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 October 12, 2007

Auto-Worker Benefits - Long Rising - Begin to Wane
Two labor strikes this fall have been short, but the outcome is still tough for auto workers: After years of rising pay and benefits, the tide has turned the other way.The next generation of United Auto Workers will receive lower pay and benefits than...
Ayn Rand Devotees Hug over 'Atlas Shrugged'
Ayn Rand might seem an unlikely matchmaker. In a 1964 Playboy interview, she famously said that a man who places friends and family above "productive work" is immoral, an "emotional parasite."Yet as "Atlas Shrugged" turns 50 this week, Rand's iconic...
Brakeless and Spoiling for a Race
For those whose notion of bicycle racing begins and ends with telecasts of the Tour de France, the scene at New England Velodrome would be a puzzling one, starting with the race course itself: a banked, 1/5-mile concrete oval, within earshot of jets...
Chatter: No More the Bane of Train Travel
I frequently ride Amtrak between Boston and New York City. In a period when the airline industry is increasingly characterized by delays, lost baggage, canceled flights, and the security-mandated need for passengers to arrive at the airport hours before...
Druze Wives Hope to Reclaim Old Ties
In her wedding dress, Lamice Ayoub walked about 50 yards to pass through a military crossing, dividing the Syrian side of the Golan Heights from the Israeli-controlled part of this highly contentious and remote plateau.From the Syrian side, her parents...
Fight over Court Role in US Eavesdropping
To what extent should courts become involved in the oversight of sensitive US eavesdropping operations?That is one of the most crucial items at issue in the developing struggle between congressional Democrats and the White House over new legislation...
Into It: Oliver Sacks
... reading?Music, Language, and the Brain by a colleague of mine called [Aniruddh] Patel. He himself is a good musician as well as a neuroscientist and a nice writer [with] a good feeling for language. A book [that] absolutely staggered me ... is The...
Judges' Opinions off the Bench
What can judges properly say outside court? Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's harsh assessments of liberals throughout his recent autobiography have brought this question back into the news.Of course, it has not been absent long. In March 2006,...
Kirk Franklin Has a Holy Mission: Save Modern Gospel Music
Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin can't relax, even when he's supposed to, between tapings for his latest project, BET's "Sunday Best," the channel's gospel version of "American Idol."Dressed in patent-leather pink sneakers, designer jeans, a stylish vest,...
Letters to the Editor
Protect the religious freedom of US troopsThanks for the Oct. 4 article, "Are US troops being force-fed Christianity?" regarding the question of religious evangelization in the military. My spouse and I have long experience with the military and were...
New in Theaters
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (PG-13)Director: Shekhar Kapur. With Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett. (104 min.)This new film starring Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I is a distinct letdown from the 1998 predecessor that helped make Blanchett a star. She...
'Night' Owns the Crime-Film Genre
"We Own the Night," starring Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix, is set in 1988 in pre-Giuliani New York City, when crime was pandemic and the Russian mob was moving in on the Mafia. There's almost a wistfulness to the approach of writer-director James...
Petraeus: Al Qaeda Remains 'Wolf Closest to the Sled'
Nearly a month after testifying before Congress, Gen. David Petraeus says that keeping pressure on Al Qaeda in Iraq is the most pressing issue facing the US military here.General Petraeus, the top US commander in Iraq, spoke to a small group of reporters...
Plastic Sheen, Vibrant Heart
Sullenly introverted Lars Lindstrom (Ryan Gosling) has a dull office job in a small Midwestern town. He resists bantering with his co-workers and shrinks from the flirtations of Margo (Kelli Garner), the appealingly daffy new hire. He attends church...
Reporters on the Job
* Quick Cash: In reporting today's story on a new cellphone- to-cellphone cash-transfer service offered in Kenya, staff writer Matthew Clark thought it would take a while to find customers who had benefited from the service . "Boy, was I wrong," says...
The Battle for Eyeballs at the Bus Stop
Does street furniture mean anything to you? Does it suggest a disreputable-looking recliner left at the curb for pick up by the city (or whatever urban scavenger might come along sooner)? Is street furniture the little folding tables and stools used...
The Bully in China's Shop
Small, democratic Taiwan expects volleys of verbal fireworks against it next week when China's Communist Party meets in a congress held every five years. The new threats wouldn't be worth much notice - if China wasn't also revving up its war machine...
The Day the Music Didn't Die
In the music world, a comeback is hardly new. Musicians and bands who swear they've performed their last gig are inevitably resurrected for one more - this time we really mean it - final farewell or reunion tour.But coming back from the grave? That's...
The Muslim Brotherhood Shows Its True Colors
If Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini were alive today, he would celebrate the expansion of his Islamist vision. As evidenced by the latest version of the Muslim Brotherhood's recently released political party platform, the late Iranian leader's dream...
'The Windows of Heaven'
Not long ago, I stopped by an office supply store to pick up a few items. While waiting in line, I noticed a bird in a high window, beating its wings frantically at the glass, trying to get outside. Below the closed window stood an open door, but the...
Turkish Ire May Affect Iraq War
Two obsessions in Turkey may appear unrelated - a recent surge in Kurdish militant attacks and the mass killing of Armenians nearly a century ago - but they are swiftly combining as a strategic tipping point in US-Turkey relations that could affect American...
Unserved by Banks, Poor Kenyans Now Just Use a Cellphone
With a click of a cellphone key, Bernard Otieno makes the transfer - sending funds instantly from his residence in a sprawling Nairobi slum to his wife, who holds down their rural family farm some 250 miles away.Mr. Otieno, a security guard who works...
Uphill Climb for Rice on Mideast Peace
As the Bush administration moves to revive the long-dormant Middle East peace process - most notably by calling Israeli and Palestinian leaders to an international conference to be held next month outside Washington - pressure is building for a White...
Why Kosovo Is Central to Serb National Epic
After eight years of United Nations' rule in Kosovo, the idea that the cradle of Serb identity might be lost is being met here with a mix of shock, denial, resignation, and outrage. With a Dec. 10 deadline looming on the status of Kosovo - and with Serbs...

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