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 December 23, 2010

2011 Safest Cars Announced: Is Your Dream Car a Top Pick?
A total of 66 cars were designated the 2011 safest cars, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced Wednesday. They include 40 cars, 25 SUVs, and one minivan, which "do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rollover, and rear crashes,"...
Can Washington's Lame Duck Walk into the New Year?
This was a remarkably productive lame-duck session that required compromise between Republicans and Democrats. Now that Americans have tasted that, they'll want more -- not less.Turning out the lights on an unusually productive lame-duck session yesterday,...
Despite Greece's 2011 Austerity Budget, a Financial Chill Deepens in Europe
Greece passed a budget early Thursday with deep spending cuts, but investors will probably remain leery of lending to Greece and some of its indebted European peers.As an unseasonable freeze settles over much of Europe, even the Continent's balmier southern...
Did WikiLeaks Bring on Cyberwar? Maybe a Cyber Sit-In
After Visa, MasterCard, and others cut services to WiliLeaks, a group launched 'distributed denial of service' attacks against these businesses. But a new analysis shows that the attacks lacked punch."Welcome to Infowar" between WikiLeaks supporters...
EPA Presents Plan on Greenhouse Gases. Can Next Congress Stop It?
The EPA set out a timetable Thursday for curbing the emissions of greenhouse gases from power plants and refineries. But Republicans have signaled their steady opposition, and a battle looms.Setting the stage for a New Year battle royale between Congress...
Festivus and Three Other Made-for-TV Holidays
Faux holidays like "Seinfeld's" Festivus, invented in 1997, forgo the traditional in favor of another way to celebrate the season. Consider it Hollywood's way of poking fun at - or maybe offering a little social commentary about - Americans' tendency...
How the US Government - and You - Should Assess Secrets in the WikiLeaks Age
For all the media drooling over WikiLeaks, the most serious implications of the leaked cables aren't on foreign diplomacy but on information security. The post-9/11 information age demands a rethink of how sensitive information is processed - by the...
How to Pick a College? 10 Tips for Seniors from Their Peers
Christmas vacation is often no vacation for college-bound high school seniors, many of whom spend these weeks refining their list of schools, polishing their essays, and completing their applications. The application process can be exhausting, but it's...
Hugo Chavez Tightens His Grip in Venezuela. Can US Do Anything about It?
With the US focused on other parts of the world, Latin American neighbor Hugo Chavez has tightened his hold on power. The next Congress may press Obama to act, but what are his options?While the Obama administration was focused on Iran, Middle East peace,...
In Boost for Economy, Consumer Spending and Confidence Post Gains
The momentum doesn't mean the economy is running full steam ahead. But the recent reports, including on consumer spending, suggest that the economic recovery may be gaining traction.American consumers are spending more, becoming more confident, and are...
In the Bah-Humbug of Christmas Present, Would Tiny Tim Get Scrooged?
Would Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' stand up to the critics in today's cynical age? Our bestselling dystopian novels and movies lack the message of redemption so central to Dickens' novella - and the heart of Christmas. But Tiny Tim's message of blessing...
Iran's Ahmadinejad Urges West to Choose 'Path of Cooperation'
While the US says that Iran has a 'clear choice' to make on its controversial nuclear program, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insisted Thursday that world powers can choose cooperation or confrontation.Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad advised...
Letters to the Editor - Weekly Issue of December 20, 2010
Readers write in about differing views on revenge and the death penalty, volumes of encyclopedias and revising history, and conservative and liberal ideologies.Honest differencesI'm troubled by Walter Rodgers's Dec. 6 column, "Revenge and the death penalty,"...
Mysterious X Woman Finds Place on Humans' Family Tree
Genetic research shows her branch contributed to gene pool of today's Melanesians, who live on a broad arc of Pacific islands. X Woman is helping researchers grasp ancient migration patterns.Modern humans appear to have a new, distant relative on the...
North Korea Sees War Games and Christmas Tree as It Gazes across Tense Border
Some visitors to South Korea's Aegibong Peak, where a Christmas tree stands 100 feet tall, are skeptical it sends a message of peace. North Korea has denounced the war games and the tree as 'provocations.'A freezing winter wind whips across this 500-ft.-high...
Rahm Emanuel Clears One Hurdle in Chicago Mayor's Race; More Ahead
A hearing officer with the Chicago election board recommends that Rahm Emanuel be permitted to run for mayor of Chicago. The full board is set to vote on his eligibility Thursday.Rahm Emanuel's status as a legal resident of Chicago is sound and he is...
Rome Explosions at Embassies Linked to Italian Anarchists
Rome explosions at the Swiss and Chilean embassies today bear the hallmarks of Italian anarchists, who could be trying to take advantage of the country's fragile political situation, say experts.After weeks of raucous student protests and political uncertainty...
Six Big Achievements of a Surprisingly 'Do Something' Congress
The outgoing 111th Congress is among the most productive in history, in spite of its reputation for gridlock and 13 percent approval rating. Democrats controlled the House and the Senate, and used their large majorities to push through landmark legislation...
Skype Brings 10 Million Users Back Online, but Millions More Still without Call Service
Luxembourg internet phone company Skype said this morning that users had doubled in several hours to 10 million people, though the impact on investor sentiment may be more lasting.Skype was rapidly bringing its calling service back online today after...
Snow Storm: Who Will Get a White Christmas?
Atlanta could have its first real white Christmas since 1882. But whether the snow storm pummels major East Coast cities is still up in the air.A major winter storm that caused mudslides and flooding in southern California is fast making its way across...
The Great Walk of China
A journalist's journey by foot from Shanghai to Tibet offers a fascinating look at a part of China seldom seen by foreigners.Imagine you're a Chinese peasant, stooped over in your field,planting rice. You glance up and there - coming down the road -...
'Tis the Season for Flash Mobs, You Say? They're Just Getting Started
This year's delightful run of flash mobs is winding up with a flurry of Santas and carolers. But the phenomenon is so well suited to modern society and technology, it should last a while.From Nashville airport police officers entertaining travelers with...
Toward Justice and Freedom for All
A Christian Science perspective.Not for a moment since I left my home country years ago have I taken for granted my right to freedom. At times I still have to pinch myself to believe that I really am living in a free country like Britain. It is bliss...
US Senate Ratification of New START Treaty Keeps US-Russia 'Reset' on Track
The New START treaty could be ratified in Russia as early as Friday. But many pitfalls remain amid the US-Russia attempt to move away from cold war constraints.An almost audible sigh of relief arose in Moscow after the US Senate ratified the New START...
Why Foreign Forces Are Unlikely to Intervene in Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast's would-be prime minister, Guillaume Soro, called Wednesday for civil disobedience and foreign military intervention as the only ways out of the deadlock.As Ivory Coast's political crisis threatens to pull the West African nation back into...