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 April 27, 2010

Arizona Immigration Law: Hispanics Vow, 'We're Going to Fight'
The new Arizona immigration law has motivated Hispanics nationwide. Many are saying that they want to cause problems for the Republicans in November.Raul Rodriguez says he doesn't know English well enough to find the right words for the Arizona lawmakers...
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At Supreme Court: Privacy for Those Who Sign Petitions to Curb Gay Rights?
The Supreme Court on Wednesday hears a case about a petition to repeal a gay rights law in Washington State - namely, whether petitioners should be able to keep their names from becoming public.The US Supreme Court is set to hear a case Wednesday that...
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Britain General Election: Is the Minority Vote, Once Labour's, Up for Grabs?
In Britain's general election scheduled for May 6, minority voters are expected to have a greater impact than ever before. Conservatives are wooing black and Asian voters - once solidy pro- Labour - with policies they say are family- and business-friendly.Fighting...
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Changing Plans, Unchanging Truth
A Christian Science perspective.Thousands of people recently found their plans changed because volcanic ash blowing from Iceland caused many airline flights to be canceled. Such acts of nature, including ones more destructive than the volcanic eruption,...
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Eggs Flying in Parliament, Ukraine Approves Deal for Closer Russia Ties
The Ukraine parliament approved a deal today to extend a Russia naval lease on Sevastopol in exchange for cheaper gas, despite an egg-throwing fracas by enraged opposition members.Amid smoke bombs and flying eggs hurled by enraged opposition deputies,...
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Flip Side to China's Censorship at Home: More PR in America
Even as China cracks down on dissidents and the Internet, Beijing ramps up efforts to sway opinion in the US and elsewhere.While China practices harsh media control at home, it has embarked on a major campaign abroad to present itself as a modernizing...
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Goldman Sachs Hearing: Is Congress Missing the Point?
Senators in Tuesday's Goldman Sachs hearing browbeat the firm for profiting on its pessimistic view of the mortgage market. But the bigger problem, perhaps, was the irrational optimism.Goldman Sachs took fire Tuesday for taking "short," pessimistic positions...
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Goldman Sachs Hearing Pulls Back Curtain on Bankers' Ethics
During the Goldman Sachs hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, senators asked bankers why they did what they did - and the lawmakers didn't like the responses they got.Goldman Sachs officials defended their firm's role on Wall Street at a Senate hearing on...
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Goldman Sachs Rationalized Fraud
Goldman Sachs missed a big moral problem: Just because something isn't technically illegal doesn't mean it's right.This month's announcement of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)'s securities-fraud civil suit against Goldman Sachs is a perfect...
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Goldman Sachs under Fire: Is Wall Street Cheering or Cowering?
On Wall Street, Goldman Sachs is admired to a certain extent for its ability to generate profits. But the firm is also resented for a certain swagger.Is Wall Street enjoying the roasting of Goldman Sachs by Congress? Or, do financiers see the grilling...
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Homicide Rate Jumps in Chicago, Daley Pushes for More Gun Control
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley argues that more gun control will address the city's rising homicide rate. Others have proposed that the National Guard should be called in.The homicide rate in Chicago has jumped in the past month, and the city is grappling...
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In Istanbul, Islamic Clothing for Women Combines Modesty with High Fashion
At an Istanbul fashion show befitting Paris or Milan, Islamic clothing designers show off apparel for women that combines modesty with high fashion.At a large convention center here, models prepare for the annual Islamic fashion show. While this type...
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Iran Nuclear Program: On Sanctions, Congress Ahead of Obama
The House and Senate are progressing with bipartisan legislation to impose sanctions in response to the Iran nuclear program. But President Obama faces difficulties in the UN Security Council.In the race between Congress and the Obama administration...
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Iraq-Iran Border Post: From 'Checkpoint Charlie' to Tourist Gate?
At a remote Iraq-Iran border post, US forces watch Iranians watch them. Iran's spy drones circle overhead. But there are plans to make this border crossing a new gateway for tourism between the two countries.This windswept U.S. garrison on Iraq's border...
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Is Arizona's New Immigration Law Unconstitutional?
US Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that he is weighing a challenge of the new Arizona immigration law. The law professor who helped write the bill defends it.As the Obama administration considers a potential legal challenge to Arizona's tough...
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Israel Quietly Freezes New Building in East Jerusalem
Jerusalem City councilman Meir Margalit says the prime minister's office has put a de facto freeze on new building in East Jerusalem and meetings to approve such projects have ceased. He sees that as a sign Israel is ready to restart Palestinian peace...
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Kyrgyzstan's Bakiyev Charged with Mass Murder
Three weeks after overthrowing President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the interim government now running Kyrgyzstan has charged him in absentia with mass murder. Belarus, which is hosting the deposed leader, has not said if it will extradite him.Two weeks ago...
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Linguist Races to Save a Dying Language Spoken in Cambodia
With no more than 10 speakers remaining of S'aoch, a language spoken on Cambodia's sea shore, French linguist Jean-Michel Filippi is in a race against time to preserve a disappearing culture.In halting, creaky tones, the elderly chief of this tiny community...
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Mexico Issues Travel Warning over Arizona Immigration Law
One day after Mexican President Felipe Calderon condemned the new Arizona immigration law, Mexico issued a travel warning that 'all Mexican citizens could be bothered or questioned without motive at any moment.'Americans are accustomed to State Department...
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ObamaCare and the Constitution: What Would Jefferson and Madison Think?
A careful reading of the US Constitution shows no authority for the new health-care law's mandate to buy private insurance.When asked last fall where the Constitution authorizes Congress to require citizens to buy health insurance, House Speaker Nancy...
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Oil Spill: Gulf of Mexico Disaster 'Growing by the Moment'
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has tripled in size in 24 hours. Company officials remain confident that they can contain it before it hits land, but environmentalists are increasingly doubtful.Capping the renegade wellhead spewing 42,000 gallons...
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On Tehran Visit, Brazil Backs Iran Nuclear Fuel Swap
Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim pushed Tuesday for an Iran nuclear fuel swap deal during a visit to Tehran. But Brazil's resistance to US pressure for UN sanctions on Iran might backfire.Brazil's foreign minister, on a visit to Tehran, said Tuesday...
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Operation Home Front Helps Women Veterans Heal
With a focus on helping women veterans heal and readapt to civilian life with family ties intact, Operation Home Front supports women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.For 15 years, there did not seem to be light at the end of the tunnel for US Navy...
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Paradise beneath Her Feet
How women in the Middle East are working to improve the standing of their own sex.The Carter Family of country music fame, in their 1928 hit, remindsus all to "Keep on the Sunny Side of Life." This is welcomeadvice for those who run into life's pettier...
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Stephen Hawking: Aliens May Not Come in Peace
According to renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking, aliens could be more interested in exploiting our natural resources than sharing their technology with us.If intelligent alien life forms do exist out in the vastness of the space, they might not...
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Thailand Hints at Treason as Red-Shirt Protesters Shut Down Trains
Thailand's government accused red-shirt protesters of plotting against the revered king, a charge they rejected as a pretext for cracking down. Protesters forced the train system to close Tuesday in an escalation of the weeks-long standoff.In a provocative...
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The Weak Spot in the Financial Reform Bill
Bank size doesn't matter much in the financial reform bill. But it should. The Senate needs a debate, with Republican support, on whether to trust regulators to decide the size of the biggest banks.Democrats are right. The Senate needs a full and rigorous...
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Why Tehran Courts UN Members from Brazil to Bosnia on Iran Nuclear Issue
Facing a US-led push for fresh Iran nuclear sanctions within weeks, Tehran has launched a diplomatic counteroffensive aimed at smaller UN players who will vote on the issue. Brazilian leaders are in Tehran today.Iran has pushed its diplomacy into overdrive...
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Will Obama Commission on Federal Deficit Mean a New Tax?
At the first meeting of the bipartisan commission to tackle the federal deficit Tuesday, nothing was taken 'off the table' - not spending cuts, higher tax rates, or a 'value-added tax.'As his fiscal commission begins to considers ways to rein in the...
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World's 18 Most Endangered Spoken Languages
The UN Atlas of Endangered Languages lists 18 languages with only one remaining speaker. With about one language disappearing every two weeks, some of these have probably already died off.The following 18 languages were last known to have one remaining...
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