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 May 26, 2009

A Foreign-Film Fadeout
Call it a foreign-affairs problem, only far from the halls of Washington. If you live in the United States, chances are you have never heard of some of the best international films. Foreign- language movies by world-class, award-winning directors whose...
Atop New NASA Leader's Agenda: Human Spaceflight
Charles Bolden Jr. knows a thing or two about steering complex hardware through turbulence. He flew combat missions in Vietnam. He piloted two space shuttle missions and commanded two others. Now, as President Obama's nominee to head the National Aeronautics...
California Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage Ban
The California Supreme Court on Tuesday will issue its highly anticipated ruling on Proposition 8, the statewide ballot initiative that bans same-sex marriages. The decision comes as more states consider the issue, giving it a significance beyond California....
California's Top Court Upholds Prop. 8 Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
The California Supreme Court ruled Tuesday to uphold a statewide ballot initiative that limits marriage to heterosexual couples, while at the same time preserving 18,000 same-sex marriages that took place before the measure was passed last year. In a...
Circumstances beyond Your Control?
It's commonly accepted that happiness and well-being are subject to circumstances. Sometimes life seems to hinge on lucky coincidences - a chance meeting with an old friend, an upbringing in a privileged family, a collision avoided. But what about situations...
Death of Former South Korean Leader Prompts Deeper Look at Reconciliation with North
The legacy of South Korea's attempts at reconciliation with North Korea endures in emotions over the suicide of the former president, Roh Moo Hyun, even as his conservative successor, President Lee Myung Bak, rallies the South in response to North Korea's...
Does Sotomayor Practice Identity Justice?
A court judge who ends a Major League Baseball players' strike would likely win a popularity vote - if there were one - to be a Supreme Court justice. But Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who is President Obama's pick for the high court, probably knew better when...
Do You Know Who Captain Queeg, Howard Beale, and Chauncey Gardner Are?
We've heard a lot lately about "Harry and Louise." Nearly any well-informed news consumer of a certain age knows who they are: the fretful couple in a 1993 ad who helped scuttle Hillary Clinton's health initiative. But what about those who were in grade...
Egyptian Dissident Speaks out after 'Fire-Bomb' Incident
Opposition leader and former presidential candidate Ayman Nour was busy last week. On Monday, he led a protest march through downtown Cairo. On Thursday, he announced his candidacy for president in 2011 on the ticket of the Al Ghad Party, which he founded...
Emboldened North Korea Pushes Neighbors to Seek Self-Defense
As North Korea further ratcheted up tensions in Asia Tuesday, launching two more test missiles a day after exploding a nuclear device, its neighbors cast around for ways of reining in Pyongyang that might put a halt to its nuclear ambitions. Mostly,...
Essay: A Boat Rower's Slumber
When I can't sleep, I imagine being in places so snug that sleep becomes overwhelmingly inviting. My favorite of these places, the best for inducing sleep quickly, is under a rowboat on the northern shore of Lake Superior. The bays along the shore have...
In Remote North Darfur, an Upsurge in Clashes between Rebels and Government Forces
The eyes of the government soldiers being driven away by their rebel captors showed no sign of fear. Instead, their expression betrayed a mix of exhaustion and relief. Sitting on top of empty ammunition cases aboard a government truck seized by rebels,...
In Turkey, Hundreds of Minors Imprisoned on 'Terrorism' Charges
Few would peg Hebun Akkaya, a 17-year-old with a high, nasal voice and polite manner, as a criminal convicted of supporting a terrorist organization. But the criminal court here in Diyarbakir did. The crime: protesting the prison conditions of Abdullah...
Letters to the Editor
North Korea wants US aid In regard to the May 25 article, "With second test, North Korea asserts nuclear-power ambitions": North Korea's recent nuclear saber rattling reminds me of the 1950s comedy movie, "The Mouse That Roared." In it, a fictional tiny,...
Obama Picks First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice
President Obama made history Tuesday by nominating the first Hispanic to the US Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Sotomayor would replace retiring Justice David...
Pakistan's Taliban Rising? Ask the Women
Noor, a college student, has sworn off wearing jeans. A week ago, while she and her friends were browsing at a boutique on Zamzama Boulevard, Karachi's elite shopping district, two bearded men entered the store. "They told us to have shame and only leave...
'Red Dawn' Redux: Russia Begins Massive Military Modernization Effort
After nearly two decades of false starts and failures, the Kremlin appears determined to begin the radical military reforms needed to fashion a modern army from the tangled wreckage of its Soviet-era armed forces. Unlike previous attempts, little public...
Sotomayor Opponents in Weak Field Position So Far
The nomination of federal appeals-court judge Sonia Sotomayor to a seat on the US Supreme Court sets the stage for a national debate over the appropriate role of a high-court justice and whether Judge Sotomayor is the best person for the job. But the...
The Cost of Gay Marriage - in Dollars and Cents
Maghi Geary might have some peculiar advice for Californians: Gay marriage is good for business. The co-owner of Provincetown Florist has 20 to 30 weddings booked this summer, and the reason for that decent return is evident in the next customer who...
The Emptiness of Obama's Pragmatism
In President Obama's vision for Washington, "pragmatism" will reign, "ideology" will wane, and an era of civility, reason, and bipartisanship will emerge. An analysis of what pragmatism really means explains why Mr. Obama's plan has not (and cannot)...
What Can the US Do about North Korea?
North Korea's underground nuclear test Monday may be seen as a major provocation that pushes Pyongyang near the top of the Obama administration's foreign-policy agenda. For the White House, the problem now could be figuring out precisely how the explosion...
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