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 April 16, 2010

Brazilian President Lula: BRIC Countries Must Forge a Transparent System of Global Governance
Brazilian President Lula weighs in on the BRIC summit where Brazil, Russia, India, and China showed they are committed to building a joint diplomatic and creative approach to world issues.The term "BRIC" was coined only 10 years ago as an acronym meant...
British Election: Nick Clegg Wins UK's First Presidential-Style TV Debates
Liberal Democrats' leader Nick Clegg bested Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Conservative Partly leader David Cameron in the first of three televised presidential-style debates ahead of the British election on May 6.Britain's frequently marginalized third...
Chloe Moretz in 'Kick-Ass' -- Are Toddlers Toting Uzis Next?
Adapted from a comic book, Chloe Moretz and a bunch of wannabe young superheroes in 'Kick-Ass' don't shy from expletive-filled hard- core violence.What can you say about a movie in which an 11-year-old girl slicesand dices hordes of hoodlums while mouthing...
Facebook Generation: Clicking 'Like' Won't Solve America's Problems
Will the Facebook generation step up to confront America's urgent challenges, from soaring debt to energy?To defeat totalitarian dictators, the greatest generation rationed goods, tended victory gardens, paid higher taxes, bought war bonds, and sent...
Finding Your Job
A Christian Science perspective.According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, as reported by National Public Radio, the unemployment rate in the United States is still hovering close to 10 percent. While the labor market showed modest signs of improvement...
'Haystack' Gives Iranian Opposition Hope for Evading Internet Censorship
Haystack, an encryption software custom made to help the Iranian opposition evade official attempts to censor the Internet, is giving some regime opponents hope of organizing and making progress online.Opposition activists in Iran are beginning to deploy...
Hospital Visitation, Latest Step in Delicate Dance on Gay Rights
Gay rights activists cheered Obama's memo on hospital visitation rights, but the president faces increasing tension with constituencies who helped elect him and expected faster results.President Obama's directive to give same-sex couples visitation rights...
How Obama Can Help Heal the Race Gap in America
If Obama wants to solve the daunting economic challenges the US faces, he must understand and address the unique obstacles facing diverse populations.African-American religious leaders emerged from a recent meeting with President Obama with words of...
Jenniemae & James
Brooke Newman's memoir honors the numbers-savvy maid who delighted Newman's mathematically brilliant father even as she saved Newman's childhood.Perhaps "The Help" should have come with a warning label: Do notattempt to duplicate results at home.Part...
Kyrgyzstan President Resigns, Leaving New Leaders in Full Control
Kyrgyzstan President Bakiyev resigned Thursday and fled to Kazakhstan. The interim government of Roza Otunbayeva must now try to restore order to the highly strategic but unstable country.Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev resigned and fled the country,...
NASA and Obama's Budget: The Politics and Ideals of Human Space Exploration
Negative reaction to the president's initial plan for NASA has forced him to backpedal a bit and offer a schedule for human spaceflights to Mars and an asteroid. He now needs to work more closely with Congress to set long-term, deep-space missions.Human...
Navy Looks for Ways Other Than Armed Patrols to Fight Somali Pirates
A top admiral says US Navy armed patrols can't chase Somali pirates indefinitely. Other ways must be found to get to the source of piracy off the coast of Somalia.The US Navy will be unable to continue long-term operations against pirates off the coast...
Official and Grassroots Relief Groups Rally in Wake of China Earthquake
The official death toll from 6.9-magnitude earthquake in China rose above 1,100 Friday. Thousands of Tibetan Buddhist monks joined Chinese soldiers to distribute food and clothes in the devastated town of Jiegu.Chinese, Tibetan, and international aid...
Researchers Puzzle over How Long Iceland Volcano Will Erupt
Ash from Eyjafjallajokull, the Iceland volcano that erupted this week, has caused airlines to cancel thousands of flights. Scientists say the chemical makeup and shape of the ash cloud's dust particles will tell them more.As travelers contend with global...
SEC Charges Goldman Sachs over Packaging of Subprime Mortgage Deal
The SEC has charged Goldman Sachs with fraud over its packaging of a subprime mortgage investment.Securities regulators charged Goldman Sachs with fraud Friday, in a case that could hold Wall Street's most prominent firm legally accountable in the collapse...
Sinking South Korea's Ship Wouldn't Be North Korea's First Provocative Act
Since South Korea's ship the Cheonan went down, Seoul has been careful not to jump to conclusions about North Korean involvement. But the list of provocative acts by the north is long.Did North Korea have a role in the sinking of the South Korean patrol...
The Secret in Their Eyes: Movie Review
An elegant Argentine thriller, 'The Secret in Their Eyes' taps into the repressive regime of the 1970s.The winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Lang-uage Film,"The Secret in Their Eyes," from Argentina, is not easilycategorized. Is it a political...
Three Years after Virginia Tech Shooting, College Gun Bans Prevail
Gun rights activists argued that concealed carry laws may have been a protection during the Virginia Tech shooting. But states have not moved to allow concealed weapons on college campuses, though student groups continue to lobby to lift gun bans.The...
UN Report Blames Benazir Bhutto's Assassination on Pakistan Government Lapses
A new UN report into the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto blames the Musharraf government for failing to protect her. It also alleged that Pakistani intelligence services may have "hampered" the investigation.A United Nations...
Volcano in Iceland: Brits Add It to Their Grievances toward Viking Republic
Still smarting from the Icelandic bank meltdown that parted many from their investments, Brits are none too happy about the salvo of volcanic ash that's grounded their air traffic.Could the volcanic ash cloud currently paralyzing Britain's air traffic...
Want to Read Arab News in English? Here's How
The translation website Meedan links English and Arabic speakers, creating a public forum for them to translate, read, and debate Arab news.Despite a post-9/11 surge of Westerners learning Arabic, the world's fifth-most-spoken language, English and Arabic...
Who Do You Love: Movie Review
Biopic 'Who Do You Love' takes a behind-the-scenes look at the two brothers who started legendary Chess Records and transformed the blues."Who Do you Love" is, after "Cadillac Records," the secondmovie biography centered on the legendary Chess Records...
Why South Korea Hesitant to Blame North Korea in Cheonan Ship Sinking
South Korean investigators cited an 'external explosion' in the sinking of the Cheonan three weeks ago. The government is moving cautiously toward blaming North Korea, though it appears keen to avoid an escalating crisis.Top South Korean officials moved...