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 September 14, 2011

5 Reasons "The Night Circus" Is Everywhere
If you've read a newspaper or been anywhere online in the past few weeks, chances are you've seen the distinctive black cover of "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. Here are five reasons that this book is suddenly popping up wherever you go.If you've...
A New Friend for Israel In. South Sudan
At a time of diplomatic turbulence, Israel's diplomatic ties with the world's newest nation, South Sudan, can benefit its economy and security. While struggling South Sudan will appreciate Israel's aid, it's actually Israel that stands to gain.The world's...
A Shifting Spiritual Quest
Americans have a long - and ongoing - history as spiritual seekers. But the 'a la carte' approach to religion expressed by many people today challenges religious institutions to find ways to embrace them.In his speech commemorating the 10th anniversary...
Deadline Looms: Will Auto Union Pragmatism Help Strike a Deal?
With the auto union's contract set to expire at midnight, some members see cooperation with the automakers as essential to the union's survival given the industry's recent challenges.With the United Auto Workers' labor contract set to expire at midnight,...
Denmark's Election a Litmus Test for Europe's Far-Right Politics
Denmark's election Thursday is the first national poll in northern Europe to gauge appeal for radical politics since the Norway killings carried out by far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik.After a media firestorm over Danish Muslim candidates accused...
Despite Rush, You Can Still Get Missoni at Target
Demand for Target's new Missoni-designed products overwhelmed its website and jammed its stores. But the rush didn't clear out all the Missoni items at Target.Consumers rushed Target stores and jammed its website Tuesday for clothes, accessories, and...
Do You Have to Be a Math Whiz to Understand 'Best College' Rankings?
U.S. News & World Report's just-released college rankings pass judgment on more than 1,000 institutions, using an exhaustive three- step process. But don't worry, we won't test you on it.So, how does U.S. News & World Report decide that Harvard and Princeton...
From Jobs Plan to Tax Cuts, Can Deficit 'Super Committee' Handle Mission Creep?
The bipartisan deficit 'super committee' is charged with finding $1.5 trillion in savings over 10 years. Can it find $450 billion more to fund Obama's jobs plan? Can it find $4 trillion? More?Just one week into its mandate to lop $1.5 trillion off federal...
Future NASA Rocket Unveiled, Designed to Reach Moon and Beyond
The design of the new NASA rocket draws on key systems from the space shuttle and Ares programs. The agency anticipates launching the first demonstration version of the rocket by 2017.Mark your calendar for 2017. That's the year NASA says it plans to...
Libya's Interim Leaders Confront Tough Task: Disarming Militias
The ability of transitional leaders to rein in the scores of militias that helped oust Muammar Qaddafi will signal how capable they are of governing the new Libya.As Libyan fighters battle the last remnants of Muammar Qaddafi's regime, Libya's new transitional...
Majority of Blame for Gulf Oil Spill Lies with BP, Two US Agencies Find
The US agencies' exhaustive report on the Gulf oil spill said complacency and cost-cutting led BP to make a series of decisions that complicated operations and added risk before the rig exploded.British oil giant BP deserves the majority of the blame...
Microsoft Bids for Buzz with Windows 8 Beta-Tablets. Is iPad Vulnerable? (VIDEO)
Analysts say iPad cannot be dethroned, but at a conference in Anaheim, Microsoft showers enthusiastic software developers with Windows 8 beta-tablets. Let the app-writing begin.Dave Wolf is walking around Anaheim a bit starry-eyed - and it's not because...
New York Election: Has Obama Lost the Jewish Vote?
Republican Bob Turner's win in New York: If Obama has lost the Jewish Democratic vote this could pose a serious problem for 2012. Jewish voters are a key voting block in swing states like Florida and Pennsylvania.Conservative provocateur Matt Drudge's...
New York Special Election Is a Smelling Salt for Obama, Democrats
New York special election: In a House district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1, the victory of GOP businessman Bob Turner delivers a sobering message to the Democratic Party leadership.For the first time since 1923 - when Warren Harding...
Pakistan's Islamic Preachers: Gateway to Radicalization?
Since 9/11, Pakistan's Islamic preachers have gotten far less international scrutiny than in militant groups. But the social and religious conservatism they preach could be an even more radicalizing force.Hawkers park their carts next to the latest-model...
Rick Perry's HPV Vaccine Problem
Rick Perry is in a political bind over ordering girls to receive injections to protect against a sexually transmitted disease. The controversy is of special interest to tea party and social conservatives.Texas Gov. Rick Perry finds himself in a political...
The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944- 1945
How Hitler's cult of personality made him almost impossible to dislodge from power.The idea of "no surrender" has plenty of appeal when the enemy is at the door. Just ask Winston Churchill, who put it this way in words for the ages: "We shall fight on...
Uncanny Valley: Will We Ever Learn to Live with Artificial Humans?
How Japan's AKB48 has created a new level of artificial human - and what it tells us about the infamous Uncanny Valley.A new member recently joined the Japanese band AKB48. Pop blogs and a magazine cover story introduced Aimi Eguchi as a sweet 16- year-old...
Urban Schools Search Amiss for the Next 'Savior' Superintendent
Urban school districts look to 'savior' superintendents, only to fire them when they fail to fix everything. Leadership is important, but no single individual can redeem America's failing big-city schools. By pretending otherwise, we set our leaders...
Wal-Mart Aims for Change with Multibillion-Dollar Initiative to Help Women
Wal-Mart announced Wednesday that it will spend $20 billion on goods and services from US businesses owned by women. Other expenditures and projects are in the works as well.Will it work? Wal-Mart is appears to be hoping that a new multibillion-dollar...
What More Can We Do about Natural Disasters?
A Christian Science perspective.A recent media report lists hurricane Irene as the largest of a great many of natural disasters in the United States this year. More have been predicted. Is there no choice but to accept environmental upheaval as inevitable?...
Who's Really Behind the Kabul Attacks?
The Taliban claim responsibility for recent Kabul attacks, but the US pins blame specifically on the Pakistan-based Haqqani network in what some see as a bid to salvage Taliban peace talks.US Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker blamed the Taliban...
Why Many Syrians Still Support Assad
The Arab League yesterday called on Syria's Assad to stop his 'killing machine' as the uprising enters its seventh month. But Assad, still backed by key groups, is unlikely to bow to such calls.Syrian President Bashar al-Assad came under fresh fire yesterday...
Will Striking Tacoma Teachers Be Ordered Back to Work?
At issue in Tacoma: class sizes, potential salary cuts, and - most important to some - the district's desire to transfer teachers between schools based on criteria other than seniority.In Tacoma, Wash., teachers could be ordered to go back to work as...