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, 2008

American Transcendentalism and the Revolution Within
'They called themselves 'the club of the like-minded,' " quipped preacher and abolitionist James Freeman Clarke. "I suppose because no two ... thought alike." Annie Russell Marble, who had once lived as one of their numbers, was rather more tart about...
Cellphones Bring a :-) to Remotest Africa
If your cellphone breaks in remote northern Namibia, your best hope rests in the decapitated flatbed of a long-dead Toyota pickup, not far from the only tarred road in the dusty town of Opuwo.On the flatbed sits an aluminum-sided shack, identified by...
Coup in the Bayou: New Governor Jindal Promises Change in Louisiana
Little is ordinary about Louisiana's new governor, Piyush "Bobby" Jindal. He's the nation's youngest governor, the first whose parents are from India, and his state's first nonwhite chief executive since Reconstruction. A convert from Hinduism to Catholicism,...
Don't Pave Cambodia's Flawed Path to Justice
Five high-profile members of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge government are finally in detention awaiting trial. It's historic progress toward long-awaited justice for the brutal regime that caused the deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians in the late-1970s.The United...
Do Pilots Get Enough Sleep?
Nobody wants a tired pilot flying a fully loaded 747 jumbo jet.The airlines and Federal Aviation Administration insist that no pilots are - at least, none who are tired enough to jeopardize safety.Yet pilots say they're seeing "an alarming increase"...
Drain on the Mediterranean: Rising Water Usage
Arif Karaoglu recalls the days when Lake Aksehir lapped at the foot of the village mosque and residents had to build high walls to protect their homes from flooding. Now, when he looks out across the landscape, he sees only a vast, sandy plateau. Until...
Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Good Writing
When my teenage son picked up Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Good Writing, it fell open to Rule 3: "Never use a verb other than 'said' to carry dialogue.""I wish my teachers could read this," my son said. "They tell us not to use 'said.' They think other...
'Father of the Islamic Bomb'
Friends saw what they wanted to see. Manufacturers in Europe and North America mostly saw dollar signs. Foreign intelligence agencies underestimated the Pakistani scientist. And Western heads of state figured they faced bigger threats than a social-climbing...
Fertilizer, Frustration Fuel Gaza's Rockets
After a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Jan. 3 landed 17 kilometers (10 miles) inside Israel - deeper than any has penetrated so far - the Israeli press was full of speculation of where the weapon may have come from and how it got into Gaza.The Israeli...
Hillary Clinton's Critical Choice
Sen. Hillary Clinton will soon make a decision about the direction of her campaign in the South Carolina Democratic primary on Jan. 26. Her options are either to play nice and perhaps lose, or to go on the attack and win.In a tight race against Sen....
In the Saddle at the Bison Museum
Can you imagine having a collection of something that you like so much that you buy a whole museum's worth of memorabilia? That's what Gary Martinson did! He loves bison collectibles, so in 1999, he bought the Buffalo Museum of America from an Arizona...
In This Mystery, a Pig Plays a Leading Role
Lots of Americans vacation in Ireland. But Aaron McCloud is a little unusual, as tourists go. He hasn't come for the lush scenery, rich history, knitted goods, or to seek his ancestral roots. Instead, "Aaron McCloud had come to Ireland, to County Kerry,...
Ireland with Egg on Its Face
Roddy Doyle has the literary equivalent of perfect pitch, an uncanny ear for the nuances that capture individual character and voice. His deep understanding of the human condition as a juggling act between hope and despair enables him to find the uplifting...
Letters to the Editor
The US must cut spending to avoid inflationIn response to your Jan. 14 editorial, "A perfect storm door against a US recession?": This editorial correctly calls for more across-the-aisle compromise in stimulating our economy to grow at a proper pace.I...
Life in Prison for Padilla?
The US government's efforts to sentence convicted Al Qaeda recruit Jose Padilla and two codefendants to life in prison may have hit a snag.Under federal sentencing guidelines, the three men could receive much shorter prison terms - perhaps 10 years or...
Now, Economy Tops War in Election
Within the space of a few weeks, economic worries have displaced the Iraq war as the top political issue in the United States, upending the carefully laid plans of presidential candidates and causing Congress and the White House to consider emergency...
Revealing Your Natural Glint
Recently, while I was polishing some silver, I was reminded of a quick healing I had last spring when a pot of boiling curry splashed into my eyes. The moment the curry sprayed on my face, a good thought from God immediately came to mind: "A spiritual...
Russia's Row with Britain Escalates
Russia's diplomatic chill with Britain deepened Monday. Following the decision of the British Council, the cultural arm of the British government, to open its Russian branches in defiance of a Foreign Ministry order to shut down, British ambassador Anthony...
Shadings to Greener Buildings
Cutting the fuel appetites of vehicles down to Prius-size portions or better is a good idea. But what about buildings? They consume two-thirds of electricity and account for a third of greenhouse gases. Can they go on energy diets?In 2000, a consortium...
U.S. Pushes Iraq to Clear More 'Benchmarks'
The Bush administration is counting on Saturday's passage of a key piece of legislation in Iraq, easing measures against former Baathists, to act as a break in a logjam that has held up national reconciliation.With violence down, insurgent groups quieted,...
Will Iraq Playbook Work in Pakistan?
Pitting Sunni tribes against Al Qaeda-allied tribes has worked in Iraq. Will it work against the Taliban in Pakistan?Pakistan's troubled tribal belt is emerging as the latest test bed of this counterterrorism strategy.On Monday, fresh fighting broke...

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