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 March 3, 2011

American Idol: Will Pia Toscano Survive America's Vote? Why Judges Say, 'Yes.'
American Idol Top 12: After some pretty memorable performances from the boys, the Top 12 American Idol girls took the stage Wednesday. Early favorite Lauren Alaina didn't disappoint, but it was Pia Toscano who had the American Idol judges on their feet.Overall,...
As Arab Strongmen Exit, Will Democracy Really Take Root?
In Western history, state churches had to be weakened, monarchies discarded, and the 'divine right of kings' forfeited for democracy to grow. Which institutions and traditions are Arab nations prepared to give up? Something more than strongmen have to...
At the Heart of the Arab Revolts: A Search for Dignity
When Muammar Qaddafi recently asked Libyans to rely on his 'moral authority,' an ever more sophisticated Arab generation widely read the request as an insult to their intelligence.Historians are still sorting out the French Revolution, let alone the...
Bernanke: Don't Blame Federal Reserve for Record-High Food Prices
Ben Bernanke says Federal Reserve policy is not responsible for the UN's Food Price Index now standing at its highest level in 21 years or gasoline costs rising 49% in six months.World food prices notched a new high in February, adding to concerns that...
Bestselling Books the Week of 3/3/11, 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 Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine 2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson,...
Budget Cuts: White House Says It Has Come Halfway to Meet GOP
As talks began with GOP leaders, the White House argued that its budget negotiating position is reasonable. It also offered up $6 billion in additional budget cuts.Before the Obama administration's budget team met Thursday with congressional Republicans,...
BYU Basketball Player Suspended: Sports World Shocked - and Impressed
The BYU basketball player suspended for the season Tuesday broke the BYU honor code by having sex with his girlfriend. Sports writers are shocked but respect the school for sticking to its values - even though the decision could spoil a potentially historic...
Calling All Healing Heroes
A Christian Science perspective: What real-life heroes can do today.According to fiction, heroes can subdue ferocious monsters, obtain healing potions to save lives, and free trapped mortals from evil enchantments. Real-life heroes tend to be somewhat...
Charlie Sheen on Twitter: How Much More Damage Can He Do?
The idea of the outspoken and off-kilter Charlie Sheen going onto Twitter suggests a public-relations apocalypse. But some media experts say it's a perfect match.Twitter, it seems, was made for this. Charlie Sheen, the actor whose voice has been virtually...
Eastern Cougar Declared Extinct by US Government
Eastern cougar: The US Fish and Wildlife Service declared the eastern cougar to be extinct, saying occasional sightings were not the extinct ghost cat.The US Fish and Wildlife Service declared the eastern cougar to be officially extinct, Wednesday. The...
Egypt PM Resigns, but Protesters Vow to Stay in Tahrir Square
The resignation of Egypt's Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq - seen as too close to ousted President Hosni Mubarak - demonstrates the clout the protesters wield as they push for real change.Updated at 12:17 p.m.Supporters of Egypt's revolution logged another...
Foreign Aid Isn't Foreign. It's American
Republicans bent on cutting foreign aid have forgotten their patriotic, moral duty. We better ourselves and bring pride to the US by feeding the starving, healing the sick, teaching the young, housing the exposed, and supporting democracy. And we help...
From Libya's Qaddafi to Sudan's Bashir: Key International Criminal Court Inquiries
The International Criminal Court today announced it would investigate Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi and several members of his inner circle for crimes against humanity in Libya's ongoing uprising. It is the second-ever ICC investigation into a sitting...
Gas Prices out of Control? Seven Ways Lawmakers Could Help - or Hurt
Gas prices are approaching $4 a gallon and oil prices are above $100 a barrel, leading politicians in Washington and statehouses to propose a flurry of legislation. Some proposals strive to quell voter angst while others might balance budgets by raising...
In Yemen, a Tentative Road Map for Saleh's Departure
President Ali Abdullah Saleh has 'favorably received' a plan to lay out an exit strategy by year's end. But protesters have yet to come up with a plan for what's next.Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has "favorably received" a road map that would...
Ivy League Diplomas Still Worth Price of Admission?
Other schools may provide comparable educational value. But Ivy League schools provide an incomparable social network that can help graduates throughout their careers.By Mark Koba, CNBC.comThey're often called the elite eight, boasting U.S. presidents,...
Johnny Depp Stars in 'Rango,' as a Chameleon: Movie Review
Animated western 'Rango' stars Johnny Depp, in one of his best roles, as a chameleon.In the animated western "Rango," Johnny Depp has one of his bestroles as a chameleon cut loose in the Mojave Desert who turns intothe gunslinging savior of a parched...
Judge Chides Obama for Ignoring Health-Care Ruling, Urges Fast- Track Appeal
Judge Roger Vinson has agreed to stay his January ruling that Obama's health-care reform law is unconstitutional - but only if the administration fast-tracks an appeal, possibly directly to the Supreme Court.The federal judge in Florida who struck down...
Mexico's Calderon Meets Obama to Showcase Close Ties. Is It Just a Show?
Even as Mexico's Felipe Calderon meets with President Obama at the White House Thursday in a demonstration of close bilateral ties, basic disagreements over the drug war persist.Mexican President Felipe Calderon meets with President Obama at the White...
Mistaken for Mercenaries, Africans Are Trapped in Libya
African workers left behind as international companies evacuate and African embassies close are trapped in a Benghazi camp, too afraid to take the trek to Egypt's border.Up a muddy clay road next to the University of Gar Younis in Benghazi lies a work...
Moves to Rein in Child Pornography Meet Resistance in Japan
Faced with mounting pressure, Japan's government has been forced to confront the country's huge market in child pornography, raising hopes for a ban on possession of the material. But there's plenty of resistance.Faced with mounting foreign and domestic...
Obama to Pentagon: Give Me a List of Options to Protect Libyans
President Obama says he has asked the Pentagon and other agencies to come up with ways that the US could help protect Libyans in case the 'situation deteriorates rapidly.'President Obama on Thursday made his strongest statement to date that Libyan leader...
Ohio's Union Bill Is Tougher Than Wisconsin's, So Where Is the Outrage?
Ohio is set to pass a bill that is tougher on unions than the one being considered in Wisconsin. But in Ohio, the only real theatrics took place behind the closed doors of the Senate.In passing a bill this week to limit collective-bargaining rights by...
On Libya-Tunisia Border, Refugees Plead for Help to Go Home
More than 95,000 refugees have crossed the remote desert border post at Ras Ajdir, Tunisia, in the past 10 days. President Obama said the US military would help transport home refugees from Libya, and the European Commission boosted aid.The flow of refugees...
Report on China's 'Jasmine Revolution'? Not If You Want Your Visa
China's crackdown on foreign journalists inside the country is part of a series of harsh measures seeking to ensure that popular movements aimed at overthrowing autocratic regimes in the Middle East do not spread to China.The Chinese government is threatening...
Save America's Foreign Policy Budget
A choice between a robust US diplomatic program and a health federal budget is a false one. As events in the Arab world show, now is not the time to whack the State Department's budget.In newly budget-conscious America, here's a suggestion that is routinely...
South Korea Hosts War Games as Debate Grows over North's Nuclear Arsenal
The US and South Korean deployment of new vehicles and robots for defense against nuclear weaponry reflects fears that North Korea, in a leadership struggle and desperate for food, might be tempted to use them.Brig. Gen. Charles Taylor is sure of one...
Take the Fight to Qaddafi? in Eastern Libya, Not Yet
In eastern Libya, thousands of young men are signing up to fight Qaddafi. But at one checkpoint, the lack of any professional military leadership suggests a move on Tripoli is unlikely quite yet.At the last checkpoint on the west side of Brega, where...
This Time, Murder of Pakistan Minister Spurs Condemnation from Islamic Clerics
Many Islamic clerics criticized the murder Tuesday of Shahbaz Bhatti, a Pakistani Christian who called for blasphemy law reform. Two months ago several hundred lauded the murder of another politician who strongly advocated reform.Officials from Muslim...
Townie
Dad may be an acclaimed writer at the nearby college - but that doesn't prevent these kids from growing up unwashed and underfed.It's almost a given: If you have a famous parent, you've got thematerial for at least one memoir about the hurts inflicted...
Uganda Election Was Reality Check for Africa, West
We're not likely to see Uganda or other African countries revolt against corrupt governments as the Arab world has done. With the election of Museveni in Uganda, citizens chose short-term stability, with long-term consequences - not just for Uganda,...
US-Mexico Ties: Tensions Simmer beneath Calderon's Visit to White House
Ahead of today's visit, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said the US has not done its part to reduce arms trafficking and drug consumption, and lambasted US diplomats for leaked cables that called his security forces corrupt and uncoordinated.Smiles...
What Recourse Now to Westboro Baptist Church's Rude Protests?
With the US Supreme Court ruling in its favor, Westboro Baptist Church plans more controversial protests at funerals and cultural events. Counterspeech and counterprotests are best responses, say activists.News that the small Westboro Baptist Church...
Who Has the Fastest Warplane? Russia Tests Another Supersonic T-50 Fighter
Russia today tested a second prototype of its Sukhoi T-50 fighter, a fifth-generation warplane that is said to be comparable to the US F-22 Raptor.Russia successfully tested a second prototype of its revolutionary new "fifth-generation" fighter plane...
WikiLeaks Suspect: Where Army Sees Traitor, Some See Whistleblower
Stakes rose this week for soldier Bradley Manning, now that charges against him in the WikiLeaks case include a capital crime. But Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg sees cause for alarm in Army's prosecution.The stakes got higher this week for Army...

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