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 May 29, 2012

After Houla Massacre, Russia Cools toward Syria (+Video)
Russia joined UN Security Council members in condemning Syria's government after a massacre in Houla. Some Russian officials speculate the massacre was carried out by rebels to garner sympathy.For the first time, Moscow has joined other United Nations...
Angry Crowd Targets HQ of Egypt's 'Candidate for Stability,' Citing Vote Fraud (+Video)
Ahmed Shafiq, Mubarak's last prime minister, has cast himself as the presidential candidate who can restore stability to Egypt. But last night's protests underscore how polarizing he is.Protesters angry at the first-round results of Egypt's presidential...
Beyond Stuxnet: Massively Complex Flame Malware Ups Ante for Cyberwar
Flame is something new in cyberwar, experts say. It can take screenshots and record audio on infected computers. The malware was almost certainly made by a nation-state.Stuxnet move over. Cybersecurity researchers on Monday announced the discovery of...
Carole King
Carole King's memoir is short on musical details, but long on the artist's personal saga.Often we expect too much from our movie stars, favorite athletes, and music idols. The moving performance, the memorable song, the astounding athletic feat need...
Celtics Woeful in Game 1 Loss. Can They Beat the Heat?
The Heat dismantled the Boston Celtics Monday night in the first game of their Eastern Conference Finals matchup. The loss now leaves the Celtics looking for answers in solving Miami's twin threat of LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade.Miami's LeBron James...
Egypt Elections: A Test of Hard-Won Civic Values
The final round of Egypt's presidential elections has two candidates who must appeal more broadly to Egyptian demands for equality and freedom. Both candidates need to compromise with pro- democracy groups.As elections go, Egypt's matters more than most....
Etan Patz Case: Will Self-Admitted Killer's Prayer Group Confession Hold Up?
If charges are brought against Pedro Hernandez for the killing of Etan Patz, the case could turn on whether confession made to a prayer group is confidential like that made to a priest.The sister of Pedro Hernandez, the self-confessed killer of 6- year-old...
Gadget Guide: Which Electronics Are 'In Season' and Which to Avoid
Thinking about some major gadget purchases this summer? It may be the right time to pick up a new TV. An iPhone? It's probably best to wait a bit.Just like fruits and vegetables, electronics have seasons - months when they're ripe for the picking or...
'Hatfields and McCoys': Is History Channel Miniseries Fact or Fiction?
The family feud between the Hatfields and McCoys is brought to life in a new History Channel series. But history and folk legend blur as the show follows the lead of cable TV's more mature fare.There is something about portraying grimy men shooting one...
Home Prices Hit Post-Boom Lows: What Does That Mean for Housing Market?
Despite fresh optimism about the housing market, home prices in the Case-Shiller Index fell during the first quarter, suggesting that the market is still stabilizing.Just when prognosticators were starting to get more optimistic about a housing recovery...
Is Canada about to Face US-Style Housing Meltdown?
Skyrocketing home prices in Canada, particularly in cities like Toronto, are fueling concerns that Canadians are overspending as they assume - as the US did - that real estate prices can only go up.Actor and broadcaster Jeff Douglas says he knows there...
Lady Gaga's Cancelled Concert a Blow to Tolerance in Indonesia?m (+Video)
Lady Gaga cancelled her biggest show in Asia because of Islamist vigilante threats, which has some worrying about a return of Islamist militancy to the Muslim world's largest country.For Lady Gaga's Indonesian fans, Sunday was a day of mourning. For...
Mae Azango Exposed a Secret Ritual in Liberia, Putting Her Life in Danger
When journalist Mae Azango wrote about a secret women's circumcision ritual in Liberia, she received death threats.It's late afternoon in Todee, a village in rural Liberia, and the sun is starting to drop. Mae Azango settles into a taxi for the three-hour...
Nairobi Blast: Could Have Been Al Shabab or a 'Lone Wolf' Sympathizer
Monday's explosion in a downtown market injured 38, the latest in a string of small attacks that may have been conducted by Al Shabab sympathizers both to kill and to create sense of insecurity.FBI agents spent Tuesday with Kenyan police combing the...
Nepal's Political Process Derailed, Again
After years of delay, critics blame Nepal's dominant Maoist party for the impasse, in an attempt at ramming through a more radical constitution.Nepal's lawmakers failed to agree on a new constitution, reducing the government to caretaker status and with...
Readers Write: Does Gun Ownership Kill or Preserve Life?
Letters to the Editor for the weekly print issue of May 28, 2012: Armed defense is effective when talking isn't. Don't stereotype gun owners. Time to end the devastation from America's 'gun culture.'Fielding blame for US gun cultureRegarding Walter Rodgers's...
Retirement: 3 Ways to Enrich It without Adding Money
Retirement planning is about more than saving money. It's about what you're going to do. Here are three ways to stay active in retirement.In 2009, Rusty Arnesen was forced into retirement. He hadn't planned to leave his job as chief deputy public defender...
Tea Party Drools over Ted Cruz, but Can He Survive Texas Primary?
Ted Cruz is running for the US Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Huchinson, and in many ways he's the ideal tea party candidate. But his best hope Tuesday is to force a runoff.For Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican Senate primary Tuesday is all about...
US, 18 Other Nations, Wrap Up Eager Lion Military Exercise in Jordan
The sprawling Eager Lion military exercise was tied by some news outlets to the war in Syria. Though that was incorrect, the US is looking to deepen its military engagement with the region.More than 19 countries, led by the United States, wrapped up...
US Expels Syrian Envoy: A Clear Message Whose Impact Is Dubious
Joining with its Western allies, the US ordered Syria's top diplomat in Washington to leave the country to protest a massacre of civilians that included executions.The United States joined other Western nations Tuesday in ordering the expulsion of Syrian...
Veterans Renew and Rebuild
A Christian Science perspective.Veterans coming home from conflicts are faced with important work ahead of them, even though they may be leaving military life. The impressions of war make demands on moral and spiritual sensibilities for answers. The...
Was Taser Use on Pregnant Woman Excessive Force? Supreme Court Declines Case
The Supreme Court refused the case of a pregnant woman who was ticketed for speeding in a school zone in Seattle. When she refused to get out of her car, police used a Taser to shock her three times.The US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up...
Will Al Qaeda Cement Its Foothold in Syria?
The massacre in Houla, Syria, over the weekend pushed Russia to finally denounce the atrocities there. But Moscow also warned that the regime of Bashar al-Assad faces threats from Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda's future in Syria depends on how Sunnis there respond...
With Talks, Another Chance at Peace for Sudan and South Sudan
Just a day after South Sudan accused Sudan of attacks inside its territory, the countries send negotiators to Addis Ababa to try to resolve disputes over border, security, and oil revenues.Starting today, Sudan and South Sudan meet in Addis Ababa for...