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 31, 2010

After the Bombings in Moscow
A Christian Science perspective.I spend almost half of every year in Russia and frequently visit Moscow, where I regularly travel on its subways. I have many friends in Moscow, and I love praying to support the ongoing efforts to improve daily life there...
Aim of UN Donors Meeting: $3.8 Billion to Rebuild a Better Haiti
The UN and the US are co-hosting a high-level donors' meeting on post-earthquake Haiti. The goal is to secure $3.8 billion in international pledges for a decade-long recovery program.The global spotlight that focused on Haiti's monumental rescue and...
Cesar Chavez and Hugo Chavez: More Alike Than They Are Different
Cesar Chavez and Hugo Chavez may have different reputations, but they both offer lessons for progress in America.March 31 is the birthday of the Chavez Americans love to love. Cesar Chavez led the United Farm Workers (UFW) to successfully take on California...
Chile Earthquake Takes Heavy Toll on Historical Sites
For many the Chile earthquake is over. Not for Oscar Acuna, who is racing the clock to save historical sites from demolition and further disrepair.When the massive magnitude-8.8 quake that rocked Chile on Feb. 27 reduced dozens of the country's oldest...
Could the Hutaree Militia Have Spawned a Timothy McVeigh?
One of the prosecutors who helped convict Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber, says militias like the Hutaree are most dangerous when they create lone wolf terrorists.A former federal prosecutor who helped convict Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh...
Dagestan Suicide Bombings Have Russia Looking to Putin
The Dagestan suicide bombings on Wednesday were the latest in a spate of attacks that has many in Russia looking to Vladimir Putin, whose reputation was built on tough talk and action against insurgents.The Dagestan suicide bombings Wednesday were the...
Echoing Moscow Attack, Dagestan Bombings Underscore Russia's Terrorism Threat
In Russia's restive republic of Dagestan, bombings killed 12 people and injured 23 just two days after the devastating Moscow attack.Two suicide bombers, one disguised as a policeman, killed at least 12 people and injured 23 in attacks against Russian...
Healthcare Reform: America, the Violent? How the Political Parties Are Complicit
Throughout US history, major change has begotten radical rhetoric from both political parties. Healthcare reform is no different - and heated words can sometimes spark violence.Spitting, brick-throwing, and name-calling. Is this what political discourse...
Hezbollah Denies Responsibility for Truck Bomb Blast That Killed Hariri
Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the militant Shiite group Hezbollah, said Wednesday his group was not behind the 2005 truck bomb blast that killed Lebanon's former prime minister. Many fear instability if an investigating tribunal issues indictments...
ICC to Investigate Kenya Election Violence. Will Leaders Cooperate?
The International Criminal Court has told Luis Moreno Ocampo to investigate the role of senior politicians in 2008 Kenya election violence. But some are already suspected of working to undermine the ICC.The International Criminal Court in The Hague,...
Iranian Scientist Defects: US Covert Ops Hurt Iran Nuclear Program
The defection of Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri to the US shows that a long-running CIA covert program against the Iran nuclear program is working.An Iranian nuclear scientist who disappeared while on a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia last year...
Israel Silent on Obama's Four-Month Building Freeze in East Jerusalem
Officials in Israel refused to comment on a plan floated by the Obama administration for a four-month building freeze in East Jerusalem, according to a report in Haaretz. Analysts say the plan won't fly with Netanyahu's conservative coalition partners.President...
National Education Standards Not a Federal Takeover of Public Schools
A big concern about proposed national education standards for grades K-12 is that they amount to a federal takeover of public schools. Not true. This plan originated from the states, is voluntary, and is backed by 48 governors.This is the last week for...
Nelson Mandela and the 2010 World Cup: South Africa at a Crossroads
As it prepares to host soccer's 2010 World Cup, South Africa must make a choice: Will it follow the legacy of Nelson Mandela, or slide into racial resentment?For decades, sub-Saharan Africa was ignored by the West because it lacked the strategic significance...
Obama Seeks Compromise in Offshore Drilling Plan
Offshore drilling for oil and gas will expand to new areas under President Obama's drilling plan, announced Wednesday. But the plan also keeps some sensitive environmental areas off-limits.Offshore oil and gas drilling will move ahead in Atlantic waters...
Obamas Get to Work from Home. So Should You, They Say
The Obamas held a White House forum Wednesday to promote flexible work arrangements, including work from home.Why is President Obama focusing Wednesday on promoting family- friendly workplaces? It's a fair question to ask, given all the other agenda...
Pentagon Treads Carefully in Examining 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
The Pentagon wants a candid discussion within the military about 'don't ask, don't tell.' But some service members are acknowledging they're gay. Under the law, that could lead to a discharge.As the US military explores what repealing "don't ask, don't...
Planned Sarah Palin CSU Speech Stirs California Protest
Students and other critics want to know if Sarah Palin will be paid $100,000 or more for her CSU speech. Is the state university - part of California government - obliged to reveal the confidential contract?A controversy is erupting over Sarah Palin's...
Rhode Island and Much of Northeast Hit by Historic Floods, Helped by Emergency Response
Safety officials may not have built arks, but emergency response workers in Rhode Island and across the Northeast made extraordinary efforts to protect residents as historic floods swept the region.Emergency workers across the northeastern US made extraordinary...
Robert Krentz Killing Stokes Fears of Rampant Illegal Immigration
Speculation that the murder of Arizona rancher Robert Krentz is tied to illegal immigration has sparked calls for Homeland Security to send in the National Guard.The killing of Arizona rancher Robert Krentz has prompted the state's governor, its most...
Son of Hamas
The autobiography of 32-year-old Mosab Hassan Yousef, the eldest son of Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef, is packed with real- life drama.Son of Hamas, a story that feels like a long-lost Abrahamic fablethat has morphed into contemporary history,...
Supreme Court: Lawyers Must Advise Immigrants of Deportation Threat
The US Supreme Court said that criminal defense lawyers are bound by the Constitution to let immigrant defendants who are not US citizens know when a guilty plea could lead to deportation.Criminal defense lawyers have a constitutional obligation to inform...
UN Haiti Conference: More Than 100 Countries Pledge $15 Billion
The UN's Haiti donor conference resulted in $15 billion in pledges over the short and long term. It is seen as a test of whether such massive rebuilding programs can work.The unprecedented international solidarity with Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake...
War Crimes: Is Serbia's Srebrenica Apology Genuine?
In what is regarded as one of Europe's biggest war crimes since World War II, more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslims were massacred at Srebrenica in 1995 by Serb forces. Serbia's apology for Srebrenica has met with polarized response in a country still divided...
Who Is the Father of Healthcare Reform: Obama or Mitt Romney?
President Obama is likening his federal healthcare reform bill to the Massachusetts healthcare bill signed by former Gov. Mitt Romney. That could cause problems for Romney in 2012.The next presidential election is more than two years away, but healthcare...

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