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 December 4, 2012

Analysis: For Hamas, a Validation
(Editor's Note: This story ran in the Monitor's print magazine as an analysis of the immediate aftermath of the latest Gaza conflict.)Palestinians in Gaza are rebuilding homes and businesses and mourning the 176 residents who died in the latest round...
Analysis: Positions Remain Entrenched after Gaza Conflict
(Editor's Note: This story ran in the Monitor's print magazine as an analysis of the immediate aftermath of the latest Gaza conflict.)The roar of Gazan rockets and the rumble of Israel's missile- defense system have been silenced by a cease-fire that...
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Act 3: Global Warming Crusader
If the United Nations, Al Gore, and hurricane Sandy can't convince skeptics of the threats of global warming, then who can? Perhaps the Terminator. Showtime network has unveiled plans for a six- to eight-part documentary miniseries to air next year,...
Big Quarter Expected for Apple, iPhone 5
The iPhone 5 is likely to enjoy a blockbuster winter. That's the word this week from Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu, who believes that an improved production schedule and a widening market will help Apple sell 45 to 46 million iPhone 5 handsets in the current...
Covert US-Iran War Bubbles over with Claims of Drone Capture
Iranian claims and US denials that Iran captured an American reconnaissance drone flying over Iranian territory in recent days offers little in the way of clarity, other than this: The covert war between the two adversaries continues.Irans Revolutionary...
Disney Opens Its Vault for Netflix
Disney fans have been waiting for classics such as Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland, and Pocahontas to appear on Netfix. Now, its finally going to happen.Walt Disney Studios decided not to renew its agreement with Starz, the premium cable channel. Instead,...
Egypt Freedoms in Balance during Constitutional Showdown
"You are reading this message because Egypt Independent objects to continued restrictions on media liberties, especially after hundreds of Egyptians gave their lives for freedom and dignity.That was the statement on one Egyptian newspapers website today as...
Europe's Big Powers Unify to Push against Israel Settlement Plans (+Video)
Last month, the British government was among those backing Israel's assault against Hamas targets in the Gaza strip. Days ago, it endured strong criticism at home for refusing to support the Palestinians' bid for enhanced recognition at the UN.Yet this...
Fight over Snack in China Lights Up Blogosphere
A banal dispute over the price of a snack on an anonymous street in central China has triggered a fireball of angry comment in the Chinese blogosphere, revealing deep and widespread resentment at the way Beijing treats ethnic minorities under its rule.But...
GOP Should Moderate Social Platform to Win over Fiscally Conservative Youth
Though the presidential election is now weeks past, Republicans continue to soul-search about the best path forward. With the fiscal cliff looming, some Republicans have worried publicly that their party will be perceived as protecting the wealthy if...
Governors Urge Action to Avoid Tumbling off 'Fiscal Cliff' (+Video)
They dont have a formal seat at the fiscal cliff negotiating table, but for the nations governors, the stakes couldnt be higher.A failure by Congress and the White House to reach a deal over spending cuts and tax increases by the end of the year would...
Hillary Clinton's Next Job? Surely Not the One Mayor Bloomberg Floated
Hillary Rodham Clinton travels around the globe, negotiates with international leaders, and deals with the worlds crises. So, after she leaves her job as US secretary of State, as she has said she will next year, does she want to eat bagels and lox with...
India's Sports Bureaucracy Booted from the Olympics
In a rare move, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided Tuesday to suspend India's national Olympic body, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), citing bad governance and meddling by the Indian government. The decision stunned the nation, but...
Inside the Mind of Iran's Khamenei (+Video)
Deep inside an old Tehran political prison, three turns off a dark corridor and through a small gap, lies a bleak cell for solitary confinement. Too narrow for a prisoner to extend his arms, it was once the cell of the man who today holds the official...
Israel Faces Lowest Point in Europe Relations in Decades
The unusually strong European rebuke of Israels plans to tighten its grip on land sought for a Palestinian state marks at least a 30- year low point in relations, say Israeli foreign policy scholars. While the nature of Europes complaint is not new,...
Leaping off the 'Fiscal Cliff'
Forcing the leap would be a monumentally wrongheaded move on everyones part. Blaming the political party you most dislike would scarcely be an improvement. It would, instead, be a gesture that solves nothing. Yet, while it would be hugely wasteful, leaping...
My Ideal Bookshelf
Aside from its myriad effects on the publishing industry, the rise of the e-book has led to a minor crisis for any bibliophiles home decoration efforts. Which volumes do you display? Which do you tuck away, away from the eyes of prying guests, onto your...
North Korea Preps for Rocket Launch despite International Warnings
North Korea appears certain to fire a long-range rocket this month in defiance of appeals by friends and foes alike to give up the plan in the interests of regional stability.In what's widely seen as another intimidating display of military potential,...
Robert Griffin III Plays like Tim Tebow, Only Better
After watching Robert Griffin III lead the Washington Redskins to a 17-16 win Monday night over the New York Giants, something jumps out: If you look closely, he's basically a really good Tim Tebow.The Redskins (this year) and Broncos (last year) offenses...
Syrian Rebels Riding Momentum to Damascus
After avoiding much of the sustained fighting seen throughout Syria over the course of the nations 20-month revolution turned civil war, Damascus entered its fifth day of ongoing clashes on Tuesday.According to activist reports, opposition forces have...
Threat of Chemical Warfare in Syria Means It's Time for US, NATO No- Fly Zone
President Obamas warning to Syrias President Bashar al-Assad not to use chemical weapons in the countrys ongoing civil war is just one more signal that in this ever-escalating crisis, it's time for the international community to intervene.Whatever course...
Watch Your Tongue: Prejudiced Comments Illegal in Brazil
In an amateur online video, Afonso Henrique Alves Lobato describes how he and fellow members of his Evangelical church snuck into a spiritual center of Umbanda, an Afro-Brazilian faith that venerates deities originating from Africa in services led by...
Why Is Newark Mayor Cory Booker Living on Food Stamps?
What does it take to live on a $4-a-day food budget? For Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker, it means no morning coffee, at least not for the next week.Mr. Booker started a weeklong Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) challenge Tuesday, testing...
With Messenger, Facebook Looks to Dethrone SMS Texts
Forget 20-year-old SMS text messages, with their 160 character cap and complete lack of pizazz.Facebook would prefer you trade up instead to Messenger, the freshly-overhauled, stand-alone mobile app.Beginning this week, Facebook reps have announced,...