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 1, 2007

'Above the Influence' ; We Can Reject the View That We Are Weak, Helpless Mortals, Tempted on Every Side
A current ad campaign run by the Office of National Drug Control Policy uses the slogan "Above the Influence." In the ads, vignettes show an older boy offering a younger boy some form of drug. When the younger one turns down the offer, the slogan appears...
A Clearer Global Climate Forecast ; A Report Coming Friday Will Offer the Strongest Consensus Yet on How the Earth Will Change
By 2100, retired snowbirds will be joined by "sun birds" - who flee north to escape oppressively hot, humid summers not just in Miami, but Milwaukee as well. In the US West, deep mountain snows - currently a key natural reservoir for fresh water - will...
A Foiled Plot in Britain May Signal Chilling Tactic ; If Confirmed, the Plot's Use of Kidnapping Would Amount to a signifIcant Departure in Strategy
British security officials were claiming Wednesday to have foiled a terrorist plot which would have imported for the first time to Britain the grisly Iraq-style tactic of kidnapping a victim, torturing and beheading him and filming the atrocity for broadcast...
Al Qaeda 2006: Fighting in Iraq, Regrouping in Afghanistan, Enlisting in Europe
In 2006, agents of Al Qaeda, as well as those inspired by its ideology, continued their attacks. Violence in Iraq intensified, and Afghanistan saw its most violent year since 2001.Despite worsening chaos on those fronts, counterterrorist forces arrested...
A Mega Super Sunday and, Oh, a Football Game
The grass alone costs a half million dollars.Local hotel rooms are going for $250 to $1,800 a night with a four-night minimum stay. The average game ticket is selling for $5,000. Skybox seats are a little more pricey with some topping $200,000 each....
Amidst Hizbullah Protests, Lebanese Reek of Resistance - Literally ; the Tea Rose Perfume, Called the 'Essence of Nasrallah in a Bottle,' Makes Politics Pret-a-Porter
As the antigovernment sit-in by the Hizbullah-led opposition enters its third month, protesters have found a new way to avoid smelling like they've been living in a tent city.~~i~~Mouqawama~~/i~~, or Resistance perfume, refers to Hizbullah, which is...
An African Stance against China's Advance ; A Study of Chinese History Would Do African Heads of State Well
Chinese President Hu Jintao's current eight-nation tour of Africa should leave no doubt that the "Chinese Century" is in full swing in Africa. But if African states want to be equal partners in the emerging Africa-China relationship, they need, ironically,...
Art Is off to New Heights in the Mile-High City ; the Recently Completed Expansion of the Denver Art Museum Is Pointedly Different - and Entirely Exciting
Flinging open the windows of perception, Denver's new Frederic C. Hamilton Building of the Denver Art Museum, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, defeats almost every kind of expectation.The new building - constructed next door to the original castlelike...
Backstory: The Book 'Em Club ; A Town near Mexico City Encourages Police Officers to Read Literature as a Way of Stemming Corruption
Cops in Mexico have an image problem. They have a behavior problem, too. I learned that three minutes into renting my first car in Mexico City. Mistakenly I turned into a bus lane. I was flagged over and told the car would be impounded, or I could solve...
Between Congress and the President, a Power Seesaw ; Congress Mustn't Let a President Automatically Take the Lead in Foreign Crises
American involvement in Iraq appears to be an unresolvable dilemma: the United States can neither stay in nor get out. It cannot stay in because the public will not support it. It cannot get out because, after four years there, the US has wrecked the...
Ecologists Must Work Faster ; with Global Farming Projected to Double by Midcentury, Researchers Seek Quicker Ways to Assess the Impact of Land Use on Wildlife
As farming ramps up to meet new demands for food and fuel, ecologists have to act fast to assess the impact on wildlife. Tim Benton at England's University of Leeds notes that "we may not have the luxury of spending years collecting biological information."Ecologists...
For the US Economy, a Surprise Growth Spurt at End of 2006 ; Final Quarter Output of Goods and Services Beat Economist Estimates, and a New GDP Report Raised No Inflation Concerns
Rising exports and falling oil prices have kicked the US economy into a higher gear.This news comes at an opportune time, since it helps to offset continuing weakness in the housing market and raises hopes that America's gaping trade deficit could fall...
Gray Wolves May Lose US Protected Status ; A U.S. Proposal to Delist Wolves as 'Endangered' Would Put Them Back in Hunters' Line of Fire, Critics Say
Viewed on a chart, the population of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies - Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming - has exploded in recent decades from about a dozen to more than 1,200 today. But is that enough to consider wolves back from the brink of extinction,...
Hillary Clinton Targets Women's Vote ; the Presidential Hopeful Plans to Stress Healthcare and Education to Appeal to Women
Hillary Clinton has a not-so-secret weapon working for her as she seeks the presidency: women.Just 12 days into her campaign, the New York senator and former first lady has made it clear that appealing to female voters will be central to her message,...
Hizbullah's Star Wanes in One Lebanese Town ; the Party's Political Struggle Has Soured Sectarian Relations between the Country's Shiites and Sunnis
Before last summer's devastating war between Israel and the militant Hizbullah organization it would have been difficult to find anyone in this Sunni Muslim village who did not support the group's Shiite guerrilla fighters.But a successful six-year effort...
Is Now the Time to Talk Peace in the Mideast? ; Condoleezza Rice and Others Cite a New Climate, but Some Say Friday's Meeting Has More to Do with Political Motivations
The Quartet of powers seeking to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ends a hiatus in peacemaking efforts with a meeting in Washington on Friday. But it comes at what would seem to be a particularly unpromising moment.Secretary of State Condoleezza...
Israel Welcomes First Muslim Minister ; Raleb Majadele Marked a Milestone for Muslim Israelis When He Was Sworn in Monday as a Minister
Flanked by two bodyguards courtesy of the Israeli secret service, Raleb Majadele cruised through the corridors of Israel's parliament, the Knesset, as admirers and adversaries stopped to wish the country's first Arab Muslim minister well on his first...
Letters
America needs the help of British troops in IraqRegarding the Jan. 29 article "US, Britain diverge on troops in Iraq": The withdrawal of British troops from Basra in 2007 would have a serious impact on Britain's relationship with the US. Who would replace...
Matters of Faith
This Sunday will be 'souper,' tooSuper Bowl football may be a 'religious' experience for many fans, but young people across the United States are adding something extra to this Sunday's celebration. For the 16th annual Souper Bowl, they'll carry soup...
Reading, Writing, and a Roof Overhead ; Missouri School District Steps Up to Provide Housing for Four Homeless High School Boys
Officially, it's known as Joe's Place. But one of its first residents has dubbed the cheerful yellow house "Big Bird." It opened recently with enough space for four homeless boys who attend high school in the Maplewood Richmond Heights (MRH) district,...
Telecommuting as Energy Saver
Of all the changes wrought by digital technology, the most dramatic is a new idea of workplace. Thanks to such devices as wireless laptops, many nonmanual jobs can now be done almost anywhere - at home, in a car, or even on a park bench.This new work...
World Literature: Found in Translation ; Online Magazines and Groups Push for Greater Availabilty of Writings from around the Globe
Aside from news reports that tend to focus on war or election scandal, Americans generally don't hear much about - or from - people in other countries. One reason may be that very little foreign-language literature is translated into English. Less than...
Your Goal: Super Answers ; Are You Ready for Some Football? Kick off the Super Bowl with a Quiz
You may think you know all about the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts, but let's test your knowledge of Super Bowl trivia. We've made it easy for you (sort of) - all questions are either true or false. If you fumble, the answers are below. Are...