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 October 6, 2010

Americans Flock to Do Business in Vietnam - Asia's Next Economic Tiger?
American Jim Okuley is one of many who have recently opened a business in Vietnam not far from where Viet Cong guerrillas once fired rockets.Jim Okuley has seen Vietnam in war and peace, and he says times have never been better than now.Mr. Okuley, one...
And the Favorites for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Are
The director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo tips Afghan women's rights crusader Sima Samar as his favorite for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, but there are 237 candidates.How do you say "And the winner is ..." in Norwegian?A year after the Norwegian...
Even Cuba Finally Gets It: Capitalism Works
Cuba's regime recently acknowledged the failures of its centralized system - eyeing the growing list of communist countries shifting successfully toward free-market economies. As capitalism makes inroads, will political freedoms follow?Cuba's tacit admission...
Ex-French Intelligence Official: Europe Travel Warnings Point to Real Terror Threat
Louis Caprioli, the former head of France's domestic intelligence agency, says the raft of travel warnings suggests that 'something real is afoot.'The French government issued a travel warning Wednesday, joining the United States, Britain, Japan, Australia,...
Falcon Lake 'Pirate' Shooting: Where's Missing Boater David Hartley?
Nearly a week after Mexican pirates allegedly shot and killed David Hartley on Falcon Lake, Texas, his body has still not been found. What might be causing the delay?The Mexican government on Wednesday stepped up a search on Falcon Lake - 60 miles long...
Homophobia Hurts Straight Men, Too
The suicide of college freshman Tyler Clementi painfully spotlights the dire consequences of homophobic bullying on gay men. But a homophobic culture that condemns male affection and emotion as "gay" hurts all men - and our culture at large.In the 1986...
Housing on a Solid Foundation
A Christian Science perspective.While housing markets have suffered in various parts of the world, the situation is particularly troublesome in the United States, and this has a significant impact on the global economy. Home sales are a kingpin in the...
How Arms Deals Are Shaping the Mideast
A record U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia is part of an effort to put pressure on Iran, partly by strengthening alliances with oil- rich neighbors also concerned by Iran's rise.Gulf states are stepping up weapons purchases from the United States in the...
How Long Can US Troops Withstand Rupture of Pakistan Supply Lines?
Latest attack in Pakistan Wednesday burns at least two dozen fuel tankers bound for US military bases in Afghanistan. Pentagon is warily watching its vital supply lines.Pentagon officials are wrestling with how much longer they can withstand the rupture...
How New York Would Look If Carl Paladino Made His Budget Cuts
New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino says he expects to remove $14 billion from the state budget over the next two years if elected. Observers say such ambitious plans are hard to deliver.Forget about Carl Paladino's tough-guy threats...
Hungary Toxic Sludge Could Cause Long-Term Environmental Damage
Clean-up crews are trying to limit damage from 35 million cubic feet of Hungary toxic sludge, which spilled onto a town Monday and killed at least four people.Workers with red-stained hands covered this town and others in southwest Hungary on Wednesday,...
In Sign of Goodwill, India Cheers Wildly for Pakistan at Commonwealth Games
India's spontaneous cheers for Pakistan players at the Commonwealth Games has some wondering if the two countries' relationship is entering a less testy phase.When teams entered the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony Sunday in New Delhi, the biggest...
Japan Revels in Good News: Two Nobel Prize Winners
Two Japanese scientists won the Nobel Prize for chemistry, prompting special editions of newspapers and popular cheer after a run of bad news about political scandal and a stuttering economy.Japan was enjoying what seemed to many a rare piece of good...
Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion
Two journalists examine the life and legacy of William Brennan, the liberal Supreme Court justice who left his mark on the US Constitution.William Brennan was probably the most liberal US Supreme Courtjustice in the post-World War II era. Embracing a...
Mexico: Probe into Falcon Lake Killing Delayed by Tiffany Hartley's 'Missing' Complaint
Mexican officials said Wednesday they still awaited a formal complaint, which would trigger a full investigation into the alleged killing of David Hartley on Falcon Lake.Six days after Mexican pirates on Falcon Lake allegedly shot an American tourist,...
Naked Cowboy for President: Top Celebrities (Past and Present) Who Aimed for the White House
Forget the midterm elections, President Obama's competition in the 2012 election is growing.On Oct. 6 Robert Burck announced his candidacy for president for the 2012 elections. You know him better as the "Naked Cowboy," a famous New York City attraction...
New Poll Shows California Tilting against Legalized Marijuana
The latest poll on Proposition 19, the ballot measure on legalized marijuana in California, found more opposition than previous polls. Prop. 19 backers dismiss the poll. Opponents say it is a sign.As the nation's first state vote on whether to legalize...
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for Palladium Work
The three winners of the 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry found new ways to use the metal palladium as a chemical matchmaker.Three scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing tools that allow chemists to readily build complex...
Pistons Sale Raises Hopes That Downtown Detroit Will Get a Boost
A family-owned company in Detroit has reportedly secured the highest bid to buy basketball's Detroit Pistons. Some say the firm wants to move the team downtown to help revive the city.The possibility of a single company owning three top sports franchises...
Randy Moss Traded Back to Vikings; Brett Favre Can't Wait to Throw Deep
Randy Moss has been traded by the Patriots to the Vikings for a draft pick next year. Moss began his NFL career with Minnesota back in 1998. Why does this make sense for the Patriots?In something of a surprise, the New England Patriots have traded All-Pro...
Randy Moss Trade to Vikings: A Last-Ditch Bid to Revive Brett Favre
The Randy Moss trade to the Minnesota Vikings will surely help their offense. But its greater impact might be on the attitude of Brett Favre, who has looked forlorn this season.There is a story, often repeated in football circles, that during his last...
Supreme Court: Can Westboro Baptist Church Protest Military Funerals?
Supreme Court to hear free speech case pitting a bereaved father against the Westboro Baptist Church, which held an antigay protest near the funeral of his son, a marine killed in Iraq.The US Supreme Court is set to hear a high-stakes battle over free...
Taliban in Secret Talks with Afghan President Karzai
In a significant shift, Taliban representatives and the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai have begun backroom high- level talks to aimed at negotiating the end of the war.In a significant shift, the Afghan government and members of the Taliban...
Talking to the Taliban: Rough Road Ahead
The Karzai government is talking to the Taliban in hopes of ending the war. But the outlook for these talks is as cold as an Afghanistan winter.High-level Taliban are reportedly holding peace talks with the Afghan government, but don't throw the confetti...
This Jobless Recovery Could Be the Worst Yet
Shifting attitudes towards employees may make this recovery the weakest in 30 years for job creation.The United States faces a prolonged "jobless recovery" - its third such flabby recovery and perhaps its weakest yet in terms of employment growth.After...
US Economic Growth Will Lag Behind Global Rate, IMF Forecasts
The world's economic growth rate will be 4.8 percent this year, while the US rate will be 2.6 percent, the IMF predicted Wednesday.The United States may still have the world's largest economy, but it is no longer the economic engine the world looks to...
US Trade Official: American Businesses Should Invest in Iraq - Now
A US official leading a trade delegation to Iraq encouraged American businesses not to wait to take advantage of Iraq's need for new infrastructure, despite ongoing security problems and corruption.The United States is hoping that a share of Iraqi reconstruction...
What Supreme Court Justices Asked at Westboro Baptist Church Hearing
Albert Snyder says Westboro Baptist Church protesters ruined his son's funeral. The church says it has a right to free speech. The justices asked a lot of hypothetical questions about what constitutes allowable speech.In a classic battle over free speech...
Who Are GOP's 'Young Guns' and What Do They Want from Election 2010?
Many of the GOP's 'Young Guns' running for House seats see small businesses as America's economic savior - and want government to get out of their way.Election 2010 could be a historic year and historic class for House Republicans.In 1974, Democrats...
Why Mahmoud Abbas Is So Committed to Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resists pressure to extend a settlement freeze, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas faces mounting criticism for remaining in peace talks.Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is now in political...
Why Russia's Medvedev Is Lashing out at Belarus's Lukashenko
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev slammed 'Europe's last dictator,' Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko, this past week for his increasingly anti-Russian rhetoric.A vitriolic and very public war of words between Belarus and Russia has observers wondering...
Will Donald Trump Try to Say 'You're Fired!' to President Obama?
In the wake of a favorable New Hampshire presidential poll, Donald Trump is the latest celebrity mulling a presidential candidacy in 2012. Trump announced Tuesday he was 'seriously' considering a run for the White House.Blame Canada...errr...New Hampshire!After...