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 February 18, 2005

America's First Intelligence Czar ; Bush Thursday Named Negroponte as the Overall Director of Intelligence
As US ambassador to Iraq, John Negroponte already has a tough job. But now he's in line for something that in its own way might be tougher: service as the first US director of national intelligence.Iraq is dangerous, of course, and its politics intense.In...
A Mysterious Prelude to Spring
What was that bird singing outside my kitchen window? Despite a stack of homework for my graduate studies, I dropped my pen and grabbed my binoculars. Outside I scanned a redbud tree and spied the almond-shaped silhouette of the trilling bird. With a...
Bush's Repair Job with Europe
Next week, President Bush visits Europe on a political peacemaking mission. He's trying to repair a vital relationship that's been deeply shaken by differences over the Iraq war.What he and his fellow heads of state should consider, however, is what...
Bush Visits a Europe Ever Further Away
They are called Generation E, for a generation of young Europeans growing up with a single European currency, living within a single European border, and debating a single European foreign policy. Compared with their parents and grandparents, their emotional...
Cases Test New Flexibility of Sentencing Guidelines ; the Longest-Ever Sentence for Securities Fraud Is among Many Old Cases under Review Because of a High Court Ruling
After a jury convicted him last year, former Dynegy executive Jamie Olis was eligible for a relatively light sentence of six months in prison for his part in a natural-gas trading scheme. He wound up getting 24 years - the longest sentence in the history...
Celebrating Other People's Talents ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
I can see why Ray Charles's CD "Genius Loves Company" warranted eight Grammy awards Sunday night. Despite the boldness of its title, the CD is a remarkable example of unselfishness. It features the artists he most admired, supporting their work in a...
Disco Music - What Were We Thinking?
One of the more entertaining elements of a newly opened disco exhibition is a kiosk of recordings that highlight the genre at its worst. Listening to Ethel Merman, Frank Sinatra, and the Muppets try their hand at a style of music that originated in hip...
Ethnic Chinese Key to Aceh Fix-Up ; Minority Chinese Own an Estimated 60 Percent of Banda Aceh's Shops, but Many Fled after the Tsunami
In a crammed row of storefronts, only Joy Optikal, an eyeglasses shop, has reopened on a dusty street of the tsunami-battered city of Banda Aceh."Live or die, I will stay in Aceh," says a defiant Maria Herawati, who has run the store with her husband,...
For Sharon and Abbas, Political Victories Buoy Cease-Fire ; the Knesset Approved $871 Million in Compensation for Gaza Settlers; Abbas Allies Named for His Cabinet
After four years of Israeli-Palestinian fighting, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas share an interest in maintaining a calm that enables both to advance their separate, yet intertwined, political agendas.On Wednesday...
Good Night, Fallujah: 'Raider' Starts for Home
Raider Platoon's final combat patrol in Iraq hardly felt like a transition. During the miserable graveyard shift, the rain-lashed armored vehicles cut along a dark ribbon of highway, east of Fallujah, scouring the cold night for enemies.None could be...
Here's One Torch Singer Who Doesn't Sing the Blues
"Over the Rainbow" may forever be Judy Garland's song, but jazz diva Jane Monheit is putting her own stamp on it. Ms. Monheit, now in her 20s, first sang the Harold Arlen classic when she was 2 years old. Last year, she performed it on the soundtrack...
Hitler's Fall: A German View
"Downfall" is being promoted largely as a war movie. That's accurate - the story takes place during Germany's last stand in World War II - but it doesn't say why the film is unique.Although six decades have passed since Hitler's death, this is the first...
Letters
Recruit brightest students to US, but don't forget those hereRegarding your Feb. 15 editorial, "Attracting the World's Brightest": Instead of the US worrying about attracting bright people, we should be focusing on keeping the bright Americans we already...
Movie Guide
NEW RELEASESBecause of Winn-Dixie (PG)Director: Wayne Wang. With Jeff Daniels, AnnaSophia Robb, Cicely Tyson, Eva Marie Saint. (106 min.)Sterritt ** New to a small town where her father is the preacher, a young girl makes new friends including a couple...
NHL's Skid off the Ice ; 'Wait 'Til Next Year' Is Now the Best That Hockey Fans Can Muster, as Salary Sparring Ends 2005 Season
By all appearances, the National Hockey League and its players have turned a crisis into a catastrophe.Even before Wednesday, few of the signs for professional hockey in America were positive. The league and the sport were slipping into obscurity.In...
Our Waste Howling 'Cyberness'
Blogging, I've discovered, is about as stimulating as singing to my refrigerator. The echo of my words dissolves quickly into silence.It may be that these words simply bore anyone dropping by. But I suspect the lack of traffic to my new blog has more...
Presidents' Day Thoughts on Monuments to Decent Lives
I saw myself as presidential timber. This was 50 years ago, fresh from a triumph in the student government election in my elementary school. Proudly I pinned the yellow button around the belt loop of my corduroys. Affixed and centered atop the yellow...
Reporters on the Job
* We Will Survive: Correspondent Tom McCawley met the two shopkeepers in his story today (this page) as he was walking down a street in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. "They were the only store open," Tom says, "and were more than happy to talk. Maria, in fact,...
Spaniards Yawn at Sales Pitch for EU Constitution ; This Sunday, Spain Becomes the First Country to Vote on Europe's New Constitution
Filmed in moody black and white, one of Spain's most famous authors reads stentoriously about liberty and civil rights. A few seconds later, those same words - an article, it turns out, from the proposed European Union (EU) Constitution - appear on screen,...
The New Face of US Diplomacy
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been in office hardly three weeks, but already there are signs of a shift in the balance of power between the State and Defense Departments.The principal reason, of course, is that Dr. Rice enjoys a relationship...
The Really Odd Couple
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" has been called many things, among them an American classic, an examination of a tempestuous marriage, a dissection of the fear of emptiness. An adjective not so commonly applied to the play is: funny.In a Village Voice...
This Boy's Hero Was Also an Avid Reader
Can you remember learning to read? I can't. Not exactly. A-B-C letters. Signs, yes: ICE CREAM, GAS, OIL. Jack ran up the hill, and Jill fell down the hill. Poor Jill. The cow jumping over the moon; I liked the cow for being so athletic. Brave Little...
Tricky Politics of Social Security ; Seeking Support for His Plan, Bush Ruled out a Rate Increase, but Not a Higher Cap on Taxed Income
President Bush is fond of saying that he doesn't want to "negotiate with himself" - especially over the issue of restructuring Social Security, his top domestic priority.But as polls show that public support for his proposal to partially privatize the...
Viewfinder ; the Central Park Landscape - Bracketed by Christo and Jeanne- Claude's 'Gates,' Takes on Vibrant Color and Verve
Reactions from New Yorkers and visitors to "The Gates" project in Central Park run the gamut from joy to ambivalence, apathy to mild disapproval. The artists - Christo and Jeanne-Claude - have indicated they welcome every response; the interpretation...
We Are the Champions, and Maybe the Dynasts, Too
We've been exuberating lately here in New England over the victory of the Patriots at the Super Bowl. ("Go, Pats!") The word is that the team is now "officially" a "dynasty."Well, why not? Isn't a team entitled to such a claim when it's won three out...
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