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 August 30, 2004

A 'New Greece' Beams after Success of Games ; as Greeks Get a Boost, It Remains Unclear If Success Will Mean Higher Stature in Europe
As the Olympic Games closed Sunday and foreign visitors streamed home, Greeks were savoring the success of the event so many had said they could not manage, and measuring themselves against new standards.After suffering nearly a century of self-doubt,...
A Response to Cyber-Infidelity ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
As Dick, my longtime neighbor, and I chatted across our shared fence, he effused about the latest excitement in his life - visiting online chat rooms.This was five or six years ago, when the Internet was still new to me. I'd have long since forgotten...
As Always, Our Blueberry Harvest Hits a High Note
When my husband, John, and I first started blueberry farming, we packed our berries outdoors.John's folks had rigged up a portable packing shed by constructing an expandable hut on a trailer. A tin roof topped the stationary uprights, and the sides of...
At These Games, the Big Sports Powers See Less Gold
For Americans, it's just as well that the Olympics came to a conclusion Sunday. Over the weekend, the ends of America's almost nightly feats of gold-medal glory had begun to fray.A somewhat slow start was bookended by a slow finish of bricks and bumbled...
Beyond Conspiracy Theories, Judge Bush in Total
After Watergate nearly every American president, it is assumed, has spent the bulk of his time engaged in a conspiracy of one sort or another.Gerald Ford, it was assumed, arranged in advance to pardon Richard Nixon. Ronald Reagan was obsessed with setting...
Bush's Risky 9/11 Legacy ; GOP Walks Fine Line in Touting Its Terror Record vs. Politicizing It
If political conventions are designed to showcase a candidate's biggest asset, then George W. Bush's will revolve around one thing: 9/11.Ever since Republicans chose New York - an overwhelmingly Democratic city in a state certain to back John Kerry -...
Chechen Vote Puts Spotlight on Kremlin Problem ; Sunday's Vote Came as Russia Continues Its Probe into the Dual Jet Bombings
As voters went to the polls Sunday in Chechnya, there was little doubt about who would be anointed president of the embattled Russian republic: Moscow's choice is interior minister Alu Alkhanov.Security concerns kept many Chechens from taking part in...
Coming Soon: Robo-Greeter ; Automation Has Slashed Factory Jobs and Is Streamlining Services and High-Tech - but at What Cost?
In 19th-century England, craftsmen donned masks and rioted to force the destruction of textile machines that were stealing their jobs. The rebellion was crushed and the followers of Ludd - or Luddites - have come to be viewed as hapless rubes standing...
End of the Siege: The Smoke Clears in Najaf ; What the Peace Agreement Means for Sadr, Sistani, Iraq - and the US
This article was originally posted 08/27/2004.It's morning in Najaf again, and all around the Old City center, there are the signs of destruction that a three-week-long rebellion has brought.The ground is littered with shattered glass, chips of concrete,...
For Conservative Investors, TIPS Come in Handy after Retirement - Rarely Before
Q: I'm investing for retirement and feel that stocks are too risky. Are Treasury Inflation Protected Securities mutual funds good for my IRA?M.H.R., via e-mailA: TIPS mutual funds can be a good investment for retirees as a hedge against inflation and...
Germany Unified, but Easterners Are Dissatisfied
Nearly 15 years since masses of demonstrators swelled the streets of East Germany, toppling the Berlin Wall and uniting Germany, a new wave of protests is rolling through eastern towns and cities from Berlin to the Baltic Sea, lending a voice to the...
How Tragic Fuse Was Lit in Darfur ; the UN Determines This Week Whether Sudan's Leaders Have Met Monday's Deadline
Her charms are meant to keep away the devil. Little black leather pouches hanging around her neck, worn down by years of being rubbed between her fingers. But no, she half apologizes, they did not work. In this case, the "devil" came on horseback."We...
Letters
US should take full responsibility for Abu GhraibThe Aug. 24 article "Abu Ghraib picture begins to fill in" reports the findings of a series of US investigations into the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. Upshot: Iraqi insurgents created an environment of chaos,...
New York Mayor Plays Host, but Also Tough Negotiator ; as GOP Arrives, Bloomberg Is Putting Fiscal Discipline before Politics in Contract Fight with Fire and Police Unions
As he digs into a Republican Mud Pie - a gooey, chocolate confection dreamed up by the pastry chefs at the Marriott Marquis to honor the incoming GOPers - Mayor Michael Bloomberg is clearly relishing his role as the consummate host.And after giving his...
NYC Streets Swell with Protesters
Vietnam vet Bill Steyert, bedecked in anti-Bush buttons, is twirling a white flag with a dove on it at a Green Party rally in Washington Square Park. The rally, on the eve of the Republican National Convention, feels like a scene out of the 1960s, and...
Office Blues? Four Ways to Fulfillment
It's the seasonal equivalent of the Monday-morning blues. The arrival of Labor Day next week signals for many not only the end of summer but also the return to a more button-down, faster-paced season of work.This could be the perfect time to shake up...
Overwhelmed? Invest the Easy Way
Like a car's suspension, your portfolio needs an occasional realignment. In fact, many advisers tell customers to take their investments in for a tuneup once or twice a year to make sure nothing is out of whack.Nearing retirement? You might want to put...
Reporters on the Job
* Into West Darfur: When journalists travel to remote corners of the globe, they're never quite sure if they've prepared properly (page 1). Staff writer Danna Harman arrived in Genina, Sudan, last week with a backpack stuffed with energy bars. "It was...
'Seeking Truth from Facts' in Tibet
On our last night in Lhasa on a rare media visit here, some of us seek to find out how Tibetans feel about the Panchen Lama. The 14- year old boy was chosen by Beijing to one day replace the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader who fled in 1959. The...
Spy Probe Tests US-Israel Ties ; at Issue: Whether a Pentagon Analyst Passed Secrets to an Israeli Lobby Group, and Whether That Group Passed the Material to Israel
The nascent spy probe unfolding in the nation's capital could end up complicating ties between the US and Israel at a critical time in the war on terror for the Bush administration - and raise new questions about how closely the two allies should cooperate...
Standoff Bolstered Sadr's Support ; Interviews with Iraqi Shiite Clerics Reveal That Moderates Are Increasingly Supporting Sadr's Anti-US Campaign
Six months ago, Sheikh Jawad al-Khalasi was what most would consider an Iraqi Shiite moderate. Critical of the militant ideas of fellow Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, Mr. Khalasi preached a more cooperative approach toward the Americans and the interim...
The Conventional GOP
The let's-be-honest obligation before the Republican Party this week is to reveal its real stripes, not just the stripes of red, white, and blue.Party conventions, sadly, have drifted away from a transparency of open and serious political debate, as...
The Dollars and Cents of Gay Marriage
Gay marriage challenges society. It roils contemporary politics and raises moral objections for some. But on economists' screens, it barely registers.That's because legalizing gay marriage isn't that costly in economic terms. In fact, research suggests...
The Rain in Maine Is Unexplained
For a state with so much weather, it has always struck me as odd that Maine forecasters have such a poor record predicting it. With striking regularity they steer me off in the wrong direction. I have been sent out into downpours while dressed for the...
US Stakes between Iraq, Iran
During the Athens Olympics, world-class Iranian judo champion Arash Miresmaeili forfeited his place when he refused to compete against Israeli athlete Ehud Vaks. This small vignette pales in comparison with the 1972 Munich Olympics, when Middle Eastern...
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