering what the two call a universal theory of flocking....
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Indonesia Nurtures Its 'Sprouting' Democracy
In much of Asia, politics is patronage: "big men" harvesting the support of the "little people" by dispensing favors, providing protection, and stifling opposition.Probably no one better represented this style of rule than former President Suharto, who...
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Letters
Personal Information and Property RightsThe opinion piece "Privacy in an Information Age" (Oct. 6) has the right idea - to label people's confidential information as "property rights." The major intent of most of the collectors of our personal information...
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Make Savings Tax-Free - Yes, Deductible
Policymakers frequently moan about the low rate of private saving in the United States and its depressing effect on potential economic growth.They are aiming at the right target, but their aim is badly off. Virtually all of the cures - existing and proposed...
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Making Starr Testify Is Calculated Risk Democrats Seek to Make the Prosecutor the Issue in Impeachment Hearings
He's being investigated by a federal judge for leaking grand- jury secrets.He may have overreached his authority by wiring Linda Tripp - and taping her conversations with Monica Lewinsky - before getting approval to expand his investigation of President...
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Making Sure the Form Fits the Medium
When independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr's report on the president was released over the Internet recently, Dan Bricklin saw it as an opportunity to put his ideas into practice. A longtime innovator in the software field, Mr. Bricklin understood that...
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More Schmooze, Less Booze?
It's college recruiting season. On campuses across the country, employers are out in full force, shaking hands, scouting talent, and giving away more T-shirts and duffel bags than Major League Baseball.That's not all that's free.Often included in the...
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No Waiting in This Line Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
You have a right to health - now! It doesn't depend on insurance, or funding, or medical advances. You don't have to wait for it.But do be willing to consider a new point of view.I read about a man who complained that he did not have access to the health...
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Only Glass Houses Will Do for These Winged Beauties
More than a thousand exotic butterflies flit among tropical flowers and plants in a vaulted, glass building. Some perform the delicate ballet of courtship, others feed from trays of overripe fruit or sip nectar from flowers.Inside the St. Louis Butterfly...
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Pandora's Whale A Tribal Whale Hunt May Open a Floodgate of Commercial Whaling
Some may find it difficult to fault the Makah tribe of western Washington for beginning a hunt for whales this month.The Makah are in an economic box canyon. Unemployment on their Neah Bay reservation is 55 percent. With their social fabric tattered...
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Senate Challengers Pit New York against Itself Democratic Support Is Strong in the City, but Less-Liberal Upstate Vote May Turn Election. Series: Election for A New Century
From Esther Paine's 190-acre vegetable farm in Fulton, N.Y., the US Senate race between Republican incumbent Alfonse D'Amato and his challenger Charles Schumer looks like an "awful, mixed up mess."In fact, it is a slugfest - a mean, muddy, hard-hitting...
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The News in Brief
The USCongress will seek a fourth stopgap measure to keep the government open through tomorrow night as it struggles to settle differences with the White House over a mammoth budget bill, congressional aides said. With the current temporary spending...
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The Victims of Slavery Speak for Themselves
REMEMBERING SLAVERY: AFRICAN AMERICANS TALK ABOUT THEIR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OF SLAVERYEdited by Ira Berlin,Marc Favreau, and Steven F. Miller W.W. Norton 352 pp., $49.95 Despite the 250 years of slavery on American soil, we know little about what slaves...
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The Vital Black Church African-American Churches Confront Cultural Changes That May Be as Worrisome for Them as Rapidly Declining Memberships Are for Mainline White Churches
In Concord Baptist Church in Boston's South End, the gospel chorus stills each heart in the packed white-and-oak sanctuary with a rendition of "Hush, Someone's Calling My Name."Across town in Greater Victory Temple on Blue Hill Avenue, worshippers take...
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Town Grapples with Carving 'Freethinker' Ideals in Stone Concern over Modern-Day Atheism Leaves a 32-Ton Monument Honoring 19th-Century German Settlers Temporarily without a Home
No one in this neck of the Texas Hill Country denies the contributions of the German immigrants who settled here in Comfort. They were affluent intellectuals who built the first schools in these parts and spoke mostly in Latin. As "Freethinkers," they...
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US Threatens Force: Why Now? Helping Kosovo's Refugees before Winter Is Only One Goal, US Officials Say Privately
The bid by the United States to end the Serbian onslaught in Kosovo without NATO airstrikes involves more than an effort to save tens of thousands of ethnic Albanian civilians from the ravages of the Balkan winter.The White House is also weighing American...
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When Does US Use or Threaten Force?
The United States is backing a NATO threat of airstrikes against Serb forces in Kosovo unless Yugoslavia meets NATO terms by Friday. But the US has not always threatened force elsewhere, even when conditions were similar.* In late 1994, Russian forces...
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World Wide Web Wireless
In 1900, few Americans drove an automobile. No one imagined the extent to which the car would change work, play, and travel.Five years ago, almost no one surfed the World Wide Web. We know very little about the way the Internet will change work, play,...
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