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 21, 2009

A Pizza Pie Interpretation
Today, Charlotte, N.C., is a cosmopolitan city, but it wasn't always so.Back in the 1950s when I was in high school, my friend Jeanne, who had moved to Charlotte from New York City, often said she wished we could go out for a pizza. There was no place...
Colleges Scramble to Help Cash-Strapped Students
It's crunch time for college students. No, this isn't about exams. It's about tuition bills.Facing job losses, dwindling college-investment accounts, and a tight credit market, students and parents have been streaming into financial-aid offices, asking...
Could Cows Heal the West?
When Sid Goodloe bought his ranch half a century ago in south- central New Mexico, it was a dry, desertified mess. The roads leading to homesteads abandoned since the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s had eroded into gullies. Overgrazing had stripped away...
Fiat and Chrysler Enter into Strategic Alliance
Chrysler has reached across the Atlantic Ocean for help in a move that could foreshadow more consolidation in the automotive industry this year.The smallest and most endangered of Detroit's three major carmakers, Chrysler forged a major alliance Tuesday...
Gaza War Gives Edge to Israel's Conservative Likud Party
As Israeli soldiers pull back from the Gaza Strip and Hamas's rockets go silent, Israel's dormant election campaign has come back to life.With just three weeks before voters go to the polls, the center- left government is getting high marks from the...
In China, a Rush to Be Home for New Year's
Hey, you want to know how to get on the train you want?" a white- suited man with a salesman's grin asks as he gives me a nudge.It's a week before Chinese New Year, and the railway station in Shenzhen, like many across China, is filled with people hurrying...
Kosovo's Quiet Victory over Violent Ethnic Nationalism
Soft power works. So do democratic elections. And it is possible to de-escalate longstanding violence and hate. These are the lessons of that forgotten corner of the world, Serbia-Kosovo.In this case, soft power is the allure of the European Union (EU)....
Letters to the Editor
Why do Western media let Hamas off so easy?In regard to the Jan. 16 article, "Amid broad Israeli support for Gaza war, a rare dissenting voice": Author Joshua Mitnick includes a curious quote from Sari Bashi: "Our goal is to get Israelis to stop targeting...
Military Brass Joins Wired Troops
Some of the US military's top flag officers are becoming dedicated bloggers and attempting to change the military and extend their reach, one Facebook "friend" at a time.They are using the Internet and social media to reach down within their own traditionally...
Nothing to Fear
Franklin Delano Roosevelt faced extraordinary economic challenges when he assumed the presidency of the United States in March 1933. The nation was stuck in a seemingly endless depression, unemployment stood at 25 percent, and many governors had declared...
Obama's Election Network Can Transform US Consumer Culture
As a new "stimulus package" wades through Congress, one wonders if we're simply repeating past behavior and hoping for a different result - one definition of insanity.The breakdown of individual and corporate responsibility in America has contributed...
"Obama: The Musical"
NairobiBarack Obama has gone out of his way to begin playing down expectations and distancing himself from the notion that he is some sort of chosen one, put on Earth to deliver a brighter future for all.Only no one has told his fans in Kenya.As the...
On Inauguration Day, One Nation
Time and again, incoming presidents point Americans toward unity. Jefferson did so in the great debate over strong central government. Lincoln did when slavery cleaved the country. Now, after decades of cultural and political polarization and in the...
Pakistan: Do School Texts Fuel Bias?
As Pakistani Air Force jets circled the eastern border city of Lahore last week in a show of strength, journalist Rab Nawaz was despondent. But what occupied him was less the threat of war with India than the things his son had begun saying recently."My...
The Ability to Lose Yourself in a Scene
I don't recall the first time I visited New York's Rochester Museum and Science Center as a child in the 1950s, but family and school excursions were frequent enough over the years to leave a lasting impression of the place.I remember the long hallways...
The Promise of Flight 1549
The man in the feed store said, "Yeah, they had a great pilot, but I believe God's hand was what guided the plane so they were all saved." He was referring to last week's "miracle on the Hudson," when 150 passengers and the crew of US Airways flight...
US Economic Crisis Puts Youth Corps at Risk
It's a tough job market, especially for a young man living on the streets. But 23-year-old Cory O'Malley found work five months ago with the California Conservation Corps (CCC). It's put a roof over his head, the sweat of hard labor on his back, and...
Who's Cookin' in the White House?
Amid the excitement leading up to Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th US president, foodies had been dishing about who they thought might be the chef the Obamas would bring to the White House.But that pot-stirring speculation ended earlier this month...
Will All Palestinian Factions Honor Hamas's Cease-Fire?
The rockets fired by Palestinian militants into southern Israel throughout the 22-day war in Gaza and in the weeks leading up to the devastating Israeli operation have stopped. The cease-fire declared by Hamas is holding.But while the Hamas movement...