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 January 5, 2012

Carbon Dioxide Super-Scubber? Potential Good News in Global Warming Fight
Scientists have announced a potential breakthrough in developing a new material that removes carbon dioxide from the air. CO2 scrubbing could be a useful tool against global warming.Using cheap, readily available materials, a team of chemists has developed...
Casey Anthony Resurfaces in Her Own Video Diary
Casey Anthony, who was acquitted of killing her daughter, is back in the public eye with a new look and a new video.So much for staying anonymous or hiding out to avoid death threats.Casey Anthony reemerged in the national spotlight today with a 4.5...
Conflicting Signals on Reform in Burma (Myanmar)
Aung San Suu Kyi is cautiously optimistic about the future of Burma (Myanmar) as the government approved her party to run in upcoming by-elections.Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she believes that her country will hold full democratic...
Despite Convictions, UK's Stephen Lawrence Case Still Not Fully Resolved
New information about the other suspects in Stephen Lawrence's murder, as well as a complaint about the sentences for the two men found guilty, means the racially explosive case is not yet settled.A controversial racist murder case was wrapped up in...
EU's Iran Oil Ban: Will China Help Tehran?
While China may not like the EU move toward an Iran oil ban, it may not rush to help Iran by buying more of its oil, say analysts.If Iran is hoping that China will buy more of its oil to make up the exports it is slated to lose because of a European...
How Can It Be? Student Financial Aid Fuels Increase in College Tuition. (+Video)
When federal (and state) financial aid programs make money available to well-off students, it is in a college's interest to capture that aid and use it to 'improve' the college, thus driving up costs and tuition. Aid must be restructured so that more...
Indiana Braces for Wisconsin-Style Showdown over Union Bill - Again
Indiana Democrats are refusing to allow the state's House to come to session because of the bill. They want Republicans to agree to hold public hearings on the issue around the state.Democrats in Indiana are replaying a scene from last year by refusing...
Jon Huntsman Looks to Pull a 'Rick Santorum' in New Hampshire
Jon Huntsman has made numerous appearances in New Hampshire, but local political observers are skeptical about whether he can connect with a sufficient range of voters in Tuesday's primary.Jon Huntsman has racked up more than 150 appearances in New Hampshire,...
Leaner Military, Weaker Military? Obama Must Tread Tricky Line. (VIDEO)
The defense strategy released Thursday faces up to budget realities, but the Obama administration will have to balance the need for cuts against Pentagon warnings about undermining security.As the country wrestles with a looming debt crisis as well as...
Mitt Romney Aims to Pull off an 'Iowa' in South Carolina
Mitt Romney isn't a natural fit for South Carolina Republicans, who, as in Iowa, skew more conservative and more evangelical than Republicans as a whole. But he may yet perform well there. Here's why.Long-shot candidate Rick Santorum's stunning near-win...
Mitt Romney's Next Big Test Isn't N.H. or S.C., It's Florida
Mitt Romney has to do well in New Hampshire and South Carolina. But Florida could make Romney the defacto GOP 2012 nominee.After Tuesday's photofinish in Iowa - in which Mitt Romney edged Rick Santorum by just 8 votes - all the candidates are pounding...
My Son Gets His (Driving) Wings
Today's driving schools for teenagers are a far cry from an older cousin taking on the teaching duties.The driving age in Maine is much too low - 15, for crying out loud. In New Jersey, where I grew up, the driving age was - and still is - a more sane...
New Girl Scout Cookie: Can 'Smiles' Compete with Thin Mints?
New Girl Scout cookie honors organization's 100th anniversary. The new Girl Scout cookie, the 'Savannah Smiles,' is a lemon shortbread cookie dusted with powdered sugar.Loosen your belts and clear space in your pantry: Girl Scout cookie season is upon...
New Pentagon Strategy Recasts Military in Obama's Image (VIDEO)
The new Pentagon strategy unveiled Thursday is aimed at trimming defense spending. But Obama took the opportunity to overhaul the military's priorities so they match his own.With the inherited wars of Iraq and Afghanistan now receding, President Obama...
Obama Military Strategy: Is It Bipartisan Enough?
President Obama needed a security strategy before asking for big budget cuts in defense. His plan from the Pentagon calls for America to take more risks, create a lean force, and focus on Asia. But he'll need buy-in from Congress to make it stick.After...
Obama Plan to Boost Teen Employment Could Be an Uphill Battle
The national unemployment rate has fallen to 8.6 percent, but the level of teen joblessness has remained high. So, on Thursday, President Obama encouraged the private sector to step up their hiring of young people.Uncle Sam used to reach into his deep...
Oklahoma Mom Kills Home Invader: Why the Law Was on Her Side
Sarah McKinley, an Oklahoma mom who shot and killed a knife- wielding intruder, was cleared of any wrongdoing by prosecutors on Thursday - vindication of the 'castle doctrine,' proponents say.Sarah McKinley, the Oklahoma mom who shot and killed an intruder...
Our Sleepless Keeper
A Christian Science perspective.I was nodding at the wheel after a long day of driving, looking for a motel to call it a night. Suddenly, I jolted awake as my car veered into the opposite lane. I crossed back just heartbeats before an oncoming car rose...
Recess Appointee Richard Cordray Ready to 'Prove' Worth of Consumer Bureau (+Video)
Amid controversy over his recess appointment, Richard Cordray outlines next tasks for the watchdog Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The new CFPB director said Thursday businesses such as payday lenders will come under scrutiny.No matter how Richard...
Romney, Santorum Bash Obama Recess Appointment. Why That Could Backfire
The Obama administration argues that the recess appointment is necessary so the CFPB can perform its duties despite Republican obstructionism. Republicans may challenge the president in court.Republicans in Congress aren't the only ones criticizing President...
Rule and Ruin
When and why did the Republican Party tip so far to the right?Radio personality Rush Limbaugh would have found himself marginalized in the 1950s Republican Party. Now he is the de facto leader of the GOP. Any politician hoping to rise in the party must...
Somalia's Al Shabab Islamists Are on the Run
But the Somali officials, backed by international forces, are too busy fighting among themselves to govern.With more and more African Union countries sending peacekeeping troops to Somalia, and with the militant group Al Shabab clearly on the retreat,...
Taiwan Elections: US Must Show Respect for Self-Determination
As Taiwan presidential elections approach Jan. 14, the US has shown a preference for incumbent Ma Ying-jeou - who says he can work with China. The US should set aside wishful thinking about unification and respect the right of Taiwanese to decide their...
Under New Defense Strategy, What Is Biggest Threat Facing US Now?
The new defense strategy rolled out by the Pentagon Thursday centers on military priorities that are, in many cases, dramatically different from the ones that dominated the post-9/11 decade.So just what kind of wars will the United States be fighting...