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 15, 2013

After French Intervention in Mali against Islamist Rebels, Now What?
From afar, Frances military operations in Mali may look as if theyre another attempt by a European power to save a former African colony from a rebel force and restore a democracy.Only this time it is different.The rebels in northern Mali are militant...
As IAEA Arrives in Tehran, Iran Braces for Full Force of US Sanctions
As Iranian officials prepare for a new round of negotiations with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), US sanctions set to hit Tehran in February have Iranians worried that billions of dollars long stuck in bank accounts outside the Islamic...
Digital Fingerprints on Red October Spyware Point to Russia ... or Do They?
In one of the largest cyberespionage networks ever uncovered, cyberspies operating through a global web of computer servers have over five years siphoned libraries' worth of diplomatic and proprietary data, sensitive documents, e-mails, and passwords...
'Gun Appreciation Day': Who Might Show Up, and Why That Matters
Larry Ward acknowledges that when he picked the date for a first- ever national "Gun Appreciation Day," he took a peek at the political calendar. He scheduled the event for Saturday two days before President Obama's inauguration because he doesn't...
How I Came to Accept Guns to a Point
I never liked guns. I didnt grow up around them, and while I support deer hunting, I never saw a reason for anyone whos not a cop or soldier to have a handgun, or semiautomatic, or anything other than a hunting rifle. Those kinds of guns are made to...
How the French Got to Airstrikes in Mali: A Briefing from Bamako
French airstrikes in Mali last week have jolted the West's attention. The strikes and more planned deployments by France and other African states are designed to halt the progress of Islamist rebels in Mali, and deny radicals an Afghan-style haven for...
How to Get High School Dropouts into 'Recovery'? Ideas Bloom across US
Cydmarie Quinones dropped out of Boston's English High School in May 2011 senior year. "It was the usual boyfriend story," she says. "You put so much attention into your relationship ... that it kind of messes up the whole school thing."Six classes...
Look for the Open Door
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. These words of Helen Keller are a good message for the beginning of the new year. Keller, whose many accomplishments,...
Memories of Its Own Civil War Dampen Lebanon's Desire to Help Syrian Refugees
References to the Onion Factory, an abandoned farm once used by Syrian intelligence agents as an interrogation center and prison for Lebanese detainees, still send a shudder through residents of this Sunni town.But today, nearly eight years after Syrian...
My Beloved World
Its hard not to indulge in clichs when describing Sonia Sotomayor. Diamond in the rough. Rags to riches. Working-class hero.Yes, she ascended from the South Bronx to the US Supreme Court. And along the way, she broke ground for fellow Hispanics and women at...
New York Passes Tough Gun Laws: 'Draconian' or Trailblazing?
One month after the tragic shootings of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., the state of New York has passed the most comprehensive gun legislation in the nation and also one of the toughest.It clamps down on the sale of ammunition and the...
Pakistani Stock Exchange on Edge after Court Orders Prime Minister's Arrest
Pakistans main stock exchange fell by 525 points on Tuesday afternoon, adding to uncertainty after the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in connection with alleged impropriety in contracts for rental power projects.Yaqoob...
Pakistan's Court Order to Arrest the Prime Minister Unsettles Nation (+Video)
The news that the Supreme Court had called for the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf ran through Pakistan like an electric current Tuesday afternoon.The order for Mr. Ashraf's arrest alongside the arrests of 15 other people comes after a...
Pakistan's Political Crisis: Is Democracy Endangered?
The Supreme Courts decision to order the arrest of the prime minister in the midst of major protests in Islamabad expressing frustration at the government has unleashed heated debate about whether democracy has just been upended in Pakistan.Pakistan's...
'Red October' Malware Found Snooping on Russian State Networks
When computer security experts recently discovered the hugely sophisticated and obviously state-sponsored cyberspy worms Stuxnet and Flame, many wondered out loud whether organized criminals might soon get their hands on similar malware tools that can...
Rep. Sander Levin: Debt Ceiling Standoff May Make Tax Reform Harder
The lingering impasse from Decembers "fiscal cliff" threatens to swamp Democrats' efforts to achieve priorities such as broad changes to gun regulations and a drive for comprehensive immigration reform. But if the fights over the debt ceiling and the...
Soot Is No. 2 Global-Warming Culprit, Study Finds
From diesel engines to cow-dung cook fires, soot from inefficiently burned fuel has supplanted methane as the second most significant global-warming agent that humans are pumping into the air, according to an exhaustive review of more than a decade's...
Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Florida Property Rights Case
The US Supreme Court grappled on Tuesday with a case testing whether officials in Florida went too far when they demanded that a landowner seeking a development permit set aside 11 of his 14.9 acres for wetlands conservation and fund improvements on...
This Winter, Try a 'Togetherness Trip'
Thinking of asking your grown kids to join you for some time off at a Caribbean beach? Or taking the grandchildren to Walt Disney World? Skiing with the whole family on some fresh powder in Colorado?Increasingly, busy Americans are using vacation travel...
US-Europe Fight over Airline Emissions Could Help Talks on Climate Change
With a limited outlook for international climate negotiations, some hope can be found in a battle currently underway between the United States and Europe over the regulation of airline emissions. This is the first major international conflict over a...
White Veins of Mars: Curiosity Hits 'A Jackpot' in Quest for Wetter Past
White veins of minerals coursing through rocks on the floor of Mars's Gale Crater are providing some of the strongest evidence yet that the rover Curiosity's landing site once was a wetter, warmer place.The details are still fuzzy. But the composition...
Will a Makeover Improve the GED's Value?
An estimated 40 million US adults have not finished high school.Every year, about 800,000 people take GED tests, and more than 400,000 succeed in earning the GED, a high school equivalency credential that's recognized in all 50 states.But "the value...