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 December 3, 2010

37 Years after Escaping Killing Fields, a Cambodian Returns as US Navy Commander
US Navy Commander Michael Misiewicz docked the USS Mustin in Cambodia Friday. He last saw his homeland, and many of his relatives, as a boy fleeing the murderous Khmer Rouge.US Navy Cmdr. Michael Misiewicz watched today as relatives prepared to board...
4 Great Graphic Novels for Family Entertainment
Looking for an entertaining read for the whole family? Graphic novels often have stories capable of spanning multiple generations and delighting all of them.Looking for an entertaining read for the whole family? Graphic novels often have stories capable...
5 Irresistible Children's Picture Books
It doesn't matter how long you've been reading or how grown-up you think you've become - children's picture books remain one of the greatest delights a reader can experience.It doesn't matter how long you've been reading or how grown-up you think you've...
Bestselling Books the Week of 12/2/10, According to IndieBound*
What's selling best at independent booksellers across America.What's selling best at independent booksellers across America. #8 HARDCOVER FICTION1. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown 2. The Girl Who Kicked...
Bush Tax Cuts: Why Democrats Are Planning Two Votes They Know Will Fail
Senate Democrats are planning for two votes on the Bush tax cuts Saturday. But neither would extend all the Bush tax cuts, and Republicans have vowed to defeat any such proposals.To get to a deal on expiring Bush-era tax cuts - and to extended unemployment...
Clinton's WikiLeaks Alchemy: Can She Turn Outrage into Unity on Iran?
Secretary Clinton is in the Persian Gulf to limit damage over the WikiLeaks disclosures. Can she translate the revelations into increased international resolve against Iran's nuclear program?Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was practicing a...
Comfort from the Morning Star
A Christian Science perspective.During the first Christmastime after my divorce, I found myself filled with great fear and sadness. How was I going to help my high school-aged daughter, when the Christmas season seemed to be relentlessly reminding us...
Deficit Commission's Work Is Finished. What Happens Next?
A 60 percent majority on Obama's bipartisan deficit commission say they approved the co-chairs' recommendations, not enough to force a vote in Congress. Will their work have an impact?Eleven out of 18 members of the president's debt commission signaled...
'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': Can Military Handle a Repeal of Gay Ban?
Repealing 'don't ask, don't tell' could have serious implications for some parts of the military. But critics of the law say the Pentagon is ready to embrace gays openly.It was in Iraq that Army Capt. Jonathan Hopkins learned he was to be promoted to...
Do We Really Want China to Be a Responsible Stakeholder in Global Affairs?
The West needs to be careful what it wishes for. Western capitals want China to be more responsible and active, but they don't like it when Beijing is more assertive. China wants respect, but not responsibility.North Korea's recent provocations - showing...
E-Mail Spam: Will It Abate with Arrest of Alleged Master Spammer?
Russian Oleg Nikolaenko is in US custody on charges of mail fraud and violating a law governing online marketing. His network is believed to account for one-third of global e-mail spam.The arrest of alleged "spam king" Oleg Nikolaenko of Moscow does...
Erskine Bowles: A Democrat Willing to Swing the Budget Ax
Erskine Bowles is co-chairman of the presidential deficit commission, which votes Friday on US fiscal plan. As president of the University of North Carolina system, he's no stranger to budget- cutting. He's had to trim more than $550 million and 1,000...
For California Republicans, Was Election 2010 Debacle a Wakeup Call?
No Republicans were elected to statewide office in California despite strong gains for Republicans elsewhere. One reason: Republicans ran afoul of the Latino vote in Election 2010.Steve Cooley followed the political playbook perfectly to get elected...
For Europe, WikiLeaks Offers Cyberdrama with Julian Assange as Main Character
Many European analysts question the motives of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange. Is he at the vanguard of a new era of transparency or a misguided rebel whose radical doctrine will curtail expression?The week of WikiLeaks has not exactly found the French intelligentsia...
For Real Global Security, Put Women in Their Place -- at the Negotiating Table
The usual approach to terror prevention and conflict resolution hasn't gotten results. It's time we start using our most underutilized, valuable security asset - women. From Northern Ireland to Liberia, women have helped broker peace where military efforts...
France's Season of Scandal Stirs Rivalries within Sarkozy's Party
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his government have been hit with a slew of scandals in recent months, most recently a tangle with French media.This fall in Paris, scandal is in. With only about one-third of France approving of his job, President...
Global Weather: 2010 in Running to Be Warmest Year on Record
If November and December temperatures stay relatively warm, 2010 could capture the record for warmest year, an early analysis shows. This year has also been marked by extreme weather events.This year is on track to enter the almanac as one of the three...
Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Four Video Games
We have four different video game ideas for you this holiday season. Everything from an early 20th century Western to a soft pink creature and a couple in between. If you decide to purchase a particular video game, you might consider using the link below...
Iran Nuclear Talks Depend on the Bite of Sanctions
The Iran nuclear talks that start Monday in Geneva come after a long year of tougher sanctions and other setbacks for Iran. Obama needs to be cautious about Iranian delay tactics.A very long year has passed since Iran last sat down with the West to talk...
Is Deficit Commission Wrong? Critics Say There's No National Debt Crisis
President Obama's deficit commission says the national debt requires urgent action. But economists are split on that basic premise.Whatever their disagreements, members of President Obama's fiscal reform commission rallied around a basic premise: America's...
Israel Wildfire Exposes Gaps in Emergency Preparedness
As international help pours in to quench an unprecedented Israeli wildfire, many are asking whether the country is equally unprepared to deal with an Iran or Hezbollah missile attack.Firefighters struggled for a second day to overcome a deadly blaze...
Israel Wildfire: How It Stacks Up with Five Other Devastating Blazes
Israeli officials are racing to contain wildfires that began in northern Israel on Thursday morning, prompting the evacuation of 17,000 and a rare request for international assistance. But while these fires are devastating for Israel - as of Friday they've...
Jim Carrey in 'I Love You Phillip Morris': Movie Review
Jim Carrey stars in 'I Love You Phillip Morris,' another black comedy that too often misses the mark.Jim Carrey began his career by making the whole world laugh and then,like most comics, he decided he wanted to be more than just a belovedbuffoon. He's...
Mysterious Fuel-Tank Crack Delays Space Shuttle Launch until 2011
The space shuttle Discovery was set to begin its final voyage last month. Now, because of a curious crack in the external fuel tank, the launch will happen no sooner than Feb. 3, 2011.NASA's space-shuttle fleet, scheduled for retirement early next year,...
Natalie Portman, a Deeply Dark 'Black Swan': Movie Review
Natalie Portman stars in a ballet film that's a 'willfully deranged quasi-horrorfest.'"Black Swan" is a love-it-or-hate-it movie. Put me in the (sort of)hate-it column. My slight qualification here is because DarrenAronofsky's movie starring Natalie...
Not So Fast on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal, Say Top Pentagon Brass
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chair Adm. Mike Mullen have been strong backers of a repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell.' But the heads of the Army, Marines, and Air Force said Friday the repeal could cause problems and should be delayed.The...
Obama Visits Afghanistan to Thank Troops, Rally Support Back Home
President Obama's visit to Afghanistan comes just as WikiLeaks cables are bringing fresh attention to grave problems on the war front.President Obama addressed US troops Friday on a surprise visit to Afghanistan to thank servicemen and women serving...
Q&A with Congressman Paul Ryan
At a Dec. 2 Monitor breakfast, soon to be House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R) of Wisconsin discussed what he likes in the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform's final report, but why he planned to vote against it.US...
Sri Lankan President Stung by British Protests, WikiLeaks Cables
After Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa was met with protests during a private visit in Britain on Thursday, his supporters rallied today outside the British mission in Colombo.Hailed as a war hero at home, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa received...
Two Candidates Claim Victory in Ivory Coast Election. Who's Right?
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was today declared winner of the election, a day after opposition candidate Alassane Ouattara was also declared the victor.Spilling out the front door of the fancy Golf Hotel on Thursday, crowds jumped for joy and...
Unemployment Jumps, Job Creation Slows. Is Economic Stall-Out Here?
Unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent, as US economy gained a disappointing 39,000 jobs last month, versus 172,000 in October. The news may prod Congress toward more stimulus spending.The American jobs machine seems to have slipped into slow-motion mode...
What NATO Looks like in the Age of European Austerity
Amid budget cutbacks and a 'diminishing appetite' for war, Europe has turned increasingly to the 'soft power' assignments like training and institution-building.When Portugal's Prime Minister Jose Socrates welcomed President Obama on Nov. 19 to the NATO...
WikiLeaks: Five More of the Strangest Stories to Emerge
The WikiLeaks cable dump has uncovered a lot of downright serious allegations: that the State Department pressured Germany into not criminally investigating the CIA's kidnapping of one of its innocent citizens, that the British government secretly allowed...
WikiLeaks: Would First Amendment Protect Julian Assange?
The First Amendment shields the publication of truthful information, legally acquired. But what if the information is gotten illegally? If prosecutors go after Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, it could be under the 1917 Espionage Act.WikiLeaks founder...
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