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 20, 1992

A Haitian Perspective on Military Intervention in Haiti
In the article "Haiti Could Become a Pawn in US Politics," March 3, the author asks the question, "Can the president withstand demands from Congress, segments of the Republican Party, and the Haitian immigrant community in the US for a multinational...
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An Animated Oratory on Fog and Drizzle
'TWAS Charles Dudley Warner who wrote that everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it (Hartford Courant, 1897). I am happy to report that somebody has. One of our television stations here in Maine lately acquired a new weatherman...
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Assessing American Liberal Democracy Three Scholars Offer Perspectives on the Shortcomings and Successes of a Complex United States Institution
THOSE trying to come to grips with the performance of complex institutions - in these three books, scholars assessing American liberal democracy - face a daunting task in finding the proper perspective. How does one deal with the fact that every such...
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Boyhood Bliss and a Wind-Up Box
IT was a large square mahogany box, well-polished, and there was a handle you had to wind, and lids that opened top and front. You changed the steel needle every time you changed the record.The records were kept flat in a cardboard box to prevent them...
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Bush's Clunkers for Cash: Plan for Pollution Control If Firms Buy and Junk Old Cars, They Get Credit for Cutting Emissions
THE Bush administration affectionately calls it "cash for clunkers."As government initiatives go, it is no show-stopper - or economy jump-starter.But some new federal rules to lure high-polluting old cars off the roads represent a nearly perfect model...
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Close Allies Adjust to New Realities One Theory Is That Harmony between the Two Will Increase When New Leaders Come to Power. US-ISRAELI RELATIONS
FOLLOWING a week of angry exchanges between the United States and Israel over loan guarantees and arms sales, there are several ways to size up their increasingly troubled relationship.The optimistic view is that recent tensions, epitomized by President...
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Debate over CD Packaging Intensifies
THE days of the disposable, compact-disc long box are numbered.But an intensifying debate about life after the long box has raised many questions within the music industry. What will replace it? How environmentally sound will replacements and store changeovers...
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Drugs: The Forgotten Debate
WHATEVER happened to drugs?In 1987, the presidential campaign was a battlefield in the "war on drugs." George Bush and Michael Dukakis hurled verbal hand grenades at each other, both claiming to be tougher on drugs. Both promised to spend more money...
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Economists Debate Real Effect of Aerospace Jobs Loss
A MAJOR new report showing that loss of aerospace jobs in California could far exceed most previous estimates is drawing fire from key independent economists. At the same time, it lays down a thorough agenda to minimize economic damage to the state.The...
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Ethnic Masses Are More Restless
EARLIER this year, Prime Minister John Major appealed most earnestly to Scottish voters not to take Scotland out of the United Kingdom. He was not in the grip of a nightmare but responding to the growth of the Scottish National Party, which aims to do...
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Film `Howard's End' Is Rare Treat
`HOWARD'S End" is perhaps the most highly regarded of all E. M. Forster's novels, and for good reason.On one level, it's an absorbing story of human relations, with especially strong insight into the tensions between men and women bound by rigorous social...
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God's Provision
MANY people are facing economic hardship these days. And they are calling for help. Often sources such as government agencies, family, friends, can give needed aid. But where can we turn when these are not available or when more help is needed? I have...
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Incumbents Beware
WHO lost in this week's Illinois congressional primaries was nearly as interesting as who won the presidential contest. The losers may say a lot about the country's political mood, and about the makeup of the next Congress.Sen. Alan Dixon, a conservative...
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Israelis Are Divided on Meaning of Growing Rift in US-Israel Ties
`IT is almost impossible for Israel to do anything to satisfy the US administration, which has set out to do almost everything to antagonize the interests of the state of Israel."Israeli Health Minister Ehud Olmert's bitter tirade against Washington,...
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`Japan Bashing' Hurts All Americans
A FEW years ago in Detroit, two white auto workers used a baseball bat to beat an Asian-American to death. They blamed Vincent Chin (an American of Chinese descent) for the problems of domestic car companies. Recently, Japanese businessman Yasuo Kato...
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Kohl Visit Highlights Dispute with US over Farm Subsidies
AGAINST a backdrop of darkened world-trade figures, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl visits President Bush at Camp David this weekend with proposals to break a long-running transatlantic agriculture trade dispute that remains the greatest stumbling block...
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Military Stalemate Threatens Soviet Arms-Control Treaties
DESPITE reports of a cooling of the dispute over nuclear weapons between Ukraine and Russia, the summit meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States today in the Ukrainian capital seems unlikely to reach the long-sought accord on a joint armed forces.Rather...
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Racial Tensions Attend British School Reform
A BRITISH government attempt to give parents more say in the education of their children has led to a bitter power struggle with racial overtones at a school in a deprived area of London's East End.The dispute is between Anne Snelling, head teacher of...
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School Prayer Gets a New Day in Court
ONE of the most controversial of Supreme Court decisions in the modern era is Engel v. Vitale, the path-setting 1962 ruling on school prayer. The court held in Engel that the "establishment clause" of the First Amendment, made applicable to the states...
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Sharks: Hottest Team off the Ice
The San Jose (Calif.) Sharks may not have won many games in their first season of National Hockey League play, but they're way out front in marketing savvy.They lead the NHL in merchandise sales, accounting for 25 to 30 percent of all hockey souvenir...
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Sportswriters Size Up the NHL
ALTHOUGH hockey is the most international in makeup of all major-league team sports in North America, the National Hockey League does not enjoy an especially progressive image.Many claim it still condones fighting, lags in marketing, and suffers from...
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Stock Market Drop Shocks Japan
ONE by one, the landmarks of Japan's boom-years are falling. The latest is the implicit floor under the Tokyo Stock Exchange that was once thought rock-solid.The dip of the Nikkei Stock Average to under 20,000 early this week - a level not seen since...
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Stop the Subpoenas for Good
HAVING first subpoenaed the phone records of two reporters who broke the Anita Hill story last fall, the Senate special counsel Peter Fleming later this week thought the better of it and said he would not seek those records without backing by the Senate...
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Thailand's Soldier-Politicians Likely to Sway National Election
THAILAND'S military is once again a controversial pivot in politics at home and in Southeast Asia.Thailand votes this Sunday in the first parliamentary election since the military ousted an elected government in a bloodless coup last year. Thai generals...
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The World's a Stage, Especially Washington at Tax Time
PUNDITS sometimes speak of the "political stage." The term certainly applies to the performance of Washington politicians this week over a major tax bill. Their posturing was aimed at an audience of voters, not at making actual law.According to the plot,...
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Tsongas Quits, Citing Finances Blows in South and Midwest Dried Up Sources. CLINTON SITTING PRETTY
PAUL TSONGAS, his campaign stumbling and strapped for funds, quit the Democratic race yesterday, sharply boosting Bill Clinton's prospects for capturing his party's presidential nomination.The decision by Mr. Tsongas was a shock. Members of his staff...
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Turkmen Market Recalls Fabled Silk Road
THE government of this Central Asian state has the reputation of being one of the most conservative in any former Soviet republic.But in spite of Turkmenistan's lingering adherence to communism and a collectivized system, its leaders realize the importance...
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