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 4, 2011

Air France Wreckage Could Provide Answers to Mysterious Crash
French authorities say they have found the engine and parts of the fuselage of the Air France plane that crashed in 2009 off Brazil's coast.Nearly two years after an Air France plane plunged into the Atlantic off the coast of Brazil, killing everyone...
Arab Leaders Exploit Their Countries' Divisions to Stay in Power
Arab leaders threatened by the region's uprisings may have finally hit on a tactic that can undermine popular support for protesters: playing on religious and national divides.Since Tunisians overthrew their dictator in January, sparking protests across...
Are Libya's Rebels in Disarray? Envoy Calls Disputes 'Normal.'
Ali Aujali, Libya's former ambassador and the representative of the rebels in Washington, urges the coalition to 'destroy' Qaddafi's forces. He calls rebels' disputes 'a normal thing in any democracy.'The Washington representative of Libya's ad-hoc transitional...
China's Sympathetic Response to Japan's Crisis Eases Tensions
Japan's quake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis have eased China- Japan tensions heartens many, but flash points remain.Behind the often raucous chatter on the Chinese Internet, a steady drumbeat of anti-Japanese sentiment has long provided insight into one...
Do You Think the Poor Are Lazy?
Even if you said 'No,' the way we talk about wealth assigns moral superiority to the rich. Terms like 'the wealth gap' obscure basic truths about inequality, casting it as a natural economic function. Inequality is really a barrier made to keep others...
E-Mail Breach at Epsilon May Prove Costly
The Epsilon breach involved millions of addresses at some of America's best-known companies. Some security breaches can cost hundreds of dollars per compromised record.What may be one of the biggest data breaches of all time occurred at marketing firm...
Fuselage Cracks: Is the Problem with Southwest Airlines or Boeing 737s?
The FAA called Monday for inspections of older Boeing 737s, after an incident on Friday in which the roof tore off Southwest Airlines Flight 812.An incident in which a Southwest Airlines jet tore open during flight has raised questions about the reliability...
Gbagbo Plays 'Ugly Colonialist' Card as France Intervenes in Ivory Coast
French-speaking Ivory Coast has long had close ties to its former colonial power. But relations have deteriorated under strongman Laurent Gbagbo.French-speaking Ivory Coast has been one of the most enthusiastic of any former French African colony, even...
Goldstone Report: Reexamining 5 Key Findings
The controversial Goldstone Report, the result of a UN fact finding mission following allegations of human rights violations during the 2008 to 2009 Israel-Gaza conflict, is under scrutiny again. In a column published April 1 in The Washington Post,...
Government Shutdown Friday? Why Tuesday Could Be Crucial
Rep. Paul Ryan will release a 'dramatic' budget for 2012 Tuesday that looks to cut $4 trillion over 10 years. That plan makes the $30 billion at issue in a potential government shutdown over 2011 spending look like small potatoes.Although a government...
Greens' Growth in Germany Spurs Deputy Chancellor's Departure
Guido Westerwelle announced he is resigning as deputy chancellor to Angela Merkel after their parties received stunning losses to Greens in last month's state elections.When Germany's Green Party was born 30 years ago, then- Chancellor Helmut Schmidt...
In Abrupt Reversal, 9/11 Suspects to Get Guantanamo Military Tribunals
The Obama administration had wanted to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 suspects in a civilian court in New York. It abandoned that plan Monday in favor of military tribunals.In an abrupt reversal, US Attorney General Eric Holder has decided...
In Last Speech, Martin Luther King Jr. 'Not Concerned' about Early Death
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 43 years ago today. In his last sermon, the civil rights leader predicted that African- Americans would get to 'the promised land,' though he acknowledged 'I may not get there with you.'Forty-three years ago Monday,...
Italy Rejects Qaddafi, Recognizes Libyan Rebel Government
Italy today became the third nation to recognize Libya's rebels as the legitimate government, dealing a blow to attempts by Muammar Qaddafi and his sons to negotiate a diplomatic settlement.Rebels battling the Libyan government of Col. Muammar Qaddafi...
Ivory Coast's Besieged City of Abidjan Braces for Impending Attack
A brief lull in fighting on Sunday allowed UN peacekeepers and French forces in Ivory Coast to evacuate UN personnel and French citizens, as forces loyal to President-elect Alassane Ouattara prepared for assault on Abidjan.Four days into the siege of...
Kazakhstan's Snap Elections Draw International Criticism
International observers point to serious irregularities during the Sunday snap presidential vote in Kazakhstan that resulted in a sweeping victory of longtime incumbent President Nazarbayev.Pro-democracy turmoil may be shaking the foundations of one-man-...
Kings, Kingdoms, and Who's in Charge
A Christian Science perspective: In the midst of so much turmoil, is there something solid on which we can rest our prayers for peace?Events in the Middle East are unfolding at breathtaking speed, as people demand better and fairer rule in their countries....
Letters to the Editor - Weekly Issue of April 4, 2011
Readers write in about progressive social policies as necessary, not coercive; the need to cut defense spending, not just entitlements; and raising taxes for the rich to tackle US debt.They 'chose' wrong parentsIn his March 14 commentary ("When compassion...
Marc Gold Travels Asia Paying It Forward through Little Acts of Kindness
'Shoestring philanthropist' Gold pairs tiny but powerful donations with acts of kindnessMarc Gold spends most of his time on the road. One month he may be in India or Afghanistan; the next he's in Cambodia or Vietnam, both of which he's visited numerous...
Notre Dame, Texas A&M Surprise at NCAA Women's Final Four
Both Notre Dame and Texas A&M, number-two seeds in their respective regions, upset top seeds Connecticut and Stanford on Sunday night to advance to the women's NCAA national championship game.So, it was all set - the big rematch between Stanford and...
Obama on Libya: The Dawn of a Foreign Policy Doctrine?
Libya may have been less a precedent than a case study in the president's blend of pragmatism and idealism.When President Obama gathered his national security team in the White House situation room on March 15, the question on the table was Libya - to...
Obama's Reelection Bid: Can He Recapture the Magic? Does He Need To?
President Obama announced his reelection bid Monday morning via e- mail and Web video. Unlike 2008, this time he has all the advantages and disadvantages of an incumbent.Four years ago, Barack Obama was the upstart freshman senator, off on a long-shot...
Pentagon: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Could Be Gone by September
Pentagon officials told Congress on Friday that 'don't ask don't tell' - regulations prohibiting the service of openly gay or lesbian troops - could cease being military policy within six months.If the US military maintains its current pace of training,...
Somerville, Mass., Aims to Boost Happiness. Can It?
Forget GDP, say a growing number of cities and nations. Instead, they're measuring happiness and hope to increase it.The city that brought America Marshmallow Fluff is at it again. This time, Somerville, Mass., hopes to lead its residents - and, by extension,...
Southwest Airlines, despite Cracks in Planes, among Top 5 Airlines
Southwest ranks No. 5 in new airline quality report. The annual report points to a new No. 1 in airline performance.Airlines are getting better - if you grade on the curve. They're flying fewer planes than they were before the Great Recession. That means...
Supreme Court Rejects Guantanamo Detainees' Appeals for Better Protections
The appeals of three Guantanamo detainees are among the first dealing with this issue to emerge from the Washington federal appeals court. The Supreme Court refused the cases without comment.The US Supreme Court refused on Monday to take up three cases...
Talking in Memphis: When Schools and Unions Team Up, Students Win
As state legislatures and teachers' unions clash over budgets and reforms, Memphis shows that close cooperation of school and union officials can turn failing schools around.From our posts in Memphis as a deputy schools superintendent and a union leader,...
Tax Credits for Religious Schools? Supreme Court Says Taxpayers Have No Say
The Supreme Court rules 5 to 4 that taxpayers do not have legal standing to challenge an Arizona tax-credit program because the state is not directly funding the parochial schools.The US Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed by taxpayers...
To Help His Reelection Bid, Obama Needs Entitlement Reform Now
President Obama began his reelection campaign just as Washington is debating the budget and deficits. Democrats and Republicans must not wait until after the November 2012 elections to reduce the deficit and to reform entitlements.President Obama kicked...
White House Targets Sexual Assault on Campus
The Obama administration announced Monday a new directive outlining schools' responsibilities when students bring complaints of sexual assault or sexual harassment on campus.Vice President Joe Biden and the Department of Education are urging America's...
Why Is Japan Dumping Radioactive Water into the Ocean?
Japanese officials allowed owners of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant to empty tanks holding 10,000 tons of slightly radioactive water into the ocean - in order to make room to pump highly contaminated water out of reactor No. 2.Radioactive...
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