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 19, 2008

Barack Obama - Muslim Apostate?
Osama bin Laden must be chuckling in his safe house. After all, the 2008 campaign could very well give Al Qaeda the ultimate propaganda tool: President Barack Hussein Obama, Muslim apostate.The fact that Senator Obama - the son of a Muslim father - insists...
China's Next Hurdle: Shelter Earthquake Survivors
A critical shortage of tents is casting a pall of uncertainty over the future of people left homeless by last week's earthquake here, as an army of local Chinese officials and volunteers struggle to cope with a stream of refugees.In this city where 340,000...
China's Other Face
Is he the face of a new China? Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, a bespectacled former geologist, was quick to show on-the-scene compassion following the May 12 giant earthquake in Sichuan, even shouting to one trapped student: "This is Grandpa Wen Jiabao,...
Could Unity Government Talks Eclipse Zimbabwe Runoff Vote?
Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai canceled a trip home from South Africa this weekend, citing a rumored assassination plot against him.The trip was timed for a celebration of his party's gaining a parliamentary majority in the March 29 elections...
Dalai Lama Meets a Top German Official - but Only One
The Dalai Lama hasn't even finished the first leg of his global tour promoting Tibet's cause in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics, but emotions are already running high.In Germany, where he wraps up a five-day visit Monday, there has been widespread...
Farm Bill Highlights Rich-Poor Debate
At the heart of the standoff between the White House and Congress over a $307 billion farm bill is the question: Should taxpayers subsidize rich farmers - and who counts as rich?What income levels qualify - or disqualify - Americans from federal aid...
Firms Pump Up the Wellness
Thirty-nine people suspended for smoking. That might sound like a typical junior high school drama, but for the adult workers at Whirlpool in Evansville, Ind., it's a real workplace conflict.The appliance company offers nonA-tobacco users a small bonus...
Hard-Liners' Win in Kuwait Puts Reformers' Goals in Doubt
The vote was meant to resolve a two-year political standoff between parliamentarians and the country's cabinet ministers. But after hard-line Islamists and tribal leaders scored major victories in Saturday's parliamentary poll, many say the bickering...
How Investors Can Earn by Helping Others Learn
Whenever financial planner Stuart Speer catches a whiff of fresh federal funds flowing into a particular sector, he smells opportunity to make money for his clients.Right now that scent is coming from an industry that's near and dear to the hearts of...
How One Family in Burma (Myanmar) Reconnected after the Cyclone
Wearing a black shirt of mourning, Myo Khin spends hours every day on Burmese blogs, hoping to find images of his missing relatives in the Irrawaddy Delta.Mr. Khin was able to contact his mother, who survived cyclone Nargis two weeks ago in Rangoon,...
How to Catch a Wave in Just a Weekend of Trying
'OK, go!" This is my cue to run down a sandy incline, launch a skimboard, land on it sideways with both feet, and glide beyond a shoreline as slick as ice. Teenage boys relish this sport. I am not a teenage boy.But that doesn't matter to Paulo Prietto,...
Iraq's Antiquities Garner International Attention
Across southern Iraq, large stretches of terrain resemble a moonscape, the earth pocked by dozens of untidy craters.The man-made holes have been dug as part of the looting of Mesopotamia's archaeological sites that experts say is robbing Iraq of its...
Is It Time for a Broader Bond Strategy?
Today's stock market is volatile enough to make many investors yearn for the safe harbor of fixed-income securities such as bonds and cash equivalents.At the same time, few wish to settle for the 2 percent yields on Treasury bonds.Enter strategic-income...
Letters to the Editor
Does the pro-Israel lobby have too much influence?In response to David Francis's May 12 commentary, "Why the presidential candidates won't talk about Israel": It is hardly surprising that the analysts quoted by Mr. Francis concluded that the US presidential...
Military Culture, Pragmatism Shape McCain
John McCain once called it the worst thing that ever happened to him - worse, even, than his 5-1/2 years in a Hanoi prison."It" is the so-called Keating Five scandal of 1989, in which Senator McCain of Arizona and four other senators were accused of...
Renewal Happens
Like an early-spring sunrise that shifts the whole winter landscape into retreat and also brings hope to a solitary sparrow that stayed and rode out the storms of winter, the renewing power of God affects both the very large and the very little. The...
Should Huge College Endowments Pay Tax?
With nine of its colleges and universities boasting endowments above $1 billion, Massachusetts is now center stage in the emerging national debate over whether wealthy schools are doing enough to justify their tax-exempt status.The reason for the spotlight:...
Sunni Backlash Follows Hezbollah's Strike in Lebanon
Broadcast from loudspeakers attached to the local mosque, a fiery sermon of anger and resentment against the militant Shiites of Hezbollah echoed across the rooftops and surrounding wooded hills of this small Sunni-populated village."They said they were...
Teaching Is a Trip
I'm leaving my house with a rolling suitcase and a passport. I look as though I'm off on a Roman holiday, but the suitcase actually holds a surplus of books and the passport is for identification in a human resources office. I've just signed up to teach...
What Is Texas' Plan for Kids of Polygamous Sect?
What will happen to the children?Beginning Monday, that's the question before Texas courts as the state opens the next phase in determining whether 465 children removed from a ranch operated by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day...
Why I Defend President Bush When I'm Abroad
Americans abroad can thank George W. Bush for sharpening our survival skills. We have weathered a sea of anti-Iraq war protests and had the intelligence of our president and those who voted for him questioned more times than we care to remember.In my...
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