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 7, 2010

Afghanistan: Pentagon Contractors Entwined with 'Pro-Taliban' Warlords
A Senate investigation finds that Pentagon contractors in Afghanistan are inadvertently helping the Taliban and becoming ensnared in the turf wars of local warlords.The US military has inadvertently been funneling American taxpayer dollars to Afghan...
Afghan Peace Council Opens as Afghans Assess Nine Years of War
Nine years after US-led airstrikes on Afghanistan began, President Karzai on Thursday inaugurated a new peace council that is tasked with reconciling with the Taliban and other insurgents. Kabul residents say they see no end in sight to the war.Nine...
Conspiracy Theories Linger in Falcon Lake Mexican 'Pirates' Shooting
An eyewitness corroborated part of Tiffany Hartley's story about a Mexican 'pirate' attack that killed her husband, David Hartley, on Falcon Lake last week. But not all doubts have been erased.As Tiffany Hartley, surrounded by Texas game wardens, laid...
Currency Exchange Rates 'War' a Concern Ahead of IMF Meeting
Currency exchange rates have taken center stage in financial markets, prompting investors to worry that nations will try devaluation as a way to bolster exports. The IMF's annual meeting is Friday in Washington.The head of the European Central Bank (ECB)...
How Victor Perez Saved Abducted Girl: Four Tales of Everyday Heroes
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday honored Victor Perez, the man behind the improbable car chase that resulted in the recovery of an 8-year-old girl abducted in Fresno, Calif. 'This guy is a true action hero,' said the governor. Here is...
Hungary Toxic Sludge Reaches Danube River: Top 10 Environmental Disasters Worldwide
The toxic sludge now covering 15 square miles of Hungary and seeping into the Danube River is a serious environmental disaster whose severity and long-term consequences are still unclear. Will the release of the 35 million cubic feet of alumina refining...
In Philippines, Benigno Aquino's Political Honeymoon Intact at 100- Day Mark
Philippines President Benigno Aquino is enjoying an extended political honeymoon despite his government's bungled handling of a deadly bus hijacking and criticism he is moving too slowly on reforms.Elected in May by a landslide on an anticorruption platform,...
Israel Loyalty Oath Bill Stirs Arab-Israeli Unease
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing for a loyalty oath that would require non-Jewish candidates for Israeli citizenship to pledge loyalty to Israel as a 'Jewish state.'Israel's cabinet next week will consider a bill that would require...
Is US Giving Up Too Much to Keep Middle East Peace Talks Going?
Some Middle East experts are questioning the Obama administration's approach, saying that the juicy carrots the US is offering may not get it where it wants to go.The Obama administration is pulling out all the stops to keep the fledgling Israeli-Palestinian...
Mario Vargas Llosa: An Interview from the Monitor's Archives
Mario Vargas Llosa, who was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature, was interviewed by the MONITOR in 1977. Llosa spoke about literature and politics in the Latin America region. He criticized US politics, called Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution...
Mario Vargas Llosa: Why the 2010 Nobel Prize Winner Stirs Controversy in Peru
Mario Vargas Llosa's political identity as a right-wing maverick as made waves on both sides of Peru's political spectrum since the 1980s.While known internationally for his writing, 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature recipient Mario Vargas Llosa has also...
Mario Vargas Llosa Wins 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature. Who Else Won in the Past Decade?
Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Peruvian author and former presidential candidate received the prestigious Cervantes Prize in 1995 and is the first South American author to win the Nobel since Gabriel Garcia Marquez...
Nobel Peace Prize 2010: How Obama Award Shapes This Year's Choice
After giving the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama last year, the Norwegian Peace Prize Committee may opt for a more conventional winner this Friday.The Norwegian Peace Prize committee has a dilemma this year: how to top last year's surprise award...
Nobel Prize in Literature: Which Latin American Writers Have Won?
Mario Vargas Llosa is the first Latin American to win the honored literary prize in 12 years. Of the 102 awards presented since 1901, only seven have gone to Latin American writers.Mario Vargas Llosa is the first Latin American to win the honored literary...
Obama's Biased Bashing of Career Schools
The US Department of Education proposes stiff rules on the for- profit schools of higher education while largely ignoring similar problems in state and nonprofit colleges and universities. An equal hand is needed.President Obama's Education secretary,...
Oil Spill Report Sketches Anatomy of a Flawed US Response in Gulf
A presidential commission assessing the US response to the Gulf oil spill identifies flaws in the White House reaction. It finds that the government acted at times either incompetently or without candor.The Obama administration lagged in its initial...
Q&A with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen
At a Sept. 29 Monitor breakfast, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mike Mullen discussed increased pressure to cut the defense budget, US strategy in the Afghanistan war, and the impact of extended deployments on troops and their families.Chairman of the...
Tears of a Clown
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank examines the media and political phenomenon that is Glenn Beck.In his polemic biography of Glenn Beck, Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beckand the Tea Bagging of America, Washington Post columnist DanaMilbank vows redundantly...
Top Picks: Santana's 'Guitar Heaven,' Carlos the Jackal Miniseries, 'The Queen' on DVD, and More
Santana's new 'Guitar Heaven' CD, Sundance Channel's dramatization of terrorist Carlos the Jackal in 'Carlos,' British TV's miniseries 'The Queen' on DVD, and more recommendations.Santana's guitar heavenWhat sounds like a pretty cheesy idea - "Guitar...
Toward Drug-Free Neighborhoods
A Christian Science perspective."Winter's Bone," a film in current release in North America and set in rural Missouri, offers a bleak view of the corruption that methamphetamine labs bring to a community. My home state, Missouri, has been called the...
US Chamber of Commerce under Fire for Campaign Finance
Liberal groups charge the US Chamber of Commerce with spending foreign donations on political ads targeted against Democrats. Chamber officials deny the charge, but campaign finance law makes it hard to know for sure.If "money is the mother's milk of...
Want to Improve US National Security? Cut the Defense Budget
Reining in irresponsible defense spending will combat the most significant threat to our national security: the debt.Speaking last week at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast with journalists, Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of...
Why Laptops in Class Are Distracting America's Future Workforce
Laptops in college classrooms are no longer just educational tools - they're distracting our future workers. During class, students tumble down these rabbit holes of diversion - losing their focus and undermining human connections so crucial to learning.As...
Why Mexican 'Pirates' Are Targeting US Tourists on Falcon Lake
New drug trafficking routes into the United States may now intersect more with tourist areas such as Falcon Lake.The attack that allegedly killed the missing American tourist David Hartley on Sept. 30 while he was jet-skiing with his wife was not the...
Why Sweden's Far-Right, Anti-Immigrant Party Made Powerful Gains
Sweden is now facing a newly powerful political party, the Sweden Democrats, that has a neo-Nazi past and advocates drastically cutting the country's liberal immigration policies.Throughout much of Europe, the far right is on the rise, gaining support...
Will Abbas Get, and Accept, a Two-Month Settlement Freeze?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is backing a 'loyalty oath' to appease Israel's right wing, and there are indications that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will be offered a two-month settlement freeze to keep peace talks going.A senior aide to...
Will Hungary's Toxic Red Sludge Spill Extend beyond Danube?
Hungary's toxic red sludge spill reached the Danube today at toxicity levels beyond what environmentalists expected. Will it threaten the Black Sea?Hungary's Prime Minister Victor Orban today made a guarded request for international help to contain the...
Yemen Attack Underscores Increasing Al Qaeda Threat
The latest Yemen attack - on a vehicle carrying British embassy workers - shows how 'resilient and increasingly agile' Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have become, says one expert.An attack on a vehicle carrying five British embassy workers...

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.