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 May 2, 2013

All Eyes on Kim Jong-Un after North Korea Gives 15 Years' Hard Labor to US Citizen
North Korea sentenced a US citizen to 15 years of hard labor today, after finding him guilty of crimes against the state. The move seems yet another in a series of efforts to gain interaction, attention or concessions from the US, some analysts believe....
America Can't Afford the Real Cost of Guantanamo
In his April 30 press conference, President Obama responded to a reporter's question about the hunger strikers at Guantanamo with a promise to reengage with Congress to close the US detention facility in Cuba. While that is encouraging news after his...
American Idol: And the Winner Is, Harry Connick, Jr
On Wednesday night, Harry Connick, Jr. rejoined American Idol as a mentor and it was like taking a deep breath of fresh air after years of suffocating under the stifling egos of Idol's diva-heavy panels. While Harry himself assured the contestants that...
Boston Bombing Probe: Three Suspects Told Stories That Don't Match
On the evening of April 18, college student Dias Kadyrbayev sent an out-of-the-ordinary text message to a classmate, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Mr. Kadyrbayev told his friend that he looked like one of the bomb suspects whose faces has been publicized by the...
Boston Bombing Probe: What Tsarnaev's Friends Tell Us about Adolescents
As the public focuses on allegations that three college friends of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took his laptop and backpack containing fireworks out of his dorm room, many people may be asking, "What were they thinking?"It's an oft-repeated...
Cubs Leave Wrigley Field? North Siders Call $300 Million Plan a Strikeout
To Major League Baseball fans, the Chicago Cubs without Wrigley Field is like a hot dog without mustard or a Cracker Jack box without a toy.The scenario may sound improbable for long-time fans of the North Side's lovable losers, who have not won a World...
Did Detained American's Christianity Scare North Korean Regime?
North Korea's sentencing on Thursday of a US citizen to 15 years of hard labor could be a ploy by leader Kim Jong-un to get a high- profile American visit and burnish his leadership standing.But there may be another explanation for what is the toughest sentence...
Emboldened by Military Gains, Assad Regime Shows Resilience
During more than two years of a debilitating civil war, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has consistently defied predictions of an imminent downfall, and his regime is showing remarkable resilience.The Syrian Army has scored tactical successes against...
Family of Blind Activist Chen Guangcheng 'Tormented' in China
The Chinese authorities are denying potentially life-saving medical treatment to the imprisoned nephew of blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, the young man's father said Thursday. "My son's life could be in danger" if he is not operated...
Flight of the RoboBee: Tiny Hovering Robot Creates Buzz
A robotic fly with a body not much taller than a penny standing on edge has taken to the air, passing its tests with flying colors. The Robobee, as it's called, is the smallest artificial insect yet flown, according to the team that built it.It lifts...
How Obama's Mexico Trip Sends a Message Back Home on Immigration, Too
President Obama's three-day trip through Central America, which began in Mexico Thursday, emphasizes economic and security concerns. But it also has a deep echo in the US immigration reform debate.Elected with an overwhelming share of the US Hispanic...
In Middle East, Public Rejects Arming Syrian Rebels: Poll
Citizens of many Middle East countries remain opposed to providing military assistance to the Syrian opposition for its fight against President Bashar al-Assad's regime, despite substantial fears that the violence will spill into their own countries,...
In Postelection Venezuela, Why Nonviolence Must Win
For years, political violence in Latin America has been rare - until this week. On Tuesday, a vicious brawl broke out in Venezuela's National Assembly. A few opposition lawmakers were badly beaten by ruling party members after objecting to the dubious results...
In Time of Trans-Atlantic Austerity, US Opens Another Military Base in Spain
The state of Spain's military today couldn't be much further removed from the the days of fascist dictator Francisco Franco.Where some forty years ago the military was the government, today's annual defense spending accounts for a single percent of the country's...
Jamestown Settlers Resorted to Cannibalism, Skeleton Reveals
Born about 1595, Jane hailed from England's southern coast. She was likely the daughter of a gentleman, and her ship to the Americas likely arrived at James Fort in August 1609. It turned out to be one of the worst possible times to land at the New World's...
Obama, Pena Nieto Must Save a Vital Part of Effort to Fight Drug Trafficking
With President Obama visiting Mexico's new president, Enrique Pena Nieto, today, it's time to ask what the future holds for US- Mexican cooperation in reducing drug trafficking - an effort known as the Merida Initiative.The Mexican government is radically...
Picture This
My youngest son's first-grade teacher stifled a giggle as she handed me an envelope of school pictures, discreetly turned image- side down. "You have to see this."I flipped over the envelope. The photo in the glassine window showed my little guy frowning...
The Triumph of Spiritual Might
We live in a world where things can be too small to see, too many to count, and too far to measure. We fret about trillions of dollars in budget debt. We're dazzled by Hubble photos from outer space of a universe blinking with billions of stars and planets...
Two Iranians in Kenya Found Guilty of Bomb Plots
Two Iranians accused by Israel of planning to target its citizens in East Africa face 15 years in a Kenyan prison after they were found guilty of plotting a terror attack.Ahmad Mohammed and Sayed Mousavi had 33 pounds of powerful explosives they intended...
Unhappy with Your Life? You Might Be French
In Southern Europe, unemployment is rampant. In the north, particularly Germany, the public is grumbling that they are bailing out the fiscally irresponsible. And everywhere on the continent, Europe's vaunted welfare states are under threat.Austerity,...
'Warren Is in the House.' Billionaire Warren Buffett Joins Twitter
"Warren is in the house."If there's one thing Warren Buffett knows, it's how to make a return on an investment. His Twitter debut was no different. The billionaire known as the "Oracle of Omaha" for his moneymaking acumen took just the 25 characters...
Why Justice Department Appeal on Morning-After Pill Is Ironic
The Justice Department's decision to appeal a federal judge's order removing age restrictions on buying morning-after pills keeps the politically charged issue of emergency contraception in the spotlight.The decision, announced Wednesday night, does...
Why Obama Won't Talk So Much about Drug War on Mexico Trip
President Obama travels to Mexico Thursday with a bilateral agenda that no longer screams "drug war" as its No. 1 item.But if narcotrafficking and security issues seem to have given way to trade, Western Hemisphere energy development, and regional prosperity...
With 'Photos of You,' Instagram Adds Facebook-Style Tagging
Stealing a page from the playbook of its corporate parent, Instagram is introducing a tagging function called "Photos of You." The whole thing is pretty straightforward: After you've posted a picture to Instagram, you can tap or click on the photo and...