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 April 6, 2010

Antenna Failure on Discovery Space Shuttle Hampers Mission
The loss of the radar antenna will make it harder for Discovery both to dock with the International Space Station and to determine whether the space shuttle's heat tiles are damaged.After a virtually flawless launch Monday morning, the space shuttle...
Brett Favre a Grandpa! Daughter Brittany Farve Gives Birth
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was already the graybeard of the NFL. Now, his daughter Brittany Favre has given birth to a son, making him the league's only grandpa.Brett Favre already had the gray beard and the annual pangs for retirement.All...
Environmentally Friendly Detergents: Are They for You?
Choosing environmentally friendly detergents can make a difference to the environment and save you money.When it comes to laundry, Aileen Reid doesn't reach for Tide, Cheer, or Seventh Generation. The environmentally conscious college student uses a...
Erekat: US Efforts to Jumpstart Israeli-Palestinian Talks Hit 'Dead End'
Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, said today that Obama's efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have hit a dead end. His comments reflect dwindling Palestinian hopes for a two- state solution.The White House has hit a wall in...
Gordon Brown Dissolves Parliament, Calls Britain General Election
Prime Minister Gordon Brown asked Queen Elizabeth to dissolve parliament today, setting the stage for a general election in Britain in which the rival Tories are the front-runners.Long-anticipated general elections in Britain, now set for May 6, kicked...
Grasshopper Invasion: Just What Western States Don't Want
The grasshopper is expected to swarm Western states this summer in record numbers, gobbling up grasslands and costing ranchers millions of dollars.They're voracious, they're costly, and they're coming - again. Grasshoppers are expected to swarm Western...
How Science Could Spark a Second Green Revolution
To fight poverty and overpopulation, crops need coaxing. Advances in deep-root food plants may trigger a new Green Revolution.Jonathan Lynch wants to get at the roots of the problem of producing enough food for humanity. Literally.In projects around...
India Maoist Rebels Kill 73 in Major Attack
India Maoist rebels, who claim to champion the poor, have been labeled the country's worst internal security threat, with 12,000 fighters and a presence in 22 of 28 states. A Tuesday massacre of 73 police officers is the worst in recent memory.A heavily...
India's 'Education for All' Mandate Poses Big Test
A new law guaranteeing free education for all children ages 6 to 14 will severely challenge India's education system, which has long lacked sufficient funds. Slum schools sometimes outperform public schools, and teachers often miss class."I go to school...
'Let the Violence Begin': Death Threats against Sen. Patty Murray
Charles Alan Wilson of Selah, Wash., allegedly made phone calls threatening to kill Sen. Patty Murray because she supported the new healthcare reform law. He was arrested Tuesday.A Washington State man was arrested Tuesday on charges that he repeatedly...
Massey Energy: West Virginia Mine Explosion Site's Checkered Past
The Upper Big Branch mine, where the West Virginia mine explosion occurred Monday, had about 500 violations issued against it last year. The mine is owned by Massey Energy.This isn't the first time that West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine has had safety...
Meg Whitman Fuels Big-Spending California Governor's Race
Meg Whitman has announced she's contributing another $20 million to her gubernatorial campaign. The California governor's race could become the priciest gubernatorial election in US history.The governor's race in California is on track to become America's...
Michelle Obama and the Americanization of the Britain General Election
Prime Minister Gordon Brown dissolved parliament today and set the country on course for a raucous and unusual campaign ahead of the Britain general election on May 6. As candidates jockey, signs of political Americanization abound.Michelle Obama's popularity...
Nuclear Weapons: A Political Strike on the Big Screen
Producers of 'Countdown to Zero,' a docudrama about the dangers of nuclear weapons, hope it will boost the cause of disarmament the way 'An Inconvenient Truth' did global warming.When Hollywood producer Lawrence Bender put out Al Gore's film, "An Inconvenient...
Nuclear Weapons: Is Full Disarmament Possible?
As world leaders convene in Washington for a summit on halting the spread of nuclear weapons, a global debate is rising on the merits - and feasibility - of total nuclear disarmament.The dew had barely dissipated from Barack Obama's inaugural as the...
Obama, Congress, Health Care, and Taxes: How Angry Does Washington Make You?
Rage about Obama, Congress, health care, and taxes is on the rise, but hatred threatens our core American principles.Hate is on the rise in America.Recently 10 members of a Midwest militia group were arrested for allegedly planning acts of domestic terrorism....
Obama Puts New Limits on US Use of Nuclear Weapons
The Pentagon's 'Nuclear Posture Review' narrows the list of potential targets, reflecting new threats like global terrorism. But Obama reserves the US right to strike first with nuclear weapons.The Obama administration began its journey toward a world...
Sania Mirza, Shoaib Malik Engagement: Is He Already Married?
The already controversial engagement of Indian tennis star Sania Mirza to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik drew more heat Monday with accusations that the groom-to-be was already married. Indian police questioned him for two hours.The controversy attending...
South Africans Face off at Terreblanche Trial
A South African court on Tuesday charged two men with the murder of white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche. Outside the courtroom, whites and blacks faced off from across a police line.White and black protesters faced each other across barbed wire and...
START Treaty on Nuclear Weapons -- a First Step to Reset US-Russia Relations
Not long ago, relations between the US and Russia were quite frosty. New Presidents Obama and Medvedev are set to sign the START pact limiting nuclear weapons. Will the treaty lead to closer cooperation on Iran, Afghanistan, and arms control?Both Barack...
The 2010 Census and Latinos: What Race Are We?
The 2010 Census has confused Hispanics. It asks one's race but doesn't have a Hispanic option. What about 'multiracial,' or brown?Growing up in a Mexican-American household, I was quite familiar with the term "Viva la raza!" Anytime there was a party...
The Best Spiritual Writing of 2010
A collection of essays that examine all manner of things spiritual.It is hard to choose the "best" of any type of writing, butspiritual writing poses a particular kind of challenge: There's somuch to choose from and the range of topics is so varied....
UConn Basketball Puts History - and UCLA - in Its Sights
The UConn Huskies women's basketball team will seek its record- setting second straight undefeated season and 78th consecutive win in the championship game against Stanford tonight. Only the UCLA men's basketball team ever won more consecutive games...
Video of Iraqi Journalists' Killings: Is WikiLeaks a Security Threat?
A 2008 report by the US Army suggests that WikiLeaks, which on Tuesday published a video that shows US forces apparently killing two Iraqi journalists, could be a threat to national security. The website has released sensitive information in the past,...
Which Team Are You Rooting For?
A Christian Science perspective.Recently, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer told me that instead of working to be better than others, he just focuses on being a bit better than he was in his last game. No wonder he's enjoyed such an extraordinarily...
Will the Health Care Reform Law Last after 2010 Election?
The health care reform bill received no support from the Republican party, and faces a battle for its life if the GOP gains a majority after the 2010 election.Can the new healthcare reform law survive?President Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress...
Yanukovich Kills Ukraine's Bid to Join NATO
Russia-leaning president Viktor Yanukovich has scrapped Ukraine's plans to join the Western military alliance, dissolving the commissions on European and NATO integration established after the Orange Revolution.Ukraine's once deeply controversial bid...
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