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 10, 2011

5 Romance Novels Perfect for Beach Reading
As any woman will tell you, behind every successful marriage there is likely to be a secret or two - for example, the fact that not every single pair of shoes she's bought in the last 14 years was reduced to half price. Still, any divorce lawyer who...
Afghan Security Forces Still Not So Secure after NATO Boost
NATO surge strategy aims to boost Afghan security forces. But, as the recent assassination of a provincial police chief of Kandahar showed, they're still far form secure.At the provincial police headquarters in Kandahar City, Gen. Khan Mohammad Mujahid...
A Fresh Start out of College
A Christian Science perspective.Graduating from college, and facing the very real questions about work and making financial ends meet, can be daunting. A recent National Public Radio report I heard paints a sobering picture of meeting postcollege expenses....
After a Suicide Bombing, an Afghan Village Turns against Taliban
A suicide bombing at the wedding of the chief of a US-backed Afghan village anti-insurgency unit soured even the strongest holdouts for the Taliban.After much hand-wringing, Abdhul Haleem came home to this farming village in the Arghandab Valley last...
As Troop Drawdown Nears, Is NATO Surge Working in Afghanistan?
As Obama's promise of a troop drawdown nears, the US military says the surge of tens of thousands of NATO reinforcements that began last year has won some and lost some against the Taliban but needs more time to succeed.As the longest war in American...
Blair Mountain II: The New Battle over Coal Mining in West Virginia
Hundreds are marching to Blair Mountain in West Virginia to commemorate the coal miners who fought for their rights there 90 years ago - and to secure our future. Coal mining companies are raping our land with mountaintop removal, destroying what has...
Casey Anthony Trial: Can Duct Tape Be a Murder Weapon?
Prosecutors argue that Casey Anthony killed her daughter by suffocating her with duct tape. But an expert said he could not confirm that duct tape had anything to do with the death.A forensic anthropologist testified in an Orlando, Fla., murder trial...
Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks Cool off Heat in Game 5; Take 3-2 Lead in NBA Finals
The Dallas Mavericks, behind Dirk Nowitzki's 29 points, went on a 17-4 scoring run with just over four and a half minutes remaining to defeat the Miami Heat Thursday night, 112-103 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.Doubters of the Dallas Mavericks have always...
Europe's E. Coli Outbreak: Does New Food Safety Law Prevent That in US?
A new US food safety regimen became law in January. It expands government regulation of growers, but it's not clear Congress will allot enough funds to implement and enforce the law.Scientists on Friday blamed contaminated vegetable sprouts for the E....
Feeling Winds of Arab Spring, Israel Douses Sparks of Palestinian Uprising
The trial of Palestinian protest leader Bassem Tamimi underscores Israel's eagerness to prevent small-scale demonstrations from turning into a broader movement.As a Palestinian statehood push gains traction across the globe, Israel is facing the prospect...
Follow Jim Rogers? Why This Dollar 'Bear' Is Buying Greenbacks Now
Investor and author Jim Rogers is known for his pessimism about the dollar, given high levels of US debt. But he said Friday that he's buying them now in the short term. What gives?When investor Jim Rogers talks, people listen. On Friday he talked a...
Fuel Surcharges on Plane Tickets Soar. How Long Will It Last?
Fuel surcharges send the price of plane tickets higher, but lax demand may counter hikes.Airlines call it a "fuel surcharge," but the rest of us call it a price hike.That's the top story behind airfares this year: Ticket prices are higher in 2011, and...
Gas Prices Skid 25 Cents a Gallon in Past Month - and May Dip Further
Gas prices have fallen to $3.72 since topping out at $3.98 a gallon in May. Plenty of supply and soft demand mean gas prices are likely to keep falling this summer - perhaps another 30 cents a gallon.The price of gasoline is down about 25 cents a gallon...
Gates: NATO's Retreat from Combat Assignments 'Unacceptable'
Defense Secretary Robert Gates made the pronouncement in a speech Friday in Brussels, as part of a European tour before he retires at the end of this month.Defense Secretary Robert Gates's cry of alarm to NATO partners about Europe's dwindling armies...
Huma Abedin and Wronged Political Wives: Few Options, Hard Choices
Scandal-tarred Rep. Anthony Weiner says he and his wife, Huma Abedin, will stay together. She has not spoken publicly. How political wives respond to wrongdoing may affect their husbands' political survival, some analysts say.In most political sex scandals,...
In Albania, a Mayoral Vote Gone Awry Threatens EU Membership Bid
Opposition leaders have called for European mediation to resolve a disputed mayoral election in the capital Tirana that is deepening political divisions throughout Albania.As Albania's two-year political crisis risks spiraling out of control, the opposition...
In Sarah Palin E-Mail Dump, Alaskans Seek Evidence of Abuse of Power
The request for thousands of Sarah Palin e-mails, many from her personal account, came just as many Alaskans were growing concerned about the then-governor's ethics. Some 24,000 of those e-mails are being released Friday.The Friday release of 24,199...
Is Alabama's New Illegal Immigration Law Really the Toughest?
States now appear to be vying for the title of toughest law against illegal immigration. Alabama's is probably the broadest, but not the toughest in every particular.Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) signed an immigration bill Thursday, which among other...
Libya after Qaddafi: We Need a Plan
Countries that back the NATO campaign in Libya and the Libyan rebels themselves are only starting to plan what's next, even while confidence grows that Qaddafi will be gone.Those involved in the NATO bombing campaign in Libya are increasingly confident...
Long Road to Freedom: Seven Reasons Why Syrian Protesters Have So Far Failed to Topple Assad
Syrian protesters have so far been unable to topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in large part because physical repression has served as a powerful deterrent against their goals. The risk of death, torture, or imprisonment for life...
Rejoice and Shout: Movie Review
The documentary 'Rejoice and shout' celebrates giants of gospel music and its God-centered heart.The wonderful new gospel music documentary "Rejoice and Shout" opensnot with an exploration of sound but of faith. Smokey Robinson sayshe prays to God all...
Russia's Lie-Detecting ATM: Not Just a KGB Fantasy
Designed by a company whose clients include the KGB's successor, the new ATM performs facial recognition, reads fingerprints, and checks voiceprints to determine whether users are lying.It's part ATM, part robocop. It'll check your fingerprints, give...
Russia's Only War Criminal Yury Budanov Assassinated in Moscow
Yury Budanov served six years in prison for war crimes in Chechnya before his parole in 2009. His assassination could be a revenge attack or an attempt to stir ethnic strife.Russia's only convicted war criminal, former army Col. Yury Budanov, was fatally...
Spain Police Crack Anonymous Cell Accused of Hacking PlayStation
The three members of the Anonymous group are alleged to have hacked government websites as well as the Sony PlayStation online store - though they were apparently not involved in the larger recent hacking of PlayStation users.Spanish police today said...
Syrian Troops Strike Flashpoint Town as Refugees Recount Violence
The assault on the restive northwest town of Jisr al-Shughur may prove to be a pivotal moment in the rebellion against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.Syrian troops launched an assault Friday to reclaim Jisr al- Shughur, a town in northwest Syria that...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry for President? Why He Could Have a Hard Time
Rick Perry might jump into the presidential race after all. While he would bring formidable strengths to the race, his record isn't all sweetness and light.Signals are growing stronger by the day that Rick Perry is getting ready to jump into the Republican...
The New Water Wars? Study Shows Broad Decline in Rockies Snowpack
Many studies have documented the West's declining snowpack. But a new one, published Friday in the journal Science, covers the length of the Rockies over an 800-year period.A blend of natural climate swings and global warming appears to be driving a...
US Job Market: Four Ways to Cut the Unemployment Rate
The modest recovery in the US economy since 2009 has been marked by tepid job creation - a trend that needs to change if the nation is to return to the kind of low unemployment rates that prevailed before the recession. But how to do that? In one of...
US Troops Confident of Afghan War Counterinsurgency Strategy
The counterinsurgency strategy of the Afghan war surge shows signs of success, say US troops, who point to fewer attacks better local relations.When the US Army's 1-66 Armored Battalion arrived in Kandahar's Arghandab district in late July, it was one...
Why One City Is Spending More on Antigang Efforts despite Budget Cuts
The National Gang Symposium highlighted Fort Worth, Texas, for its commitment to gang-intervention programs. Panelists worried that budget cuts will hurt antigang efforts.At a time when gang activity remains stubbornly high after large declines at the...
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