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 January 25, 2006

All in a Day's (Illegal) Work
Herndon, Va. could be Anytown, USA. Day laborers, many of them illegal immigrants, often clogged a 7-Eleven parking lot, creating unsanitary conditions and disorder. After heated debate, the town last month opened a work center for the jobbers. Order...
An Artist with an Innovative Edge ; for Helen Frankenthaler, Color and Form Are Not Separate Elements, but Bound Together
The American artist Helen Frankenthaler makes whichever medium she uses work as a catalyst for her inventiveness. "Breakthrough" is an apt word for her determined questing, over a long career, to achieve a sensitive imagery that might surprise her as...
A New Tack in West's Land Battles ; Tired of Stalemate, Weekend Warriors, Conservationists, and Ranchers Begin to Rally around Compromise Solutions
The federal government owns so much of Custer County, Idaho, that one could call it common ground. More than 95 percent lies in public hands. But for years, Idaho has failed to find much, if any, common ground on what to do with the region's pristine...
Backstory: Lives Recycled in Argentina ; Unemployed Farmers and Factory Workers Take to the Streets to Scavenge for a Living
As shopkeepers are shuttering windows and flicking off the lights on any given night, thousands of families are boarding old rusty train cars that will carry them into this city for a long night's work.Nearly 30,000 "cartoneros" invade the city's neon-laced...
Campuses Slow to Deal with Growth in Gambling
When a local bookie demanded that Jay either pay up or take a beating, the University of Maryland student might have realized he had a gambling problem."I did actually go to Gamblers' Anonymous," says Jay, now 28, who asked that his last name not be...
Can You Stop Feeling Vulnerable? ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
A friend of mine got off the bus one dark night and started walking the five or six blocks to her home. Shortly after the bus pulled away, someone started following her. She was frightened. As she walked, her fear increased. Soon she decided she could...
Chocolate, Vanilla, and the Flavors of Our Lives
Mayor Ray Nagin got himself into hot water last week with a call for his city to be rebuilt as a "chocolate" New Orleans. By this, he said, he means a majority African-American city. "It's the way God wants it to be." He soon apologized, but there was...
Coalition Battles 'Badware' ; A New Nonprofit Group Being Launched Wednesday Aims to Help Consumers Deal with Malicious Software That Sneaks onto Their Computers
Secret programs that turn your computer into a "zombie" controlled remotely without your knowledge. Others that send you annoying pop-up ads or spy on where you've been on the Internet.They're called Trojan horses, spyware, adware, malware. These programs...
Could This Paradise Really Be Poor, Desperate Haiti?
It has mango and almond trees, soft white sand, turquoise waters, and a perfect breeze. It looks like a secret paradise island. It feels like a secret paradise island.But, actually, it's Haiti, the poorest country in the hemisphere.Every week, up to...
Distrust of NSA Has Roots in '70S
Hours after the attacks of Sept. 11, top National Security Agency officials paid a calming visit to the NSA's counterterrorism office. Workers there were emotionally wrought, due to both the stress of the day and the counterterror division's location...
Hop on Board for the Winter Olympics
When Andy Finch reaches the bottom of the hill, finally still enough to be discerned as anything more than a blur of tumbling color, he grins broadly, his hair unfurling from beneath his helmet like wisps of chestnut smoke.It is the cold of the New Jersey...
How Much Education Funding Should Go Directly to Classrooms? ; A '65 Percent Solution' Is Picking Up Steam in Some States
Patrick Byrne, of Overstock.com, is one of America's young philosopher CEOs and a man with eccentric ideas: The Stanford- educated executive has biked cross country four times, turned a flea- market supply company into a major Internet player, and founded...
In Dealing with Iran, No Method Is Sure, but Save Combat for Last
Iran now looms as one of the Bush administration's most difficult foreign policy challenges.It is critical because Iran seems intent on pursuing, and hiding, a program to develop nuclear weapons. Iran is also a nation vigorously supporting terrorist...
Letters
One benefit to a lower drinking age: fewer alcohol emergenciesAs college students and alcohol researchers, we were dismayed to read Robert Voas's Jan. 12 Opinion piece, "There's no benefit to lowering the drinking age," and felt compelled to respond.Mr....
Pakistan's Tribal Strategy ; Pakistan's Prime Minister Met with Bush Tuesday to Discuss the War on Terror
With CIA missiles firing on Pakistani homes, and reports surfacing that the Taliban have taken over large tracts of the country's tribal zone, analysts of the war on terror here say Pakistan's military strategy is in need of a paradigm shift. Intelligence...
Please, Sir, May We Have an Ambassador? ; Australians Ask Why the US Has Been So Slow to Dispatch a Replacement to Fill the Top Diplomatic Slot in Canberra
More than a year after the former US ambassador said his goodbyes to Australia, the top diplomatic post remains vacant in Canberra, reflecting a casualness that has the typically laid-back Aussies getting a little anxious.Sure, even good mates don't...
Teach Students How to Use Skills to Serve Their Community
Those so-called 3 R's (reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic) are not enough for pupils in United States public and independent schools. Our schools should be turning out small "d" democrats as well as readers and thinkers. And there's a step toward this...
The Aspirations of Anne Frank
"Will I ever be able to write anything great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer? I hope so, oh, I hope so very much, for I can recapture everything when I write, my thoughts, my ideals, and my fantasies." - Anne Frank, April 5, 1944.Though...
These Party Animals Don't Wait for an Invitation
If you think farm animals aren't party animals, you haven't met our cows and horses. It's not that we've ever invited them to spring sap boilings, summer picnics and camp-outs, fall bonfires, or winter sledding socials that we've hosted over the years....
Under Russia's Spy-Rock Scandal ; Alleged Link between British Espionage and British Funding of Russian NGOs Raises Concerns
The spy drama unfolding in Russia has all the cloak-and-dagger tension - as well as exotic gadgetry - of a James Bond thriller.Authored by Russia's security service and given huge play on national TV, the narrative involves a fake rock packed with high-...
Unearth a Winter Treat: Roasted Root Vegetables ; Winter Root Vegetables Are Ideal for High-Heat Roasting, Which Seals in Delicious Flavor
I can almost say that I look forward to the dark, cold, winter months. I enjoy lighting a wood fire in the morning when the sun is still hours from lighting up the sky, and I look forward to winter dishes in the evenings.Among my favorites is oven-roasted...
We Try to Speak 'Paint Language'
The unemployed poets of the world have found a niche in the paint industry. Simply look at the names of paint on any brand's color palette.We discovered this after, having off-loaded our son at his first college apartment, my husband and I lost no time...
When Does a Gift Become a Bribe? ; amid a Storm of Corruption Scandals, More Professionals Are Questioning the Ethical Nuances of Gifts
As members of Congress scramble to take cover amid a storm of corruption scandals, professionals of all stripes have fresh reasons to question whether the business-related gifts they give and receive are truly innocent.Norms vary as to what constitutes...
Why Democrats Are United against Alito ; Solidarity against the High Court Nominee Could Aid Electoral Gains, They Say, Even If He's Confirmed
With Senate math against them, Democrats see scant prospect of blocking Judge Samuel Alito's rise to the Supreme Court - a final call to be made in a caucus meeting Wednesday.But their push for a party-line vote on Alito signals another prize in this...
Why Hamas Is Gaining in Palestinian Polls ; the Militant Party Is in a Close Race in Wednesday's Parliamentary Vote
Speaking easy English and shaking the hand of male and female visitors alike, Adli Yaish is hardly the typical face of Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement.Rather, the new mayor of Nablus embodies a cadre of Hamas "spinoffs." Gone are the full beards...
Why No One Seems to Visit Anymore
When the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks meet at the Super Bowl Feb. 5, they will treat Americans to more than just the nation's most famous football game. They will also be providing a midwinter reason for friends and families to get together....
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