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 6, 2011

5 Best Books of July: Amazon Editors' Favorite Picks
Some of this summer's most interesting books will take you places - all the way from the moon to Korea to the seemingly placid Midwest, and from tales of masked vigilantes to the inside workings of the Church of Scientology. Here are five of the July...
Affordable Colleges: A New Tool for Cost Comparison
Affordable colleges might be easier to track down now with a new online tool out from the US Department of Education, which compares the cost of attending different kinds of institutions. We put together a list of the most and least expensive 4-year...
Affordable Colleges: What Can Universities Do to Keep Costs Down?
'Affordable colleges' can mean different things depending on the vantage point. For chief financial officers at schools, affordable colleges could mean heavier teaching loads and rising tuition.If the top business officers at America's colleges had their...
Atlanta Cheating Scandal: Should Educators Face Jail for 'Robbing' Kids?
An 800-page report says at least 178 Atlanta teachers and principals cheated to raise student test scores. Some may face jail time, putting a new spin on the phrase 'high-stakes testing.'With Atlanta in the middle of an unprecedented teacher cheating...
Bestselling Books the Week of 7/07/11, According to IndieBound*
What's selling best in independent bookstores across America?What's selling best in independent bookstores across America? #8 HARDCOVER FICTION1. State of Wonder, Ann Patchett, Harper 2. The Paris Wife, Paula McLain, Ballantine 3. Smokin' Seventeen,...
Birth of a Nation: Can South Sudan Limit Internal Strife?
As the Republic of South Sudan prepares to declare independence Saturday, internal ethnic and political divisions threaten the nation's long-term viability.- Birth of a Nation is a three-part series examining the challenges facing the world's newest...
Book Review: Inside out and Back Again, by Thanhha Lai
A young girl escapes her homeland of Vietnam on a boat and journeys to an awesome and frightening place: America.In 1975 Saigon, young Ha attends school, fights with her older brothers, and watches her papaya tree grow. Her life is ordinary, with notable...
Brooksie's Booboo! Has Murdoch Tabloid Gone Too Far?
Rupert Murdoch's News of the World is being investigated for using private investigators to eavesdrop on the phones of a missing 13-year old and families grieving over the 7/7 terrorist attack in London.The News of the World, a British tabloid juggernaut...
Close Shave and a Haircut, Two Drachmas?
A euphemism originating at the barbershop has become the metaphor for investors perhaps about to lose their shirts on Greek debt.Who knew that what they teach at barber college would turn out to be so central to the world of international finance? I'm...
Federal Budget Mess: Six Ways to Fix It
Surprise! It turns out America's problem with runaway budget deficits is solvable, after all. That, at least, is the opinion of some prominent think thanks that have been offering ready-made blueprints. As Republicans and Democrats seek to boost the...
Ham Radio Hangs On
Every Saturday for the past couple of years, the members of the Tuscaloosa Amateur Radio Club have met here, in the back corner of the only Chick-fil-A in this low-slung Alabama river town. They meet to discuss politics and family and sports, but mostly...
In Casey Anthony and Dominique Strauss-Kahn Cases, Lying Isn't Trivial
Juries are essential to catch lies. Justice relies foremost on honesty. Only then can law enforcement catch rapists and murderers.A Florida jury didn't deliver the verdict against Casey Anthony that many Americans wanted. Instead of finding her guilty...
Labor Unions: The Latest Moves to Empower or Weaken Them
The Obama administration is showing support for labor unions, while some states, like Wisconsin, work to strip some of their key powers. If the job market continues to weaken, could Obama's support for unions hinder his reelection campaign?Depending...
Landmark US-Mexico Trucking Agreement Resolves 15-Year Conflict
After years of wrangling, US and Mexican officials signed an agreement Wednesday that allows trucks from each nation to travel on the other country's highways - a key provision of NAFTA.The United States and Mexico on Wednesday signed an agreement aimed...
Mexican Navy, US Coast Guard Continue Search for US Tourists off Baja
Seven Americans are still missing after the fishing boat they were on capsized Sunday off the Mexican coast in the Sea of Cortez. One American was killed when the boat sank, but the rest of the crew and passengers were rescued.The US Coast Guard said...
Pacific Ocean Trash Patch Mystery: How Many Fish Eat Plastic?
The finding, in a new study by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, could have implications for the food chain. The region of floating trash in the Pacific Ocean is double the size of Texas.Small fish living in a region of the Pacific Ocean where...
Presidential Election: Mitt Romney Top GOP Fundraiser, but Behind 2007 Pace
Mitt Romney took in more campaign funds than any other Republican during the second quarter of 2011, but not as much as he raised during the same period in the presidential election four years ago.So far, Mitt Romney is the champion Republican fundraiser...
'Radical' Changes Needed to Meet Rising Food Demands: UN
A new United Nations report calls for a 'green revolution' in agriculture, saying farmers must increase food production by as much as 100 percent by 2050.The global food system is environmentally destructive and requires "radical" changes if it is to...
Russia's Medvedev Sides with Human Rights Activists on Sergei Magnitsky Killing
Russian President Dimitry Medvedev surprised many when he backed a report blaming the 2009 fatality of anticorruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky on prison brutality.It's almost unheard of for a Russian leader to side with human rights activists against...
Scientists Unearth Fossil of SUV-Sized Wombat
Paleontologists say that they have unearthed a nearly complete skeleton of a Diprotodon, a fearsome three-ton wombat that rampaged across Australia some 2.5 million years ago until the arrival of the first humans to the continent.Paleontologists digging...
South Korea Goes Wild as Pyeongchang Wins Bid to Host 2018 Winter Olympics [VIDEO]
The International Olympic Committee's selection of Pyeongchang, South Korea means the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Asia for the first time since the 1998 Games took place in Nagano, Japan.When the word "Pyeongchang" flashed on the enormous television...
The Case against Casey Anthony: The Slam Dunk That Wasn't
From the start the case against Casey Anthony lacked direct physical evidence tying the defendant to her daughter's death. And the prosecution's demeanor and tactics may have alienated the jury.Casey Anthony's acquittal in the death of her two-year-old...
To Defeat Dementia
A Christian Science perspective.A recently concluded five-year study of a thousand initially healthy seniors yielded some remarkably upbeat findings (The Week, May 13). Go to church, volunteer for a charity, have lunch with friends - in other words,...
Top Picks: Johnny Depp, PBS's 'Masterpiece Mystery!,' Placido Domingo, and More
Johnny Depp's animated comedy 'Rango' comes to DVD, PBS's 'Masterpiece Mystery!' follows an Italian detective, Placido Domingo sings in a very special presentation of Verdi's Rigoletto, and more recommendations.A witty chameleonIn the animated western...
Tour De France Winner So Far: A New Type of American Champion
In the post-Lance Armstrong era, Team Garmin-Cervelo is proving it's possible to win clean. Since the squad pioneered a rigorous internal drug-testing system in 2007, not a single rider has tested positive.A US cycling team that debuted five years ago...
UN Offers 10 Ways to Eliminate the Global Justice Disparity for Women
While the world is making progress on putting women in positions of power and passing legislation to promote gender equality, these laws often don't reach those who need the most help, says new UN report.The number of women working in governments worldwide...
What Have Been Obama's Biggest Mistakes? Twitter Users Get an Answer
President Obama used a first-ever White House Twitter town hall to reach out to young voters. Twitter users sent in questions from around the country.Marshall McLuhan, the 1960s media philosopher, is still right: The medium is the message.President Obama...
Why Ghana Doesn't Love Obama Anymore
Obama told Ghanaians in 2009: "Africa's future is up to Africans." So why is the US bombing Libya, they rightly ask. No lasting peace will take root in Libya without strong African support. Ditto for America's ongoing struggle against terrorists there.Here's...
Why More South Korean Men Are Looking for Foreign Brides
South Korea has been grappling with shifting demographics that have left many middle-aged men looking for foreign brides to start a family.To put it simply, says Renalyn Mulato, the daughter of a Filipina immigrant married to a South Korean man here,...
Why Should Moving to a Different State Change the Power of Your Political Voice?
That's exactly the situation today with the US Senate. Because the Senate guarantees two seats regardless of population, one voter in Wyoming gets as much influence on lawmaking as 66 Californians. It's time to change this outdated structure.Imagine...