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 September 19, 2008

Can Livni Clean Up Israeli Politics?
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni set her sights Thursday on taking the office of prime minister and got started working on building a new coalition government.But an official count released after Wednesday's Kadima Party primary showed her besting her closest...
Changing the Game for Good
It would be a stretch to say that there's one thing that both delighted conservatives and horrified liberals agree on with respect to Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president. But one phrase does keep popping up across the political spectrum:...
Churchgoing Catholics Returning to GOP Fold
Observant Catholics are returning to the Republican fold now that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has joined the GOP ticket - a shift that looks to be more enduring than a postconvention bounce. If the trend sticks, it will mark a partial setback for Democrats...
Co-Opting Consumerism
Contemporary artists could show the writer of Ecclesiastes a thing or two. They directly challenge the oft-quoted lament, "There's nothing new under the sun" by constructing eloquent and unexpected art out of ordinary, mass-produced objects such as pocket...
Defying Ike: Why 140,000 Stayed Behind
Johnny Welch isn't afraid to admit that he put his life on the line in hurricane Ike for a rooster. Not just any rooster, mind you - a $1,500 Kentucky hatch, who wears his feathers like a king's crown.Three years ago, after they'd evacuated for hurricane...
Ethiopian Jews Act out Their Journey to Israel
Beit Shean, IsraelShe spent the first few days weaving in and out of the crowd, ducking here, hiding there. By the time her parents, back home in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, realized their 12-year-old- daughter had joined the caravan of Jews...
In a Throwaway Culture, One More Car Saved
Once a year, I set off on an odyssey - to find a garage that will give me a passing inspection on my glorious 1987 Dodge Raider (long may she wave). Needless to say, as the old girl grows increasingly creaky, finding a mechanic to give her the thumbs...
Investors' Guide to Stormy Market: Find Havens
The bear market left many investors mauled, but there are some places to wait out the attack without leaving the market entirely.That's the view of portfolio managers who have guided their mutual funds to profits so far this year, despite the deep slump...
Israel's Next Big Hope
With peace prospects in poor shape, Israelis might be ready for a new type of leader. Tzipi Livni, who was elected Wednesday to head Israel's ruling party, has led negotiations with the Palestinians. If anything, her optimism and an eagerness to clean...
Keep Military Aid Separate from Aid Organizations
The US warships that steamed through the Black Sea carrying cargo to help out those beleaguered by the fighting between Georgia and Russia might be doing more to damage the cause of humanitarian assistance than to help the citizens of Georgia.This humanitarian...
Letters to the Editor
President should not be chosen for one quality aloneRegarding John Hughes' Sept. 4 Opinion piece, "The 'experience' question: judgment trumps pedigree": Education, intelligence, eloquence, curiosity, discernment, and life and work experiences all contribute...
Media Truth Squads and the '08 Campaign: Any Impact?
"A lie can run around the world before the truth can get its boots on," it is said in a quote commonly attributed to Scottish inventor James Watt.This aphorism may never have felt more true than in the 2008 presidential campaign. And more than ever,...
Next Step in Economic Crisis: A Giant Resale Agency?
Washington's response to the credit crisis so far has seemed to rely on daily improvisation. Perhaps it now needs something more organized: a new US government resale agency that would absorb and then dispose of the assets of damaged firms.That is the...
Real Change in Campaign '08: Stop Hating the Other Party
As angry and politically active as I am this presidential election, I'm starting to notice a problem as I fight for my side: The more engaged I am and the more the polls seesaw, the more I find I have an ugly desire to see the worst in the other side....
Six Picks: Recommendations from the Monitor Staff
DON'T MISS THIS PHOTO ALBUMFriends' vacation pics aren't always riveting, but if your friend is award-winning photographer Art Wolfe, you get to travel along as he takes them. In Episode 1 of PBS's second season of "Travels to the Edge," airing Oct....
So You Think You Need More Time
The lazy days of summer have passed, and autumn schedules are revving up. For many people, there seems to be more to do than there is time to do it. It's a rare person who hasn't cried out for more time at one point or another. But are we really held...
Unswayed by Celebrity, Scottish Singer Keeps Music First
When a pop star sells over a million copies of an album titled "This Is the Life," it conjures up images of a lifestyle a lot more glamorous than the one Amy MacDonald is leading. On this particular afternoon, the Scottish singer is en route to record...
U.S. Airstrikes Test Alliance with Pakistan
More than at any time since Pakistan pledged its support to the war on terror in 2001, America's alliance with the country that is home to Al Qaeda and Taliban leadership is showing signs of significant strain.America's top military officer, Adm. Mike...
Video Games Start to Shape Classroom Curriculum
Attention parents: Don't be surprised this school year if you tell your kids to stop playing video games and they respond, "But it's homework."In classrooms across the country, electronic games have increasingly become tools for teaching problem solving...
Will Ivy League Embrace R.O.T.C Again?
Even if presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama succeed in influencing Ivy League schools to accept military recruiting programs, few believe it would yield more than a handful of new officers.But the impact on the military, and on the East...

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