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 June 1, 2010

After Israeli Raid, Freedom Flotilla Aid Starts to Flow to Gaza
Ships involved in the "Freedom Flotilla" were towed into the Israel port of Ashdod after the Israeli raid Monday. Some of the humanitarian aid is being delivered by Israel to Gaza. But Hamas says it won't accept it until flotilla activists are released...
After the 'Flash Crash' and World Debt Crisis, Is It Time to Risk Proof Portfolios?
Amid the world debt crisis and 'flash crash,' it pays to learn about 'limit orders' and bond risks.Just when it seemed as if American investors were getting comfortable again, with the economy in recovery mode, they've gotten a couple of sharp reminders...
A Missionary Priest Becomes a Master Builder in a Booming Bolivian Metropolis
For decades, missionary priest Sebastian Obermaier has built churches, schools, and clinics in the poor Bolivian boom town of El Alto.Every day hundreds of people fly into El Alto, Bolivia. Circling to land, the passengers stare down on a vast, windblown...
Arizona Immigration Law Prompts Mexico to Extend Repatriation Aid Program
In response to the controversial Arizona immigration law, Mexico extended a repatriation program to help ease the transition of illegal migrants back home. The governments says the Arizona law could lead to a flood of returnees when it goes into effect,...
BP Oil Spill Could Make Gulf Hurricane Season 'Devastating'
Forecasters expect an active hurricane season, raising concern that a storm could push more of the BP oil spill ashore. The Gulf's biggest hurricanes are generally later in the season, however.The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season opens today, and with...
BP Oil Spill: Obama Administration Opens Criminal Investigations
US officials on Tuesday unveiled both long-term and short-term approaches to the BP oil spill. The strategy includes criminal investigations.The White House is doing its best to appear as if it is taking vigorous action to deal with the deepening BP...
BP Oil Spill: Will the 'Sweeping Arm System' from the Dutch Help?
The Dutch government is supplying six sweeping arm systems for the BP oil spill. The technology involves a skimmer that picks up oil and water and then separates the two.The Dutch government is giving BP officials in the Gulf of Mexico advanced oil recovery...
Cannes Film Festival's 'Hors la Loi': How Well Does France Face Its Past in Algeria?
At the Cannes Film Festival last month, riot police reined in protests over 'Hors la Loi,' a film that sparked clashes over the French Army's 1945 massacre in Algeria of at least 10,000.A new film by French-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb has again...
Condemnation across Europe after Israel Raid on Freedom Flotilla
European governments and their citizens appeared united in their criticism of an Israel raid that killed at least nine activists on the so-called Freedom Flotilla seeking to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza.European official and public reaction to an Israeli...
Could Gulf Oil Spill Bankrupt BP?
BP is now paying $40 million a day to deal with the Gulf oil spill. Its overall costs are nearing $1 billion, and an expected tide of litigation is still ahead. Then again, BP is flush with cash.Though the BP oil spill continues unabated, it is too early...
Gaza Flotilla: Why the Blockade Makes Sense for Israel
Until Hamas accepts Israel's right to exist and stops launching rocket attacks, Israel may have to continue the Gaza blockade.The activists aboard the Gaza flotilla that was raided by Israeli security forces Monday may have believed that breaking the...
Georgia Elections a Triumph for Saakashvili
The first Georgia elections since the country's defeat in its brief war with Russia in 2008 were a triumph for President Mikhael Saakashvili. His party rolled to victory in major cities, and observers said the poll was reasonably fair.The ruling party...
Guatemala City Sinkhole So Big, So Round It 'Doesn't Seem Real'
More than 178 people across Central America have been killed since Tropical Storm Agatha lashed the region with heavy rains on Saturday, leaving a giant Guatemala City sinkhole. How big is Guatemala's sinkhole?From the air, the giant Guatemala City sinkhole...
How Race to the Top Is Recasting Education Reform in America
States are submitting their applications for Round 2 of the Obama administration's $4.3 billion Race to the Top program. States are undertaking major education reform to qualify.New York is more than doubling its number on charter schools and will tie...
Israeli Raid of Freedom Flotilla Complicates US Efforts against Iran
The Israeli raid of the so-called Freedom Flotilla bound for Gaza takes the international spotlight away from Iran and its nuclear program. The raid is also likely to make it harder to restart Israeli-Palestinian talks.Israel's raid of a flotilla of...
Israeli Raid on Flotilla: An Intentional Message for Gaza and the Rest of the World
Israel's raid on the flotilla headed for Gaza was no accident. It was a massacre. And the world community must not allow it to stand..On Monday Israeli commandos boarded one of the civilian passenger ships that was part of the "freedom flotilla" sailing...
Israeli Raid on Freedom Flotilla Shatters Key Turkey-Israel Ties
The raid on the Turkish-led Gaza Freedom Flotilla has dealt a harsh blow to Turkey-Israel relations. Ankara's sharp response is strongest signal yet that Turkey may abandon its bid to be regional mediator.One of the greatest diplomatic casualties of...
Memorial Day in Iraq: Sacrifices Remembered
American servicemen and women honored their fallen comrades on Memorial Day in Iraq, as the war winds down there.With heads bowed beneath a palace dome still etched with the initials of Saddam Hussein, dozens of U.S. service members paid tribute Monday...
New Iran Sanctions More Likely, or Less, after Nuclear Bomb Report?
New report that Iran is amassing more low-enriched uranium - and has enough to make two nuclear bombs - is likely to spur the move toward tougher sanctions. But Israel's raid on Gaza aid flotilla may stall any international action on Iran.Iran has continued...
Obama and the Press: Who Said They Were Cozy?
Obama has a different relationship with the press than his predecessors, favoring long interviews over press conferences and Q&As. His approach has left reporters surprised - and sometimes frustrated.By the time President Obama stepped up to the podium...
President Sarkozy Urges Revamped Trade Ties at Africa-France Summit
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday brought a number of new proposals to boost business ties with Africa during the 25th Africa-France Summit in Nice, France.At the opening of the 25th France-Africa Summit in Nice, France on Monday, French President...
Registry Law Doesn't Apply to All Sex Offenders, Supreme Court Rules
A sex offender who moved from Alabama to Indiana in 2004 does not have to register with authorities because his move predates the registry law Congress enacted in 2006, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.A national sex offender registry law does not...
Supreme Court: Suspects Must Assert Miranda Right to Remain Silent
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that criminal suspects must clearly state that they don't want to talk with police to exercise their Miranda rights. Silence during interrogation is not enough.Criminal suspects may not invoke their right remain silent...
Targeted by Israeli Raid: Who Is the IHH?
The Freedom Flotilla boat targeted by an Israeli raid Monday held many activists from the IHH. The Turkish aid group has been accused of having jihadi links in the mid-1990s.A Turkish charity known IHH has found itself at the center of an international...
The Oil Spill and God's Finger
A Christian Science perspective.Think back over recent weeks, and the headlines most likely to appear in your thought will have something to do with BP, environmental disaster, Deepwater Horizon, heartbreak, and helplessness. But not too many specific...
Tropical Storm Agatha Floods Kill 150, Cause Giant Sinkhole in Guatemala City
Flooding and landslides from tropical storm Agatha have killed more than 150 people throughout Central America in the past few days, and apparently caused a giant Guatemala City sinkhole.Villagers have been buried alive in Guatemala. Residents, caked...
What Are Prospects for Afghanistan's Long-Awaited Peace Jirga?
After several delays, some 1,600 delegates from across Afghanistan are to meet Wednesday for a three-day peace jirga, or meeting. But no government opponents or insurgents will be at the gathering, which targets consensus on how to pursue peace talks.Some...
What Next after Israel's Killings on Flotilla for Gaza?
An independent probe and a vigorous push in the peace process are needed in the wake of the Israeli storming of a flotilla bound for Gaza, and the resulting deaths.A rush to judgment must be avoided over the deadly confrontation between Israel and the...
Why Israeli Raid on Freedom Flotilla Makes Abbas's Job Harder
International pressure in the wake of the Israeli raid on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla has boosted sympathy for Hamas, the chief rival of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas's party and a longtime opponent of peace talks.The diplomatic uproar over a fatal...
Why Israelis Are Upset about Israeli Raid on Gaza Freedom Flotilla
Israelis haven't expressed much sympathy for Gaza freedom flotilla activists attacked in an Israeli raid Monday. But they're upset that their government walked into what they say was a trap, and botched the mission.As Israel gets an international scolding...
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