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 January 28, 2010

After near Riots, US Embassy in Haiti Asks Haitians to Stay Away
The US Embassy in the Haiti capital of Port-au-Prince has been overwhelmed by Haitians seeking help or a way out of their troubled country. The US ambassador says he understands the humanitarian need, but stresses the embassy is focusing on US citizens...
At London Afghanistan Conference, a Developing Script of Withdrawal
The leaders of Afghanistan and 70 nations involved in the war and aid efforts there gathered in London on Thursday. New funds were promised for Afghanistan, but crafting a withdrawal strategy was a key part of the agenda.Some 70 nations raised $140 million...
At Russia Meeting, Putin and Medvedev Tangle over Democracy
At a meeting, President Dmitri Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin appeared to disagree over whether Russia is democratic enough, with an eye on the freewheeling politics of their neighbor, Ukraine.An open and unfettered presidential election...
Bernanke Vote: Bipartisan Senate Support Is Key
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has come under fire for his support of the Wall Street bailout. But Thursday's Bernanke vote is also expected to reveal that he enjoys bipartisan support in the Senate.Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke may win a second term...
Bernanke Vote in the Senate Gives Fed Chairman Another Term
Senators approved a second term for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Thursday to avoid turmoil in world financial markets. But the Bernanke vote saw 30 members oppose his nomination.Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke won a second term on a bipartisan...
California Closer to Dream of Being US High-Speed Rail Capital
President Obama announced Thursday that California would receive $2.7 billion to boost its high-speed rail plan. The state hopes to link Los Angeles and San Francisco by 2017.Californians are cheering the news that the state's high-speed rail project...
Can Obama Generate 2 Million Jobs from Exports? It Won't Be Easy
President Obama's State of the Union speech proposed a National Export Initiative to generate 2 million jobs from doubling exports over the next five years.With his goal of creating 2 million jobs from exports, President Obama has laid out a tantalizing...
Community Bankers to Obama on TARP: Thanks, but No Thanks
Community bankers say they have plenty of money now, and there isn't the demand for loans. TARP is an unpopular program that some in Congress would like to kill.A key element of President Obama's efforts to create new jobs for the American economy is...
Corporations' Cyber Security under Widespread Attack, Survey Finds
A survey of IT executives at corporations in 14 countries finds that more than half have seen 'high-level' attacks on their firms' computer systems. Even so, budgets for cyber security and IT have been cut in recent years, two-thirds of the respondents...
Democrats' Scramble to Beat New Deadline: Scott Brown's Arrival
Senate Democrats raised the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion and passed a pay-as-you-go measure Thursday. Both needed 60 votes. But a bid to cap federal spending exposed different fault lines.Senate Democrats, on a strict party-line vote, passed a joint...
Dodging Bombs for a Good Book in Pakistan
Bomb attacks have scared many shoppers away from Islamabad's storied bookstores, including foreign diplomats who used to come to unload their libraries as they moved to a new assignment.Secondhand bookstores are a storied institution in Islamabad, famous...
Google, China, and the Coming Threat from Cyberspace
Cyberspace attacks are set to increase. Here's why - and here's what we can do to stop them.The recent cyberespionage attacks on Google and that company's subsequent announcement that it would reconsider its search engine services in China gripped the...
In War for Afghanistan, US Troops Do Battle with Flaky Contractors
US forces in Afghanistan had begun to look like ATM machines as massive, poorly managed development projects bled money. Soldiers now oversee smaller ventures, even if it means personally counting pipes and demanding toilet flushers."Yeah, but what about...
Italy: Would You like Fries with Your Art History?
Ex-McDonald's executive aims to bring corporate savvy to Italy's financially troubled museums and monuments.They are among the world's most prized treasures, repositories of art and archaeology dating to before the Romans. But a bold initiative to put...
James O'Keefe and Landrieu-Gate: Whither Right-Wing Muckraking?
The conservative investigative journalist who broke the ACORN story, James O'Keefe, was arrested Monday, allegedly for tampering with Sen. Mary Landrieu's phones. It could set back the movement he championed.In his cape-wearing turn as a pimp in his...
Karzai Reaches out to Taliban at Afghanistan Conference
A London conference on the future of Afghanistan opened Thursday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai extending an olive branch to the Taliban and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown declaring a "decisive" moment.Afghan President Hamid Karzai opened a...
More Airport Security Won't Do Much to Stop Terrorists. Leaving the Middle East Would
Ending US interference, including military support for Israel, could significantly reduce the rationale for terrorist acts.Earlier this week, Osama bin Laden praised the Christmas Day attack in which a Nigerian-born man living in London attempted to...
New Findings: Dinosaurs Were Birds of a Colored Feather
Two findings this week boost the link between birds and dinosaurs. They include the discovery of a bird-like dinosaur and a fossil analysis that suggests some dinosaurs sported colored feathers.The link between dinosaurs and birds - already tight - grew...
Obama and the Myth of Job Creation
Obama wants a jobs bill ASAP. Government can't create jobs. But a prepared workforce can.A president's speechwriter, desperate to relieve the rhetorical ramble of a State of the Union, will often stage a special guest in the gallery, or a line or two...
Obama's High-Speed Rail Plan: Which States Get the Money?
President Obama announced 13 high-speed rail projects worth $8 billion Thursday. It is an 'important beginning,' advocates say, aimed at several key population centers.President Obama's $8 billion plunge into 13 high-speed rail projects nationwide has...
Obama to America (and Congress): Yes, We Still Can
President Obama, in his State of the Union address Wednesday, showed little inclination to downscale his ambitious agenda and, strikingly, devoted a fair bit of his speech to the need to change the partisan tone in Washington.Most presidents want to...
Obama to Propose $33 Billion in Tax Credits for Employers
On Friday, Obama is set to announce tax credits for employers, with the aim of encouraging businesses to hire. Congress would have to vote on the proposal.On Friday in Baltimore, President Obama will aim to jump-start job creation among small businesses...
Rare Afghanistan Convoy Attack in Normally Safe Pakistan City
A NATO convoy bringing supplies to Afghanistan suffered a rare attack in Karachi on Thursday - the first such ambush in the relatively secure port city. A day earlier NATO said it had secured an alternate supply route through Russia.A NATO convoy came...
State of the Union: Obama Urges Bipartisanship, Can He Deliver?
President Obama's State of the Union speech emphasized cooperation and policies favored by both Republicans and Democrats, but offered no solutions for breaking partisan gridlock in Congress.In a State of the Union address with a Clintonesque range of...
State of the Union Reactions: A Mix of Praise and Skepticism
President Obama's State of the Union speech evoked mixed reactions from groups representing seniors, environmentalists, and small businesses. Some praised his policy proposals but wanted to see more action.Reaction to State of the Union addresses typically...
Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles
A biographer struggles to reconcile the many contradictions in the character of feminist icon and author Tillie Olsen."I loved her," literary scholar Panthea Reid says defensively inher biography Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles, of the feministicon...
To Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' Obama Has Work Ahead of Him
President Obama on Wednesday renewed his campaign pledge to repeal the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy toward gays in the military. It's on his agenda for this year, but he didn't say how he'd pursue it.President Obama reiterated his campaign pledge to...
Toyota Recall: Did Rapid Growth Hurt the Carmaker's Quality?
The company's growth pressured the automaker's resources, while its achievements led to complacency, some say. Now, the Toyota recall is spreading across the globe.In 2002, Fujio Cho, then president of Toyota, announced Global Vision 2010 - Toyota's...
Why 27 Haiti Orphans, Adopted by US Parents, Are Stuck in Haiti
The Haiti government, concerned about child trafficking, has stalled adoptions of orphans in the wake of the earthquake.A group of 27 Haitian orphans - with documents in order and the blessings of the US government to travel to their adoptive American...
Why Hamas Is Denying It Targeted Civilians in Israel
Ahead of a Feb. 5 deadline to respond to war crimes charges in the UN-sponsored Goldstone report, Hamas said it had meant to hit military targets last winter. Human Rights Watch disagrees.Ahead of a looming deadline for Israel and Hamas to respond to...
Your Right to Employment
A Christian Science perspective.Although the economic crisis may appear less intense than before and some economies, like that of the US, seem to be modestly growing, millions of people are still unemployed around the world. The US economy has lost 7.2...

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