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 March 5, 2008

15,000 Miles in an R.V, All in the Name of Voter Turnout
Jay Sigal sold most of his possessions, bought an RV, and has just started a 15,000-mile mission to get more Americans to exercise their right to vote.He left from his hometown of Santa Barbara, Calif., last month, and he'll keep on trucking east, then...
Banks' Losses Could Put $900 Billion Squeeze on Consumers
The retailer Sharper Image offers a stark image of how the credit crisis on Wall Street is becoming a widespread credit crunch for the rest of America: The purveyor of gadgets recently declared bankruptcy, citing a tougher climate for financing among...
Chaotic Somalia Keeps U.S. on Terrorism Watch
In the ruined, chaotic state of Somalia the United States has long been engaged in a shadowy struggle with the forces of militant Islam. This US effort has two main goals: to prevent extremist groups from taking root in Somali society, and to counter...
Colombia: Latin America Tries to Defuse Escalating Crisis
Latin American countries are rushing to defuse the region's worst diplomatic crisis in years after Ecuador and Venezuela cut ties with Colombia, deployed troops to the borders, and issued warnings of war in the wake of Colombia's airstrike Saturday on...
Essay: A Tree with Tales to Tell and Lessons to Teach
"Tree-huggers?"The first time I heard that term as a girl I was puzzled, then intrigued. Do people really hug trees? Were there really those who felt the compulsion to wrap their arms around a big, burly trunk, lean their heads against its rough surface,...
Freedom from Flu
The flu has come to New England and the rest of the country, and a great effort is being made to care for the patients who have flooded doctor's offices and clinics. The efficacy of this year's vaccine has been questioned. But there is another care system...
Gossip Sites Push Web 'Anonymity' to Fore
It's the kind of stuff that makes you look twice - or not want to look at all. The postings on the website JuicyCampus.com leave little to the imagination. The posts include information on who slept with whom, unfiltered sentiments expressed about other...
Green Potatoes? Must Be St. Patrick's Day
My younger daughter was born one day shy of St. Patrick's Day. We named her Kate for her Great-Aunt Kitty because we loved the name, not because she was Irish. I didn't understand then that a strong ancestral link could be forged with a country across...
Igauz󺠆lls - a Roar to Remember
We had spent an hour silently walking along a boardwalk straddling the river at Iguazu Falls, with only the glimmer of the moon to light the passage. It was so difficult to discern anything in the distance - there was the outline of a palm tree here,...
In Newly 'Independent' Kosovo, What's the U.N. to Do?
After more than eight years of running Kosovo, the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has suddenly found itself idling in neutral.Unable to recognize the newly declared state without a new mandate from headquarters in New York, workers on the ground...
Inside Islam,a Woman's Roar
Just hours after Wazhma Frogh arrived in an isolated, conservative district in northeastern Afghanistan in 2002, the local mullah was preaching to his congregation to kill her. Ms. Frogh was meddling with their women with her plan to start a literacy...
Iran Sanctions Vote Signals a Global Rift
The passage this week by the United Nations Security Council of a third set of sanctions against Iran places a spotlight on two trends in the international community's dispute with Tehran's nuclear program.Perhaps most striking is the relative retreat...
Letters to the Editor
A border fence will not solve immigration issuesIn response to your Feb. 29 editorial, "On a fence at the border": As a resident of Arizona (where the United States southern border is at its most porous), I believe building a fence is a waste of money....
OPEC - Not as Powerful as You Might Think
Brazil's recent announcement that it might join OPEC reportedly produced a lot of hand-wringing among the experts. According to CNN, "analysts" feared that putting Brazil's big new oil finds under the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries' banner...
Palestinians' Bittersweet Homecoming in Lebanon
Rabie Taha's first sign of hope has arrived: 300 prefabricated homes that families are moving into this week on a lot at Nahr al- Bared, the Palestinian refugee camp largely destroyed in fighting last summer between Lebanese soldiers and radical Islamic...
Rice Meets Harder Lines in Push for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Condoleezza Rice arrived here Tuesday for her 16th visit since becoming America's chief diplomat, this time stressing that the United States has not given up on an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by year's end.But since Israeli and Palestinian leaders...
San Quentin Inmates Heal Themselves with Insight
When he stands, Gerry Harris towers over everyone in the room. He's bald, with a salt-and-pepper beard that climbs to his temples and big, almost square glasses. His presence is gentle, even when he's agitated, which he is now. "Three minutes," he tells...
String of Suicide Bombings Unsettles Pakistan
Four suicide bomb attacks in five days have added old fears and new confusion to the uncertainty surrounding Pakistan's historic Feb. 18 elections.A governing coalition among the winning opposition parties has yet to form, and the future of President...
Whip Inflation Now
Americans know inflation when they see it - even if the Fed says "Don't worry." Gas-pump prices are hitting record highs, and prices are rising for food (4.8 percent), healthcare (5.1 percent), and even women's apparel (7.3 percent). Is the Federal Reserve...
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