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 May 1, 2008

A 10-Year Timeout for Global Warming, Study Says
Global warming is taking a break that could last for another 10 years or so.That's the latest word from a team of climate researchers in Germany. Global average temperatures should remain above normal, the team suggests. But additional warming - already...
As Britain Votes, Gordon Brown Faces First Big Test
When Gordon Brown met the three major US presidential candidates on a US trip in early April, it was billed as an important getting- to-know-you exercise for a prime minister keen to build a relationship with his most important international ally.But...
Back-to-Basics Biking Movement Takes Hold in Cities
John "2Tone" Woodroof rides his bike the way an intrepid sea captain rides a storm: always moving, eyes peeled to the horizon. Zipping around Atlanta's mean streets, Mr. Woodroof is the epitome of two-wheeled bravura.He and his comrades match a punk...
Behind Logjam over Economic Remedies, a Values Divide in D.C
Even before President Bush launched a broadside at Congress this week, Democratic lawmakers were scrambling to find practical answers to rising gasoline and food prices and out-of-reach mortgage and tuition bills. The president blames Congress for blocking...
Blacks Wrestle with Obama-Wright Rift
In disowning his former pastor Tuesday, a month after saying he could never do so, Sen. Barack Obama walked a very fine line: He had to renounce a prominent black preacher who had become a political problem without alienating African-American voters,...
Economy Growing ... but Just Barely
America avoided a period of outright decline in national output as 2008 began, revealing an economy that is not so much buckling as slowly sagging.For practical purposes, positive growth numbers released Wednesday are just a technicality. It feels like...
'Fairy Dogmother' to a Pit Bull
I secretly disdain dogs because they're overly enthusiastic when it comes to humans. They love anyone and everyone. No standards! No selectivity! At least, that's what I used to think - before I rescued a pit bull in the park.There's an oasis of old-growth...
Horizons: What's New in Sci-Tech
Bats: Honkin' with BrevirostrisAerosmith's lead screamer Steven Tyler has nothing on Cormura brevirostris. It's a species of fruit bat that lives in Panama. European biologists studying bats' version of sonar - used to find food - have discovered that...
Is the Sunni-Shiite Rift Mostly Politics and Media Hype?
As imam of the largest mosque in North America, Sayyed Hassan al- Qazwini feels the frustration of trying to convey a moderate image of Islam to a Western media seemingly fixated on extremists."When I speak, or other moderate Muslim scholars speak, we...
Kid Spot Quiz
Hey kids, can you name these 'green' terms?Kermit the Frog sang, "It's not easy bein' green," but, really, being green can be fun. Think of all the great green things you know - grass, leaves, and sometimes money. Fill in the blanks to find more.1. These...
Letters to the Editor
Should local police enforce federal immigration policy?Regarding Nik Steinberg's April 24 Opinion piece, "Don't make police squeal on illegal immigrants": Here is another writer confusing illegal and legal immigrants. Citizens do not object to legal...
Little Gardens Make a Big Impact
Water cascades in graceful ribbons over ledges of stonework edged in mosaic tile. The pink-and-green-striped leaves of earthstar, a member of the pineapple family, form broad clumps along the water's edge. A lily pad floats in the glassy pool of this...
Lots of Climate-Change Studies, Still Few Certainties
The Arctic can be frustrating for scientists trying to predict climate change. They know Arctic climate is changing faster than expected. Yet they don't understand what's happening today well enough to trust computer projections of what may happen there...
McCain Charts Own Course to Boost GI Benefits
Vietnam War veteran Sen. John McCain calls the American GI bill that gave a generation of soldiers an opportunity to receive an education "one of the greatest things about the 20th century." But he disagrees with prominent colleagues about how and how...
More Computer Brands Chase the '$100 Laptop'
The laptop computers most people haul around are underutilized. They hardly break a sweat to read e-mail, stream video, view photos, browse the Web, or run word-processing or spreadsheet programs. Their powerful processors are rarely tested except by...
Narrow the College Gap for Vets
Veterans back from Iraq and Afghanistan mounted a political assault on Congress this week. They want more benefits for college education proposed in a modern "GI Bill" because payouts don't cover costs. World War II vets got a free ticket to earn a sheepskin....
Pakistani Leaders' Rift Strains Stability
Pakistan's ballot-box revolution, which resoundingly repudiated the government and policies of President Pervez Musharraf on Feb. 18, is in danger of faltering.A month after they joined forces, the parties that routed Mr. Musharraf's allies have reached...
Reporters on the Job
* Green Zone Spanish: If you want to get into the highly fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, where the US Embassy and Iraqi leaders have offices, it helps if you speak Spanish.Staff writer Howard LaFranchi found that the private security contractors...
Stop, Thieving Rabbits!
'Now, my dears,' said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, 'you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden; your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.'- Beatrix PotterBeatrix Potter wrote the...
The Goal: No One Left Hungry
An editorial in this newspaper, "Food for America's famished," states, "With prices skyrocketing for staples such as bread, the poor need more food donations," and explains, "Donations to private food banks are off by 9 percent." The editorial concludes,...
The MySpace Crowd Gets Chummy with Chumby
Chalk it up to quirkiness. When the Chumby - a small, square mound of Wi-Fi enabled plastic - first hit shelves, gear geeks voiced skepticism about the gadget's raison d'etre. After all, the Chumby, priced at $180, performs many of the same functions...
The Other Thing Wright Gets Wrong
A few weeks ago, I found myself in a fascinating conversation with a Ghanaian colleague about the ways that people learn. As she noted, most education at universities and secondary schools in Ghana occurs via rote: the teacher says something, then the...
The Real US Deficit with China - Knowledge
Americans are out of touch with today's China. It's a knowledge deficit that carries more weight in the long-term bilateral relationships between China and the United States than the ballooning US trade deficit with China. And as China makes a comeback...
U.S. Death Toll Rises as It Digs in against Iraq's Shiite Militias
The American military's participation in the war declared by Iraqi authorities on Moqtada al-Sadr's Shiite militia - a fight that in recent weeks has been carried out through intense street battles - has led to an uptick in US deaths.The month of April...
U.S. Eyes Shift Away from Corn Ethanol
America's love affair with corn-based ethanol is cooling - at least in Washington.Some legislators blame the rising use of corn as a biofuel as a key factor behind high food prices. Others want to freeze the federal mandate on biofuels production at...
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