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 26, 1991

A Bogus Issue
THE subject of racial preferences in hiring arouses a certain segment of voters in the United States. This was clear during David Duke's run for governor of Louisiana, when his supporters cited government policies favoring blacks and other minorities...
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America. THANKSGIVING DAY, 1991
FROM the moment it was "conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal," our Nation has enjoyed the mercy and protection of Almighty God. Thus, when we join with family and friends on Thanksgiving, we celebrate...
A Racially Polarized Electorate
THE rise and fall of David Duke was more evidence of the polarization of American voters along color lines - supporting what the Kerner Commission found in 1968: "Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white - separate and unequal."Mr....
Demographic Shifts Tax California; Cost of Services Expected to Climb
CALIFORNIA'S population is growing younger, and therein may lie the state's greatest challenge of the 1990s.The key word is "taxpayers."As Gov. Pete Wilson and aides are showing White House officials this week, most California newcomers are not net taxpayers;...
French Far Right Gains Ground after Anti-Immigrant Bid
FRANCE'S extreme-right National Front has experienced peaks and valleys this year, but the general trajectory of the anti-immigrant, France-for-the-French political party of Jean-Marie Le Pen continues its climb up.After he sided with Iraq and a noninterventionist...
Guatemalan War Picks Up as Negotiations Stall Impasse Develops over Rebel Demands for Action on Rights Abuses. SEARCH FOR PEACE IN CENTRAL AMERICA
WHILE the world looks to the possibility of a Christmas peace in El Salvador, talks between rebels and the goverment in Guatemala have reached a deadlock, appearing to dash hopes for a December peace here as well.A clash over human rights issues has...
Health-Care Reform
HEALTH-CARE spending in the United States is going up by about 10 percent a year. In 1990, such spending reached $666.2 billion. That's some $2 billion a day, or almost $3,000 a year for every person in the country. Is all this spending paying off?For...
Health Secretary Points to Progress Already Made Acknowledging That More Must Be Done, He Calls for 'Effectiveness Research' to Guide Doctors on Best Possible Care
LOUIS SULLIVAN'S job in Washington, always a hot one, has become positively torrid. As secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), he has the responsibility not only for attempting to keep the costs of health care under control, but...
How Scandals Corrode US Politics
ONE point was clear in the ordeal-by-Senate-hearing of Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill: No controversy over Judge Thomas's legal views would ever match the nation-absorbing power of a scandal over his personal behavior.Whoever was telling the truth, however...
Jordan Takes Conservative Turn Resignation of Liberal Prime Minister Seen as Blow to Reform Process
TO head off a political crisis caused by Jordan's democratization and participation in Middle East peace talks, King Hussein has again made his cousin, Sherif Zaid Ben Shaker, Jordan's prime minister. Islamic fundamentalists and conservative leaders...
Legal Combat in the US Capital Leonard Garment Has Defended Officials in Some of Washington's Most-Publicized Probes
LEONARD GARMENT knew that Iran-contra prosecutor Lawrence Walsh would have trouble making any convictions stick.Mr. Garment told Mr. Walsh as much more than four years ago - long before a federal court of appeals overturned the convictions of Oliver...
New Game-Plans Take Shape in Washington Proposals Range from Tax Credits to National Insurance to 'Rationing' Medicaid
REFORM proposals for the American health-care system - more than 30 so far - are dropping onto Capitol Hill like autumn leaves.They range from the tinkering, such as allowing Medicaid to fund home visits to pregnant women, to the radical, meaning comprehensive...
News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P>The US economy should begin to recover by the second quarter of 1992 unless consumers lose more confidence in their future incomes, according to Gail Fosler, chief economist for the Conference Board, and Saul Hymans,...
New Turkish Premier Signals End of Era
SULEYMAN DEMIREL'S return to the prime minister's office here last Thursday - for the seventh time in his long career - is seen as a turning point in Turkey's political life. It marks the end of President Turgut Ozal's personal influence in running the...
Out-of-Court Mediation Takes off Many Would-Be Litigants Use Alternative Dispute Resolution to Avoid Judicial Tie-Ups, Costs
WHEN an underwater oil pipeline ruptured in January 1990, releasing 567,000 gallons of heating oil into the Arthur Kill, a waterway between New York and New Jersey, pipeline owner Exxon could have expected to spend years settling civil suits over the...
Predicting the Future of Product Design
DO you have a telephone shaped like a banana, running shoe, or hamburger?Does your tea kettle look like it was made by Picasso (yet is nearly impossible to clean)?Do you suffer from VCR programming distress or user-manual fatigue (frustration over controls)?Product...
Pressures Rise in Cozy Washington State Community Rural Hideaway off Seattle Coast Feels Crush of Popularity - a Letter from Bainbridge Island
WAITING for the Sunday afternoon ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, one driver proclaims via the California license plate on his snazzy little Japanese auto that he's a "BIZ WHIZ." A tourist, perhaps, en route to the Olympic peninsula. But given...
Salvadorans Hope for Peace by Christmas SEARCH FOR PEACE IN CENTRAL AMERICA
A DROP in fighting across El Salvador and positive signals from peace talks between the government and rebels are raising hopes that the 12-year war that has ravaged this country may be reaching its last stage.But fighting in rebel-dominated areas, differences...
Sandinista Leader Struggles for Influence in Nicaragua SEARCH FOR PEACE IN CENTRAL AMERICA
EARLIER this month Sandinista leader and former President Daniel Ortega Saavedra emerged from a seven-hour meeting with Minister of the Presidency Antonio Lacayo Oyanguren in a conciliatory mood, calling for a negotiated end to the nation's labor strife.Four...
Serbia Pursues Takeover of Yugoslav Regime in Bid for 'Greater Serbia' Milosevic Strips Power from Federal Institutions and Officials
AS Serbian armed forces continue to seek control of Serbian enclaves in breakaway Croatia, its communist regime has forged ahead with a takeover of Yugoslavia's federal government, steamrolling the federal Constitution.Serbia's political offensive is...
Spiritual Literacy
UNTIL I heard a self-educated man tell what his life was like before he learned to read, I'd never thought much about how illiteracy affects one's perception of the world. He knew very little about life beyond his own neighborhood. Although he'd occasionally...
Student Creators Tackle Poor Design
FOR Japanese automaker Toyota, students in one classroom translate the emotions suggested by flowers, pea pods, sea animals - even insects - into clay models of cars.A class next door addresses "office comfort in the future" for Steelcase Inc., assembling...
The Family - Some Good News at Last
FOR at least 20 years, doomsayers have been waiting to write an obituary for the American family. Armed with statistics and gloomy headlines about divorce, day care, child abuse, and teen pregnancy, they would have the public believe that a majority...
The Thanksgiving Easter Egg
TALK about trouble!It was Thanksgiving Day and we were at my grandmother's house, as usual: carloads of relatives jammed into three floors, not including the attic and basement. Good thing there was a basketball court in the driveway, a woods out back....
The Thanks We Give
AMERICANS, especially young ones, often forget that Thanksgiving is a United States holiday. In college, a friend once heard that two lads from New Zealand had no plans on this special Thursday. So she invited them and others over for turkey and fixings.Part...
THE WORLD FROM.Moscow for the Dissolving Soviet Union, the Lessons - and Threat - of Yugoslavia Are Already All Too Close to Home
THE world seems to be standing by while the Yugoslav civil war rages on. More than a dozen cease-fires have come and gone along with the mediators that negotiated them. Meanwhile the Serb-dominated Yugoslav Army has pounded the Croatian city of Vukovar...
The Yugoslavia Test the West May Be Missing an Opportunity for Global Order
AS the smoke rises above the ancient Croatian city of Dubrovnik, from fires ignited by Serbian shells, the dream of a truly new world order is dissipating.The ongoing conflict among the nationalities of Yugoslavia - like the invasion of Kuwait - has...
What the Pennsylvania Results Meant
The author of "Will Pennsylvania Loss Revive Rockefeller Republicans?," Nov. 8, suggests that Richard Thornburgh's loss in Pennsylvania's Senate race may be a sign that the Bush administration should turn to the liberal Republicanism represented by Dr....
Why Bush Is Successful at Sustaining Vetoes He's Got Good Political Intelligence and an Understanding of How Washington Operates
ONE lesson of George Bush's unbroken streak of 24 sustained vetoes: He picks his fights with great finesse.Just hours before the US House of Representatives attempted to override the veto on abortion counseling in federally funded clinics last week,...
Why Deep Cuts in Nuclear Weapons Make Sense
PRESIDENT Bush's recent decision to store or destroy nearly 20 percent of the United States's 20,000 nuclear warheads, including most of our tactical nuclear weapons deployed worldwide, signaled a welcome shift in US arms-control policy that should spur...