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 January 13, 1992

1986 Tax Reform Act - the Culprit
WHEN an economy has as much wrong with it as the American economy does now, the natural tendency is to list causes that match the numerous symptoms. But in fact there is one major cause for the ills of our economy: the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA).Criticisms...
Arabs and Israelis Getting into Gear for More Talks
THE Middle East peace process is like an old car making its way along a washboard road. It's being jolted by lots of diplomatic bumps, but somehow it keeps on going.Negotiators for Israel and its Arab neighbors have gathered in Washington for today's...
Aussie Dollar Slides as Bank Lowers Rates Move Aimed at Fueling Economic Recovery
ONLY four weeks after Paul Keating took over as Australia's prime minister, investors are devaluing the Australian dollar.Within the past week, the Aussie currency has fallen 3.9 percent, hitting a four-year low. The Australian Reserve Bank, the central...
'Bovary' Returns to Film
GUSTAVE FLAUBERT'S novel "Madame Bovary," published in 1856, has long been hailed as a masterpiece of realism. It is also considered a founding work of modernism in the arts - using a combination of detachment and irony to tell of a country doctor's...
Chinese Leaders Push for Market-Based Reform in State-Run Industries
CHINA has announced cautious plans to advance market-oriented reforms in a bid to revive ailing state industries and ensure a steady rise in prosperity that the Communist Party says is the keystone to its rule."The pace of reform should be speeded up...
Experts Rethink Nuclear Arms Policy
THROUGH air-raid drills, "Dr. Strangelove," the SALT talks, Tom Clancy thrillers, and myriad other manifestations, the nuclear arms race has been part of American life for over four decades. Now, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the arms race as...
Lay the POW/MIA Myth to Rest
FOR all the rumors that living Americans still languish behind barbed wire in Indochina, left behind after the Vietnam war, there's only one fully verifiable US prisoner in Southeast Asia: That's United States foreign policy toward Vietnam.It's time...
Loan Decision Muddies Peace Talks Long-Delayed Action by Washington Becomes Troubling Factor in Peace Negotiations. ISRAELI - US RELATIONS
ON hold and out of sight for the past four months, the controversial issue of whether the United States should underwrite a multibillion-dollar loan to Israel has come back to haunt the Bush administration and Congress.When the issue first surfaced last...
London Theater Puts New York in the Shadows
'THERE is still excitement in the air there," Arthur Miller recently stated publicly, when asked why he was premiering his first major work in more than a decade in London rather than New York.For years America's greatest living playwright has been decrying...
Looming Afghan Terror? If the Kabul Government Collapses without Its Soviet Patron, Islamic Fundamentalists Could Quickly Seize Power and Start a Holy Purge
THE downfall of Mikhail Gorbachev and the demise of the Soviet Union are likely to expedite the collapse of Najibullah's regime in Afghanistan. The Kabul government installed by Moscow may not be overthrown by any military action of the mujahideen resistance...
Made-in-USA Literature A Concise History of American Writing Examines Major Currents
AMERICANS began dreaming of a distinctly American literature long before it came into its own. As the poet and patriot Philip Freneau, a veteran of the American Revolution, observed, "a political and a literary independence {are} two very different things...
Marxists Take New Tack in India
India's Marxists admit they may have been premature in sounding the death knell of capitalism.So they have dedicated themselves anew to fighting the liberal economic policies of the New Delhi government."We are the strongest Communist Party in the world,"...
News Currents
EUROPE</P><P>Russia has moved to heal a rift with Ukraine by awarding part of the disputed Black Sea fleet to Kiev, a joint statement published by Tass news agency yesterday said.... Georgia's new military leaders held talks yesterday...
'Orangutan Woman' of Borneo Birute Galdikas Is World's Leading Authority on Indonesia's Gentle, Endangered Great Ape
BIRUTE GALDIKAS, widely considered the world's leading authority on orangutans, has been fascinated by the giant, red-orange apes of Southeast Asia for as long as she can remember. "There's something about their eyes, which are very similar to our own,...
Pinched Cuba Eyes Tourist Dollars without Soviet Aid, Castro Turns to 'Pure Tourism' to Prop Up Troubled Economy
SELLING surf and sun in one of the world's last communist outposts is starting to pay dividends.Cuba's nascent tourism industry had a banner year in 1991, drawing a projected half million visitors, up about 50 percent over 1990. According to a report...
Power Balance Precarious in New World Order
BOTH ends of the Eurasian land mass are seeing the end of collective security that brought a half century of Pax Americana as the Soviet Union collapsed. Europe still favors some kind of collective security. But Britain, France, and Germany basically...
Prayer-Powered Shipment
'WHEN my ship comes in! That was the solution to all kinds of financial problems if I was to believe my husband. Living by a river that wasn't navigable added to the absurdity of this standing joke.Another relative had a solution to our strained resources...
President's Resignation May Halt Algerian Elections Army Takes Control after Fundamentalist Electoral Victory
THE resignation Saturday of Algerian President Chadli Benjedid gave one more jolt to a country already in a state of shock after the triumph of Islamic fundamentalists last month in the first round of legislative elections.Ironically, the resignation...
Support for President Bush's Trade Talks with Japan
I disagree with the opinion of Bush's "trade shootout" expressed in the editorial "Bush's Tokyo Ploy," Jan. 3. The author called it unwise diplomacy because of the need for United States-Japanese cooperation on regional and security issues.That worn...
Technology Spurs School Change Computers Are Linked to Rethinking the Education Process at an Elementary School near Seattle. Second in a Four-Part Weekly Series on Innovative Schools
THE sound of a computer printer hard at work greets a visitor walking into the office at Cougar Valley Elementary School across Puget Sound from Seattle. It's an appropriate welcome to a public school that is one of the most computer-intensive in the...
Tokyo Fizzle
BUSH administration hopes for a successful high-noon showdown in Tokyo over trade, with the president taking the heroic Gary Cooper role, were quickly trounced. The final cut of George Bush's Asia trip seemed more like a bad "B-Movie."The Japan visit,...
US Bond Yields: Less Sparkling in '92
EVERYONE'S talking about the stock market, given its bullish course since the Federal Reserve Board slashed the discount rate by a full percentage point in late December. But there's another relatively happy camper in the investment world: the bond market.Bonds...
Weaving Old into New
THE exquisite expressions of her multicultural explorations are trapped in fiber. Ramona Sakiestewa weaves ancient and original ideas into new wool. Though she draws on many traditions, there is nothing derivative about her tapestries. She makes what...
Why Arab-Israeli Peace Could Come in 1992
ISRAEL entered the peace talks in Madrid last October with low expectations. As a result, the very modest results achieved thus far have pleased the Israelis and whetted that nation's appetite for what might follow.Israel is serious about negotiating...
Worldwatch Study Advocates Environmental 'Revolution'
IN the 20 years since the first global conference on the environment, there has been some progress toward conserving resources and lessening pollution. But, overall, the situation continues to worsen, and it will take nothing less than a rapid "revolution"...
Yeltsin Faces Challenges from Ukraine, Economy Tension Eases on Black Sea Fleet Control, but Price Increases Anger Many in Russia
TWO weeks ago, after the Russian tricolor was raised over the Kremlin, Russian President Boris Yeltsin was talking optimistically about the future."For the first time we have got an opportunity to focus all of our attention and energy on Russia and Russians,"...
Yugoslav Peace Plan Inches Ahead Killing of Observers Appears to Prompt Military Ouster, New Commitment to Support Plan. PEACEKEEPING FORCES
THE Serb-dominated Yugoslav Army has reaffirmed its commitment to the deployment of United Nations peacekeeping forces in Croatia, easing fears of a coup by Serbian nationalist opponents of the plan to end the civil war."I think things ... are stabilizing...