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 September 12, 2005

A Guide to the Roberts Hearings ; the Senate Judiciary Committee Opens Hearings Today on John Roberts's Nomination to Be Chief Justice. below Are Descriptions of Key Senators - and the Line of Questioning Each Is Expected to Take
RepublicansArlen Specter, chairman (Pennsylvania) Elected: 1980 Years on Judiciary: 24Attorney and former prosecutor. Independent-minded. Voted against Reagan nominee Robert Bork, alienating conservatives. Grilled Anita Hill during Clarence Thomas hearings,...
America's Underclass Exposed ; Pockets of Poverty in the US Are Relatively Small - but New Orleans Shows History's Repeated Negligence
Live, in color, and beamed into our homes 24 hours a day, Americans have been dying. The ill, untended and desperate; the young mothers, staggering out of the Convention Center, clinging to hollow-eyed babies; the elderly, trapped in attics, calling...
As Human Crisis Abated, Animal Rescues Began
For seven days, Nancy Stein circled a locked-down New Orleans, looking for a boat, a canoe, anything, she could use to rescue those who had been left behind on Fontainebleau Street.As helicopters plucked people from rooftops, she waited for her chance....
At UN, Bolton Softens His Tone ; as Diplomats Gather for a Key Summit, the Ambassador Is Building Bridges
When the controversial new UN ambassador, John Bolton, arrived in New York last month and said he was ready to "rock and roll," the world body figured it had received the bull in the china shop that many diplomats who knew Mr. Bolton predicted he would...
Clergy Press UN on Agenda
Whether it's in Sudan, Haiti, Indonesia, or New Orleans, religious communities are regularly on the front lines responding to dire human need.In one among a multitude of instances last week, Lutheran World Relief redirected health kits usually meant...
How about a Fridge List That's Fun to Read?
I live with a listmaker. We have lists everywhere. They are on the fridge, on bulletin boards, on the kitchen counters, on our desks, and in our pockets.We have lists that tell us what long-term projects need to be accomplished in the house, what short-term...
I Rediscover the Joys of Chestnuts
I hadn't noticed chestnuts for years. But there they were: high up, pale green, swinging from the tree branches, and dropping with a thunk onto the sidewalk. Most of them landed intact, their thorny exteriors protecting the treasure that lay within....
Joining a Military Credit Union Is Distinct from Military Investing
Q: If I join the credit union that was formed for military personnel, I can buy certificates of deposit that are a very good deal. My problem is that I object to most of the things the military does. What would be the ethical approach to this? Is investing...
Let Katrina Revive the War on Poverty
Some 40 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared the War on Poverty. He urged Americans to come to the rescue of those who lived "on the outskirts of hope."If it was a war, it was one the nation in large part lost. Last year, 12.7 percent of Americans...
Letters
BRAC commission judiciously weighs merits of base closuresAs a commissioner on the 1993 Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission, I take particular issue with your Sept. 1 editorial, "Military Bases Aren't A Jobs Program."To its great credit,...
Mickey Greets Hong Kong ; the City's Officials Hope the Magic Kingdom Will Make Hong Kong a Family Destination and a Commercial Center Where East Meets West
The Disney magic kingdom concept, started 50 years ago this year by a "daddy and two daughters" in Anaheim, Calif., opens Monday in this Asian hub - with a potential to reach around four billion persons between Karachi and Seoul. A chief market for the...
Moved by 9/11, Some Americans Changed Their Lives
At 8:46 a.m. silence again fell on ground zero, with only church bells pealing in the distance. Family members stood holding hands as well as photos of lost loved ones - some with tears rolling down their cheeks, others with heads bowed.The sun was bright,...
New Al Qaeda Tape Hints at Frustration ; in the Tape, 'Azam the American' Threatens Attacks against Melbourne, Los Angeles
Al Qaeda has marked the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington with a warning of future strikes in Los Angeles and Melbourne, and this rebuke to the American people: You don't get what we're fighting for.The 11-minute message,...
Nibbles of Democracy on the Nile
In the four years since Sept. 11, President Bush's goal of suppressing terrorism by pushing democracy in the Middle East has had few triumphs. Last week, the largest Arab nation, Egypt, held its first multiparty presidential election, a very limited...
Peace Keeping ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
The disappointment at seeing one's work destroyed, trampled upon, or unraveled is something every individual - no matter what his or her culture, age, or situation may be - has probably felt. And it can be especially hard when the work reversed or damaged...
The Challenge Facing Roberts ; Senate Hearings Can Make or Break Supreme Court Nominees
John Roberts's appearance Monday at the historic Senate Caucus Room - marking the start of his confirmation hearings to be the 17th chief justice of the United States - begins the official conversation about his fitness for this lifetime appointment.He...
The Great Katrina Migration ; in Just 14 Days, the Hurricane Scattered as Many as 1 Million Evacuees across the US, the Largest Dislocation in 150 Years
Rhode Island has more than 100 evacuees in Navy housing. Ohio has 20 in Red Cross shelters, plus almost 2,000 staying with relatives or friends. California has 807 families in hotels, while Massachusetts is putting up some 200 individuals at an old military...
Timeline: Sudan's Long Path from War to Peace
1955 Beginning of first civil war between north and south.1972 The Addis Ababa Agreement, granting autonomy for the South, ends 17 years of civil war.1983 War returns. The government, dominated by northern Arabs, adopts aspects of Islamic sharia law...
Ukraine's Orange Rebels Splinter ; President Yushchenko Fired His Government, Setting the Stage for a Political Face-Off
Ukraine's Orange Revolution is noisily eating its children, as the leaders who steered the country to democracy last year turn on each other amid charges of corruption, incompetence, and overweening ambition.The crisis came to a head last week when President...
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