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 10, 2012

After New Hampshire Primary: Will Voters 'Fire' Romney?
Mitt Romney's comment on firing people only helps open a debate about 'traditional' economics. Even economists are torn - after being humbled by the Great Recession. Can politics fill the void?Does Mitt Romney really enjoy "firing people"?Probably not...
Alaska's Tale of Two Cities: One Desperate for Fuel, Another for Big Shovels
Blitzed by heavy snow and early-season ice in the Bering Strait, two Alaska towns - neither accessible by road - have been cut off from critical supplies, including fuel.Two human dramas are continuing to unfold in the nation's coldest state.The tiny...
Are Tough FCC Indecency Laws Obsolete? Supreme Court Hears Free- Speech Case
Fox and ABC say tougher FCC regulations of broadcasters regarding expletives and partial nudity are discriminatory in an age when cable and Internet programs are not similarly regulated.The US Supreme Court is set to hear oral argument on Tuesday in...
CES: Why Car Gadgets Are Making Inroads at Las Vegas Electronics Show
At CES, six of the top 10 automakers are promoting their technological gadgetry, an increasingly important factor in car sales. The Las Vegas electronics show is coinciding with the Detroit Auto Show.The annual International Consumer Electronics Show...
Could Taiwan's Relationship with China Deteriorate after Elections?
Taiwan votes for a president this week. As the US tries to improve ties with China without isolating Taiwan, sustaining an ongoing thaw in China-Taiwan relations could help.As Taiwanese prepare to pick a president this week, the traditional hot-button...
Dream a Little DREAM: A Solution to US Illegal Immigration That Is Fair to All
In US immigration debate, compassion for children brought here illegally by parents, and fairness to citizens and legal immigrants do not have to be diametrically opposed. Congress and Obama can grant lawful permanent resident status under a version...
How Mitt Romney's GOP Foes Are Doing Obama's Work for Him (+Video)
The Mitt Romney campaign will leave New Hampshire with new battle scars. It pains some Republicans to see their candidates going after one of their own, but it may not help Obama either.By all appearances, Mitt Romney is heading into a comfortable double-digit...
Hungary Turns Away from Democracy
Hungary has seen a stunning consolidation of power under President Orban. A new Constitution that took effect Jan. 1 appears to confirm a move toward more authoritarian rule.By some estimates, Hungary under Prime Minister Viktor Orban is not just exiting...
Lawyer Makes Startling Argument in Supreme Court Hearing on FCC
A lawyer arguing that the FCC has gone overboard in its regulation of broadcast nudity and language directed the justices' attention to the bare buttocks of statues in the Supreme Court. The justices are considering whether FCC rules are inconsistent.Not...
LSU vs. Alabama Goes from Hyped Rematch to Lopsided Score
LSU vs. Alabama was the first shutout in the title game since the current bowl-game selection process was instituted in 1998. Alabama won Monday night 21-0.Before the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night, some announcers and sportswriters were...
Mitt Romney in Trouble in New Hampshire? Not Really
Mitt Romney faces media spin that belies a reality: Romney is about to become the first non-incumbent Republican to win both New Hampshire and Iowa.Mitt Romney is poised to win the New Hampshire primary tonight, possibly by double digits, becoming the...
New Hampshire Primary Gives Mitt Romney a Historic Win-Win (+Video)
By winning the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney became the first non-incumbent Republican to win both the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary since 1980. Perhaps more important, Ron Paul's second-place finish kept a surging Jon Huntsman at bay.Five...
Nigerians Feel Pinch as Fuel Strikes Take a Toll
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has drawn praise from economists for cutting a costly fuel national subsidy, but citizens have responded with rolling strikes that have shut down cities around the country.Folenke's food shop, in the heart of Lagos,...
On the Front Lines of Sexual Assault in the Military: Army Chaplains
With the Pentagon ramping up its efforts to root out sexual assault in the military, Army chaplains are poised to play an important role. Finding the right voice, however, can prove difficult.Inside a classroom at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, a group...
Safety from Threats Large and Small
A Christian Science perspective.In the wake of the largest, most torrential rains in half a century, the people of Thailand find themselves facing not just concerns about flooding: They are bracing for yet another onslaught - one of mosquito-borne illnesses,...
Sometimes There Is a Void
A messy memoir from an important African voice.Zakes Mda's life story, Sometimes There is a Void, is a fascinating shambles.Mda is born the awkward son of a political activist who walked with revolutionary giants. He grows up too fast in political exile...
Stampede at University Highlights South Africa's Education Shortage
A late application period at the University of Johannesburg led to a stampede that killed one and injured 22. Critics say South Africa doesn't provide as much access to higher education as it promises.When prospective university applicants stampeded...
Syria Violence Accelerates, UN Responds with Go-Slow Approach
A UN official says the Syrian government has ramped up attacks on protesters since Arab League monitors arrived. But the UN Security Council will wait at least a week to consider action.Despite estimates that Syrian government attacks against protesters...
War with Iran? Consult History
It sounds like war drums. Tehran says it will execute an alleged US spy and threatens to block the Strait of Hormuz. GOP presidential candidates talk of regime change and military strikes, and Obama is not cowed by Iran. But wars do not often turn out...
Why US Support for Sacked Pakistan Ambassador Is a Double-Edged Sword
Americans have voiced support for Pakistan's former Washington ambassador, under virtual house arrest following the 'memo-gate' scandal. But the atmosphere is so poisonous, the words may do more harm than good.The former Pakistani ambassador to Washington,...