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 November 26, 2007

A Rural Minnesota Football Team Excels on - and off - the Field
Farming is life here in Marshall County, where sugar beets and wheat grow thick across the flat landscape and small towns simply grow smaller. But in the midst of the troubles that plague much of rural America, two neighboring villages here take great...
Behind Mideast Summit - the Iran Factor
When the Bush administration holds a meeting this week to formally relaunch the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, one uninvited guest will be looming large over everyone's shoulder: Iran.Tuesday's meeting in Annapolis, Md., was once envisioned as a...
Can You Sue If Your 401(k) Nest Egg Is Mishandled?
- Like millions of American workers, James LaRue was counting on his 401(k) retirement savings plan to provide a financial cushion when he stopped working. He made regular contributions to it, and hegave instructions to the plan manager on how to invest...
Do-It-Yourself Fire Crew Saves Own Neighborhood
The professional firefighters did not roll up to Corral Canyon in time Saturday. So Matt Haines finally had his chance to rev up the private fire truck that he bought at a public surplus auction.Mr. Haines's 31-year-old pumper truck and tanker truck...
Foreign Shoppers Hit 'Mall of America'
"So, where are the shops?" asks John Bainbridge, who is just off the plane from Yorkshire, England.After getting directions to Bloomingdale's department store, Mr. Bainbridge, his wife, daughter, granddaughter, and two friends are off to buy their Christmas...
France, Germany Swap Strike Tactics
No metro. No newspaper. No mail. And now, after all that, no victory.Since 1968, France's unions have successfully blocked labor- market reforms by taking to the street en masse. Such was the intent of the transit workers, teachers, students, and newspaper...
God Is with You
"You are not alone ..." This is a refrain from the final song in Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Into the Woods."In the production, characters from childhood stories have adventures and encounter "dangers" in the woods. Little Red Riding Hood meets that...
How to Have a Happy - and Low-Carbon - Holiday
But more recently, this ecominded University of Vermont junior has come to question the wisdom of buying things that are soon discarded as obsolete, and her brothers (now 18 and 22) are feeling the effects. Their gifts this year will come from the Peace...
In Child Pornography, Fight Harder
Millions of children around the world are being sexually abused and molested. Billions of dollars are changing hands as part of a growing crime wave of child pornography. This is anything but a victimless crime. Children - some as young as infants -...
Investment Propels a Real-Estate Boom for Panama
The hilltop view overlooking the former Howard US Air Force Base in Panama says it all.The vacant barracks will be the site of a $10 billion minicity slated to be the size of Central London. Just beyond the hills, the Panama Canal is undergoing a $5...
Just the Way Mom Baked It? Never!
"Just the way your mother baked it" has never been to me an entirely convincing slogan by means of which mass manufacturers of pies or cakes endeavor to take one for a ride.How could they compare? Did they ever actually try my mother's ginger cake, coffeecake,...
Letters to the Editor
Why are so many kids a part of the 'dropout factory'?In response to Robert Balfanz and John Bridgeland's Nov. 23 Opinion piece, "A plan to fix 'dropout factories' ": Instead of fretting over the high school dropout rate, and devising schemes to get diplomas...
Pakistan: A New Sharif in Town
The return Sunday of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who ended eight years of exile just one day before the deadline to register for parliamentary elections, adds a powerful wild card that could bring either political stability or continued discord...
Reign in Those Vocal Chords
I consider myself rather progressive in my political and social views. (Look to wind and waves for electrical power? Seems like a good idea to me!) But when it comes to the English language, I may very well be a fogy.Recently, on National Dictionary...
Rudd Win Ushers in New Era for Australia
A tumultuous 24 hours propelled Australia into a new political era Sunday, with prime minister-elect Kevin Rudd offering generational change and fresh ideas on issues ranging from climate change to education.Mr. Rudd will distance Australia from the...
The Middle East's Middle Ground
An air of necessity, and thus possibility, lies over the Middle East peace conference in Annapolis, Md. If Ben Franklin were there, as he was in Philadelphia to help 13 states draft a US Constitution, he might give the same advice to participants: We...
Three American Comics Find Islamic Audience Laugh Too
- The three young men have coffee-toned skin. They say they're on "a mission." They have a growing following in the Middle East, and they proudly proclaim themselves to be the "Axis of Evil."Not the kind of boast you want to make around a TSG inspector...
Why Cleanup of Oil Spill Lagged
Local crab fishermen used to take part in drills to clean up oil spills, scooping up rice - the stand-in for an oil slick - that drifted atop the waters of San Francisco Bay. Then, about a decade ago, that training stopped. So when a real oil spill occurred...
Will Sovereign Wealth Funds Rule the World?
Sovereign Wealth Funds are huge, scarily big.Though unknown to most Americans, these -government-owned funds have been getting lots of attention in the financial press as well as among the world's top central bankers and finance ministers. The Senate...
Workplace Attitudes Change toward 'Face Time'
Bosses come in two types: those who want their employees to be present every day, and those who trust them to work anywhere.Amanda Farmer knows which kind she prefers. During 18 months at a A-public-relations agency in New York, she says, "Our desks...

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