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 January 7, 2010

ABB Shooting: Economy May Play Role in Workplace Violence
Timothy Hendron killed four coworkers and himself in the ABB shooting in St. Louis Thursday. He was involved in a lawsuit against the company regarding a dispute over retirement benefits.The shooting at ABB Group in St. Louis Thursday that ended with...
Alabama vs Texas in BCS Championship Game: Who Has the Best Swag?
When Alabama and Texas players square off in Thursday's BCS championship game, they'll already have pocketed up to $500 in free stuff. But which bowl offered the best swag?You already know it's Alabama versus Texas in the vaunted BCSchampionship tilt,...
Another Indian Student Killed in Australia: Racism or Hard Times to Blame?
Nitin Garg, an accounting graduate from India studying in Australia, was stabbed to death Saturday in the latest attack on Indians. Competition with Indian migrants for jobs in poor suburbs may be behind it.The killing of Nitin Garg last weekend has...
California's Education Reforms Hand More Power to Parents
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an education reform bill Thursday that lets California vie for federal 'Race to the Top' grants. The reforms, opposed by teachers' unions, would let parents to force changes in failing schools.California is now competitive...
Got a New Computer? Install These Nine Programs Right Away
Start your new PC off right with high-rated free software.'Tis the season for a new computer. Whether Santa sneaked a PCunder the tree or you've decided to install Windows 7 onto an oldermachine, millions of Americans this month will be booting up a...
Honduras Military Chiefs Charged with 'Coup.' Will Supreme Court Take Case?
Top military officers in Honduras are being charge with "abuse of power" in the expulsion of President Manuel Zelaya June 28. If the Supreme Court takes the case, it would be the first legal action against the armed forces since Mr. Zelaya's ouster....
How One US Base in Afghanistan Adopted Two Orphans
US soldiers in eastern Afghanistan pay two orphan boys a day's wage to do odd jobs and stay in school. The young boys are trying to support their Afghan families. The Americans are trying to salvage a bit of the orphans' childhood.An Afghan laborer at...
How the US Terrorist Watchlists Do (and Don't) Work
The Christmas Day attack suspect was on a terrorist watchlist but still managed to board a US-bound flight. The reason lies in the three-tier system of US watchlists.The US government maintains a multi-level system of watch lists totry and identify possible...
Is Al Qaeda in Yemen Connected to Al Qaeda in Somalia?
In the wake of the Christmas Day Northwest airlines bombing attempt, some are wondering if the Al Qaeda branches in Yemen and Somalia are linked. Most experts don't see evidence of coordination - not yet.Yemen and Somalia are separated geographically...
Israel Successfully Tests Iron Dome Missile Shield
Israel announced that Iron Dome, a locally designed short-range missile-defense system designed to shoot down Qassam and other rockets fired from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon, performed well in recent tests.Israel tested the use of its new Iron Dome antimissile...
Japan Finance Minister Naoto Kan: Sharp-Tongued and Battle-Ready
Newly appointed Japan finance minister Naoto Kan faces the tough task of stimulating a struggling economy while keeping public debt under control. His role as deputy prime minister was to wrench policy powers away from bureaucrats.The significance of...
John Brennan: We Failed on Christmas Day Terrorist Intelligence
In a review of the Christmas Day terrorist attempt, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says that what should have been clear intelligence warnings fell through the cracks.The US had enough intelligence prior to the failed attempt to destroyan...
Kennedy Endorsement Comes at Key Time for Martha Coakley
Vicki Kennedy and other family members offered their endorsement to Martha Coakley in the race for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. Earlier this week, a poll of likely voters found that the race is closer than expected.There was a brass band and a feeling...
Liu Xiaobo: Vaclav Havel Confronts Chinese on Sentencing of Dissident
Former dissident and Czech president Vaclav Havel visited the Chinese Embassy in Prague this week in support of Liu Xiaobo, a Charter 08 author and democracy activist who received an 11-year prison sentence last month. Mr. Havel was a principal author...
Medical Testing and Making the Right Decisions
A Christian Science perspective.Recently, a federal advisory panel recommended reversing previouslypromoted guidelines on medical testing for breast cancer. GailCollins, a columnist for The New York Times, quipped that the past 10years might be dubbed...
Milky Way Enigma: Why Galaxy's Central Black Hole Is Silent
The black hole at the center of the Milky Way, called Sag A*, is much less active than those at the center of other galaxies. A new study points to a simple answer: heat.One of the Milky Way's longstanding puzzles centers on thesuper-massive black hole...
Mysterious Distant Planet 'Disappearing before Our Eyes'
CoRoT-7b is so close to its parent star - and so hot - that scientists think it could be the remnant of an evaporated 'hot Jupiter.'Astronomers appear to have caught an exoplanet - a planet orbitinganother star - in the middle of a cosmic vanishing act....
New Jersey Approval of Gay-Marriage Bill Seen as Uphill Fight
The debate in New Jersey is the first legislative fight over gay marriage in 2010 following a year in which both gay-rights groups and opponents saw victories. The state Senate is set to vote on the bill Thursday.The nationwide battle over same-sex marriage...
New Jersey Senate Rejects Gay-Marriage Bill
The 20 to 14 vote in a Democratically controlled state Senate shows the difficulty of legalizing gay marriage by legislative vote.In another loss for gay-rights advocates, New Jersey senators votedagainst a bill Thursday that would have made their state...
Obama Pledges Four Reforms in Wake of Christmas Day Terror Plot
Obama on Thursday took responsibility for the intelligence failures that led to the Christmas Day bombing attempt, saying 'the buck stops with me.' He promised reforms to help 'connect the dots.'President Obama ordered Thursday immediate changes to the...
Obama Report on Flight 253 -- Hindsight vs. Foresight
The White House connects the dots by reviewing Flight 253. Hindsight has its benefits -- and its limits.After significant failures in intelligence, the US tries to learnfrom its mistakes by looking backward.It did that with 9/11. On Thursday, in a public...
Passenger Yells 'Kill All the Jews,' but Air Rage Is Declining
Two unruly passengers caused security emergencies Wednesday, putting the US on edge after the failed Christmas Day terror attempt. But reports of air rage are actually going down.One passenger was pulled off a Detroit-bound plane in Miami Wednesdaynight...
Philippines Massacre: Commission to Take on 100 Private Armies
A government-appointed group began working Thursday to disband 132 militias used by politicians to intimidate rivals, after one allegedly killed 57 people in a southern Philippines massacre. Critics worry that only opposition figures' armies will be...
Serious about Reducing Abortion? Make Women See an Ultrasound of the Procedure
A law that requires women seeking an abortion to watch an ultrasound video of the procedure would save lives and enhance 'choice.'After watching an ultrasound of an abortion last year, Abby Johnsonresigned from her position as director of Planned Parenthood...
Stocks for the Next Decade? Check out These Predictions from 2000 First
Back in 2000, The New York Times asked 10 stock experts for their buy-and-hold picks for 2010. Here's a look at how they fared.This is the time when people make impossibly bold predictions, likeBest Stocks for the New Decade and 20 to Hold through 2020.But...
The Happiness Project
A writer sets out on a year-long quest to find happiness.Before I even finished the book, I had already preordered multiplecopies of Gretchen Rubin's latest title, The Happiness Project: Or,Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets,Fight...
Winter Weather Forecast: Higher Gas Prices, Heating Oil Costs
The cold weather is already causing gas prices and home heating oil prices to rise. How much might they affect any economic recovery?The nation's energy bill - from driving over icy roads to keepingthe living room warm - is on the rise. Compared to last...