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 17, 2003

An Ethic of Serious Business on the Cyber Playground ; We Need Rules of the Road to Help the High-Tech Generation Negotiate a Fun - and Dangerous - New World
Back in the '80s, the motion picture industry thought the VCR would bring an end to cinema box-office receipts. It didn't happen. Today, the music recording industry says its traditional music- distribution system faces a similar threat: software that...
A New Spirit at Work ; Leaders around the World Are Moving to Transform the Business World with an Infusion of Spiritual Values
Signs of spirituality in the workplace keep turning up: thousands of prayer or meditation groups; company-sponsored chaplains; conferences and executive training sessions that experiment with spiritual practices or how to incorporate values into decisionmaking.Yet...
A New Style and Tone for Louisiana Politics ; Kathleen Blanco's Election as State's First Woman Governor Gives Louisiana - and the Democratic Party - a New Voice
The election of Kathleen Babineaux Blanco as Louisiana's first woman governor marks a significant change in style and tone in one of the nation's most raucous political states - and a rare boost for the Democrats in the South.As a low-key career politician...
As Easy as Pie, Perhaps, but Not Quite as Appetizing
It is Restaurant Day at this small, remote, and necessary island school. Restaurant Day is the creation of an innovative teacher as a way to add extra learning and fun to the curriculum. For this event, kindergarten through eighth grade students serve...
Bush Visit to Britain Could Prove Awkward for Blair
President Bush embarks this week on a visit to his closest ally in the war on terrorism and the Iraq campaign, yet the reception he can expect in London will be anything but friendly.As many as 100,000 protesters are planning to swarm through the British...
Cyber-Ethics Throw Wrench in Mom's World View
It was dinnertime, and the household was in its usual state of bustle. I was making supper in the kitchen, and our teenage daughters, Claire and Juliana, were in the TV room. Their afternoon doesn't follow the sequence - homework first, then playing...
Going Back to School? How to Afford the Bills
They're hard to miss: ads in e-mail boxes, signs on subways, and pamphlets in the mail. All of them carry the same promise: Get a degree and launch your career. And adults have been streaming back to school - in increasing numbers - to better their future.There's...
How Iraqis Forced Bush's Hand
Creating an Iraqi democracy from scratch while Americans are in charge was bound to be a chicken-and-egg dilemma.The egg: Establish a legitimately elected government before handing over sovereignty to Iraqis.The chicken: Hand over sovereignty first so...
If Only I Could Squirrel Away a Summery Day ; I Seized the Warm Day, Feeling as If It Had Been Pulled out of Some Special Storehouse - like the Snowballs We Once Retrieved from Our Deepfreeze for a Mid-July Melee
We take days like this one for granted in September and October, months that offer up the glowing, halcyon days of autumn. November, though, opens to limited expectations. Here in south-central Indiana, the month tends to be muddled with damp, drizzle,...
In a Rush, Republicans Push Votes on Energy and Medicare Bills ; Energy and Medicare Bills, Voted on as Early as This Week, Are a Crucial Test for Bush, and a Tightrope for Democrats
After months of tough, secret negotiations - largely among themselves - Republicans are rushing deals on the year's two biggest bills back to Congress for a vote as early as this week. The new agreements on Medicare and energy policy are complex, and...
In Sri Lankan Crisis, Rebels Lie Low ; Mediators Suspended Peace Talks Last Week over Government Disarray, but the Tamil Tigers Keep Ceasefire
With its clean cafes, boisterous markets, and law-abiding drivers, it's easy to forget that this is a town that terror built.Headquarters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) - perhaps the most highly trained and motivated militant group in...
Is Art Ever Really Finished?
When the Beatles recorded "Let It Be," their intention was to get back to being "a pretty good rock 'n' roll band" - to playing live and recording together the way they did when they started out."Get Back" was the original title of that album, released...
Latin America Waking from Its Economic Siesta
Latin America may finally be waking from its economic siesta.After five years of recession, Argentina's economy is expected to expand by more than 7 percent this year. Mexico's stock prices have risen more than 20 percent since January. And investor...
Letters
The numbers - and ethics - behind the death penaltyRegarding your Nov. 12 article "Discussing the morality of capital punishment": Scott Turow says there is no "tangible" benefit to society from the death penalty. I suggest that the number of those murdered...
Limbaugh's Return to the Microphone: Will His Signal Fade?
When Rush Limbaugh returns to the airwaves Monday morning after five weeks at an Arizona rehab center, Jim Rogers will be tuning his AM dial. He's one of 20 million or so self-proclaimed "dittoheads," a Limbaugh loyalist who's listened to the revered,...
Midpoint in Chicago's Housing Overhaul ; the Ambitious Public-Housing Plan Could Set the Tone for Other US Cities, but It Has Many Critics
From the upper floors of Stateway Gardens, the view is inspiring.To the north, the Sears Tower rises up from a postcard-perfect Chicago skyline. Comiskey Park, home of the White Sox, is barely a baseball's throw away, and Lake Michigan peaks through...
New Fast Track for Iraqi Sovereignty ; US Plan: Iraqi Government Will Take Power July 1, 2004
No longer a distant promise, the arrival of independence for Iraq - from both the hated former regime and the chafing occupying authority - has been moved up and is now set for next summer.Under a decision that represents a full reversal of American...
New Take-It-with-You Numbers
They've found their way into the hands of half of America. And starting next week, the other half will want to pay close attention.Those handy cellphones are about to get handier.The immediate change: Consumers will be able to hold onto their phone number...
Noteworthy
POP/ROCKSarah McLachlan - Afterglow (Arista): The singer-songwriter who brought us Lilith Fair returns with her first album in five years. No real surprises here: The soothing piano-backed tracks are intact, and so is McLachlan's beautiful voice. But...
Read All about It: Street Papers Flourish across the US
It took longer than expected. The main profile, on a homeless vet, was supposed to have hit the streets on, well, Veterans Day. The spacing looked strange, the photos (courtesy of a volunteer's boyfriend) were too dark, and, at the very last minute the...
Reporters on the Job
* Heard on the street: Iraqis are still digesting the news of plans for accelerating the country's move toward sovereignty, but most told the Monitor's Howard LaFranchi and David Scott that it was a positive move (page 1).Through a common acquaintance,...
Schwarzenegger Has Made Deft Moves, So Far
In the normal meet-and-greet world of government, where a handshake and a smile can be the currency of consensus, the gesture might have been seen as thoughtful, but not unusual. Yet in the partisan dysfunction that has come to characterize California...
Shepherd, Sheep, and Jobs ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Trapped. That's how I felt when every exit out of a dead-end job closed. And that's why I found myself praying about sheep.The night before, I'd sat in a church service trying hard to hear God's direction. Listening for divine guidance is practical,...
The War on Terror May Open a Turkish Front ; Two Bombings in Istanbul Saturday Killed at Least 23 People and Wounded Hundreds More
As investigators continue to sift for clues through the rubble at the sites of Saturday's truck-bomb attacks on two Istanbul synagogues, Turkey is being forced to confront what may be a harsh new reality.With Turkish officials strongly suggesting that...