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 28, 2011

Alabama Tornadoes: Why Was State's Tornado Death Toll So High? (Video)
The death toll from Wednesday's tornado outbreak across the South is now likely to top 200, with at least 131 fatalities in Alabama. Gov. Robert Bentley defends the state's preparedness.As he commands search and rescue efforts in more than a dozen tornado-devastated...
Alabama Tornado Outbreak: Preparedness and Response
It's not easy to prepare an entire city for a mile-wide tornado like the one that hit Tuscaloosa in Alabama. That makes individual preparedness - and rescue and recovery - especially important. Obama will tour the area Friday.On the phone with reporters...
American Idol Final 6: James Durbin and Scotty McCreery Vie for Top Spot
American Idol recap: Singer-songwriter Carole King brought out the best in American Idol contestants Scotty McCreery and James Durbin this week. Will it be enough now that the odds are 50/50 for landing in the bottom three?American Idol's final six contestants...
At Ground Zero of Alabama's Monster Tornado, Astonishing Tales of Survival
The massive tornado that cut through Tuscaloosa, Ala., also made it to this rural valley, crushing houses and tossing cars. Somehow, Cathy Studdard survived to tell the tale.As it became clear to David Studdard that the same massive tornado that tore...
Bahrain Sentences Four Protesters to Death, Deepening Anger among Shiites
A military court today sentenced four Shiite demonstrators to death, and handed life sentences to three more, for the deaths of two policemen. Rights activists say the detainees were tortured and denied legal rights.A Bahrain military court today sentenced...
Battle over Planned Parenthood Heads to States, Starting with Indiana
The Indiana legislature has passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. Gov. Mitch Daniels (R), a moderate with potential presidential aspirations, must decide whether to sign it.Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) is weighing whether to sign into law a bill...
Bestselling Books the Week of 4/28/11, According to IndieBound*
What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.What's selling best in independent bookstores across America. #8 HARDCOVER FICTION1. The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, Random House 2. The Land of Painted Caves, by Jean M. Auel, Crown 3. The...
Census Report: China Could Grow Old before It Grows Rich
China's vast population is aging fast, threatening the pace of economic growth.China's population is aging fast and growing more urban at breakneck speed, census results released on Thursday show, posing new problems for the government as it seeks to...
Chamber of Commerce President: Appreciation for Obama 'Changing His Song'
US Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue sat down at an April 8 Monitor breakfast to discuss President Obama, the chamber's role in the 2012 election, and how he sees the US surviving as a major economic power.Business advocates Thomas Donohue and...
Economy Cools as Government Spending Drops. Wrong Time for Budget Cuts?
The US economy posted an annual growth rate of only 1.8 percent in the first quarter of 2011, and declines in government spending were a significant contributor.The US economy lost some steam in this year's first quarter, posting an annual growth rate...
Forget the Birth Certificate. the Real Question Is: Where Is Obama's Leadership?
Obama has proven to be aloof and withdrawn on issues both at home and abroad, leaving us so far with a fuzzy picture of his leadership.The Trump-for-president campaigners have been obsessed with whether President Obama was actually born in the United...
Freedom Now Rings from One Mountaintop Radio Station in Western Libya
Radio Free Nalut's change from propaganda tool for Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi to rebel rallying cry highlights a new push to spread the revolution Libya's Qaddafi-controlled west.Before Libya's revolution kicked off, imposing control was easy at...
Homeless Child Enrolled in Wrong School: What Should Happen to Him?
Connecticut resident Tanya McDowell is charged with intentionally enrolling her son in the wrong school district. But homeless advocates wonder why the son has now changed schools, since federal law is supposed to protect his 'best educational interest.'The...
London Quiet on the Eve of William and Kate's Wedding
While 2 billion people are expected to watch Friday's royal nuptials, London was downright quiet the day before.With royal family wedding rehearsals over, there's less than 24 hours before Prince William and Catherine Middleton exchange vows in the "wedding...
Obama's New National Security Team Faces Major Challenges
President Obama's new national security team, headed by Leon Panetta and General David Petraeus, has a wealth of experience. But it faces major challenges, especially in Afghanistan.In announcing his new national security team Thursday, President Obama...
Palestinian Unity Deal Gives Netanyahu New Line of Attack
In upcoming visits to the US and Europe, Israel's prime minister is likely to argue against UN recognition of Palestinian statehood now that Hamas is joining Fatah at the helm.After months of playing defense against a Palestinian campaign for international...
Poke Fun at William and Kate's Royal Wedding? the Censors Say No
In the land of the Magna Carta - as well as tart satire - footage of the royal wedding of William and Kate is banned from being used in any comedy program, as the Australian TV show 'The Chaser' just learned.Want to poke fun at the royal family? Not...
Portland Trail Blazers Look for Home Cooking against Dallas Mavericks
The Portland Trail Blazers hope to fight off elimination by the Dallas Mavericks tonight in Game Six of their best-of-seven NBA Western Division playoff series at Portland's Rose Garden Arena. 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, TNT.If the Portland Trail Blazers...
Royal Wedding: American Anglophilia Finds a New Generation
Fascinated by the royal wedding? Relax, you're not alone - and this is nothing new. American love of all-things-English reaches back centuries.Americans who plan to watch the Royal Wedding - even just a piece of it - are part of a long tradition of American...
Royal Wedding: By the Numbers
Weighing in at $65 million, the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is about 2,000 times as costly as the average British upper-middle class wedding."They do not love that do not show their love," as the Bard wrote, and for the young...
Royal Wedding: The Snobbery of Will'n'Kate-Haters
Not everyone loves Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Will'n'Kate-haters view the British public as a moronic mass brainwashed into bowing to a constitutional monarchy. But these snobs miss the mark: Real republicanism trusts, not disdains, the will...
Royal Wedding: Women See Romance, Men See History. Both like the Story
Royal wedding pageantry around William and Kate's big day is here, and men and women are focusing on different aspects. But the appeal of the basic story line means both will be watching.Will and Kate's big day is almost here. But while Americans of...
South Africa's New Internet Cable Link Could Bring Economic Boom
A new $650 million cable system connecting southern Africa with West Africa and Europe will double the capacity of South Africa's mobile phone and Internet networks.When the $650 million West Africa Cable System landed in South Africa last week, it was...
Tea Party Express Chairman to Congress: 'Make the Hard Decisions'
Tea Party Express's Amy Kremer, at a Monitor breakfast on April 5, discussed the wisdom of endorsing candidates and whether to target House Speaker John Boehner for defeat in 2012.Tea party leader Amy Kremer is chairwoman of the Tea Party Express. She...
The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism
How did Margaret Marcus - a middle-class Jew from Larchmont, N.Y. - become Islamic ideologue Maryam Jameelah?Biographer Deborah Baker was "on the prowl" in the New YorkPublic Library - not looking for anything in particular. But while"idly clicking"...
Tornadoes Take Staggering Toll in Alabama and Deep South (Video)
A massive thunderstorm front spawned 137 tornadoes, killed at least 180 people, and mangled sections of Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Huntsville, Ala., on Wednesday. April is now one of the most violent weather months in the region in decades.A line of...
US Mint to Issue $1 Grant Coin. Meh. His Spouse's Coin? Wow!
US Mint's series of $1 presidential coins have lost value with the dollar's slide. But the US Mint's presidential spouse coins, made of gold, have doubled in value.For investors, it usually pays to wait for the better half.On May 19, the US Mint has...
'Who Shall Be Greatest?'
A Christian Science perspective: Greatness - real greatness - emanates from God, good, and is expressive of Him.As the race for global dominance gallops ahead, the United States and China jockey for position. Some match-ups in this race are easy to handicap....
Will Jimmy Carter's Latest North Korea Visit Change Anything?
Former US President Jimmy Carter ended a quick visit to North Korea this week with a message that Kim Jong-il would be willing to hold a summit with South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak.Former US President Jimmy Carter's 48-hour mission to Pyongyang...
Yemen Protesters Jeopardize Deal on Saleh's Exit
At least 10 Yemen protesters were killed Wednesday when they marched through a heavily contested area of the capital, a route that seemed intended to incite a violent response.A surge in violence across Yemen threatens to derail Sunday's meeting between...
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