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 May 30, 2002

Air More Campaign Debates
THIS year's midterm elections promise to be hotly contested, with both parties hoping to secure majorities in Congress. Voters need information about these races, and local TV network affiliates - broadcasting on the public's airwaves - could go a long...
An Artless Life That Made Art Available for All ; Peggy Guggenheim Knew More about Paintings Than Love
At first glance, biographies about flamboyant figures seem ripe for enjoyment, both for their writers and for a public eager to experience vicariously the highjinks of spirits unburdened by the chains of conventions. But a life of glamorous escapades...
A Rock Star's New Approach to World Aid ; This Week, U2's Bono and Treasury Secretary O'Neill Finish a 10-Day African Tour
As Irish rock star Bono and American Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill wind up their 10-day fact-finding tour of Africa this week, the U2 frontman is not yet sure if he's found what he was looking for: "big change" and an open US wallet for Africa. Whether...
Bid for Better Ways to ID Suspects
It is one of the paradoxes of criminal justice: Eyewitness testimony isn't really the gold standard of proof that years of courtroom dramas have taught TV viewers to expect. Faulty identification, for instance, played a role in the convictions of more...
California Tribes Clash on Court and Off
California is a house divided against itself this week - and fans, both north and south, can hardly stand it. The L.A. Lakers and the Sacramento Kings clash here at Staples Arena tomorrow in what could be the final game of the NBA Western Conference...
Civilization in Twilight ; Three Moments When the Flame Was Almost Extinguished
Iain Pears is everybody's fantasy of the ultimate history teacher. (At least for people whose fantasies extend to history teachers.) His popular mysteries, so intricately woven from the threads of the past, have given the genre more class and intellectual...
Congress, Too, May Shoulder Sept. 11 Blame ; House-Senate Panel on Intelligence Lapses Turns Gaze Inward on Funding, Oversight
As Washington gears up for months of investigation on what went wrong on 9/11, Congress is beginning to face its own share of blame for missed warnings and intelligence lapses. Since the first World Trade Center attack in 1993, scores of witnesses and...
Discussing Inevitability
Alvin Toffler doesn't believe anything is inevitable. Likely, perhaps. But a man who has spent a lifetime thinking about what lies ahead - and penning such works as "Future Shock" and "Powershift" - is cautious about pronouncements. A quick look at history...
Federal Bureau of Prevention
Putting the nation on a war-footing against possible terrorist attacks will take more than a bureaucratic shuffle, however sweeping. But the broad changes announced yesterday by FBI Director Robert Mueller, if well implemented and managed, will strengthen...
Getting Back to Nature with a Backhoe
We moved to Whitney Valley April 16. April 18, I started flood- irrigating with hand tools, learning where all the ditches ran across 800 acres of meadow as I worked toward a good crop of hay. I repaired division fences on the ranch and cattle fences....
In Vegas, Recruiting Teachers Is a Ruthless Art
A secretary races into George Ann Rice's office, apologizes for the interruption, and then blurts out: "My husband's nephew heard that at least 80 teachers are losing their jobs in Iowa because of the budget cuts." Dr. Rice, the chief recruiter for Las...
Letters
Revealing mistakes could educate enemies Regarding Godfrey Sperling's column "The Democratic retreat on Sept. 11" (May 28): All this talk about the Democrats wanting open hearings and committees on the lack of preparedness and intelligence communication...
Lives of Torment and Resistance Unveiled ; Three Books about the Position of Women in Afghanistan
No other image has come to symbolize the enigmatic position of Muslim women more than the veil and its paradoxical mechanics: By concealing women from our eyes, it actually increases our desire to see them. The practice of hijab, or veiling, encompasses...
Possibility of Water on Mars Spurs Talk of a Manned Visit ; New Evidence from a Probe Suggests There's Ice under the Red Planet's Surface, Exciting Would-Be Colonists
The discovery of potentially vast deposits of water ice close to the surface on Mars could breath new life into the notion of sending humans to explore the red planet. This week, scientists poring over data from NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter released evidence...
Saudis Channel Anger into Charity ; Frustrated by What They See as US Bias, Saudis Are Sending Millions of Dollars to Aid Palestinian Families
Bombarded by television images of Israeli violence and bloodied Palestinians, Selma Dajani felt compelled to act. Little did she know that a modest idea would turn into a flood of support - and underscore the depth of popular pro-Palestinian and anti-American...
Strengthen Nuclear Deterrence ; the US Should Form a Defensive Coalition with Other Nuclear States
Despite the Bush-Putin nuclear-weapons reduction agreement, nuclear weapons may be making a comeback. Not long ago they were seen as unusable. Ronald Reagan sought to eliminate them or at least make them "impotent and obsolete." Now the Nuclear Posture...
The FBI's High-Stakes Makeover ; Bureau Will Put 500 Agents on Counterterrorism and Have 'Super Squads' at HQ. Critics Call for Deeper Changes
Director Robert Mueller's plan to transform the Federal Bureau of Investigation into America's premier terror-fighting force could represent one of the most profound overhauls of the venerable agency since J. Edgar Hoover professionalized it in the early...
The Many Gardens I Have Left
Like most modern city dwellers, my husband and I moved from place to place as our family burgeoned. In each place I planted gardens of annuals and perennials, trees, flowering vines, and bulbs. Four houses, which we called our homes for as little as...
The US Army's Men in Black ... Turbans
Like many of the psychological operations personnel in the US Army, Sgt. Mike Dickinson is cut from a different cloth. A half-Mexican, half-black American, he converted to Islam two years ago while on a US peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. He keeps a photograph...
US Faces Tough Training Mission in the Caucasus ; This Week Green Berets Began Trying to Turn Georgia's Soldiers into Professionals
Soldiers in this former Soviet republic are about to get a crash course in Western military tactics, as the US expands its partnership against terror - and its sphere of influence - to the Caucasus. For the American trainers, bringing the Georgian military...
When School's out, Where Are the Kids?
School is almost out. But most kids won't be on the loose. For months, the working parents of millions of 6- to 12-year-olds have been figuring out summer child care. Some have found great camps, and effective summer-school programs, or pressed relatives...