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 11, 1993

A Flaw in the Somalia Game Plan
NOW that the United States Marines have secured their primary objectives in Somalia and run into almost no serious opposition, the question becomes more pointed for both Somalis and Americans: How long will they stay?The answer may lie beyond the Marines'...
A Writer Consults an Ancient Dissident
FROM his leathery, oaken corner office just a few hundred yards from the White House, William Safire writes some of the most influential punditry in American politics.His attitude, to a great extent, comes from the land of Uz.Mr. Safire holds a lifelong...
Big-Ticket Purchases Give Economy Boost Sales of Yachts and Houses Up, but Joblessness Persists
THE last two years have been tough on boat dealers such as Tom McDowell of Surfside 3 Marina in Lindenhurst, N.Y. Since September, however, he says unit sales have risen about 20 percent.His story is one of an increasing number of anecdotal signs that...
Bosnian Chief May Take Islamic Aid with Expectations Low for Geneva Talks, Izetbegovic Says West's Failure to Help Leaves His Nation Few Alternatives
BOSNIAN President Alija Izetbegovic told Vice President-elect Al Gore Jr. and Clinton transition team officials this weekend that the West had so far "done very little" to help his besieged country and that he may soon accept military help from the Islamic...
Bosnia Talks Resume in Geneva
International mediators and leaders from former Yugoslavia resumed talks yesterday on ending war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, but the leader of Bosnia's Serbs ruled out a quick solution.An agreement is possible "only if the conference does not strive for a...
British Conservatives Seek `Radical Agenda' to End Tory Setbacks
BRITISH Prime Minister John Major has initiated a wide-ranging policy review aimed at redefining Conservative Party goals and restoring his government's credibility.Meeting yesterday at Mr. Major's official country residence, Chequers, members of his...
Budget Begets Intense Debate in California
CALIFORNIA's 1993 budget battle has started.Gov. Pete Wilson (R) has offered the state Legislature an austere, $51.2 billion state spending plan that, he hopes, will steer clear of the partisan budget deadlock that eclipsed all other state business last...
Central Asia's Looming Water Wars
AFTER signing the historic Camp David peace accord with Israel, the late Egyptian president, Anwar Sadat, is reported to have said that the only reason his country might go to war again with its neighbors would be a disagreement over shared waters.In...
Chinese Leaders Scramble to Slow Racing Economy
SURGING economic growth. Real estate and construction booms. A flood of foreign investment. Music to the ears of economists and policymakers around the world? Not in China.As capitalist governments from Washington to Tokyo try to jump-start solid recoveries,...
Chinese to Ease Strict Family-Planning Policy Officials Seek Alternatives to Harsh Enforcement of the One-Child System, Which Has Had Mixed Results and Brought International Criticism
XIN SHI'S desire for a grandson cost him the precious family sewing machine.When Mr. Xin's daughter-in-law got pregnant shortly after bearing a daughter, the local village chief confiscated the sewing machine as a penalty for bucking China's one-child...
Clinton, Mexican President Endorse Trade Agreement in First Foreign Summit
THE summit between President-elect Clinton and President Carlos Salinas de Gortari of Mexico boosted the likelihood that relations between the United States and its third-largest trading partner will continue to prosper under the new US administration.That...
Clinton Must Now Achieve Education Goals the President Elect - Who Helped Shape the Nation's Education Agenda - Is Expected to Focus on Five Areas for Improvement
PRESIDENT-ELECT Clinton says he wants to be the "Jobs President." Yet many educators are counting on him to be a successful "Education President" at the same time."Jobs really means that you have a well-trained, flexible work force," says Ernest Boyer,...
Events
RED CROSS HIT FOR EVACUATION EFFORT</P><P>Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri yesterday banned further United Nations airlifts of Palestinian deportees from a snowbound tent camp in southeast Lebanon. Red Cross delegates had taken two ...
German Debate Intensifies over When to Use Troops
GERMAN soldiers to the front?This is a soul-searching question Germans have been wrestling with since the Gulf war, when they provided support but sent no troops to the desert.It came up again in regard to the Yugoslav war and has resurfaced in connection...
GOP Sues the Democrats on a House Rules Change Giving Nonelected Delegates to House a Vote Said to Be `Power Grab'
AS President-elect Clinton prepares to take over the White House, Republican anger is boiling over on Capitol Hill.The trouble: a decision by Democrats to grant votes on the floor of the House of Representatives to the five delegates from American Samoa,...
Hungary's `Media War' Curbs Press Freedoms
POLITICAL deadlock and the Hungarian government's recent legally controversial steps against state television and radio are fueling fears that press freedoms may become a casualty of the country's long-raging "media war."The embattled presidents of Hungarian...
Irish Politics in Mid-Winter
THE general election in Ireland took place on Nov. 25, as well as three referendums on abortion. Since that time politics has gone into hibernation while the electorate's decisions are slept on by the politicians. But things are happening in fitful and...
Missile Showdown Solidifies Western Coalition against Iraq ANALYSIS
SADDAM HUSSEIN'S pattern of behavior toward the Western countries that monitor his moves - a pattern that can be described as "cheat and retreat" - is familiar by now. It also appears to work directly against him.The assumption of most informed Western...
Native Hawaiians Call for Sovereignty A Century after American Business Interests Overthrew Their Monarchy, Hawaii's Na Kanaka Maoli Demand Autonomy and Ancestral Lands
IN mid-January Honolulu will step back a century with a re-enactment of the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy. The event was accomplished by a group of mostly American businessmen, bolstered by a contingent of United States marines called out by...
New York Daily News Faces a Possible Union Boycott
THROUGHOUT its 73 years, the New York Daily News has portrayed itself as the people's paper - the tabloid directed at the Big Apple's tempestuous mix of ethnic groups, new immigrants, and laborers. Bold and sassy, using large photos and huge Page-1 headlines,...
Nominee Riley Wins Praise
IT'S tough to find anyone who will utter a discouraging word about Richard Riley, the former governor of South Carolina who will be President Clinton's secretary of education.Those who have followed his career describe Mr. Riley as "a fantastic human...
Progress Slow for Women on Job
TWO steps forward, one step back.That's the erratic pattern of progress women sometimes still encounter in the workplace. Just when they think old forms of discrimination have been eliminated, signs of a reversal appear.The latest evidence of bias involves...
Stones That Dream of Being Fruit
THE titles given to some of Peter Randall-Page's sculptures are much more revealing than mere identification tags: "Stone Can Dream of Fruit," for example, or "Down Among the Gastropods." Such names succinctly draw attention to the roots of his vision....
Teach the Culture Debate
WHILE much of the academic community is bemoaning a crisis of controversy at American universities and arguing about "political correctness," Gerald Graff sees an opportunity."Instead of pretending we can eliminate political conflict from teaching, we...
The Deficit's Message
TO people who track government spending, last week's higher federal-deficit estimates came as no surprise. A $50 billion to $60 billion jump in the deficit projected for fiscal 1997 - to well over $300 billion - is very much in line with current spending...
The Iran-Contra Pardons, Government under the Law
The editorial "The Iran-Contra Pardons," Dec. 29, deals with a serious and embarrassing matter having to do with either ignorance or blatant disregard of the conduct of government under the law.The executive branch had, in the Iran-contra case, ignored...
US Still Leads the Pack; Only Japan Closes Gap despite Poor Image, US Is Tops in Productivity and Living Standards
THE United States economy will be "much more dynamic" in the 1990s than the economies of Western Europe or Japan.Thus, predicts economist Edward Wolff, the sizable US lead over Germany, France, and Britain in productivity and standard-of-living will...
Views from the Real Education Insiders
EDUCATION policy perspectives have little in common with the concerns of students, parents, and teachers, according to a recent report."Voices from the Inside" chronicles 18 months of research in four Southern California schools considered representative...
`We Admire Stand-Up Guys'
Job reaches across the millennia to express modern Man's outrage at today's inequities. The Book of Job's tone is not a weary resignation to life's unfairness. Rather, it is a sustained note of defiance. The book's message is not that we should accept...
World Recession Makes Global Investing Tricky Mix of US and Overseas Stocks Is Best Investment Option, Analysts Say. PLAYING THE MARKETS
FOR global investors, the message is loud and clear: The United States, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the smaller nations of Europe - such as Spain and Portugal - will lead the global economy in 1993, with the best gains later in the year.International...
You Can Help the World's Children
MANY of us wonder what we can do to help children who are vulnerable to exploitation and harm in the world today. Cold indifference and outrage certainly won't solve the problem. But there is a special kind of action we can all take. Turning to God in...