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 March 16, 2012

Afghan Shooting Spree: Soldier's Revenge for Wounded Colleague?
Details about the soldier involved in the Afghan shooting spree are beginning to emerge. The day before his rampage, he witnessed the severe wounding of a fellow GI.A clearer picture is beginning to emerge of the soldier who went on a shooting spree...
American Idol Top 10, and the Bottom Three Is for the Girls (+Video)
American Idol hasn't seen a female take home the title in five years. Does the all-girl bottom three Thursday on American Idol suggest it's another year of the boys?American Idol, surprisingly, stayed true to their promise that it would be business...
Corned Beef and Cabbage? No! Try St. Pat's Doughnuts, Shakes, 'N Fries
Irish restaurants may want to serve corned beef and cabbage. But America's fast-food chains are offering far more intriguing fare for St. Patrick's Day: from Dunkin' Donuts' 'Lucky Mint' dessert to Burger King's free fries with green ketchup.St. Patrick's...
Dharun Ravi Guilty of Anti-Gay Hate Crime in Rutgers Spycam Case
A jury finds ex-Rutgers student Dharun Ravi guilty of privacy invasion and bias intimidation - a hate crime - after exposing a gay roommate's sexual encounter via spycam. The message: Privacy rights count even in the social-media age.A former Rutgers...
Footnote: Movie Review
'Footnote' is at its best when it gets into the cutthroat dynamics of academic competition, but the differences of the father and son characters are a bit too neat.Infighting in academia is no less vicious or petty than corporate infighting, perhaps...
'Hunger Games' Is an Opportunity to Bond for Many Families
Family members have been reading 'The Hunger Games' books and plan to see the movie together next week. Tales of multigenerational bonding over this harsh parable abound."The Hunger Games" may have fit neatly into a "young adult" category in its early...
In Positive Week for Eurozone, Warnings Rise That Crisis Isn't Over
The Greek bailout and cheap loans may have pulled Europe back from the edge, but economists warn that without real change, the eurozone will continue to teeter.Europe is heaving a sigh of relief. A messy Greek default has been averted, a permanent rescue...
Is $3 a Gallon a Historical Relic? What Could Bring Gas Prices Back to Earth
A return to the $3-a-gallon gas prices of yore is possible, but it will require a number of factors. Among developments experts say could help: improved fuel-efficiency and a calmer Middle East.The last time the price of gasoline was below $3 a gallon...
JOBS Act: Why Are Democrats Suddenly Raising Red Flags?
No one wants to vote against jobs, but a wide swath of critics - ranging from the SEC, the AFL-CIO, and pension funds - worry that features in the proposed JOBS Act could hurt investors.The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS) had everything going...
NCAA Tournament: Shaka Shocks the Shockers and a Friday Night Preview
Shaka Smart coached his VCU Rams to an impressive victory over Wichita State Thursday night in Portland, Oregon. Second round NCAA men's basketball tournament action continues tonight on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.Last night, Shaka Smart proved why he is...
Neutrinos Slower Than Light, but Continue to Befuddle Physicists
A recent experiment has demonstrated that neutrinos do not, in fact, travel faster than light. But this ethereal subatomic particle continues to undermine established physical models in other ways.When scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear...
North Korea Plan to Fire Missile Spurs Doubt about US Nuclear Deal
North Korea's announcement that it would launch a long-range missile carrying a satellite throws into doubt the future of a food- for-nuclear-moratorium deal with the US.North Korea put its agreement with the United States for food aid into jeopardy...
Obama and Karzai: 'On the Same Page' or at 'The End of the Rope'?
President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai had starkly different public appraisals of a conversation Friday, raising doubts about where Afghan leader really stands.President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai issued starkly diverging appraisals...
Putin's Russia: What I Saw as an Election Observer
A volunteer election observer for Russia's presidential election, which Putin won, shares her insights on ballot-stuffing, absentee ballots, and civic-minded citizens.Moscow-based journalist Anna Arutunyan was a volunteer election observer for Russia's...
Scientists Unravel Mystery of Humongous Squid Eyeballs
Living at extreme ocean depths, the colossal squid and its cousin, the giant squid, has unusually large eyes. A group of researchers say they now know what accounts for the animals' huge peepers.The basketball-sized eyeballs of the colossal squid are...
Sky Diver, after Free-Falling 13 Miles, Sets Sights on Record 23- Mile Jump
Felix Baumgartner landed successfully after a free-fall jump from 13 miles above Roswell, N.M., on Thursday. His ultimate aim: a 23- mile dive during which he would break the sound barrier.Felix Baumgartner calls it the ultimate sky dive, and he's more...
Supreme Court Sizes Up Teens Who Murder
Two cases involving life sentences for 14-year-olds who murdered will test the Supreme Court's past rulings that teens are not small adults and must be given a chance for redemption.One measure of how a society balances justice and compassion lies in...
Surprise: Teachers Crave Evaluation
A survey of teachers shows that most say student progress can used to evaluate their job performance, but they're wary of using standardized tests. As for tenure? It shouldn't be used to protect ineffective teachers, they say.Read education headlines...
Syria Crisis Causes Iran-Led 'Axis of Resistance' to Fray
The Syria crisis is complicated by the regional cold war that has simmered for years between resistance powers like Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah, and Western allies in the region such as Saudi Arabia.On the ground, Syria's day-to-day revolt may look like...
Tax the Rich ... More? Why Jerry Brown Changed His Plan to Save California
California Gov. Jerry Brown wants voters to back his ballot initiative to raise taxes. But this week he changed it to fend off a teacher's union that could have ruined his plans.California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is willing to ratchet up taxes on the rich...
Teacher in Uganda: Why Give Celebrity Status to a Killer in Kony 2012?
As a high school teacher, I grapple with the Kony 2012 video and horrific memories it stirs for my students. Foreigners again look at Uganda as a country of misery, ignoring our progress. We defeated Kony and the LRA rebels. Why not make a video about...
The Kid with a Bike: Movie Review
'Bike' is a minor film that is nonetheless a powerful story of the consequences of parental abandonment.The Belgian directing team of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne is renowned for making spare and exploratory movies that avoid easy psychological explanations,...
The Real Hero in NCAA March Madness
For college hoop fans eager to embrace a bona fide March Madness NCAA basketball tournament underdog, look away from the brackets and root for the referee. The guys in zebra shirts will confront challenges even greater than matching up against Kentucky...
Top Picks: 'The Adventures of Tintin,' Philip Glass's Opera 'Satyagraha,' and More
Bruce Springsteen mixes genres on a new album, Cooking Light reveals the 41 most common cooking mistakes, Matthew Bourne's 'Swan Lake' offers a more male-based cast, and more top picks.Power swansIf you like ballet but wish there were simply a few more...
Trayvon Martin Killing in Florida Puts 'Stand Your Ground' Law on Trial
The shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, in a gated Florida community has raised allegations of racial injustice and highlighted the burden that 'Stand Your Ground' laws impose on law enforcement officers.For many tuning in across the...
Turkish Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Comes at Tough Time for NATO Forces
A NATO helicopter crashed into a house on the outskirts of Kabul on Friday, killing 12 Turkish soldiers on board and at least two Afghan civilians on the ground.An international military helicopter crashed into a populated area on the outskirts of Kabul...
US to North Korea: Launch That Missile, and You Lose the Food Aid
The US will not supply food aid to a hunger-stricken North Korea if Pyongyang persists in its plan to launch a long-range missile next month, the State Department warned late Friday.This story was updated at 4:25 p.m. EDT.The United States would call...
What's the Hurry?
A Christian Science perspective.For many, hurry, rush, and more rush seem to be defining characteristics of the way things happen in the 21st century. Time often seems to be the dominant factor - if not the essence - of lots of transactions and events.In...
Why Rick Santorum Has Only a 1 Percent Chance of Stopping Mitt Romney
For Rick Santorum, the only shot at the nomination would be to win a contested GOP convention. But April should be good for Mitt Romney, leaving Santorum with only the slimmest of hopes, a delegate- math expert says.When the Republicans gather in Tampa,...