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 November 24, 2009

Afghanistan Elbows into Obama Talk with India's Manmohan Singh
President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh used a White House press conference Tuesday to dispel doubts about the direction of a fledgling strategic partnership between the US and India. The two leaders emphasized growing bilateral cooperation...
Africa's New Threat: Sudan at Flash Point
Sudan, the largest country in Africa, is on the verge of plunging into yet another north/south civil war. International failure to guarantee the key provisions of a linchpin peace agreement means that a renewed war could be the most widespread and destructive...
Amid Charges of Global Warming Hoax, New Warning on Climate Change
Global carbon-dioxide emissions are rising fast, global temperatures continue to climb at a pace in line with projections, and polar regions are losing ice faster than climate models have projected.These are some of the recent research findings highlighted...
Can Obama Stand Up to Israel?
President Obama urgently needs to distance Washington from the provocative - and illegal - actions the Israeli government has been undertaking in Jerusalem.He needs to do this to save the two-state solution that he supports between Israelis and Palestinians....
Chavez Awaits Iran's Ahmadinejad after Warm Brazil Visit
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has moved on to Bolivia and later today heads to Venezuela, as part of his whirlwind trip to Latin America this week.But as he moves into more familiar territory - the world has long become accustomed to his hearty...
Climate Change: Are Women the Solution?
It is often asserted that climate change will affect women the most in the developing world. That's because most women will have to walk farther for drinking water, work harder to grow food, pull daughters out of school to help with family chores, and...
Daily Philanthropy
That beautiful time of year is coming again: the time of giving. It starts with the gratitude and time spent with family and friends during Thanksgiving, and follows through to the December holiday season.For some reason, however, our society has distilled...
Fewer Dangerous Toys on Shelves - but Safety Still an Issue
In general, parents shopping for children this holiday season can be confident that toys on the shelves are safer than they have been in the past.The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has had 38 toy recalls this year, down from 162 in 2008 and...
Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade
George Packer, author of the award-winning "The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq," continues to be one of the most important and authoritative voices on Iraq as well as Islamic extremism, thanks to a piercing intellect and a commendable willingness to...
Medvedev vs. Putin? Mystery Returns to the Kremlin
Once again, Russia seems to be living up to Winston Churchill's famous description of being "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma."Vladimir Putin defied that description. By May 2008, when his eight years as president ended, Mr. Putin had...
Obama's New Afghanistan Plan May Be Much like Old One
The Afghanistan war plan President Obama will announce next week won't stray far from the strategy he laid out eight months ago, say experts.After nine meetings with his war council - and reports of vigorous disagreement within the administration - Mr....
Pakistan's Fight against Militants Moves into Khyber
*A daily summary of global reports on security issues.Pakistan expanded its battle against Taliban militants in tribal areas Tuesday, launching a new offensive in the Khyber district against a Taliban-linked criminal group.Agence France-Presse reports...
Philippines Massacre: State of Emergency Declared, but Will Arroyo Pursue Justice?
Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared a state of emergency for parts of the southern island of Mindanao on Tuesday, after a political massacre there left at least 46 people dead.But her strong response came amid widespread questions...
Police: Census Worker Bill Sparkman Staged His Suicide
Bill Sparkman, the Kentucky census worker found hanged and wrapped in duct tape with the word "FED" scrawled on his chest, concocted the entire scenario as an elaborate ruse to commit insurance fraud, Kentucky police said Tuesday.Kentucky State Police...
Report on India Mosque Destruction Threatens Hindu-Muslim Ties
A new report on the 1992 destruction of a centuries-old mosque has sparked fights in the country's Parliament and threatens to inflame relations between Hindus and Muslims.The study, which took 17 years to complete, accuses leaders of India's Hindu nationalist...
The Case of the Disappearing Mulch
Nature abhors bare ground - especially in gardens - and is only too willing to cover patches of naked earth with an endless variety of weeds. That's why I mulch, hiding all those bare spots with a thick blanket of shredded bark. It keeps down the thuggish...
UK Iraq War Inquiry: Will Tony Blair Come under Fire?
Britain's official inquiry into the Iraq war got under way in London on Tuesday, but it's not likely to satisfy many of those who have long been awaiting it.Critics of the war probably won't get what they most want from the government-appointed panel...