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 12, 2009

Alavi Foundation: Complaint Comes at Delicate Time for US, Iran
The US government moved Thursday to seize four mosques and a skyscraper owned by the Alavi Foundation, an Islamic nonprofit organization in New York that federal prosecutors say is a front for the Iranian government.The move comes at a delicate moment...
Eikenberry Memos Echo Obama's Own Concerns about Afghanistan
Two classified cables sent to the White House by US Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry last week are bringing a new wrinkle to the already protracted debate over how the US should proceed in Afghanistan.The missives, first reported by The Washington...
Fort Hood Killings and the Red Flags for Violence
The Fort Hood massacre has opened a nationwide debate over the motives of the shooting suspect, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. Was he traumatized by tales of wounded soldiers? Was he a Muslim fanatic? Or was he simply a disgruntled employee who went "postal"?By...
Fort Hood Update: 13 Murder Charges, Obama Orders Investigation
Military prosecutors started the court martial process against Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan Thursday, charging the Army psychiatrist with 13 counts of premeditated murder for the Nov. 5 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Tex.Army spokesman Chris Grey said that...
Goal of Guilty Plea in Balloon Boy Case: Mom Won't Be Deported
Richard and Mayumi Heene, the parents of the boy falsely reported to have floated away in a homemade balloon last month, will plead guilty in a deal to ensure Mayumi, a Japanese citizen, averts the possibility of deportation that any felony conviction...
Iraq Government: Looking 'Very Seriously' at Security Breaches That Led to Oct. 25 Bombing
The devastating bombings that struck at the heart of Iraqi government institutions twice in the past three months were conducted by the same organization and for the same reasons, Foreign Minister Hoshyar al-Zebari said Thursday, blaming the second attack...
Irish Priest Kidnapped in Philippines Released by MILF
* A daily summary of global reports on security issues.Filipino militants released an elderly Irish priest late on Wednesday night after holding him in captivity for 32 days. Father Michael Sinnott had worked in the Philippines for nearly 33 years when...
Japanese Subs Found off Hawaii Could Have Changed World War II
Marine researchers have found a pair of Imperial Japanese Navy submarines on the sea floor off Hawaii's Oahu Island - vessels so advanced for their day they would provide plenty of fodder for a fresh novel by Tom Clancy.Known by their vessel numbers,...
Lessons on a Lake
My father's only child, I was an obvious candidate to be his fishing companion. He taught me to bait a hook, cast and reel in, play the fish to tire it, and, then, gut and clean my catch.My most vivid memories of our fishing outings are those at Lily...
Love Even That Neighbor?
Center section, middle seat is not choice on a long international flight, but it's what I was assigned, and I settled in between two large men.The man to my left arrived, computer open, in his own world and with his own rules. At takeoff, he ignored...
Medvedev Pitches Economic - but Not Political - Changes for Russia
Struggling to climb out from under the shadow of Vladimir Putin, his still-powerful mentor and predecessor, President Dmitry Medvedev pitched his signature idea of "democratic modernization" Thursday to an audience that included Russia's joint houses...
Memoir: A History
At this point, we probably know more about what a memoir is not - it's not a multicultural tear-jerker about a dying son ("The Blood Runs Like a River Through My Dreams," by Nasdijj), an Oprah- approved tale of rehab and regret ("A Million Little Pieces,"...
New Literary Star Marie Ndiaye Takes on France's Old Guard
France's old guard wants Marie Ndiaye to know her place. But France's new literary star isn't playing that game.Ms. Ndiaye last week won France's most prestigious literary award, the Prix Goncourt, for her novel "Trois femmes puissantes" ("Three Powerful...
Obama's Two-Part Message on His Week-Long Trip to Asia
Barack Obama makes his first trip as president to Asia this week. He's intent on forging new relationships with emerging Asian countries, including China, and on reinvigorating ties to longtime allies such as Japan and South Korea.Mr. Obama is the first...
Pacifying Afghanistan: A Dangerous Dream
If Gen. Stanley McChrystal prevails in persuading President Obama to insert more US troops in Afghanistan, do Americans understand the difficulty of the task they'd face?Do they understand that even more of our young men and women would be charged with...
Palestinian Election Body Urges Vote Delay, Reflecting Political Disarray
The Palestinian Election Commission on Thursday said it would be unable to carry out January elections called for by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last week, recommending that they be held later."We have decided to address a letter to...
US Ambassador to Afghanistan's Criticism Adds Urgency to Curbing Karzai
America's ambassador to Afghanistan has objected to sending more troops here while the political situation remains unsettled, in a move that highlights how the fraud marred reelection of President Hamid Karzai has not quelled calls for major governmental...
Why Hillary Clinton Babies Indonesia and Bullies Pakistan
When Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Indonesia earlier this year, she said: "If you want to know whether Islam, democracy, modernity, and women's rights can coexist, go to Indonesia."When she visited Pakistan recently, she was polite...