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 18, 2012

Can Mitt Romney Stop Newt-Mentum in South Carolina?
With polls showing that Newt Gingrich might be making up ground in South Carolina, Mitt Romney launched an three-pronged assault Wednesday that painted Gingrich as unreliable.Mitt Romney is going in for the kill.Amid signs that Newt Gingrich has momentum...
China Reports Solid Economic Growth. Should We Believe It?
China announced that GDP growth in the last quarter of 2011 was 8.9 percent, which suggests China will have a soft landing as its economy cools. But what's behind the numbers?When you want to know what is going on in the Chinese economy, where do you...
Cities Brace for Bad News in Obama's Next Federal Budget, Top Mayor Says (+Video)
The Obama administration is preparing its 2013 federal budget proposal and is letting some allies know how spending cuts will affect them. For Antonio Villaraigosa, president of the US Conference of Mayors, the news has not been good.Los Angeles Mayor...
Congress Must Pass Law That Allows Former Prisoners to Vote
As the leader of a prison ministry, I strongly support the Democracy Restoration Act because I know that people can be redeemed. Yet for redemption to impact the nation, people must be restored to their communities, and restoration requires an opportunity...
Denied Visas to US, Ugandan Little League Team Finally Gets a Game
Uganda's dream of becoming the first African team to play in the Little League World Series was shattered last year over visa problems. But now a little bit of the World Series has come to them.As he warms up with a few practice swings ahead of the day's...
Dwarf Galaxies: Breakthrough in Bid to Find 'Fossils' of Early Universe
A team of astronomers reports that it has detected the most distant dwarf galaxy yet discovered orbiting an enormous elliptical galaxy some 10 billion light-years away.Call it the case of the missing dwarfs.Scientists have been searching the skies for...
Elmore Leonard on 'Raylan' and 'Justified'
Elmore Leonard discusses the moral ambiguity of his protagonist, the struggle to make good guys as interesting as villains, and his thoughts on 'Justified,' the TV series based on his work.All right, you're looking at Harlan County, Ky., and there goes...
German Tabloid Bild Takes Down Politicians with Its Unmatched Megaphone
German tabloid Bild, Europe's largest newspaper, drives the political agenda of the most influential economic power on the continent. Its latest target: President Christian Wulff.It's notorious for its mix of gossip, inflammatory language, and sensationalism,...
Iran to Return Drone to Obama - a Pink, $4 Toy Version
An Iranian toymaker is hawking a toy replica of the American RQ- 170 Sentinel drone that Iran downed last month. The drone is far less controversial than another US-inspired toy: Barbie.Toy shelves in Tehran will be making room for a new design that...
Is Obama Weak on Iran? GOP Sees Hot Issue in Crisis over Nuclear Program
The growing international crisis over Iran's nuclear program and Americans' preference that US military action be avoided if possible presents an extra challenge to Obama's reelection efforts.Republicans who have been stumped by the high marks Barack...
Jerry Brown's Defiant State of the State: California Is Still Golden
With chronic budget woes engulfing California, many analysts had expected a 'gloom and doom' State of the State address from Gov. Jerry Brown. They got nothing of the sort.California Gov. Jerry Brown defied expectations Wednesday, delivering a State...
L.A. Mayor Calls Tax Code Unfair, Cites Mitt Romney (+Video)
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the news that millionaire Mitt Romney has been paying federal taxes at close to a 15 percent rate is going to spur talk about fixing the US tax code.Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's admission that he...
Mitt Romney's 15 Percent Tax Rate: How Does It Compare to Obama or Perry?
Mitt Romney said Tuesday his tax rate is about 15 percent of his income. Barack and Michelle Obama paid 25 percent.Mitt Romney never has coughed up his tax returns. But Tuesday, he told an audience in South Carolina he pays "closer to the 15 percent...
Obama Puts Keystone Pipeline on Hold, Decries 'Rushed and Arbitrary' Deadline
Speaker Boehner accuses Obama of 'selling out American jobs for politics,' but Keystone pipeline operator TransCanada says it will submit plans for a rerouted project later this year.President Obama announced Wednesday he is putting the controversial...
Rick Perry vs. Turkey: A Rebuttal from Turkey
Rick Perry slammed Turkey, a US ally, as ruled by "Islamic terrorists." Turkey's ambassador to the US replies.Rick Perry lumped Turkey in with Iran and Syria during remarks at the most recent GOP debate, lambasting the country's (democratically elected)...
SOPA and PIPA Bills: Old Answers to 21st-Century Problems, Critics Say (+Video)
The SOPA and PIPA bills are an attempt by the music and movie industries to hold on to outdated business models, critics say. But finding compromise on anti-piracy laws could be tough.In the face of an Internet rebellion, both senators and members of...
Still in, Newt Gingrich Is the Wild Card in GOP Race
Newt Gingrich, who once pledged to run a 'relentlessly positive' campaign, has embarked on a scorched-earth approach to his rivals, especially Mitt Romney. Big donors give the notoriously volatile Gingrich extra staying power.Newt Gingrich engineered...
The Last Great Game
How the 1992 Duke and Kentucky teams took a trip into college basketball immortality.An unforgettable moment in college basketball stands poised for a new wave of nostalgia when March Madness returns in a couple of months.In the weeks ahead, even the...
The Perfect Storm: Three Ways to Thwart Iran's Nuclear Ambitions - Short of War
Partly by design and partly by happenstance, a three-pronged US strategy for checking Iran's nuclear program and the regime in Tehran is emerging: an unprecedented combination of sanctions, covert action, and a Syria-inspired protest movement within...
The Search for Elegant Solutions
A Christian Science perspective.Mathematics uses the description "elegant proofs." These are answers that use few theorems or laws, are short and easy to understand, and have few flaws. They are immediately right, clean, and have style. This kind of...
US Report on Afghan Rampage Raises Questions about NATO's Exit
Last April, an Afghan officer in a highly secure facility killed eight US troops. Overall, Afghan national security forces are the key to America's exit strategy in the war.A new Air Force report on the murder of eight US troops by an Afghan officer...
USS Cole Bombing: Judge Allows Prosecution to Use 'Sanitized' Evidence
A ruling Wednesday puts Abdal Rahim Al-Nashiri at a significant disadvantage because prosecutors will be able to rely on declassified summaries of classified evidence.A military judge at Guantanamo Wednesday cleared the way for the government to prosecute...
Web Protests over Piracy Bills While China Slaps Internet Curbs
Legislation in Congress aims to curb Web theft of intellectual property while Beijing cracks down on bloggers. Both nations must weight the cost to creativity that leads to innovation.The Internet is not only one of humanity's greatest inventions but...
Why Congress Is a Favorite GOP Whipping Boy
Next to President Obama - and each other - the foibles of Congress have provided an easy target for small-government-is- better GOP presidential candidates.Now facing historic lows in opinion polls, Congress has become one of the favorite whipping boys...
Will Earth No Longer Define Time? Leap Second Could Be Abolished
The rotation of the Earth has defined time for as long as time has been kept, but keeping up with all of Earth's little quirks by adding and subtracting an occasional leap second is getting tiring. Timekeepers could vote Thursday to rely solely on atomic...
Would Mitt Romney Survive a Newt Gingrich Win in South Carolina?
Newt Gingrich is trailing Mitt Romney in the polls now. But what might happen if Newt Gingrich won in South Carolina?Let's pretend for a moment that Newt Gingrich might win the South Carolina primary.He probably won't. Recent polls have shown Mitt Romney's...
Would SOPA and PIPA Bills 'Break Internet?' Anti-Piracy Measure Being Revised
On the verge of passage in Congress, the SOPA and PIPA bills targeting online piracy have been bounced back for revision in the face of a public outcry and high-profile Internet protests.Call it - the Internet strikes back.Anti-piracy legislation that...