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 30, 2010

Afghanistan War: How a Model Province Tumbled into Violence
Khost Province had been a US success story in the Afghanistan war. But poor local leadership, an influx of insurgents fleeing US pressure elsewhere, and the proximity to Pakistan are stubborn challenges.It wasn't long ago that Khost Province in eastern...
An Earthquake in Indiana? How Does That Happen?
The 3.8-magnitude earthquake in Indiana that rattled residents - OK, maybe some teacups - hit one of the seismically quietest parts of the country.The magnitude 3.8 earthquake in Indiana this morning came as a surprise to many people, including geologists."This...
Bankers Arouse Public Anger. but Will They Change?
Bankers from Lehman Brothers to Ireland and beyond are increasingly unpopular, but that hasn't impacted their salaries much.It's not easy being a banker these days.In some European countries, they're the target of street demonstrators who blame them...
Bolivia's Morales Scrambles to Stem Crisis over Massive Fuel Price Hike
President Evo Morales's decision to cut fuel subsidies has led to repeated protests, most recently today, by poor Bolivians who make up his political base.Bolivian President Evo Morales faces another day of demonstrations over an enormous fuel price...
Don't Let Vicious Play Tarnish the Super Bowl
The NFL's regular season ends this weekend and the playoffs to determine the Super Bowl matchup come next. Pro football, as well as hockey's NHL, must further reduce head injuries and provide a better example for young athletes on how to avoid concussions.The...
Economic Growth: Unemployment Claims Hit Lowest Level in Two Years
Unemployment claims fell below 400,000 the week before Christmas, the latest indicator of continued slow economic growth.The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment insurance fell below 400,000 in the week before Christmas, reaching its lowest...
Financial Aid for College: Tips for the New FAFSA Form
For students in need of financial aid, the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available online Saturday.For as much help as possible in paying for college, filling out the FAFSA - the Free Application for Federal Student Aid...
Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav's Rape Conviction Hailed as Victory for Women
Women's rights activists hailed Moshe Katsav's rape conviction as a seminal victory for women's rights in Israel, which has a tradition of military machismo.Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav was convicted of rape and multiple charges of sexual misconduct...
'Genocide' in Ivory Coast: A Real Threat, or Just Politics?
Wednesday's 'genocide' warning from an ally of Ivory Coast President-elect Alassane Ouattara has enough elements of truth in it to worry observers.Could incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo's refusal to cede power to President-elect Alassane Ouattara after...
Holiday Polls Add Little Political Cheer to Obama's Hawaiian Vacation
President Obama's approval rating after two years in office is higher than President Clinton's was at the same time, but the latest poll ratings are mixed political news.President Obama's Hawaiian holiday vacation has brought quality family time, rounds...
How to Fix America's Broken Criminal Justice System
Our ultra-costly and ultra-punitive system is neither protecting victims nor rehabilitating lawbreakers. It's time for a new approach, one that consolidates disparate components into unified local Public Safety Agencies that provide both justice and...
How Will Pentagon Handle 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal? Five Questions Answered
For the US military, there are a number of lingering questions about how to implement the legislation repealing 'don't ask, don't tell.' But a Pentagon supplement released in November offers clear answers on a number of matters relating to the repeal.For...
Indiana Earthquake 'Extremely Rare and Unprecedented'
An Indiana earthquake Thursday, measured at a magnitude of 3.8, is the strongest ever recorded in that part of the state, which rarely sees earthquakes. No damage has been reported.An earthquake that took place before sunrise Thursday in north central...
Iraqi Civilian Deaths Down in 2010, but in Afghanistan They're on the Rise
The civilian death toll in Iraq this year stands at 3,976, its lowest since 2003. But almost as many Afghan civilians died in the first half of 2010 alone.An organization that tracks violent deaths in Iraq says that roughly 4,000 civilians were killed...
Ivory Coast Election Crisis: A Roadmap for African Political Reform
As Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo refuses to cede power to election-winner Alassane Ouattara, this divided country has become a poster child for Africa's crisis of governance. For fundamental reform, Ivory Coast should take a cue from China, not...
Mexican Drug Traffickers Set Up New Cells in Central America
Los Zetas, one of the most violent drug gangs in Mexico, has recruited local former military agents, terrorized migrants, and lured poor farmers and youths to work as hired hands.Mexico's drug traffickers may be selling hard drugs to their northern neighbors,...
North Korea Boosts Tanks and Special Forces, Says South Korea
South Korea says the buildup of special forces represents a shift in North Korea's emphasis from all-out war to military provocation.North Korea is building up the elite special forces used for quick strikes against South Korea and supporting the North's...
Of Sound Mind
A Christian Science perspective.Anyone struggling with feelings that his or her mental capacities are not what they used to be can take great comfort in the biblical promise that "God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and...
On Its 150th Anniversary, US Civil War Matters More Than Ever
The conflict between North and South stands as one of the only civil wars in human history that did not end in monarchy or dictatorship. Its lessons hold enduring value for the modern struggle to defend liberal democratic principles without compromising...
Top Five Movie Trends and Surprises of 2010
Movies both disappointed and surprised studios and audiences in 2010. Star power dimmed while real-life stories turned both dramatic and documentary features into unexpected hits. And technology wowed, then disappointed as 3D and high-profile sequels...
US Gas Prices Pass $3 Mark. Will Anything Stop Them from Climbing Higher?
Declines in domestic and foreign production are to blame for higher US gas prices, analysts say. Some in the industry see $5-a- gallon gas in 2012, while others say supplies will increase to halt the rise.Increased demand and declining supply are expected...
Why There's Still No Death Toll for the Christmas Eve Bombings in Nigeria
An initial police report estimated that the Nigeria bomb blasts - claimed by an Islamic militant group presumed to be targeting Christians - killed 32 people. But Muslim and Christian groups alike distrust the police tallies.Almost a week after four...
Will Stanford End UConn's Women's Basketball Winning Streak? Hmmmm
UConn's women's basketball team has broken the NCAA winning streak record, even beating out UCLA's men's team, but Stanford may give them a run for their money tonight.The University of Connecticut women's basketball team will lose eventually, but when?...