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 November 15, 2001

A Lasting Love, Couched in Pink
What's with the old pink couch?" Craig asked, the first time he saw my living room. And when he sat on it, he shifted his mile-long legs and pointed out politely that the circa-1940s sofa was not built for a 6-foot, 3-inch man. "I love that couch," I...
Annual Book Guide 2001
From the 120,000 books published this year, we've arranged a retrospective show for discriminating readers. First, let us recommend a few works that we found particularly captivating. The portraits in some of these novels are so realistic that the I's...
Calif. Governor Tries to Brighten His Dimming Star
A little over a year ago, California Gov. Gray Davis seemed to be an unstoppable force. In 18 months, the Democrat had already amassed more than $21 million to fend off any challengers in 2002 - not to mention an equally gaudy 61 percent approval rating....
Dampen Nuclear Dangers in India and Pakistan
On Sept. 11, terrorism revealed itself as a central enemy of world civilization, capable of using mass destruction to gain its ends. Thus, an important part of the global antiterrorism effort must be to keep nuclear weapons and nuclear explosive material...
Disarmament's New Look: Fewer Warheads, No Treaty ; Bush and Putin Pledge Arms Cuts, but Some Key Details Are Unresolved
The US and Russia have now pledged that they will carry out perhaps the deepest warhead cuts of the atomic age. But pledged is not the same as done, and details left unresolved after Russian President Vladimir Putin's White House visit might loom large...
European Nations Broaden Police Powers ; A Draft British Law Would Allow Terrorism Suspects to Be Detained without Trial
Governments across Europe are toughening their security laws in the wake of Sept. 11, causing concern among civil liberties activists that the laws will go too far in curtailing freedoms. The British government this week proposed detaining some terrorist...
For the Scoop, More Americans Turn to the Brits
Americans in search of news and opinion on world events since Sept. 11 are looking across the Atlantic to broaden their perspective. Websites for British papers like The Guardian (www.guardian.co.uk) and The Daily Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk) are...
Hurdles to Building a Stable Afghan Regime ; First Likely Steps Are Setting Up a Security Force and an Inclusive Interim Government
In military parlance, it's called gathering in the victory: turning military success into a sustained win by making sure the political goals that justified war are achieved. With the US-backed military effort in Afghanistan chalking up a rapid succession...
In Kabul, Mercy amid Mayhem ; Northern Alliance Rebels, in About-Face, Rescue Fleeing Taliban and Provide Them with Medical Attention
Hares's last stand is hardly the stuff of legend. A Taliban straggler who was left behind as the radical Islamic militia fled the Afghan capital, Kabul, he - along with three comrades - was chased and beaten by a band of angry residents. As the crowd...
In War on Terror, Don't Overreach
The Northern Alliance conquests in northern Afghanistan and the Taliban's evacuation of Kabul deserve at least two cheers from the Bush administration. These are true military successes. They might hasten final defeat of the Taliban and its ally - the...
Iran's Soccer Fervor Turns Political and Violent ; after Recent Matches, Supporters Have Transformed Celebrations into Political Rallies against Ruling Clerics
Security forces are bracing for more student clashes tonight, as Ireland threatens to scupper Iran's hopes to qualify for the World Cup. Following a succession of recent soccer matches, hundreds of thousands of Iranian boys and girls have poured into...
Islam: Beliefs and Practices
This weekend, Muslims around the world mark the holiest month of the Islamic calendar as they begin the fast of Ramadan. On this occasion, the Monitor takes a brief look at the foundational beliefs and practices of the world's second-largest religion,...
Latest Showdown over Assisted Suicide ; US Supreme Court Is Likely to Be Asked to Settle Dispute between Bush Administration and Oregon over State's'right to Die' Law
Four years ago, Oregon began a social and medical experiment with profound ethical implications: allowing physicians to help people end their lives. Now, the Bush administration has chosen the state, with its unique suicide law, as a place to shore up...
Leaving History Behind
Gerhard Schroder, the first German chancellor born after the Nazi era, wants parliament to vote Friday on whether to deploy the country's first combat mission outside Europe since World War II. If he succeeds in sending 3,900 soldiers to the war in Afghanistan,...
Leonids Are Coming
Skywatchers hope to give thanks for more than turkey this year. Early in the morning this Sunday, the Leonid meteors will streak across the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most famous of all meteor showers, appearing each year in mid-November. Observing...
Letters
Americans happy with war progress ... or not? Regarding Godfrey Sperling's Nov. 12 column, "No cracks in the public's resolve to fight": Thank you for pointing out the false message coming from some elements of the press. All indicators, both scientifically...
Out of Africa Come Fascinating Fossils ; Finds from Africa's Vastness Will Help Fill in Biology's History of the Dinosaurs' Demise
As paleontology moves into the 21st century, its newest story may well turn out to be a cross between "Out of Africa" and "Land Before Time." From Malawi, Niger, Morocco, Cameroon, and Egypt to Madagascar, Tanzania, and South Africa, dinosaur and mammal...
Record Jump in Retail Sales Buoys Economy ; October Is Biggest-Ever Month for Auto Sales - and Outlook for Holiday Spending May Be Brightening as Well
Tempted by zero interest on new car loans, American consumers are digging deep into their pockets. Retail sales soared a record 7.1 percent in October as shoppers showed resilience in the face of a war abroad and concerns about anthrax and other dangers...
Showdown Looms on German Deployment Decision ; A Vote Friday on Whether to Send Forces to Afghanistan Could Spark a Political Crisis
The US-led military campaign in Afghanistan may not only bring down the Taliban regime; it could also cause the government of Chancellor Gerhard Schroder to fall. When Mr. Schroder goes to parliament on Friday with his proposal to provide up to 3,900...
Taliban Retreat Takes War to Hills ; the Taliban Appear to Have Fled the Strongholds of Kandahar and Jalalabad
In the space of 48 hours, the Taliban and Osama bin Laden's Arab fighters have ceded 90 percent of Afghanistan. At breakneck speed, the conventional war has all but come to an end. The Taliban, as a ruling entity, is fading fast. But a messier guerrilla...
'Technology Benefiting Humanity'
A new way of delivering an old technology - radio - has come up a winner in a new program of awards to honor "technology benefiting humanity." The Freeplay Foundation of South Africa was recognized earlier this month for its work in producing wind-up...
Tide of War Lifts Hopes of Netting Bin Laden ; as Taliban Troops Switch Sides, Pentagon Anticipates a Wealth of New Intelligence
Defections from Taliban rule of military commanders and southern tribes promise to create an intelligence windfall for the United States as it pursues its top priority in Afghanistan: tracking down Osama bin Laden and other terrorist and Taliban chiefs....
To Improve My Business, I Practice Making Mistakes
I stand on the stage and feel my stomach tighten. I'm supposed to walk over to the phone, but I'm pretty sure I can't move. Even if my legs still work, I am very sure I cannot speak. "This is for fun," the acting teacher reminds me. I try to smile, but...
USA
Drawn by heavy discounting, consumers boosted retail sales in October by 7.1 percent, the biggest one-month gain yet recorded, the Commerce Department announced. The jump in sales came after consumers cut back on spending in September, pushing sales...
World
The Taliban regime appeared on the brink of disintegration in Afghanistan, with its troops fleeing two more key cities, pursued by US warplanes. Kandahar, their base, was said to be "in complete chaos," while community elders in Jalalabad granted the...