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 December 19, 2011

A New Kim in North Korea Requires Even More US Deterrence
After the death of Kim Jong-il, his son, Kim Jong-un, is too weak to rule. That could cause North Korea to provoke conflict. Obama must renew America's defense of South Korea.The world has tired of quirky tyrants with big weapons and records of foreign...
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As US Troops Exit Iraq, Maliki Moves against Sunni Rivals
Iraq's Shiite prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, briefly arrested the Sunni vice president yesterday and has urged a vote of no confidence against the Sunni deputy premier.Iraq's political crisis deepened yesterday as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered...
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Despite Southwest Blizzard, Hope of White Christmas Fades for Much of US
After two snowy years where over half the country woke up to snow on Christmas, this yuletide is expected to be far less white for much of the US - even with a blizzard in the Southwest.If you live in Marquette, Mich., Presque Isle, Maine, or Lake City,...
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'Dr. Liza' Heads a Free Clinic That Helps Moscow's Homeless and Hopeless
From her clinic, Elizaveta Glinka and her volunteers give food, clothing, medicine, and other help to Moscow's homeless.Elizaveta Glinka quit her job at a medical clinic to start her own clinic and treat homeless people and seriously ill patients free...
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Fossil Find Could Solve Lingering Antarctic Dinosaur Mystery
Scientists report unearthing a Titanosaur fossil in Antarctica. The continent had been the only one lacking evidence of sauropods - dinosaurs with long necks and tails.Fossil remains of sauropods - dinosaurs with long necks and tails, weighing up to...
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Is America over? Not by a Long Shot
American decline is the conventional wisdom, as the United States suffers from high unemployment, crushing debt, and political gridlock. Here's the bigger picture: a competitive and innovative economy, reliable allies, a superior military, and foreign...
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Killing the Cranes
After decades in Afghanistan, a Monitor journalist offers a memoir and field report.Probably no journalist understands the country known as Afghanistan better than Edward Girardet, who has written about events there for the Monitor and other publications...
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Kim Jong-Il Dead: Pentagon War Game Considers Worst-Case Scenario
News that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is dead has not alarmed the Pentagon. But one of its worst-case scenarios for global security is a failed succession and the collapse of the regime.While the Pentagon is always planning for contingencies, it...
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Kim Jong-Il Death Sparks Hopes of Reunification for Korean- Americans
Korean-Americans say North Korea is in an uncertain position after the death of leader Kim Jong-il, but they hope that the event could ultimately lead to the reunification of North and South.The largest community of Koreans outside Asia is taking the...
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Kim Jong-Il Dies: Will His Son Replace Him as Leader of North Korea?
Kim Jong-il, the enigmatic leader of North Korea, died Saturday, state media reproterd. Kim Jong-il ruled North Korea for 17 years, and is expected to be replaced by his son, Kim Jong-unNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-il is dead.A weeping North Korean woman,...
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Kim Jong-Il's Death Brings End to Era of Cruelty, Mystery
'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il's death ends 17 years of leadership defined by oppression, bizarre stories of grandeur, and tensions with the West over its nuclear program.Kim Jong-il's death at the age of 69 ended an era of profligacy and harshness that included...
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Let It Snow with Google
'Let it snow' becomes Google's newest search Easter egg. So go for it. Let it snow!Dreaming of a white Christmas? Look no further than Google, who tucked a new snow-themed secret into its search engine this holiday season.Type "Let it snow" into Google,...
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New Hampshire Primary: Why the 2012 Campaign Is Different
A host of nationally televised presidential debates has left some New Hampshire voters hungering for closer - and more substantive - contact with the candidates.This is not shaping up to be a quintessential New Hampshire presidential primary.Granite...
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North Korea Quickly Names 'Great Successor' after Kim Jong-Il's Death
North Korea is unlikely to act erratically following the death of Kim Jong-il. All eyes are on heir Kim Jong-un, whose youth and inexperience mean elder statesmen are likely to guide the transition.South Korea put its troops on alert and Asian stock...
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On Death Row for 30 Years, Convicted Alabama Cop-Killer Wins Another Appeal
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that convicted cop-killer Billy Joe Magwood, on death row since 1981, was not properly charged under Alabama statutes to qualify for capital punishment.A convicted cop-killer on Alabama's death row has again won an...
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Readers Write: Republicans Can Win Hispanic Vote; Divorcing My Bank
Letters to the Editor for the weekly issue of December 19, 2011: The GOP can win the Hispanic vote - look at the stats - and not by dropping its strict immigration enforcement stance. My own tale of divorcing...my bank.GOP can win Hispanic voteThe Dec....
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Snowstorm Batters Southwest: Holiday Travelers Brace
Forecasters expect the Southwestern blizzard will start to lose its winter-weather characteristics as it heads east, but not before causing delays Monday in places like Dallas and Houston.Call it an early white Christmas for residents from Santa Fe,...
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Tim Tebow and the Courage of Conviction
A Christian Science perspective.It is Sunday, December 11, and the Denver Broncos have just defeated the Chicago Bears in the latest of a series of improbable comebacks. In the joyous tumult after the game, a sideline reporter finds quarterback Tim Tebow,...
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Vaclav Havel: Playwright, Poet, President, Advocate for 'The Individual' (Video)
Vaclav Havel not only led a peaceful 'Velvet Revolution' in Czechoslovakia, but inspired similar revolutions around the world with ideas that still resonate today. Vaclav Havel passed away on Sunday."People, your government has returned to you."The...
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Washington's Relationship with Ankara amid a "Turkish-American Spring"
Turkey's Ambassador to the US Namik Tan said the US relationship with Turkey was in "excellent" condition amid upheaval in Iran, Syria and the wider Middle East at a breakfast sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor.Turkish Ambassador NAMIK TAN has...
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Why John Boehner Can Still Win the Tax-Cut Showdown
House Speaker John Boehner stunned Senate Democrats and Republicans when he said the House would vote down their two-month deal on the payroll tax cut and other measures.With the clock ticking down to a payroll tax hike for 160 million Americans on Jan....
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