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 19, 2010

Blocking 'Peaceful Evolution' Will Lead to Instability in China
Wei Jingsheng, one of China's most prominent dissidents exiled abroad, discusses changes within the Chinese Communist party, possibilities for political and economic reform, the impact of Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize, and the West's deference to China.Wei...
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Britain Says It's Still US 'Wingman' despite Defense Budget Cuts
Britain's sharp defense budget cuts target 8 percent of the military's $59 billion budget. Prime Minister David Cameron called President Obama to reassure him that the UK would remain a 'first rate' military power.Bringing the ax down Tuesday on large...
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Chechen Parliament Attack a Threat to Kremlin Strongman
A major militant attack on the Chechen parliament is raising doubts about Kremlin-backed Ramzan Kadyrov's boasts that he's pacified Chechnya.A violent daylight assault on Chechnya's parliament has not only left at least seven people dead. It has shattered...
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Chile Mine Rescue May Spur More Rescue Efforts Worldwide
The Chilean miners' ability to survive 17 days trapped underground without outside contact could spur future rescue missions to persevere when hope seems lost.Chile's 33 trapped miners hadn't even been hauled to the surface when a coal mine collapse...
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China's Next Leader? A Look at XI Jinping's Rise
Vice President Xi Jinping was promoted Monday to vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, a key post seen as the penultimate step on the ladder to China's top job in 2013.The man most likely to be China's next president has shown himself a strong...
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Christine O'Donnell and the Rise of Cable TV Politics: Why We're Responsible
So long as sensational programming drives TV news ratings, outlandish figures will stick around. You vote with your remote - for either real solutions to complicated issues or snarky comments and snappy sound bites.During the past 18 years, frequent...
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Climate Change 'Fraud' Letter: A Martin Luther Moment in Science History
Esteemed physicist Harold Lewis is calling global warming the 'most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen.' His resignation letter could mark the unraveling of one of the great scientific mistakes in history and the beginning of a needed reformation...
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Dealing with 'Downward Mobility'
A Christian Science perspective.I read about the experience of eight friends who meet for dinner once a week. They trade jokes, books, and clothes, and help each other fix broken appliances and hopes. Among them are an engineer, a hairdresser, a pastor,...
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Drawing Battle Lines in California: Who Will Be in Charge of Redistricting?
Battle over gerrymandering: Competing California ballot measures give voters a chance to strengthen, or reject, the redistricting reform they began two years ago.Question: What do you call an amoeba with a pseudopod the length of a giraffe's neck?Answer:...
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Europe's 5 Most Generous Pension Systems
The strikes roiling France right now are about government plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 and the pension age, which determines when people can begin accessing their pension funds, from 65 to 67. The French government says it can no longer...
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Five Reasons Why David Hartley's Disappearance on Falcon Lake Is Not a Big Story in Mexico
The story of David Hartley, who was allegedly shot by Mexican drug traffickers Sept. 30 while jet-skiing on a lake that straddles Texas and Mexico, has received continuous coverage in American news.In Mexico, however, mention the Falcon Lake killing...
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For Alaska's Joe Miller, Handcuff Incident Adds to Mounting Troubles
Security guards for Senate candidate Joe Miller of Alaska put a journalist in handcuffs Sunday. It was only the latest problem to beset the Miller campaign in recent weeks.When Joe Miller was in Washington being feted last month at Republican fundraisers...
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Fort Hood Shooting: Al Qaeda Now Portrays Nidal Hasan as Terrorism Star
Al Qaeda now hails Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, suspect in the Fort Hood shooting, as a 'trailblazer' for how to attack the US. Some analysts say that praise points up the group's organizational weakness.Whether someone other than Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan...
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Frozen Vegetables Recall: Glass Shards in Wal-Mart, Kroger Veggies
Frozen vegetables recall was announced after customers reported glass shards in the packages. Here's a list of the Wal-Mart and Kroger products affected.A Tennessee company is recalling 12 tons of frozen peas and other frozen vegetables marketed by Kroger...
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Growing Up Laughing
Marlo Thomas remembers her own childhood even as she asks top comics: "How did you become funny?"Did you hear the one about the girl whose dad was a comedian?Marlo Thomas grew up surrounded by comedy legends. Milton Berle didmagic tricks at her birthday...
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How Well Do You Know Sarah Palin? A Quiz
For someone who once described herself as 'just an average hockey mom,' Sarah Palin's life has been far from ordinary. In the space of eight years, the former beauty pageant contestant has gone from the mayor of a tiny Alaska city to becoming the first...
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If Proposition 23 Passes, Will Other Greenhouse-Gas Laws Fall?
California's 2008 law to limit greenhouse-gas emissions is seen as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's biggest achievement. If it is undone by Proposition 23, other similar laws could follow, experts say.The results of California's governor's race, its Senate...
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In Qom, Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei Aims to Cement Leadership over Clerics
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made a high-profile visit to Qom today to demonstrate his leadership over a religious establishment divided by last year's election.Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei began a high- profile visit...
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Intel Investment a Big Vote of Confidence for US Economy
Intel on Monday announced it was spending up to $8 billion to upgrade factories in Oregon and Arizona, hiring thousands of US workers. Does Intel see something it likes in the US manufacturing market?In a big vote of confidence for the US economy, computer...
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NFL Fines Three, Will Start Handing out Suspensions for Helmet-To- Helmet Hits
NFL officials announced Tuesday that three players have been fined for helmet hits this past Sunday and, beginning this week, players can be suspended for violent tackles where their helmet makes contact with an opponent's helmet.After a pro football...
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No Delay for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Ruling, So Pentagon Takes Gays - for Now
A federal judge refuses to suspend last week's ruling that the Pentagon must stop enforcement of 'don't ask, don't tell.' So the Pentagon says it will comply and accept openly gay recruits. But it cautions that the ruling is being appealed.A federal...
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The Cold War in Clean Energy
The Obama administration challenged China's support of its solar, wind, battery, and electric-car industries. Such disputes can be avoided with clear global rules on government aid to these necessary energy technologies.Last week the United States blew...
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Top UN Official Survives Bomb Blast after Meeting Iraq's Sistani
Ad Melkert, the top UN official in Iraq, was unhurt after a roadside bomb following a meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali al- Sistani. An Iraqi policeman was killed in the blast.A roadside bomb hit the convoy of the top UN official in Iraq after a meeting...
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Tylenol Recall: Odor Problems Plague Johnson & Johnson
Tylenol recall announced Monday represents the sixth time in a year that Johnson & Johnson has taken back products because of a musty or moldy odor.Call it the bad penny of recalls: Problems linked to the storage of Tylenol keep coming back to haunt...
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Violent Turn to French Strikes Could Backfire on Union Protesters
French strikes over pension reforms turned violent today as hard- line elements from an oil-workers union vowed to press on.Strikes and protests in France were inconclusive on a day seen that was expected to help determine the strength of a movement...
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Will Fort Hood Shooting Trial Find Motive - or Link to Terrorism?
The prosecution of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, accused of killing 13 in the Fort Hood shooting last November, may never reveal his motives - or touch the possibility of a larger terror conspiracy.A gaunt, hollow-eyed defendant, staring straight ahead from...
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With A.J. Burnett Set to Take Mound, Yankees Put on Game Face
Down a game to the Rangers, the Yankees are pinning their hopes for Game 4 on A.J. Burnett, one of the worst pitchers in the American League in the second half of the season. Why is that?The Yankees' future in post-season play is now in the right hand...
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