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 August 12, 2009

Afghan Candidates Face More Vocal Constituency: Women
On a recent humid summer morning, two dozen women stream into a conference room overlooking a lush garden at Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani's headquarters. They have come to hear the former finance minister's policies on women - and to tell...
American Forces Scramble to Expand Security before Afghan Vote
Next week's elections in Afghanistan will pose enormous challenges to American and NATO forces to provide enough security for Afghans to get out the vote.For this much-anticipated election, in which there are nearly 40 presidential candidates, American...
A Typhoon, a Baby, and Spiritual Light
In the midst of reports about Asia's typhoons and earthquakes, there was a gentle image: a baby looking up into the eyes of a rescue worker, who was tenderly holding the child (Agence France- Press). In recent days, the Philippines, Taiwan, and China...
China's Great Wall to Foreign Green Tech
When China's ruling Communist Party tells the energy industry in the world's largest controlled economy to "go green," the world can cheer. At last the largest emitter of heat-trapping gases is starting to make a contribution toward curbs on global warming...
China's Stimulus Working - Perhaps Too Well
Late last year, as a global recession snapped at China's heels, Tomer Rothschild's sales team began to sweat. Selling gym membership to white-collar workers had suddenly gotten harder.Today, the treadmills are humming again. "Back then, people were worried...
For China, Far West Is Rife with Terror Plots
A bomb threat that forced a civilian plane to turn back Sunday on a flight from Afghanistan to western China is the latest in a series of alleged terror plots in restless Xinjiang province.Authorities have offered no clear explanation of why the Boeing...
France Must Look beneath the Burqa
French President Nicolas Sarkozy's call this summer to ban burqas, the full-body covering for Muslim women, has generated much heat but little light. This controversy is just the latest episode in the messier conflict over French identity and social...
From Nets to Kilowatts
At the Covanta Energy-from-Waste facility in Preston, Conn., a 30- foot wall of garbage towers above 10 tons of tangled fishing gear. Fishing nets, ropes, lobster traps, and buoys from the fishing port of Provincetown, Mass., lie on the floor where trash...
If Uncle Sam Becomes Your Doctor
Americans are doing their homework on healthcare reform. And, unlike some members of Congress, they're reading the legislation, even though it's more than 1,000 pages long.They see that the numbers don't add up. They note the contradictory claims by...
Provenance
What is provenance? Good guess! But no, it's not the capital of Rhode Island. Provenance means "origin," as in, "What is the provenance of that famous work of art?" It is the paper trail of receipts, auction listings, exhibition catalogues, and letters...
Scientists Spot Massive Methane Rainstorm over Titan
Worried about nasty tropical weather? Be glad you're not on Saturn's moon Titan.Astronomers have discovered a storm system on Titan the size of India. It popped up in April 2008 in the moon's tropics, a latitude belt not known for cloudiness.The storm,...
Straight Talk about Cellphone 'Gs'
Speedy 3G cellphone service, the kind that smart phones crave, can feel a bit sluggish if you live in Baltimore. Sprint picked the city to test out its "4G" network. To explain the difference between the many Gs that litter cellphone marketing, let's...
The Sunday Visit
Last Sunday I made a visit to some new neighbors down the block. No specific purpose in mind, just an opportunity to touch base, sit at the kitchen table, have some tea, and chat. As I did so, it occurred to me how rare the Sunday visit has become.When...
Use of Drones in Pakistan and Afghanistan: Deadly, but Legal?
*A daily summary of global reports on security issues.Unmanned Predator drones have become the face of the US war on terrorism, an unconventional response to an unconventional enemy. And they are seemingly effective. Last week, they struck down one of...
Which Came First, the Idea or the Words for It?
Our thoughts form our language. Or maybe our language determines the way we think. Which is it?Stanford University scientist Lera Boroditsky thinks the latter is the better answer to this age-old question in linguistics. In a field that, as Newsweek...
Will Clinton Push Nigeria on Corruption?
Attracted by its oil, repelled its corruption, most of the West regards Nigeria with a mix of hope and disappointment. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's challenge, in her 36 hours in this West African country, is to find out just how the US can help...

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