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 December 5, 2002

A Barbershop View of a Rash of Murders in L.A
At Lawrence Tolliver's barber shop, the air buzzes with the sound of electric hair trimmers and voices of vexation."Parolees are back on the street, reclaiming their turf," is the explanation given by Eddie Ford, the elder statesman of opinion in this...
A Holiday-Rush Respite Falls from the Sky
Snowstorm. I peer through flocked windows to see gray tree branches dance on white, wailing wind. Snow swirls across the fields and rippled drifts obscure the street. It's time to curl up in Grandma's afghan and snuggle down with a good book. I will...
All Together Now: Look Sharp! ; We Never Outgrow the Desire to Dress Up and Look Alike
Paul Fussell has been described as "a bull in the china shop of American letters," and his latest book, "Uniforms: Why We Are What We Wear," shows why the label fits. Choosing an offbeat topic and tossing it together like a last-minute salad, he has...
Anti-US Anger Grows among Arab Moderates ; the Killing of an American in Lebanon Is Just One Recent Sign of a Pattern of Anti-US Attacks in Moderate Arab States
If the United States wants to gauge the extent of anti-American sentiment in Lebanon, it needs look no further than its embassy's efforts in the past few weeks to host iftars, the evening fast- breaking meal during the Muslim month of Ramadan. Just nine...
A Splattering of Art History ; the Wife of a Famous Drip Painter Tells All - Too Much
Two years ago, the British novelist A.S. Byatt wrote what the publisher called "a novel" about a man collecting notes for a biography on a famous biographer. "The Biographer's Tale" was one of those stultifyingly complex productions you're proud to have...
Bush: A Liberator or Conqueror?
Ever since the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States has been looking for a foreign policy to replace the cold war. On Sept. 11, 2001, President Bush found a meaningful one that American people endorsed overwhelmingly and enthusiastically. So with...
Buyers Looking for Safety Are Driving in the Wrong Lane ; Can SUVs Survive This High-Impact Critique?
Sport utility vehicles are a menace. As these off-road behemoths that never go off road replace cars, the result on American highways will be "mayhem," according to an expose titled "High and Mighty," by Keith Bradsher.As Detroit bureau chief for The...
Courting Racial Diversity
Like many Americans, the Supreme Court can seem befuddled about race - it's avoided a definitive ruling on the issue for more than two decades. Perhaps many of its justices prefer to let solutions to America's biggest social problem evolve incrementally...
Damaging Files Highlight Risks of Bankruptcy for Church
The court-ordered release of 2,200 pages of documents this week provides new details on how Boston's top Roman Catholic leaders covered up sexual abuse - an embarrassing development for the embattled archdiocese.But it also highlights the risks for dioceses...
Enron's Effect: Corporate Life a Year Later ; CEOs Are No Longer Lionized, New Rules Govern Corporate Behavior, but Lapses Linger
One year after Enron filed for bankruptcy, American capitalism is still in a state of upheaval as corporations struggle to adapt to a world in which CEOs are no longer lionized, and Washington struggles to implement new rules meant to prevent Enron-like...
Fueling War ; with the Cold War over, More Global Conflicts Are Being Spurred by a Scramble for Natural Resources Rather Than by Geopolitics, and Poor Countries Rich in Mineral Deposits Are the New Focal Point
Abundant resources - such as diamonds, emeralds, lapis lazuli, timber, coltan, and oil - should be an economic blessing to a developing nation. Too often, they aren't. They fund conflicts.More and more, "resource wars" trouble poor countries.The pillaging...
Inspecting Iraq: No Trouble Yet ; UN Inspectors Find Nothing New at an Old Chemical Weapons Plant and a Nuclear Facility
United Nations weapons inspectors examined what was once Iraq's largest chemical- weapons facility and a nuclear complex Wednesday - further further Iraq's willingness to permit unfettered access. But after a week of inspections, including visits to...
In Taipei Mayoral Race, It's Pragmatism vs. Fiery Rhetoric ; Saturday Election Could Gauge Sentiment on How to Handle Relations with China
Official voting for the Taipei mayor's race doesn't begin until Saturday. But to many observers, the results seem all but locked up.Incumbent Ma Ying-jeou appears poised to trounce challenger Lee Ying-yuan. Some predictions put the margin as high as...
I Savor Glimmers of Transcendence
"If there be a heaven on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this!"The words are inscribed over the entrance to the Hall of Special Audience, in the royal gardens of the Red Fort of Delhi, built by the Emperor Shah Jehan in the 17th century. It is a...
Jewish Groups Step Up Outreach ; Leaders Look to the Web as a Way to Attract and Engage Unaffiliated Jews
During this week's Festival of Lights, or Hanukkah, Jews are celebrating a centuries-old restoration of the Second Temple and the freedom to practice their faith. For some, it has also become the season to reach out to thousands of Jews who are only...
Learning to Be Mindful of the Moments as They Pass
During those first frenzied weeks after the twins were born, three children under the age of three made certain that no one slept for longer than 15 minutes. I calculated that we would change roughly 7,000 diapers in the coming year, prepare enough infant...
Letters
The value of a multilingual AmericaIn response to the Dec. 3 Opinion piece "Keep the US English speaking": Although John Hewko correctly points out the failures of bilingual education in America, Mr. Hewko's general assessment that English-only policies...
Muslims Counter Ignorance with US Library Campaign
To help counter what it sees as "a rising tide of anti-Muslim rhetoric" in US society, a national Islamic civil rights group has come up with a particularly American response. It has launched a grass-roots campaign to get Muslims to sponsor educational...
No More Going It Alone for Uncle Sam ; American Supremacy in Global Politics Will End before 2010
Charles Kupchan falls so far short of his proclaimed intentions that his failure can only be dubbed impressive. Then again, I've never seen such far-reaching ambitions: "My main agenda," he writes, "is to generate an accurate map of the emerging world,...
Out of the Grip of Time ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
A few years ago, when a couple of my kids were in middle school and testing the extent of their musical skills - one was taking clarinet and the other trombone - I attended the school's spring concert. It was a combined event for the beginning band,...
Reporters on the Job
* A WIDER AUDIENCE: Reporter Nicholas Blanford says he expects a general hostility toward the United States in the poorer areas of Beirut (page 1). But the anger welling up among more urbane Lebanese - many of whom travel widely and have family in the...
Scientists Uncover the Genetic Code of Mice ; Researchers Hope Medical Science Will Benefit from the Breakthrough Due to Genetic Similarities of Mice and Men
Scientists Wednesday announced that they have mapped the genetic code for mice, an accomplishment second in importance only to the mapping of the human genome itself.The promises are familiar: research that could yield a greater understanding of the...
Terror-Preemption Talk Roils Asia ; Malaysia Threatens to Break off Antiterror Cooperation in the Wake of Australia's Tough Rhetoric
Work with us. Or else.That's the message Asian governments say they're getting from the United States and its closest allies in the war against terrorism.But Asian resentment was stirred anew this week by Australian Prime Minister John Howard, who said...
Think before Jumping on Saudi-Bashing Bandwagon
The media firestorm that erupted last week over whether Princess Haifa al Faisal, wife of Saudi Arabia's longtime ambassador to Washington and daughter of the late King Faisal, channeled official Saudi government funds to two of the Sept. 11 hijackers...
Why People Confess to Crimes They Didn't Do ; Prosecutors May Vacate Sentences of Five Teens in Central Park Jogger Case
The Central Park jogger case - one of the most chilling in recent New York history - is about to become one of the most controversial.Thursday, the Manhattan district attorney is expected to ask the State Supreme Court to vacate the convictions of the...
You Want It, You Buy It, You Forget It ; A New Exhibit Explores the Evolution of Our Shopping Habits and Uses Art to Delve into What Drives Us to Shop, Consume, and Shop More
Shopping on Sunday in Germany is strictly forbidden. For the past few months, however, people in Frankfurt could window-shop in a museum on Sunday where an art exhibit devoted itself to the consumer world's favorite pastime."Shopping: A Century of Art...