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 October 27, 2011

5 Best Books by 2012 Presidential Hopefuls
"You're not a real candidate, Pinocchio, if you haven't written your own book," Mark Halperin, political director of ABC News, once said. Indeed, these days the one - perhaps only - condition all serious presidential candidates seem to satisfy is publishing...
Africa Rising: Economic Progress vs. Cultural Preservation in Ethiopia
Ethiopia's state project to make it into one of the world's top sugar producers requires the resettling of semi-nomadic herders in permanent villages. Which priority wins out: cultural preservation or economic progress?- Africa Rising is a weekly look...
Argentina's 'Blond Angel of Death' Convicted for Role in Dirty War
Alfredo Astiz, known as the 'blond angel of death,' served as a lieutenant at a torture center where thousands of dissidents were secretly imprisoned and executed during Argentina's dirty war from 1976-1983.Nearly 30 years after the collapse of Argentina's...
A Spiritual Response to Drought and Famine
A Christian Science perspective: A Kenyan shares thoughts on how prayer can play a role in ending drought in the Horn of Africa.A famine is ravaging the Horn of Africa. In Kenya, where I live, it is estimated that close to 4 million people are faced...
Bipartisan Plea for $4 Trillion in Deficit Cuts: Why It Could Work
A bipartisan group of 100 House members will call for the deficit 'super committee' to make massive deficit cuts - even if it means entitlement or tax reform. The strong backing could be key.In a rare flicker of bipartisanship, at least 100 House members,...
Can Herman Cain Actually Win the GOP Nomination?
Herman Cain continues to run strong in polls of Republican voters nationwide and in key states. So why do experts still say he's a long shot for the GOP nomination? Organization and experience.From the start, Herman Cain has confounded the Republican...
Crossbones
Two brothers enter the war-torn expanse of Somalia in search of answers.Reviewed by Mark Sarvas for The Barnes & Noble ReviewMost Americans, if they think of Somalia at all, know it only from "Black Hawk Down," the 2001 film adaptation of Mark Bowden's...
Drone Attack in Pakistan Kills Key Taliban Leaders, Say Officials
A drone attack in northwest Pakistan has killed two top commanders of one of Pakistan's most influential Taliban groups, officials say.A drone strike in northwest Pakistan Thursday killed at least six militant commanders of one of the Taliban's top leaders,...
Egypt Saves Face in Swap of Alleged Israeli Spy Ilan Grapel
A swap today of alleged Israeli spy Ilan Grapel for 25 Egyptian prisoners helps patch up relations between Israel and Egypt.An American-Israeli law student Egypt accused of spying for Israel is on his way home after the two nations arranged a prisoner...
Euro Debt Crisis: Is Brussels Deal Just Buying Time?
The euro debt crisis deal reached in Brussels is stirring cautious optimism in the Asian and European markets. But the specifics have yet to be worked out.After an all-night emergency meeting in Brussels - the second within four days - Europe's leaders...
Is Rick Perry on the Comeback Trail?
Rick Perry has snagged the media spotlight with his flat tax plan, among other moves. Is it enough to get Rick Perry's campaign on track, asks DCDecoder.After weeks (months?) of bad debate reviews, plunging poll numbers, and Herman Cain sucking up all...
Is the Man from Dragon's Den Ireland's Next President?
He was leading the polling, but a damaging allegation this week could have hurt Sean Gallagher's chances of becoming Ireland's next president.Ireland went to the polls today to choose a new president from a colorful cast of candidates that includes a...
New Kind of Lawyer: Legal Eaglet
A rising number of young lawyers are skipping established firms to start out on their own. Should you hire a young, solo practitioner?For anyone who needs an attentive attorney but can't afford big bills, a growing breed of newly minted lawyers is offering...
Occupy Movement Mirrors Millennial Generation
Millennials and Occupiers both believe in taking group action and creating a more equitable, community-driven world. But the Occupy movement has a greater chance of success if it adopts even more of this new generation's characteristics. Like neatness,...
Prototype of Next-Generation Weather Satellite: Can It Go to Work Fast Enough?
After cost overruns and years of delay, the US is set to launch a prototype weather satellite before dawn Friday. Its data are badly needed as the number of Earth-observing satellites dwindle.The US is set to launch a prototype weather satellite in the...
Reforming the Taliban: US Aims to Teach Afghan Fighters New Livelihoods
A US military-run reintegration effort in Afghanistan aims to teach captured Taliban fighters how to earn a legal living upon release. Critics say the US program is premature and undermines the Afghan government.Down a back road, past old, still-active...
Retirement Revised: Jerry Brown Proposes Pension Reform in California
Other states, also struggling with budget problems, will be watching closely to see how California handles this key issue with its 1.6 million public employees and retirees.California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has laid out a tough public- employee retirement...
Stock Market's Message: Maybe Things Aren't So Bad after All?
The Dow rose nearly 340 points Thursday and, by one measure, October could be its best month ever. Analysts say several positive economic indicators could be signs of hope.The stock market seems to be trying to send a message: the economy may not be...
Thailand Floods: Some Residents Defy Warnings and Stay to Help Evacuees
Despite the various evacuation warnings that Thailand floods are serious, Bangkok citizens are staying in the inundated areas and doing what they can to help those who need it.In a corner of the upstairs departure terminal at Bangkok's now- closed Don...
The Steady Momentum to Free Syria
Even other Arab dictators and Turkey are now fed up with Assad's brutality against protesters. The case for regime change builds as more Syrians stand bravely for freedom.It's hard to keep a good idea - like liberty - down. But Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad...
Top Costumes for Halloween: Nicki Minaj, Angry Birds, Captain America Top 2011 Lists
Top costumes for Halloween: The best selling Halloween costumes for 2011 range from rapper Nicki Minaj to Angry Birds, depending on the source.The hottest Halloween costume in 2011?Rapper Nicki Minaj is the No. 1 most popular search for Halloween costumes...
US Economy Grew at 2.5%. Will That Quiet Talk of a Double Dip?
Growth rate for the US economy was 2.5 percent in the third quarter, the government reported. That's an improvement over the first half of 2011, when concerns escalated about a double dip recession.Maybe there won't be a double-dip recession in the US.That's...
US Must Turn Up the Heat on Pakistan. Here's How to Make That Work
Pakistan's duplicity further weakens the decaying US-Pakistan relationship. It also lessens chances for a successful outcome in Afghanistan and erodes the internal security of both the US and Pakistan. Fortunately, the US does have a few options.A few...