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 July 14, 2011

Battle of the E-Readers: Who Wins?
Who thought that reading could be this much fun? Yes, this activity is still timeless, but e-readers (tablet-like devices used for reading electronic versions of books and periodicals) are taking the personal technology world by storm. Many e-readers...
California Becomes First State to Mandate Gay History in Curriculum
On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the first-of-its-kind bill to include gay history in the California social studies curriculum.California today became the first state to require that school districts include in their social studies lessons the contributions...
Debt Ceiling: Financial World Warns Washington to Hurry Up
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke warns of a 'self-inflicted' wound, and Wall Street firms see dire consequences, if stalemate over how to raise the US debt ceiling persists.The financial world is flashing an alert to politicians in Washington: You better stop...
FBI to Investigate Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.: Did It Hack 9/11 Victims?
At the urging of several members of Congress, the FBI has begun investigating whether victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their families were subject to phone hacking from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.In a sign that the British scandal involving...
For Both Parties, Deficit Ceiling Talks Reveal Fault Lines
With debt ceiling talks showing no progress, some GOP leaders and constituencies are becoming concerned by the party's hard line in negotiations. Meanwhile, some Democrats are similarly worried about President Obama's bargaining.As the Aug. 2 deadline...
Four Reasons Why American Media Should Lowercase 'Internet'
It hasn't happened yet in the lower 48, Alaska, or Hawaii, but it's bound to happen soon: major style guides lowercasing the word "Internet." And on that day when the style desks of The New York Times and the Associated Press finally issue a press release...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: Movie Review
Eight films and $2 billion later, a poignant send-off for 'the boy who lived.'With the appearance of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," it has finally sunk in for a lot of people that Harry won't be having any new adventures, although at...
'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2': The Bookend of a Generation
Since 1997, the adventures of Harry Potter have not only entertained, but also shaped the morals and attitudes of a generation. Will Harry Potter's impact remain afloat after tomorrow's release of the final movie, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows...
Honesty in Government
A Christian Science perspective.Bribes, racketeering, and other forms of corruption are all evidence of wrong and selfish motives operating in the lives of elected officials, and even in law enforcement at times in the United States and elsewhere. When...
How the BSkyB Setback to Rupert Murdoch Will Affect His Legacy in the US
The news that Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, dropped his bid to take over the BSkyB network raises questions about his ability to maintain his influence in the US.Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's empire continues to shudder...
International Meeting on Libya: Can It Find a Political Solution?
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be part of Friday's meeting in Istanbul, held by the so-called contact group of countries. Turkey says it will propose a 'road map' for ending the Libya crisis.Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joins an...
Ireland Moving to Compel Church to Report Sexual Abuse
A new report that found a Catholic diocese failed to disclose allegations of sexual abuse of children to the police has many in Ireland pushing for new laws to punish priests to disclose information about alleged pedophiles.A report into clerical child...
Minnesota Governor Proposes End to Shutdown - but Will Republicans Bite?
Gov. Mark Dayton (D) is telling Republican leaders he will accept a Republican budget plan, but with conditions. The climate in Minnesota could hold lessons for the debt talks in Washington.Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) is telling Republican leaders...
Movie Industry Hasn't Stopped Smoking, but It Has Cut Back a Lot
Top movies in 2010 depicited far fewer smoking scenes than in 2005, especially films for kids and teens, a new report finds. Movie companies with antismoking policies cut tobacco scenes the most.Moviegoers are much less likely to see scenes depicting...
Mumbai Blasts: Angry Residents Demand Answers on security(VIDEO)
Three bomb blasts hit the Indian commercial capital of Mumbai, a city that still has sharp memory of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Many residents want to know how it could happen again.For a city usually hailed as resilient and stoic, Mumbai today is seething...
Mumbai's Terror Track Record: Nine Major Attacks in Two Decades
Yesterday's blasts in Mumbai prompted Indian newspaper Hindustan Times to ask: "Why is Mumbai targeted again and again?"Yesterday's blasts in Mumbai prompted Indian newspaper Hindustan Times to ask: "Why is Mumbai targeted again and again?"#5 Car bombs...
Out of Options in Debt Ceiling Talks? Nope, Here Are Five
How many ways are there to resolve the debt ceiling crisis? Negotiators meeting at the White House seem to hit one impasse after another, and frustration on both sides is mounting as an Aug. 2 deadline looms to avoid default on America's debt obligations....
Pakistan Braces for Indian Pressure in Wake of Blasts in Mumbai
Regardless of who's responsible for the recent blasts in Mumbai, Pakistan is now in the spotlight for its weak efforts with Lashkar- e-Taiba, the Pakistan-based terror group blamed for the 2008 attacks.Wednesday's triple-bomb attack on Mumbai has Pakistan...
Pakistan School Offers Orphans Refuge to Prevent Turn to Militancy
A Muslim charity provides free schooling to Pakistani orphans, putting itself at the forefront of a national effort to close the education gap and reduce the appeal militancy holds for children.At the age of 8, Khalil Rehman saw a US drone kill his father...
Palestinians' Gambit for UN Recognition Wobbles
Even as the Arab League threw its weight behind the Palestinian Authority's bid for UN recognition of a Palestinian state, officials are having second thoughts.After 20 years of negotiations with Israel and no lasting peace, Palestinians are pursuing...
Pentagon Unveils Its New Cyberstrategy. Well, Some of It, Anyway
The Pentagon - belatedly, perhaps - outlines its 'Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace.' A slim unclassified document emphasizes a defensive posture, leaving many questions unanswered.Land. Air. Sea. Space. And now, officially, Cyber, too.The Pentagon...
Roger Clemens Mistrial: Closure Hard to Find in Steroid Scandals
A mistake by a prosecutor leads Judge Reggie Walton to declare a mistral in the Roger Clemens perjury case, leaving a big question mark over the government's antidoping crusade.Just four months after former home run slugger Barry Bonds escaped the most...
Separate DSK Accuser's Asylum Story from Her New York Rape Story
In Strauss-Kahn case, we must separate questions about the credibility of the accuser's asylum story from her account of assault at the hands of DSK. Women seeking asylum in the US face a system designed to keep them out and to doubt their credibility...
Stealing Rembrandts, by Anthony M. Amore and Tom Mashberg
The stranger-than-fiction truth about how and why the works of Rembrandt are so frequently stolenRembrandt died a broken man - bankrupt, heartbroken, and alone. Because the graves of paupers don't merit headstones, today we don't even know where he is...
Suicide Attack at Karzai Memorial Service Underscores Deteriorating Security
A suicide attack marred the service for Ahmad Wali Karzai on the same day that a UN report found that this year, Afghans have confronted the worst violence toward civilians in a decade.Hours after the United Nations issued its biannual report on civilian...
Texas Gov. Perry's Public Day of Prayer Draws Fire from Clergy and Atheists
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has called for a public day of prayer and fasting, prompting criticism from First Amendment watchdog groups, atheists, and the Houston Clergy Council.The American debate over the mixing of politics and religion is swirling in...
Tour De France: Sprinters Move Aside, It's Time for the Mountain Stages
Two-time defending champion Alberto Contador is once again the favorite as the Tour de France heads into the Pyrenean climbs this week and next week's Alpine stages.Mark Cavendish blew kisses to the crowd as he crossed the finish line in Lavaur, France...
What Next for Harry Potter Fans? More Harry Potter, of Course
There won't be any more books or films after 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,' so Potterheads are set to fill the void by reading Harry Potter again and again, as well as participating in the thriving online community.As the final film...