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 29, 2010

Afghanistan War: US Night Raid Sparks Protest over Civilian Deaths
A night raid by US troops, which left an armed Afghan dead, sparked a street protest Thursday. In the Afghanistan war, Gen. Stanley McChrystal has issued orders to limit night raids in an attempt to reduce civilian deaths in the pursuit of Taliban fighters.Irate...
A World in Need: What's Our Role?
A Christian Science perspective.Keeping up with world events can feel confusing and overwhelming. There are so many people who profess to be experts that it's hard to know whom to trust. And this skepticism can lead to avoiding the news altogether.But...
Can Foreign Mediators Defuse Thailand's Red Shirt Protests?
Thailand's red shirt protesters on Thursday asked the European Union to send monitors to prevent a violent crackdown, one day after they clashed again with soldiers. Nobel peace laureate and East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta, whose country sought...
Cyberattacks: Can Google -- or Uncle Sam -- Protect You?
US cybersecurity is weakened by our desire to keep government out of business.Who can do a better job of protecting us from cyberthreats: private companies like Google, or Uncle Sam? This was the question discussed at a recent event hosted by the Center...
Cyberattacks: Washington Is Hyping the Threat to Justify Regulating the Internet
Networks have been under attack -- and successfully handled by operators -- as long as they've been around. Be wary of calls for more government supervision of the Internet.We marched into Baghdad on flimsy evidence and we might be about to make the...
Did Asteroids Bring Water to Earth?
Water ice discovered on the surface of an asteroid orbiting the sun between Jupiter and Mars lends credibility to the theory that asteroids, not comets, brought water to Earth.It may be time to rename asteroid 24 Themis. Perhaps 24 Thermos might be in...
Financial Reform Bill 101: What It Means for Consumers
The financial reform bill would create a new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection tasked with safeguarding the public from shady financial deals and helping people make informed financial decisions.The big financial reform bill now under consideration...
Financial Reform Debate Begins with a Familiar Target: Goldman Sachs
As debate begins on the financial reform bill, one of the topics was the 'proprietary trading' highlighted in the Goldman Sachs hearings this week and called unethical by many lawmakers.The US Senate began debate on sweeping reforms to financial regulation...
Financial Reform without Fannie and Freddie?
The Senate debate on a financial reform bill is not focused on the two mortgage giants whose risky loans contributed to the frenzy and near-collapse of Wall Street. Why put off a needed debate on the government's future role in pushing cheap home loans?The...
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Could Be Bigger Than Exxon Valdez
The US military has joined the effort to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. It's been declared an event of 'national significance,' meaning more resources will be available.A task force has thrown everything - including fire - at the Gulf of Mexico...
India, Pakistan PMs Highlight Ancestral Ties at SAARC Meeting
The prime ministers of India, Pakistan met at the annual meeting of SAARC, a notoriously ineffective regional bloc. But it offered a rare opportunity to highlight the shared ancestry of eight South Asia nations that make up one-fifth of humanity.The...
In Israel, Netanyahu Wards off Challenge from within His Likud Party
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu triumphed over challengers in the Likud Party who sought in a ballot today to force internal party elections while he was in a precarious position.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu triumphed Thursday in...
Labour in Turmoil Ahead of Final UK Election Debate
The final UK election debate Thursday night is supposed to focus on the economy, a strong issue for the Labour Party. But Prime Minister Gordon Brown's outburst after meeting a working-class supporter may give further boost to Conservative David Cameron...
Legal Challenges to Arizona Immigration Law Multiply
Three legal challenges to the Arizona immigration law have already been filed in federal court in Arizona, asking judges to block implementation of the statute and declare it unconstitutional.Advocates from immigrant rights groups set the stage on Thursday...
Navy: Submarine Duty to Be Opened to Women
The Navy is beginning a recruiting and vetting process to find female officers who are willing and qualified to serve aboard subs. For the Navy, submarine life was one of the last men-only bastions.The Navy formally announced Thursday its plan to integrate...
New iPhone App for Arizona Immigration Law!
Arizona's new immigration law spurred me to create an iPhone app that helps you detect illegal immigrants.Arizona has just passed a new immigration law requiring police officers to stop anyone who looks like they might be in the promised land of Arizona...
New Province Name: Pakistan Taps Ethnic Pride as Defense against Taliban
Pakistan renamed the North West Frontier Province to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in a nod to Pashtuns, but the minority Hazars launched deadly protests. The Taliban has sought to supplant ethnic identity with pan-Islamist philosophy.The renaming of Pakistan's...
New Twist in Iraq Election Crisis: Maliki's Enemies Latch onto Torture Allegations
As the Iraq election process is drawn out by a recount, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki faces a fresh challenge over allegations of torture on his watch. He dismissed an HRW report, saying detainees bruised themselves to fake torture evidence.Iraqi authorities...
Oil Spill: What Is the Threat to Gulf of Mexico Seafood?
The Gulf of Mexico seafood industry is insisting that the oil spill has caused no major damage yet. But if nursery grounds are harmed, the impact could be serious.Along with officials' consistently cautious predictions about the scope of the Gulf of...
On Eve of Shanghai Expo 2010, China Finds 'Soft Power' an Elusive Goal
Chinese authorities have seized on the Shanghai Expo 2010 - the largest in history - as another chance to enhance 'soft power' that is generated by the spread of cultures, values, diplomacy, and trade. The expo opens this weekend.At the heart of the...
Press Freedom Falls around the World
There are bright spots regarding press freedom, but there's been an overall decline for eight straight years, according to a new report. Other political and social freedoms may be waning, too.The glory days of global press freedom appear to be long past,...
Prices at Gas Pump Ticking Up Ahead of Memorial Day Travel
On average, drivers are paying $2.88 a gallon at the gas pump. Gas prices are expected to continue rising because of high oil prices.It seems like a rite of spring: The price of oil and gasoline rises in the weeks leading up to the Memorial Day weekend.This...
Roubini: Greece Debt Crisis Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg
The Greece debt crisis should be a warning. History shows that unless this buildup of sovereign debt is tackled eventually by raising taxes and controlling spending, then there are only two outcomes: default or high inflation.Nouriel Roubini, a professor...
South Koreans, Mourning Cheonan Sinking, Eye North with Suspicion
South Koreans ended five days of mourning with a funeral for the 46 sailors killed in the still-unexplained Cheonan sinking last month. Many Koreans are struggling with how to respond if North Korea is found to have played a role in the attack on the...
US Defense of Global Religious Freedom Wanes under Obama, Panel Says
A bipartisan national commission finds President Obama wanting when it comes to defending and promoting global religious freedom. It names 13 countries as serious violators.The Obama administration has been criticized since it took office for putting...
Want to Sell Your Home Fast? Put It on Stage
In a sluggish market, home staging can sell your home faster and at a higher price, according to a list of Top 12 tips from real estate agents.It used to be home sellers could put a "For Sale" sign out front, plunk down a few flowerpots near the front...
Why Mexico Opposes the Arizona Immigration Law
Across the political, geographic, and ideological spectrum, Mexicans say they are against the new Arizona immigration law. Some will boycott Arizona. But others worry about loss of income from Mexicans sending home money from jobs in the US.Mexico, like...