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 5, 2003

Abbas and Arafat: Rivals Who Need One Another ; Abbas Asked Palestinian Legislators Thursday to Boost His Power, or Accept His Resignation
Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat and the man he appointed four months ago as prime minister, Mahmoud Abbas, are working to find a way out of their power-sharing crisis, but such a resolution may mean an even more deeply stalled peace process...
As Prisoners Age, Should They Go Free?
Charlie Perkins has spent roughly half his life - 38 years - cooped up here at the Men's Prison near Milledgeville, Ga. Yet he's tried to carve out as orderly and productive a life as possible in this world of convicts and confined spaces.He keeps his...
A Summer Epiphany: With Tech Toys, Less Is More
I returned home in early August from three glorious weeks of vacation to be greeted by a wiggling, love-deprived golden retriever and 657 unread e-mails. Our golden warranted immediate attention. For a change, I let the e-mails wait.I'm determined to...
At Last, I Put My Daydreaming to Good Use
I am the person who can stare out the window of a bus or train until reaching my destination, wondering about the lives being lived in the communities we pass through. I'm the guy who seems to be listening to a concert but am, in fact, a dimension of...
At This US Open, You Need a Deft Serve ... and a Sponge ; Idle Players and Fans in Flushing Meadows Turn to PlayStation, Cards, and, Yes, Grousing to Kill Time
Mother Nature took a supersoaker to the US Open this week. Nearly every tennis match was washed out Monday through Wednesday. By Thursday, tournament officials were racing to see if enough play could be squeezed between the raindrops to keep the tournament...
Australia Scrutinizes Influence of Nongovernmental Groups ; the Government Has Hired a Conservative Think Tank to Evaluate NGOs' Growing Clout
Spurred by conservative rumblings over the growing clout of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the Australian government is taking a closer look at such groups' activities at home and abroad.Earlier this year, Prime Minister John Howard offered to...
Costly Aircraft Lease Stirs Ire in Congress ; Air Force Says Deal for In-Flight Refuelers Makes Sense. Critics See $5.7 Billion Giveaway to Boeing
Critics call it the "iron triangle" - the powerful combination of defense officials, industry lobbyists, and lawmakers. Together, they're able to push through laws and budget items to their mutual benefit. Often the nation is more secure as a result....
Former Iran Envoy's Arrest Sparks International Row
For more than nine years, Laura Ginsberg has been seeking justice. Her husband, Jose, was one of 85 people killed when a bomb rocked a Jewish community center here on July 18, 1994. The attack was one of the worst anti-Semitic acts committed since World...
Good as Gould
It was a fellow Mainer - Monitor Editor Erwin Canham - who first spotted the potential of a young newspaperman who'd sent in a column "on spec." Canham invited John Gould to write weekly for the Monitor. That was more than 60 years ago.We are sad about...
How Much Help the UN Might Give ; US Is Pressing for a Multinational Force in Iraq. France, Germany, and Russia Top the List of Capable Countries
A UN-approved multinational force could help provide the one thing Iraq most needs now: a concrete sense of public authority.At issue is both more boots on the ground and eyes in the neighborhood. More troops would mean more vigilance, more presence,...
In Recall Campaign, Ads Are Risky Business
In a state where more people are paying attention to Arnold & Gray than to Ben & J. Lo, campaign strategists face what may be the biggest challenge of their careers: Can they create political ads powerful enough to break through the intense media coverage,...
Iraqis Threaten to Go It Alone ; amid Faltering US Security and Rebuilding Efforts, Homegrown Militias and Politicians Emerge
Close to five months after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, frustration with the slow pace of rebuilding and the rapid decline in security is giving prominent Iraqis a platform to promote going it alone.In two key spheres in which the US-led coalition...
Israel's Vision: An Unbreachable Wall against Terror
Zvi Weiss was returning from one last night of prayer at the Western Wall before his trip home to Brooklyn.He remembers seeing three tired children sitting beside him, their mother squeezing her way to the back of the bus, then the light-obliterating...
Letters
Postwar Iraq and Germany: apples and oranges?Your Sept. 3 article comparing postwar Germany and Iraq ("What lessons postwar Germany holds for Iraq") presents us with the latest excuse of the neoconservatives for their error in attacking Iraq preemptively.The...
Movie Guide
NEW RELEASESCarnage (Not rated)Director: Delphine Gleize. With Chiara Mastroianni, Jacques Gamblin, Angela Molina. (130 min.)Sterritt *** After a bull is slain in a Spanish bullring, parts of the deceased creature's carcass are sent for various reasons...
Reality TV Spawns Creative, Meatier Shows
Picture this: Movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger wins the California governorship next month. As the newly elected Republican governor, he heads to Washington for congratulations. Somewhere along Pennsylvania Avenue, he meets fellow actor George Clooney...
Reporters on the Job
* LOCAL APATHY: "The amount of interest in the story of the Israelis and the Palestinians never ceases to amaze me," says the Monitor's Cameron Barr. At least a hundred journalists were on hand for Thursday's meeting of the Palestinian Legislative Council...
Rush Intercepts Pigskin Politics ; ESPN Hopes Rush Limbaugh Will Provide 'Curiosity Factor'
Rush Limbaugh can now add "cheeseheads" to his "ditto heads" fan base.As the NFL kicks off its new season this week, conservative talk- show host Limbaugh will swap Beltway bureaucracy for pigskin politicking on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" pregame...
School Rules for Congress
School is back in session. And while the information packet I got in the mail contained a few grammatical errors and punctuation problems, I'm not going to play class clown. I won't be making corrections with a red pen and sending the faulty documents...
Sex Scenes and Vulgarity Increase on British Television
When British police flew to Greece last week to help investigate a brawl that left one young British vacationer dead, they had an idea who one of the culprits might be: British television.A documentary called Club Reps that aired last year had focused...
Sliding through Life with a Trombone
When I was in fifth grade, my parents received a letter from my school announcing the school-band program. My mother asked me if I would like to play in the band and, if so, which instrument. I said that I'd very much like to play in the band and immediately...
Staying Tuned
Four score and seven years ... it's an evocative number. So for my 87th birthday, an editor asked me to put aside my brooding over the events of the day and reminisce a little about the past.Reminisce! I grew up in a world without jet planes or ballpoint...
Strangers in the Night - but without the Cliches
On a Sunday in a mid- Manhattan hotel, reporters squeeze elbow to elbow around a large table that fills a windowless room.Almost imperceptibly, director Sofia Coppola slips into the only empty chair. As she fields questions, her voice trails off at the...
The Tortoises and Dr. Dean
Election pundits are out in full force, what with Labor Day past and Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts officially launching his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. (What exactly was he doing before Tuesday?)Unfortunately for the candidates,...
Ticket to the Past ; This Fall, Hollywood Will Be Busy Remembering the Alamo, Napoleon, and the Civil War
If you're heading to the movies this fall, pull out your horse and carriage: Hollywood is cracking open the history books. Filmmakers are releasing a wide array of historical epics, mainly set during the 19th century. They range from "Master and Commander:...
Truth's Consequences ; Originally Published in the Christian Science Sentinel
I found out something important about honesty early in life. On a lazy summer day when I was about 10 years old, a friend and I wandered into the neighborhood drugstore to pick up something for her mom. While the druggist was in the back of the store,...
TV-Starved Editor's Cry: I Want My HGTV!
It's been almost 21 days since I set eyes on the small screen, and I'm feeling like a cultural castaway. My husband and I typically average an hour of TV a night, but we recently had to turn off the tube cold turkey because we moved - and our new cable...
Unveiling Their Latest Trick
Only Cheap Trick would dare start a power pop record with a sugary sweet anthem about the inherent superiority of women."A man can't do what a woman can do," Robin Zander sings, amid buzzing guitars and soaring yeah-yeah-yeahs that make the listener...
What Estrada's Exit Means for Future Battles ; Controversial Judicial Nominee Withdraws, Signaling Rising Bar for Court Appointments
The abrupt departure of Miguel Estrada as a judicial nominee Thursday represented a victory for the Democrats against the Bush administration and signaled that the filibuster has become a newly important weapon in an escalating battle over the political...
Why Reality TV Makes for So-So Films
"The Battle of Shaker Heights" is a mediocre coming-of-age tale that lasts about as long as it takes to eat a small bag of popcorn. Despite having a charming star, Shia LaBeouf ("Holes"), critical praise has not been forthcoming, and even moviegoers...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.