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 August 24, 2007

Agog over BOGs?
The stream of rhetoric in the global war on terror (aka GWOT) seems to have meandered off in a new direction.So I gather from the news stories on the report released last week by the New York Police Department (NYPD) "citing at least 10 well-known recent...
Ahead of 'September Dawn,' Mormon Church Revisits Dark Period
At a time when the Mormon Church is drawing heightened public visibility because of Mitt Romney's presidential bid, the church is grappling more openly with one of its darkest chapters.The "Utah War" has largely faded from American memory as the Mormon...
An Intensifying US Campaign against Iran
Somalia, 1993: During the darkest days of the American military intervention, when US troops were taking casualties from drug- addled gunmen wearing flip-flops, US officials pointed to a familiar nemesis.It was Iran, warned Madeleine Albright, then-US...
As an Energy-Saver, the Clothesline Makes a Comeback
It started out innocently enough. Concerned about global warming and her family's energy consumption, Michelle Baker wanted to hang her wash outside. She scoured stores for a clothesline durable enough to withstand Vermont winters and classy enough for...
A Small Museum Climbs onto the Global Stage
The Seattle Art Museum is having a pretty heady year. Not only did SAM just open its newly remodeled downtown space, expanded by some 70 percent - thanks to a creative partnership with Washington Mutual Bank - it broke the traditional notion of a unified...
At Gettysburg, a New Battle: Urban Sprawl
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln stood here and gave the speech that was to become his most famous. With brevity and eloquence he spoke of the liberty and equality upon which this country was founded. He looked forward to the Union's salvation, the end of slavery...
Bird by Bird, the Avian Population Is Shrinking
Forty-three years ago, when I reached what my grandfather imagined to be the eve of puberty, I was summoned to spend the weekend with him at his house in rural Connecticut.I knew what to expect because my four older brothers had undergone the same rite...
Bush Prepares Way for Key Iraq Assessment
Sept. 11 will have double significance this year: the sixth anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks and the likely start date for Senate testimony by the US's top military and diplomatic officials in Iraq.The White House maintains that that's a coincidence...
Happiness Found - at the Home Store
I'm a little embarrassed to admit to the degree of spontaneous suburban glee I experienced one recent evening while push-brooming the front walk.Although I was alone, cleaning the sidewalk of the remnants left from a quick edging of my lawn, I inadvertently...
In Britain, Ever-Cheaper Alcohol Is Prompting Legal Action
When Britain liberalized the sale of alcohol in 2005, there were murmurs that the British fondness for imbibing would be indulged at all hours with dire consequences for societal order and common decency.Two years after permitting licensed premises to...
In 'The Champ,' Feel the Glove
As "The Champ," a raspy-voiced, homeless Denver man with his piled-high shopping cart, Samuel L. Jackson has the kind of role that actors usually kill for. Which is not to say that it's a role worth killing for. It's a chance to show off, not quite the...
Into It: Dan Rather
... Reading?I am rereading - I have not read it in at least 40 years - H.G. Wells's The Outline of History. I have a two-volume set, which I've had since sometime in the 1950s, I think. He attempts to distill the history of the world. I'm just about...
Letters to the Editor
Iraqi journalist can bring hope to the Middle EastI greatly appreciate the Aug. 23 article, "An Iraqi journalist on the Washington Post Metro desk," about the young man, Omar Fekeiki, who offered help to an American reporter in Baghdad and found a career...
Mining for Coal Safety
A Utah coal mine has been front-page news since it collapsed Aug. 6. Six miners are presumed dead; three rescuers lost their lives. In China, the news is of 181 coal miners trapped in a flooded mine. Hopefully both tragedies can lead to better safety,...
Monitor Picks
Glittering FlickWe think the lush fantasy-romance Stardust - with the still- bewitching Michelle Pfeiffer (r.) and Robert DeNiro (as you've never seen him before) - deserves better than its just-below-the-radar status. It's "Pirates" with some "Lord...
My Name Is Chuck. I'll Be Your Writer
I'm a sociable guy. I smile when I greet people even when they can't remember my name for the third time in three meetings. ("Chuck? You look more like a Lars.")I used to get annoyed by this, but these days I can understand how someone forgets your name....
New in Theaters
New in theatersMr. Bean's Holiday (PG)Director: Steve Bendelack. With Rowan Atkinson, Willem Dafoe. (90 min.)I've always gotten a kick out of Rowan Atkinson's Mr. Bean character - in small doses. Stretched to feature length, his pratfalls can be tiresome....
No Profound Entries in 'The Nanny Diaries'
In "The Nanny Diaries," based on the bestselling roman a clef, Scarlett Johansson plays Annie Braddock, a recent college graduate who doesn't know what she wants from life. Her single mom (Donna Murphy) wants Annie to be a CFO in the world of corporate...
Noteworthy Music
Lori McKenna - Unglamorous (Warner Bros. Records): This mother of five from small-town Massachusetts has released her first album since being plucked from the relative obscurity of the Boston folk scene by country superstar Faith Hill. This time around,...
Padilla Sues US Officials over Confinement
Convicted Al Qaeda operative Jose Padilla is seeking to hold former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and 59 other US officials responsible for what his lawyers say were abusive and unconstitutional tactics used against Mr. Padilla while he was held...
Prayer for the Miners in Utah
It's been over two weeks since the coal mining accident at Crandall Canyon in Utah which trapped six men underground. So far, the rescue effort has taken three lives and injured six others. The mine owners have reluctantly spoken about giving up the...
Sarkozy Pushes Mediterranean Union
The deep blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea connect three continents and 21 countries with a combined population of more than 400 million. But can this vast and diverse region - with Christians, Muslims, and Jews; Africans, Europeans, and Arabs - operate...
South Africa's Rising Wave of Crime
In the boardroom of South Africa's legendary black newspaper, the Sowetan, there hangs on the wall the following injunction: "What have you done with your freedom, South Africa? Don't let it go to waste. Cherish it."It is now 13 years since South Africa...
US Woos Top Latin American Students
When US Education Secretary Margaret Spellings arrived in Chile this week, she brought an important message.The US wants "Chilean students to know that American higher education is open for business to students from our neighbors," said Ms. Spellings.Her...