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 July 15, 1992

A Clearer Choice between the Parties
THE United States presidential contest has returned to a familiar parity, as the Democrats hold their convention. Polls show the Democrats' Bill Clinton/Al Gore ticket running even with the GOP's George Bush and Dan Quayle, and independent candidate...
Albanians Label Aid for Reform A Western `Catch-22'
`WE have only 20 percent of what we need to cover expenditure in the second half of this year," Albanian Economic Minister Genc Ruli said, drawing a grim parallel with 1991, when Europe's poorest country had the money for only one-quarter of the food...
Britain's Losing Labourites Seek A Leader with a Winning Image after 18 Years out of Power, Labour Leaders Are Divided over What It Takes to Win, and the Traditional Role of Unions
ON July 18, Britain's Labour Party aims to elect a leader who can reverse the party's decline.The mood of the party leadership is somber. Labour leader Neil Kinnock decided he had no choice but to resign after his party's fourth general election defeat...
Celebrating New World Modernism Hirshorn Museum Exhibition of Four Hispanic Masters Traces Their Impact on 20th-Century Art
THE great Diego Rivera led a quartet of Latin American painters who melded the European avant-garde with their own culture to create innovative forms in New World modernism.They are celebrated in a bold new show at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture...
Clintonomics: A Loser Governor Clinton Says Economic Growth Is the Best Jobs Program, but His Plan for More Government Spending Would Inhibit Growth
GOV. Bill Clinton has revised substantially his economic-policy plan, dropping out about half of his middle-class tax cut and projecting a decline in the fiscal deficit to $141 billion by '96, only $40 billion less than presently projected by the Congressional...
Credit Unions Offer Service Formula across the World
AT a time when the United States commercial banking industry is retrenching through mergers and acquisitions, and many savings and loan associations are struggling, credit unions - the smallest segment of the financial services sector - are expanding...
Democrats Stir Faithful with Confident Speeches
BILL CLINTON steps before a nationwide TV audience on July 16 to accept his party's presidential nomination with a speech that could finally put Democrats back on the road to the White House."This will be the most important speech of Clinton's life,"...
Democrats Stress Strong Economy Party Platform Calls for Spending `Peace Dividend,' Summer-Jobs Program, Trimming Deficit
ONE of the purposes of a political convention is to adopt a party platform. The Democratic platform was approved by a committee on June 27, and adopted virtually unchanged July 14 by the New York convention.Following are excerpts from the platform, called...
Election Still Wide Open, Clinton Aide Says
NEVER, at least in recent memory, has a general election been so wide open."No one has ever seen this many voters at play at this point of the campaign," said the chief political strategist of the Clinton campaign, James Carville, at a Monitor breakfast...
Immigrants Helping Reshape the City
WALK along such busy thoroughfares as Ditmars Boulevard and Steinway Street here, and one quickly discovers the obvious: New York is a town of enormous ethnic and cultural diversity.Astoria, a community of small shops, teeming streets, crowded restaurants,...
Leadership on the Environment US-Japan Cooperation Can Carry on the Legacy of the UN Conference on the Environment and Development
WHEN President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa met earlier this month, they agreed to cooperate on helping the former Soviet republics make the transition to democracy and a market economy, controlling nuclear proliferation in North...
Live, on the Street outside Convention Advocate Groups Make Noise, Hoopla for Press
AT the 1992 Democratic Convention, not all the hoopla, chanting, and applause is going on inside Madison Square Garden. At times the noise in front of the convention center - from shouting voices promoting diverse causes to blaring car horns from drivers...
New Disputes Buffet US-Canada Trade Pact
FREE Trade between Canada and the United States is being hurt by a series of complaints brought by the US, trade experts say. And an expanded deal to include Mexico could be scuttled by angry Canadians.The examples range from complaints that the province...
New Spin on Old Idea: People Aiding Others Earn `Time Dollars'
THE concept is "as old as the hills," says Hattie Pender, manager of a senior citizen's home here. Help a neighbor, and then a neighbor will help you.Only now, in 80 communities across the country, this form of volunteering comes with a title, a coordinator,...
New York City Tourists Can Be a Bold Bunch
VETERAN New Yorkers can spot them instantly. "They always look lost," says one Manhattan bus driver. "They're not nearly as cautious as native New Yorkers," says Greenwich Village Chamber of Commerce president Judith Joice.They're talking about the 25...
On the Leading Edge in the `Paperless Classroom'
ART SCOTT still enters a classroom to teach on Mondays and Wednesdays, but every other class activity - homework, exams, student conferences - he conducts electronically. He calls it his "paperless classroom." He may be part of something big.It helps...
Population and Land Preservation in Guatemala
I read with interest the special section "World Population," July 8. I recently returned from Guatemala, where I was filming a wildlife documentary for United States public TV stations, and can attest to the continual deforestation in the Peten by slash-and-burn...
PRI-Planned Results in Mexico?
MEXICO underwent another test on July 12 of its ability to leave behind the old politics of one-party control. Gubernatorial elections were held in the states of Chihuahua and Michoacan, and while results may not be final yet, they indicate a mixed picture:...
Redemption
OFTEN we think that because we have done one wrong thing our life has to take a downward spiral. But Christian Science shows us how mistakes--even if there are many more than one--can be rectified and our life redeemed. It's not necessary to suffer for...
Sarajevo and the US National Interest
THE good news (for most of us) is that the fighting in Bosnia-Herzegovina is not leading us inexorably into World War III.The bad news (for the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina) is that the fighting there is not leading us inexorably into World War III.Yugoslavia...
Security Council Opens Debate on S. African Crisis Envoy Likely to Be Sent to Investigate Political Violence and Impasse
WESTERN diplomats are confident that the United Nations Security Council will agree on a resolution July 15 to open the way for limited international mediation aimed at resolving the breakdown in interracial negotiations and halting escalating political...
Slovak Arms Conversion Falters Soft Markets for Civilian Products Undermine Pillars of Slovak Industry, and Perpetuate Arms Sales
NESTLED in the Fatra mountains of Slovakia, the town of Martin is experiencing all the ills that face Eastern Europe - rising nationalism, environmental degradation, and the tough adjustments required to convert defense into civilian production.The company...
Still Bitter toward Russia, Estonia Reluctant to Nourish Vital Economic Cooperation
IN an out-of-the-way corner of this city's renovated Old Town, tucked among the Protestant church spires and narrow cobblestone alleys, lies a cluster of ruins. Behind a chain-link fence around the site, a sign reads: "On March 9, 1944, bombs dropped...
Tall Ships Extravaganza Is Fun, Well-Organized, Profitable More Than 3 Million Spectators Thronged the Waterfront to See Enormous, Multi-Sailed Ships
IT was smooth sailing for tourists who came to see Boston's Tall Ships celebration.After all the hullaballoo and harried planning, this historic Northeastern city is basking in the glory of a well-planned, major revenue-raising event. By week's end,...
The Party on Trial
THE trial of the Communist Party before Russia's new Constitutional Court could seem like a sideshow compared to the economic tribulations claiming the attention of most Muscovites.Philosophically speaking, however, it could be something of a main event....
The Real New York, Please Stand Up!
TURN on the evening TV news for just a glimpse of the 1992 Democratic National Convention and one is likely to tune into images of a crowded Madison Square Garden in the midst of a raucous Manhattan Island. Little wonder, given the presence of thousands...
`The Thing with Feathers'
FEATHERS, no doubt, are serious business to a bird. But in the wide ranging potential for comic relief that nature certainly has, the serious can also be entirely frivolous. Who could be solemn about a bird of paradise's feathers - except perhaps another...
THE WORLD FROM.Jerusalem as a Labor Government Takes over from Hard-Line Likud, Israelis Hope the World's Sudden Goodwill Will Last
AS Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin gets his new Labor Party government on the road, promising progress toward Palestinian autonomy, hopes are high in government circles that the world is ready to look at Israel anew.Not since the Gulf war, when Israel won...
The World Won't Wait
IF the recent Munich summit is an indication, the White House plans to make caution its guiding principle in foreign affairs for the final election season. The problem with this strategy is that the world is too hot to be put on hold until November....
When Fraud Taints Science
IMPURE SCIENCE: FRAUD, COMPROMISE AND POLITICAL INFLUENCE IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. By Robert Bell, John Wiley & Sons, 301 pp., $23</P><P>CALIFORNIA'S twin temblors in late June were a pointed reminder that the state bears a greater risk...
Winning Only First Step for Democrats Should Clinton Become President, He and Running-Mate Gore Would Face an Economic Gordian Knot
FOR the past 12 years Democratic leaders have had a lot of time to assess the nation's mounting economic problems and to learn from mistakes they blame on Republican administrations.But political pundits and economists say the Democrats will have to...