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 2, 2010

3 More 2010 Novels That You Don't Want to Miss
Two private investigators are forced to deal with the aftermath of a case that has haunted them for more than a decade, Herman Melville sets sail, and an Israeli mother goes for a very long walk in this month's roundup of new fiction.Two private investigators...
After the Deficit Commission, on to Plan B
Without 14 votes in favor, the deficit commission draft plan won't be formally recommended to Congress. That will mean considering pieces of it, or other ideas, to reduce the deficit.If the president's deficit commission cannot agree on a bipartisan...
Arsenic Microbe in Mono Lake May Reshape Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life
Scientists have found a microbe in Mono Lake, California, that uses arsenic as a fundamental building block, changing the definition of 'life as we know it' and the search for extraterrestrial life.The dotty aunts in "Arsenic and Old Lace" may finally...
Australia Braces for Its Own WikiLeaks Damage Control
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard lambasted WikiLeaks on Thursday as the government braced itself for the publication of 1,500 diplomatic cables relating to Australia.Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard lambasted the leaking of classified US...
Best Books of 2010: Children's Books
From the tribulations of a governess whose young charges were literally raised by wolves to the perils of a young heroine set on saving her planet, here are the 8 children's/young adult titles that the Monitor's book reviewers considered the most outstanding...
Britain Slips, Slides, and Stays Home as Winter Snow Roils Europe
An early bout of winter snow across Europe has brought a frustrated Britain to a standstill. London's Gatwick Airport is closed until Friday, while police try to fend off calls about snowball 'incidents.'An annual British tradition is taking place earlier...
Charles Rangel Censured on House Floor - What Does Censure Mean?
After Charles Rangel was censured many are asking what does censure mean, and how does it differ from other forms of political punishment?Congressman Charles Rangel (D) of New York was summoned to the well of the House floor while Speaker Nancy Pelosi...
Charles Rangel Censure Vote: Five Others the House Has Slapped Down
Rep. Charles Rangel (D) of New York on Thursday may become the 23rd House member to be censured by his colleagues, in the history of the institution. For lawmakers who break the rules, censure is one of the punishment options specified in the US Constitution...
China's Promise Lures Grads Home
Students educated abroad find opportunity - and a lifestyle similar to what they had overseas.Dressed in a demure lace-frilled blouse and a sensible midcalf skirt, sipping a cup of Starbucks tea, Guo Yixin could be an ambitious young executive almost...
Cuba's Emergence
A Christian Science perspective.Cuba seems to be approaching a cusp in its history. Fidel Castro, who acted the role of a strict communist leader for a half century, now appears to be repudiating that Marxist ideology. Cuba itself may be entering a potentially...
Deficit Commission: Four Reasons It Could Fail
The members of President Obama's bipartisan fiscal commission agree on one big thing: The problem of runaway deficits and public debt requires urgent attention. Democrats and Republicans on the panel even seem to have moved toward consensus on some of...
Deficit Commission: Four Things Both Sides May Agree On
Thursday headlines note the failure of President Obama's bipartisan deficit commission to reach consensus, but the opposite is also true to some extent. Key Democrats and Republicans on the commission voiced agreement on some important things during...
Five Things Russia and Qatar Did Right to Win World Cup Bids
Russia and Qatar were able to set themselves apart enough from the rest of the World Cup bidders to get FIFA's vote Thursday. Russia will host the tournament in 2018 and Qatar in 2022. Here are five things they did right:Russia and Qatar were able to...
Gains of Taiwan's Anti-Unification DPP Could Rattle Relations with China
Taiwan's municipal elections have revived the fortunes of the DPP, which the US views with skepticism and Beijing dislikes for its past views on independence and sovereignty.Local elections in a small Asian democracy would normally deserve little attention....
GOP's Paul Ryan: White House Officials 'Don't Talk to Us'
Rep. Paul Ryan, soon to be House Budget Committee chairman, said he had no idea whether members of the White House were taking the national debt seriously, because he has little contact with them.Rep. Paul Ryan (R) of Wisconsin, the top House Republican...
Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Television Programs
We have more gift ideas for you this holiday season. For the person who enjoys Canadian television comedy, World War II drama, a TV documentary on mankind's narrative myths, and a classic British television detective series, we have a quartet of selections....
House Votes a $4.5 Billion Boost for Child Nutrition, School Lunches
The bill makes biggest changes to Child Nutrition Act in half a century. It expands access to school lunch program and lets USDA set child nutrition guidelines for schools. Next stop: Obama's desk.Congress took aim at childhood obesity and hunger Thursday...
House Votes to Keep Tax Cut for 'Middle Class' Only. Republicans Fume
The House approved a measure to extend the Bush-era tax cuts to the middle class - those with income less than $250,000. The final tax-cut plan, though, will be fashioned in the Senate.Just three days after the White House established a bipartisan team...
In Tokyo, Building Tiny (and Living Well)
Stylish, green, and close to the action, Japan's microhouses gain appeal in a city that has made them a necessity.The Japanese are fond of miniaturizing things. They did it to trees to create bonsai. They did it to electronics to usher in a new age of...
Journal of an Ordinary Grief
His troubled connection to his homeland is a key theme in this uneven but thoughtful collection of the writings of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish."What is homeland?" asks famed Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwishin his Journal of an Ordinary Grief, an...
Madonna Tastes Mexican Bureaucracy in Opening Hard Candy Fitness Gym
The hurdles that Madonna overcame to open Hard Candy Fitness are emblematic of the long ride of permits, stamps, and waits faced by business owners in Mexico.Madonna, always the tough girl, did not let the news of drug- fueled beheadings and butchering...
Mortgage Interest Deduction: Can US Debt Panel Keep It on the Chopping Block?
The mortgage interest tax deduction is cherished by many Americans as the path to homeownership. But the co-chairmen of the US debt panel say it should be rolled back.Most people getting ready to buy a home have done the drill, totaling their monthly...
Russia World Cup 2018: Another Score for Powerful Putin?
Russia's sports minister likened the geopolitical impact of Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup to the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.There was mass exultation in Moscow late Thursday after news broke that Russia has won its bid to host the 2018 World...
US Commitment to Iraq Will Pay off across the Middle East -- and Avert a Historic Error
Both those who supported the surge and those who pressed for withdrawal should support continued US involvement in order to consolidate Iraq's fragile political and security gains. Disengaging now could undermine the entire long-term strategic relationship.After...
Who Will Host the 2018 World Cup?
The 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup hosting rights will be decided today in Zurich, Switzerland. Here's the short list for the 2018 World Cup bid:The 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup hosting rights will be decided today in Zurich, Switzerland. Here's the short...
Who Will Host the 2022 World Cup?
The 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup hosting rights will be decided in Zurich, Switzerland today. Here's the short list for the 2022 World Cup bid:The 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup hosting rights will be decided in Zurich, Switzerland today. Here's the short...
Why It's So Hard for NATO to Train Afghan Forces
Corruption, drug addiction, and too many Afghan deserters, make handing over power a daunting task, say NATO officials and Western diplomats.Men hurried through the dark with a stretcher, flares burst, and a helicopter thumped in to the forward operating...
Why Paul Ryan Will Vote 'No' on Deficit Commission Report
Rep. Paul Ryan (R) of Wisconsin praised Obama's debt commission report at a Monitor Breakfast Thursday, but said he wouldn't vote for it because it fattened health care.Rep. Paul Ryan (R) of Wisconsin said Thursday that he plans to vote "no" on the president's...
WikiLeaks Cable Portrays IAEA Chief as 'In US Court' on Iran Nuclear Program
Iran could use the WikiLeaks revelation as another reason not to cooperate with the West on its nuclear program.The chief of the UN nuclear agency, Yukiya Amano, called on Thursday for Iran to cooperate more to remove doubts about its nuclear intentions,...
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange: Has US Already Indicted Him?
It is entirely possible that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is already under indictment in the US. Grand juries work in secret, and indictments can be sealed, but there have been hints.Sweden has issued an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian...
With Censure, Charles Rangel Joins Infamous List in History of Congress
Rep. Charles Rangel becomes the 23rd member of the House to be censured, Congress's harshest punishment short of expulsion. The vote in favor of censure was 333 to 79.In a rare move, the House on Thursday voted, 333 to 79, to censure 15-term Rep. Charles...

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