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 October 7, 2011

As Afghan War Hits 10-Year Mark, Falling Land Prices Signal Fear over Future
The 10-year war in Afghanistan brought an influx of foreign cash helped boost real estate values. But since Obama set in motion a US withdrawal this summer, security concerns are driving land prices down.On the 10-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan,...
Can the Obama Administration Stop Alabama's Immigration Law?
The Obama administration asked an appeals court Friday to immediately stop implementation of the immigration law, after reports that Hispanic students were staying home as the law took effect.The impact of Alabama's immigration law on schoolchildren...
Draconid Meteor Shower: Don't Let Daylight or Nearly Full Moon Stop You
Draconid meteor shower viewing is potentially much more exciting this year, as Earth is expected to hit some tendrils of comet dust head-on. But the peak is Saturday afternoon.If you live in North America, Saturday night will bring one annual meteor...
Election 101: Five Basics about 'Super PACs' and 2012 Campaign Money
The 'super PAC' promises to shake up the 2012 election. This new fundraising heavyweight - which Stephen Colbert famously brought attention to with his own Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow - heralds a new era of 'superspending' in politics....
George Clooney in 'The Ides of March': Movie Review
George Clooney's political thriller 'The Ides of march' is a shrewd, somewhat cynical look at modern-day politics."The Ides of March," directed by and costarring George Clooney as a Democratic presidential hopeful, has an earthshaking revelation for...
Illinois Train Explosion: How Safe Are Ethanol Tankers?
A freight train that derailed and exploded Friday in Illinois was carrying ethanol. Though rail transport of ethanol has increased dramatically, accidents involving hazardous materials are down.Fire crews in a central Illinois town are fighting to prevent...
Introverted Talent in America, Buried by the 'Influence Score'
Companies that analyze behavior on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter, can assign users an 'influence score' that basically rates how extroverted they are. I fear that an employer, looking at a low score, would miss the next Larry Page,...
Is the 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement Being Hijacked by Newcomers?
More people and organizations are joining Occupy Wall Street or expressing solidarity every day. Whether it's an infusion of vital energy or a force that tears at cohesion is up to the movement.An estimated 200 social justice protesters demonstrated...
'King' Harry? GOP Fury as Reid Rewrites How the Senate Works
Senate majority leader Harry Reid left Republicans dumbfounded Thursday when he made a move some call the 'nuclear option.' It could mean Senate gridlock has passed a breaking point.A Senate bid to sanction China over trade abuses cleared its highest...
Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez in 'The Way': Movie Review
Martin Sheen gives an unshowy performance in 'The Way,' about a grieving father's pilgrimage across Spain to honor his son (Emilio Estevez).The benefits of keeping in shape are on full display in "The Way," starring Martin Sheen as Tom, an out-of-shape...
Mitt Romney's Hawkish Foreign Policy Plan: A Substitute for Experience?
In a speech at The Citadel military college in South Carolina Friday, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney outlined a muscular foreign policy and national security plan.Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has laid out a hawkish foreign...
New Solution to European Debt Crisis: Refinancing Europe's Banks?
As the global economy founders, refinancing Europe's banks to deal with the debt crisis might be preferable to bailing out countries, experts say - and politicians are starting to agree.The past few days have seen Europe's leaders hectically playing...
Nobel Peace Prize Highlights Role of Women in Achieving Peace, Democracy
The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a trio of women's rights activists: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen.The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize to three women...
Post Oil: Glimpses of Life after Fossil Fuel
Contentious debates about "peak oil" aside, imagining how the world looks post oil is increasingly easy as alternatives to fossil fuel develop rapidly.Americans like to imagine the future. From the world's fairs of the early 20th century to futuristic...
Post Oil: Solar Roads, Air-Powered Cars, Human-Powered iPhones
Concepts already developed give a glue to a world, post oil - from roads made of solar panels, to air-powered cars, and iPhones powered by a wave of the arm.Virtual vacations"Real Virtuality" is what British scientists are calling a technology that they...
Resolve in the Middle East
A Christian Science perspective.If you drive across the Sinai Desert on a bus, you will find the colorful fabric of the Bedouin people's clothes and tents waving in the wind of the sand dunes. The lush oases of the Israeli kibbutz will speak of how generations...
Showdown in California over Medical Marijuana, as Feds Crack Down
Four US Attorneys in California said Friday they are targeting growers and distributors who use California's medical marijuana law as a cover to engage in illegal drug trafficking.Reefer wars are reigniting in California, and the US Justice Department...
Steve Jobs and His Art of Simplicity
To Apple's Steve Jobs, design was not just a matter of aesthetics. It was also the experience of using products. His genius was in blending design and experience, tuning in to our complex lives and helping us orchestrate them. Just ask my mom.My fingers...
To Be Heard: Movie Review
The documentary 'To be heard' profiles three teens from the Bronx who attend a radical poetry workshop to help them shape their own futures.Public education is such a hot topic that it's easy to lose sight of the students themselves amid all the din...
US Gains 103,000 Jobs: Is Risk of a New Recession Fading?
Some 103,000 new jobs in September doesn't mean the recession risk has been wiped away. Rather, it shows the US economy walking a knife-edge line between tepid growth and decline.The US economy added some 103,000 new jobs during September, a gain that...
What Did Conrad Murray Tell Police after Michael Jackson's Death?
The prosecution in the Conrad Murray trial played a tape of the statement Murray made to police two days after Michael Jackson died. This was the first time it has been heard in public.Jurors at the trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician heard...
Why Women Deserve More Nobel Peace Prizes
Three women won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, seven years after the last award for a woman. They were honored for work on universal ideals, not just helping women, reversing the image of women as victims.Three women won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday,...
Zambia Gets Its First White Vice President since Independence in 1964
The decision by Zambian President Michael Sata to appoint a white Zambian politician, Guy Scott, sends reassuring signals to Zambians that their country has moved beyond post-colonial anger.Zambia has a white vice president for the first time since the...