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 June 12, 2008

A Dying Maple Is Replaced by Hope and Promise
Twenty-two years ago, my husband and I toured a house we were considering buying in our local historic district. Our first concern was not with the amount of restoration the house required but with the massive tree out front, a towering maple with limbs...
A Former Fundamentalist Examines the World of His Youth
"From my earliest days growing up across the river from my grandparents, I was raised to wait upon the rapture of the saints. Apocalypse was a distant cloud always on the horizon."With a keen eye for detail, Brett Grainger plunges readers into the Brethren...
All Eyes on Irish in Key E.U. Vote
On Thursday, Ireland will be - for a day, at least - the most influential country in Europe, as its citizens vote on a treaty designed to streamline continent-wide cooperation on everything from climate change to international terrorism.Advocates hope...
Angels on the Court
It was the first game of the NBA (National Basketball Association) finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers. In the third quarter of a fiercely competitive battle, Paul Pierce, the captain of the Celtics, went down in a heap and had...
Child-Abuse Claims vs. Parents' Rights
The US Supreme Court is being asked to determine whether procedures used in Illinois to investigate allegations of child abuse or neglect violate the fundamental rights of parents.The case arises at a legal crossroads between the government's interest...
In California, a Segregation Bastion Falls
One of the last bastions of racial segregation will be breached next month. Trailing most US states, California will start fully integrating its prison cells beginning July 1.The change has both inmates and prison guards nervous about racial violence...
Johnson Resigns Post in Obama Camp in Flap over Home Loans
The head of presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama's vice- presidential search committee stepped down Wednesday, amid allegations that he had received favorable loans from troubled mortgage company Countrywide Financial. The resignation of James...
Just What I've Always Wanted
No matter how humble the contents of a package, Dad always took care to appreciate the time and thought that went into selecting a store-bought gift or the skill (or effort to be skilled) that went into making one. When we were young and operating on...
Kurdistan's Muckraking Media Test Free Speech Limits
Last year, Ahmed Mira published a cover story in his magazine Leveen titled "The legacy of the sick man." The story was about the health problems of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and a bitter leadership struggle within his political party, the Patriotic...
Letters to the Editor
Prisoner abuse sullies US democracy missionIn response to the May 22 article, "Guantanamo ex-detainee tells of abuse": By treating those who are not United States citizens as inferior to US citizens, we deny the rest of the world the rights we have under...
Many Cities Face Flight Cuts
From Butte, Mont., to Hagerstown, Pa., more than 100 small and medium-size cities across the US will see reductions in airline service by year's end. Some communities will lose commercial service altogether.Surging oil prices, driving up the cost of...
Reporters on the Job
* A Different Gaza: Correspondent Rafael Frankel has been on seven reporting trips into Gaza. But his latest trip to report on Palestinian Fulbright scholars is his first in two years, and his first visit since the militant group Hamas has seized...
Scholars Accepted to Grad School, but Stuck in Gaza
Zohair Abu Shaban graduated at the top of his 2007 class in electrical engineering at the Islamic University here and after a lengthy application process, he was awarded the US State Department's prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study in Connecticut.But...
Senate Blocks Big Oil Windfall Profits Tax Bill
Senate Republicans today voted to block an energy bill that would have imposed a windfall profits tax and ended $17 billion in tax breaks for oil companies.At a time of record high gasoline prices, the issue of which party is doing the most to ease the...
Send More U.S. Students Abroad
Both presidential candidates have identified the decline of America's international prestige as one of the most serious problems that the next administration will face. But neither have yet come forward with a detailed plan to address it.One crucial...
Shalom to a New Pro-Israel Lobby
How's this for a roster of speakers? Three presidential candidates, the top leaders of Congress, and Israel's premier. Last week, they all spoke before a pro-Israel group, one of Washington's most influential lobbies.The American Israel Public Affairs...
Spelling Bees, Long a Domain of Kids, Now Attract Seniors
Leslie Hardy knows attitude. Not the mental state - although he knows that, too, and has thoughts on the matter - but the word itself. He spelled it wrong 50 years ago, and that sequence of letters is seared into his mind.A stutterer through elementary...
Squeezing the Most out of a Gallon
With gas prices soaring above $4 a gallon, grousing at the fill- up station is rising fast, too. But instead of complaining, America's leading "hypermiler" advises simply "teaching your right foot" to behave.A former nuclear engineer, Wayne Gerdes is...
Syria Sees Warming Ties in Middle East
Just a few weeks ago, talk of a visit by the Syrian president to Lebanon would have been greeted with widespread derision. For most, Syria was considered the main cause of Lebanese political instability.But on the back of the recent Doha agreement, which...
U.S. Cities for the 21st Century
Over the next two years, Chicago plans to introduce a pilot high- speed bus program, complete with dedicated lanes and permanent boarding kiosks, as well as a downtown congestion pricing plan for those who still drive - all paid for with a $153 million...
U.S. Wheat Acreage Rises - Even in New England
No one would mistake the thin, rocky soil of New England for America's breadbasket. There's been no recorded tally of wheat here since 1946, according to federal records.But under the radar, farmers in Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts have been growing...
Volunteers Send Aid through Burma's (Myanmar's) Back Door
When the call came, Samantha Finke was in South Dakota. Like other staffers for Sen. Hillary Clinton, she wondered what the future held as primary season finished up.Five minutes later, she had an answer. Switch to Sen. Barack Obama? No, Ms. Finke elected...
What Tiananmen Crushed in Me
I was born in the final year of the 1960s, too late to identify with that decade of rebellion, idealism, and change. I grew up in an orderly American suburb and spent my teen years at a comfortable prep school, doing my homework and following the rules...
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