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 December 16, 2008

A Camp for Kids Coping with War Wounds of a Parent
Kevin, a 6-year-old with a buzz cut and long eyelashes, says he wants to lose an eye ... to be like his dad.His father, 1st Sgt. Kevin Walker, survived a bomb blast in Iraq four years ago. Now, he's brought his son to the Army base's middle school here...
Another Paradigm for Commerce
A lot has been written lately about the state of the economy and capital markets, with an emphasis on the alternating states of fear and greed that appear to have been dominating the global financial markets. If those two emotions were the only ones...
A Tiny House for Every Story
It's time for me to become king of the village again - the Dickens' Village, that is. I put it up every year after Thanksgiving and leave it up for about two months, mostly because taking it down isn't nearly as much fun as putting it up.When I take...
Bid to Split Taliban, Al Qaeda
The Afghan government and its allies are reconciling with moderates and isolating hard-liners in a bid to split the insurgency, Western and Afghan officials say.The idea of wooing moderates has gained traction as violence in Afghanistan has reached record...
From Trash to an Inventor's Treasure Trove
Max Wallack, who's 12, has been dreaming up ideas for new inventions since he was 6 years old. In his living room in Natick, Mass., the ninth-grader proudly displays his prize-winning inventions. Many of them were inspired by his grandmother and great-...
Gangs Infiltrate Canada's Airports
Organized gangs and smugglers are infiltrating Canada's biggest airports, providing a breeding ground for international terrorism, critics say, citing information from a recently revealed federal police investigation.A two-year probe by the Royal Canadian...
Home Buyers Stirring in Some Markets
The housing market in California's Central Valley - and in other sharply deflated markets in parts of California, Nevada, Florida, and Arizona - is showing signs of new life.Prices have fallen so far that people of average salaries can afford to own...
In New Ads, Palestinians Try to Sway Israeli Public on Peace Plan
Along Route 2, which follows the Mediterranean coastline, motorists are seeing an unusual sight: a Palestinian flag next to an Israeli one.Below the image appearing on billboards is a message in Hebrew: There's a viable peace initiative on offer from...
Israel's Coming Test for Obama
President-elect Barack Obama could be surprised to discover that the first foreign policy challenge he faces may not come from traditional adversaries, such as Iran or Russia, but from a perceived friend, Israel.If the Likud candidate for prime minister,...
Japan as Ground Zero for No-Waste Lifestyle
Tucked almost imperceptibly into cedar-blanketed mountains an hour's winding drive from the nearest metropolis, Kamikatsu seems an unlikely spot for a revolution.But try to throw even a candy wrapper away here, and it's quickly apparent that residents...
Last of the Old Guard
Some people make the rest of us look like idlers. Case in point: Louis Auchincloss, who has written, on average, a book a year for six decades - even while practicing trust and estate law full-time for more than 40 of those years.At 91, he's produced...
Letters to the Editor
Israel should release Palestinian prisonersRegarding the Dec. 15 Opinion piece, "Israel's plan to free Palestinian prisoners is foolish - and illegal": Author Louis Rene Beres's argument, while sound on the surface, is predicated on two myopic assumptions...
Modern Mariner Phones Home to Maine Schoolhouse
Castine, MaineBess MacArthur's father was calling from work. So Bess and her first- and second-grade classmates - all six of them - walked down the hall to the laptop computer to say hello. Dad is on the screen, wearing headphones and his bright orange...
New Rival to Test South Africa's ANC
Nearly a year after former President Thabo Mbeki lost control of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, his supporters launched their own rival political party this weekend, pledging to give South Africa a real multiparty democracy for the...
New Thai Prime Minister Chosen
After months of political instability, Thailand turned Monday to an untested, British-educated opposition leader to head a coalition government. Abhisit Vejjajiva - the third prime minister in four months - faces a stiff challenge in quelling political...
Ninety Minutes of School Holiday Music - and Nary a Note about Jesus
The holidays are here, which means public school teachers across America are presenting "winter programs" with music selected to challenge students and delight parents, but too often sacrificing artistic merit to avoid singing of the Bethlehem Babe.One...
Reporters on the Job
* Waste Not: Kamikatsu, Japan, has a palpable energy that seems to stem from the town's drive to reinvent itself as a model of greener living, says staff writer Amelia Newcomb (see story).It's a small place - just 2,000 people - that's struggled over...
Repulsed by Blago's Bleeps
Rod Blagojevich may not realize it, but the Illinois governor has quite possibly inspired a New Year's resolution across the land: Cut the swearing. His blue streak turned many people red - despite an increased use of profanity and the (wrong) assumption...
Rule OK's Chemical Tankers through Cities
The Bush administration has finalized a controversial regulation that will allow railroads to continue to ship dangerous chemicals through major cities.That has infuriated some city officials, security experts, and environmentalists because it preempts...
Supreme Court Reinstates Detainee Suit against Rumsfeld, Others
Handing another defeat to the Bush administration, the US Supreme Court on Monday summarily reversed a federal appeals court decision that had upheld the administration's restrictive view of detainee rights at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. The high...
Supreme Court Rules Smokers Can Sue over 'Light' Cigarette Claims
Smokers in Maine have won their bid to force the tobacco company Altria Group to stand trial for allegedly defrauding them into believing that "low tar" and "light" cigarettes were a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes.On Monday, the US Supreme...
West Prods Pakistan on Antiterror Fight - with Aid
When British Prime Minister Gordon Brown stated unequivocally Sunday that Pakistani militants were behind the Nov. 26 attacks in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, standing beside him, conspicuously did not concur.Nearly...
Where Children Learn to TEL.A.VISION
A year and a half ago, George Johnson had a bright idea. Nothing startling there, really - Mr. Johnson, who calls himself a "serial entrepreneur," has carved a career out of innovation. But until recently, his primary focus was steering business strategy...

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