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 January 5, 2011

A Daley for a White House Job? Critics Lash out at 'Chicago Machine.'
Word that William Daley is Obama's top choice for chief of staff, to replace fellow Chicagoan Rahm Emanuel, have fed the line that the 'Chicago Machine' is taking over Washington.Talk that William Daley is President Obama's top choice as White House...
Afghanistan Looks to Pakistan for Help with Taliban
As Pakistan deals with the fallout from Tuesday's assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani met Wednesday with Pakistan's military chief to help nudge the Taliban to the negotiating table.A high-level...
Ambassador Oliver Stone? Sean Penn? Hugo Chavez Offers Up His Wish List
Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, in the midst of a tiff with Washington, suggests US ambassadors he would accept: Oliver Stone, Sean Penn, Noam Chomsky, even Bill Clinton.Surely Hugo Chavez doesn't really hold out hope that President Obama would allow...
Be a Healer ... Wherever You Are
A Christian Science perspective.Having spent much time traveling abroad from my home in Canada this past year, I've had ample time to consider how important it is to try to be a healer, no matter where we are. Offering a kind thought to someone distressed...
Bestselling Books the Week of 1/6/2011, According to IndieBound*
What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.#8 HARDCOVER FICTION1. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, FSG2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf3. Squirrel...
Does Call of Duty: Black Ops Redefine 'Blockbuster'?
Few companies enjoy paydays quite like Activision's. In November, the video-game publisher released Call of Duty: Black Ops, a cold- war military thriller that not only became the most lucrative game launch ever, but also made more money in 24 hours...
Egypt's Copts: A Closer Look at Coptic Christianity
Egyptian Copts have been thrust into the global spotlight since a New Year's attack on a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt, killed 19 people. Though often overlooked in a predominantly Muslim region, the Coptic Orthodox Church is the main Christian...
First Blackbirds in Arkansas. Now Jackdaws Drop in Sweden. A Common Cause?
Falkoping, Sweden, joins Pointe Coupee Parish, La., and Beebe, Ark., as the latest sites where experts are scratching their heads over mass bird deaths.It's not just the US where dead birds have been falling from the sky lately. Just before midnight...
Floods Can Help Australia Rise toward Adaptation to Climate Change
The Queensland floods and other recent record-breaking weather events can help push Australia further toward becoming a world leader in adapting to the predicted effects of global warming.Australians have long talked of their continent as "a land of...
Food Safety Law: Six Ways It Will Make Food Safer
With the stroke of a pen, President Obama on Tuesday inaugurated the biggest reform in food safety in years. The Food Safety Modernization Act contains changes in rules and procedures that only a bureaucrat could love. Some Republicans threaten to prevent...
House Speaker John Boehner Casts Himself as a Political Throwback
The past 16 years in Congress have been typified by partisanship and procedural stunts. New House Speaker John Boehner promises to return the House to a time when members can 'disagree without being disagreeable.' He will be put to the test, and soon.Wielding...
Howard Dean Blasts White House for Treating Liberals with 'Contempt'
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean criticized departing White House aides for acting like 'they knew everything and we knew nothing.'Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean endorsed Chicago businessman Bill Daley,...
Howard Dean Says Ronald Reagan Had No Accomplishments 'For the Ages'
Ronald Reagan, said Howard Dean, 'was a great leader, had leadership attributes.' But Dean credited Gorbachev more than the late president, for example, for the collapse of the Soviet Union.Fans of Ronald Reagan are preparing a variety of festive occasions...
Howard Dean: Tea Party Is 'Last Gasp' of Generation That Fears Diversity
Former Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean characterizes the tea party as 'almost entirely over 55 and white.' He says tea partyers are driven by the economy but also discomfort about the nation's demographic changes.Economic uncertainty...
Mystery Bird Deaths: Blame It on Harsh Winter, Fireworks, or 'Avicide'?
It's not unheard of that birds fall from the sky or fish die off en masse - but all at once around the world? Hard cold snaps are emerging as a likely cause of some of the bird deaths and fish die- offs.Thousands of red-winged blackbirds, cowbirds, starlings,...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Talks 'Change' but Not Budget Cuts
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told state leaders simply that it was 'time for New York to change' in his first State of the State speech. He faces daunting budget, education, and oversight issues.New York's new Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, plans to...
North Korea Tests Limits of South Korea, Japan Cooperation
US envoy Stephen Bosworth arrives in Tokyo Thursday after visiting Seoul and Beijing. Implicit in his talks is a push for Japan and South Korea to cooperate for mutual defense against North Korea.US envoy Stephen Bosworth is carrying a message to Asian...
Rights Groups Denounce Proposed Bills to Remove 'Birthright Citizenship'
Immigrant rights groups in Mexico and the US are up in arms over 'birthright citizenship' legislation to deny citizenship to American- born children of illegal residents.Immigrant rights groups are voicing strong opposition to legislation being proposed...
Speaker John Boehner: Now the Hard Part Begins
As Speaker John Boehner takes up his gavel Wednesday, his agenda and leadership style will come under almost immediate scrutiny. The challenge: to govern and not to obstruct.Rep. John Boehner (R) of Ohio takes the gavel as Speaker of the House Wednesday...
Suicide of Iran Shah's Son, Alireza Pahlavi, Caps Life of Sorrow in Exile
The Tuesday suicide of Alireza Pahlavi passed largely unnoticed in Iran, where decades ago the shah's rule became a crucial catalyst for the Islamic revolution.The youngest son of the late shah of Iran, once second in line to the throne, took his own...
The Can-Do Mayor of Kabul: Some See a Model for a Modern Afghanistan Politician
The former civil engineer turned mayor of Kabul, Afghanistan, is winning praise by using his 17-hour work days to promote road repair and provide homes to the poor or homeless.Of all the fool's errands in Afghan-istan, being mayor of Kabul has to be...
The Making of a Writer, Volume 2
The second installment of Gail Godwin's journals traces her life and career from London to Iowa.My college writing professor, Blanche McCrary Boyd, would tell usthat she had big plans for her journals, involving kerosene and amatch. She maintained that...
The Winter of Kim Jong-Il's Discontent
As Kim Jong-il's struggles to hold onto a crumbling North Korea, the US and South Korea can expect more calculated provocations - even displays of nuclear power. But rather than appease Kim with diplomatic concessions, now is the time to exploit those...
TV's Web Revolution Sizzles at CES 2011: Can Your Cable Company Survive?
CES 2011 in Las Vegas is showcasing gadgetry to make TV truly mobile. Can the old guard media companies survive the revolution? Surprisingly, signs are that they will.Every January, technology enthusiasts pore over the hottest news from the International...
USS Enterprise Video: An Opportunity to Reform the Pentagon?
Navy Capt. Owen Honors was removed from command of the USS Enterprise for participating in videos that included sexual innuendo and gay slurs. But some members of Congress see the scandal as a chance to change how the Pentagon responds to sexual crimes.The...
Want a New Car in Beijing? Sorry, There's Just Too Much Traffic
China banned all car sales in Beijing from Dec. 24 until its new lottery system comes up with the names of the 20,000 applicants who will have the right to buy license plates this month.Li Wen's Citroen car showroom was silent and deserted Wednesday,...
What China Wants in Exchange for Spending Big in Europe
Chinese Vice Prime Minister Li Keqiang is offering Chinese investment to a struggling Europe. In exchange, China wants improved trade ties with Europe.Chinese Vice Prime Minister Li Keqiang is touring Europe, offering political support, cash, and investment...
What Salman Taseer's Assassination Could Mean for Pakistan
The outpouring of praise for the killer of Salman Taseer, the former governor of Punjab who was assassinated in Islamabad Tuesday, is intensifying concerns in Pakistan about deeply rooted religious intolerance.Hundreds of Pakistan's leading clerics have...
Where Are All the Federal Judges? Why 90 Empty Seats Threaten American Justice
Partisan play - especially Republican obstinacy - has blocked judicial nominations at a record rate. President Obama and the 112th Senate must now quickly nominate and confirm judges for more than 90 lower court vacancies. The swift and fair delivery...

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