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, 2005

A Cautionary Picture of Water Supplies as Earth Warms ; New Studies Forecast Declines for Rivers in the US and Elsewhere
Mountain snows and alpine glaciers represent key reservoirs of fresh water for some 1.6 billion people worldwide. In 50 years, however, a warming planet is likely to disrupt many of these sources, leaving millions of people scrambling for additional...
A City's Legacy of Peace-Seeking Endures
Why would citizens in America's heartland think they could strike a chord for peace in the world? "Peace came to our community, and we thought it a significant enough legacy for the world to continue to make it happen," says Tom Young, chair of the Dayton...
After the Disaster ; Hurricanes in the US, an Earthquake in Pakistan, and Last Year's Tsunami Have Focused Interest on a Field Now in High Demand: Disaster Research
After the rumbles of an earthquake, the winds of a hurricane, or the waves of a flood, first responders lay claim to the most dramatic jobs. But quick on the heels of relief workers come the disaster researchers - people who leave the ivory tower of...
Backstory: Bearology in Grizzly Detail ; Chapter 2, in Which the Mysterious Thumping on the Trail Is Explained
Shannon Podruzny and I wheel around - nervously - to see what is thumping toward us. I find myself thinking about golf: Will I still be able to hit the ball with only one limb?It turns out to be a hunter on a horse, who takes considerable delight in...
Baseball Takes Lead on Drug Testing ; Now the Hard Part: Catching Cheats Will Require Tough - and Expensive - Monitoring
Even to its critics, Major League Baseball's new antidoping policy is no small thing. To be sure, there were factors outside baseball's good intentions to move the process forward - not least an international scandal that tainted Olympic sprinters and...
Chavez Roils Mexico's Presidential Race ; the Presidents of Venezuela and Mexico Trade Barbs, and Pull Their Ambassadors
First, there was the name-calling: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called his Mexican counterpart an American "puppy dog" after President Vicente Fox defended a US plan for a free-trade zone last week.Mr. Chavez led several other Latin American leaders...
Chinese Build a High-Tech Army within an Army
Shi Jin wears a jean jacket, has razor-cropped hair, and seems gravely earnest. An officer in the People's Liberation Army, he was wooed from a Beijing vocational college three years ago by recruiters who talked up his technical aptitude - and his patriotism.In...
Cooing at the Universe's Baby Pictures
Astronomers who study the childhood of our universe are amazed at their discoveries. Contrary to earlier theories, "the universe did grow up fast," says Piero Rosati. It turned on its lights and established its general structure in less than a billion...
Forgiveness That Comes Naturally ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
When people don't behave as you'd like or don't come to the same conclusions that you do, or when they actually do something damaging to you, how can you find peace? To me, forgiveness is the only way.Dr. Fred Luskin of the Forgive for Good project at...
Has Hidden Advertising Gone Too Far? ; Hollywood Unions for Actors and Writers Want a Code of Conduct for Placing Products in Movies and TV
TV editor Scott Miller says he has twisted himself into a pretzel trying to bend plotlines to suit sponsors. In Game Show Network's "American Dream Derby," he had contestants swill Diet Dr Pepper during the show's weekly "fallout moments," when the teams...
Iraqi Torture Practices Could Be More Widespread ; Revelations This Week That Iraq's Interior Ministry Abused Detainees in a Secret Prison May Be Just the Beginning
The discovery of malnourished detainees, many bearing signs of torture, in an underground bunker at the Iraqi Interior Ministry came after a US Army 3rd Infantry Division soldier investigated an Iraqi family's complaints that one of its sons was being...
Katrina's Silver Lining: School Reform
Even before hurricane Katrina hit, many New Orleans public schools were falling apart. Some of the oldest structures were physically crumbling. Others were collapsing from poor academic performance and rampant corruption.For decades, the Orleans Parish...
Letters
Reasons behind Muslim reaction to drawings in DenmarkRegarding the Nov. 10 article, "Danish editor tests right to violate Muslim taboos": I think you have misunderstood the root cause of why Danish Muslims, ambassadors from 11 Muslim-dominated countries,...
Not All Muslims Want to Integrate
The recent rioting in Paris suburbs and elsewhere in Europe should not have surprised anyone. Europe's Muslim communities are powder kegs, brimming with an alienation born of both an assiduously inculcated antagonism toward infidel society and an infidel...
On War, Senate Flexes Muscle ; from Detainee Policy to War Strategy, It's Asserting Itself More in White House Dealings
Spurred by President Bush's slumping approval ratings, the Republican-controlled Senate - for the first time - is drawing lines in the sand over war, pushing the White House on issues ranging from treatment of detainees to strategy in Iraq.Last month,...
Reporters on the Job
* Visiting the Methboubs: Staff writer Scott Peterson has been visiting and writing about the Methboubs, a family living in Baghdad, since December 2002. But associating with a Westerner these days can bring unwanted attention to an Iraqi family, even...
Save Pakistan from 'Donor Fatigue'
Time is running out for tens of thousands of survivors of the 7.6 earthquake that devastated parts of Pakistan on Oct. 8, claiming more than 73,000 lives and leaving 3 million homeless. Winter is fast approaching. Experts believe 1 million people are...
States to Motorists: Keep Clear of Police on Roadsides ; to Curb Injuries to Officers, Some Laws Threaten Stiff Penalties to Drivers Who Don't Give Wide Berth to Police
North Carolina trooper Michael McLamb had stepped out of his patrol car on US 301 one sunny afternoon this August to talk to the speeding driver he had pulled over. The video camera in his cruiser, recording the scene, captured what happened next: a...
The One with the Coldest Feet Wins
It's that time of year when it seems as though there's one rainy day after another. The trees have lost their color, and the once- pretty leaves now plaster wet driveways and fill up the gutters. The patio furniture is perched precariously in its winter...
Tom Davis
Rep. Tom Davis, chairman of the House Government Reform Committee, was the guest at Wednesday's Monitor breakfast.Davis, a Virginia Republican, seemed destined for a life in politics.By seventh grade, he could name every member of the House of Representatives....
To Protect New Orleans, Go Dutch
New Orleans faces a long road to recovery. Most of its population has fled, its economy has been shattered, its streets strewn with toxic debris. These challenges can be overcome. But as the work progresses, one question has to be answered first.How...
Toy Guns, a Burned Taxi, and Daily Life in Baghdad
To Mahmoud, it was a child's game with a new toy gun. But to US soldiers driving past in their Humvee, the 11-year-old's squad of friends pointing their realistic assault rifles looked like a threat."I was holding the gun this way," enthuses Mahmoud,...
'Treason' Rises in Africa ; Ugandans Protested Violently This Week after Opposition Leader Was Jailed
In Africa, 'tis the season, apparently, for treason.In recent days and weeks a number of high-profile politicians across the continent have been accused of great acts of disloyalty. But critics say the charges often have less to do with national betrayal...
US Advocates for Jailed Syrian ; Kamal Labwani Was Arrested after He Returned from Washington
Soon after he stepped off the airplane here on his return trip from Washington, Syrian opposition activist Kamal Labwani was promptly arrested.The outspoken critic of Bashar al-Assad's regime who met with American officials during his trip to the US...
Will Cold-Weather History Repeat Itself? ; He Looked Forward to Cutting, Splitting, Stacking, and Burning Wood to Keep His Family Toasty. Oh, What He Didn't Know!
My father used to tell me that times have a tendency to repeat themselves. The older I get, the more wisdom I see in his statement. This is going to be a very difficult winter for all of us in New England and everywhere the weather turns cold. Oil and...