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 February 13, 2013

A Soft Response to North Korea Nuclear Test (+Video)
North Korea tested a nuclear device Tuesday, the third since 2006. The underground explosion, which was more powerful and perhaps smaller in design than the previous ones, has sparked a critical mass of international alarm.Has the regime of Kim Jong-un...
Ben Johnson to Lance Armstrong: A Chronology of Doping Scandal
September 1988: Speed demon Ben Johnson is stripped of Olympic gold for testing positive for a banned steroid after winning the 100- meter race.November 1999: World Anti-Doping Agency is established to coordinate and monitor the fight against doping...
Body Burned in Cabin? Where Christopher Dorner Investigation Goes Now
The search for former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner has ended in a blaze of gunfire and flames, but that seeming finale does not end the investigation. Rather, many aspects of the pursuit for justice now enter new phases.Here...
Coolidge
In Coolidge, conservative journalist Amity Shlaes gives us a hefty, well-researched, contrarian tome about Calvin Coolidge, the man of few words who ruled the nation during much of the roaring 20s. Unfortunately, whether you like it will depend on what...
Debate on Gun Control Should Ask Whether Congress Has Power to Regulate
Gun control has become one of the preeminent battles of 2013. During a press conference last month, in which he was surrounded by children, President Obama urged Congress to ban assault (automatic) weapons, limit magazines to 10 bullets, and introduce...
Divine Spirit's Power in Your Life
At this years Academy Awards ceremony, the creators of a critically acclaimed 6-1/2 minute movie will learn if they will be taking home the Oscar in the Best Short Film, Animated category. Their feature, well timed for Valentines Day, is Paperman (Walt Disney...
Drugs in Sports: Who Is Winning the Doping War?
January was a busy month for drugs in sport. First, cyclist Lance Armstrong admitted on national television to running what one antidoping agency called "the most sophisticated, professionalized, and successful doping program that sport has ever seen."Two...
Global Warming: Yet Another Threat to Southwest's Iconic Pinyon Pine?
Over the past decade, researchers have documented the increased vulnerability of large stands of a Southwestern forest icon the pinyon pine to the dangers associated with a warming climate: drought, insects, and wildfires.Now, it appears that rising...
Grand Bargain on Deficit Reduction: RIP?
Sometimes, a speech is significant not for the points it makes, but for the points it doesnt make.President Obamas State of the Union address Tuesday billed as the blueprint for his second term, not just the next year appears to be one such case. Missing...
In State of the Union, Obama Calls for Free-Trade Pacts of Historic Scope
Cheaper Italian pasta in US supermarkets? More Mustangs prowling the byways of Provence?President Obamas announcement in his State of the Union address Tuesday night that the United States and European Union will begin negotiating creation of the largest...
In US, Big Strides in Reducing Domestic Violence
A bruised cheek. A broken bone. Verbal battering. A window shattered in an effort to intimidate. The rate of such violence or abuse between husband and wife or any two intimate partners has been on the wane in America, falling by a stunning 64 percent between...
Is China Taking a Harsher Tone on North Korea?
Before North Korea conducted its third nuclear test this week, China made strong efforts to dissuade Pyongyang, saying that if it went ahead with the test, it must pay a heavy price.After Pyongyang went ahead with the test anyway, China, Pyongyangs largest...
Manhunt for LAPD Ex-Cop Christopher Dorner Ends in Bullets, Flames (+Video)
The manhunt for former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner reached its climax Tuesday night with dramatic shootouts and leaping flames engulfing a mountain hideout. Authorities believe the cabin, sequestered in a gully near the resort town of Big Bear Lake,...
Massive Protest Movement Emerges against Islamists in Bangladesh
A protest that has at times swelled into the hundreds of thousands entered its ninth day today in Bangladeshs capital, touched off by the outcome of a war crimes trial that has awoken an astonishing struggle over this country's identity and the role...
Obama's State of the Union Address Both Bold and Modest (+Video)
President Obama in his 2013 State of the Union laid out an expansive vision for government efforts to help boost the American middle class, called upon Congress to finally pass comprehensive immigration reform, announced that the US effort in Afghanistan...
Obama's Universal Preschool Proposal: Game-Changer or Federal Overreach?
As part of a broader effort to strengthen the middle class, President Obama proposed making universal preschool education available to all children in America in his State of the Union address Tuesday, a policy hell underscore when he visits an early childhood...
Obama Urges a Budget without Brinkmanship. but Can Congress Stop the Insanity?
President Obama presented Congress with a plea for sanity during his State of the Union address Tuesday night.Lets set party interests aside and work to pass a budget that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments in our future,...
State of the Union 101: Has Obamacare Really Slowed Rise of Health Costs?
In his State of the Union message Tuesday, President Obama said, Already, the Affordable Care Act is helping to slow the growth of health-care costs.He didnt dwell on the point. Members of his own party applauded, and he moved on to talk about the need...
State of the Union 101: Nine Obama Proposals That Might Create Jobs
The goal of job growth and rising prosperity for the middle class formed the thematic core of President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday.The economy very much needs that.Not every idea Mr. Obama proposed on this front is a sure jobs gainer....
State of the Union 2013: A Step Forward on Housing?
Nestled early into President Obamas State of the Union speech last night was a short bit about how the housing market and housing lenders have become a little too cautious.After a housing disaster driven by unscrupulous lenders who handed handing out...
State of the Union: US Needs a Statesman, but Obama Played Politics as Usual (+Video)
To many, the state of Americas union is fractious. Distrust, disdain, and suspicion permeate American politics. Divisions within and between the two major parties have stymied the legislative process.Last night in his State of the Union address, President...
Ted Nugent Slams State of the Union. Why Did He Rip GOP, Too?
Did you see shocker rocker/gun advocate Ted Nugent attending President Obamas State of the Union address? At first reporters had a hard time finding him, but eventually the cameras discovered the Motor City Madman high in the House gallery, sitting quietly...
Two Sisters, Two Wildernesses
We don't know where we're going, and we don't know how we are getting there.This truth becomes ever more apparent as my sister Britta and I bushwhack through tangles of willow. We gouge our shins on immovable limbs, get clipped in the head by big branches,...
Why EU-US Free Trade Agreement Would Benefit Both Sides
As President Obama begins his second term, this is the right moment for the United States and the European Union to work together even more closely on a number of issues relevant to both their domestic and foreign policy agendas.The most immediate way...
Why Obama's Executive Order on Cybersecurity Doesn't Satisfy Most Experts
The Obama administration on Wednesday unveiled a long-awaited executive order intended to bolster cybersecurity by hardening the computer networks that control the nations power grid, financial and transportation systems, and other critical infrastructure.The...
Why the Iran Threat Assessment May Be Easing for Now
Analysts are toning down threat assessments on Iran as several developments coincide to lower the drumbeat of fears about Iran's nuclear intentions.From slower-than-expected missile progress, to resumed conversion of Iran's most sensitive enriched uranium...
Would Harsher Sentencing Have Saved Hadiya Pendleton?
In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama mentioned 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, the girl who participated at his inauguration festivities and was gunned down near his Chicago home three weeks ago, to push for a vote on gun-control...