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 September 14, 2010

An Election 2010 GOP Takeover: How Bad for Obama?
As Election 2010 nears, Republicans are confident of dominating the House as Democrats shape strategies for either outcome. How will Obama deal with Republican gains?No president wants to lose any levers of power. And if the Democrats lose control of...
Battle of the Endorsements: Sarah Palin vs. Jim DeMint
Sarah Palin has seven endorsees running in Tuesday's primaries. Sen. Jim DeMint has backed winning Senate primary candidates in Florida, Kentucky, and Colorado. Both appear to be setting up power bases.Sarah Palin has a lot of skin in Tuesday's Republican...
Cedar Point Named Best Amusement Park: Five Theme Park Winners
The theme-park trade publication Amusement Today has named Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, as the best amusement park for the 13th straight year. Amusement Today also bestowed 24 other "Golden Ticket" awards to parks and rides around the...
Christine O'Donnell and 5 Other Races Where Sarah Palin's Nod Counted
Sarah Palin has been an avid campaigner this election season, in some cases plucking insurgent candidates from near obscurity to successfully take on more established opponents. Not all of her candidates have won, but in the world of Republican primaries...
Congressional Tug-of-War Holds NASA's New Direction in the Balance
As the space shuttle program folds, the House and Senate - and broader spaceflight community - have struggled to reach consensus on NASA's new human spaceflight focus.Not since the end of the Apollo program has the country's human- spaceflight program...
Corporate Land Grabs Threaten Food Security
Wealthy countries are buying up farm land in poorer countries - with global consequences. These controversial land grabs hurt local workers and ecosystems, and dangerously tip the scale of the world's food economy.Proponents of the local food movement...
Cuba Move to Cut 500,000 Government Jobs Is Biggest Change in Decades
Cuba announced Monday that 500,000 government jobs will be cut by next year and that more private enterprise will be tolerated. The changes go further than economic opening of the 1990s.Former revolutionary leader of Cuba Fidel Castro may claim he was...
Ditching the Blues for Hope
A Christian Science perspective.You're walking up a mountain path, and suddenly a huge boulder falls and blocks your way. You have three choices: (1) to sit down and cry before going back down the trail; (2) to get out a penknife to try to chisel through...
Does American Hiker Sarah Shourd's Release Help Ahmadinejad?
American hiker Sarah Shourd's release was supposed to be a 'gift' from Ahmadinejad, who heads to the United Nations next week amid intense international pressure. But his actions riled conservatives in Iran.American hiker Sarah Shourd was released by...
Five Largest Israeli Settlements: Who Lives There, and Why
The end goal of the current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks is two separate, sovereign states. Palestinians say that the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, deemed illegal by the United Nations, influence the outcome of such talks. With...
Hurricane Igor: Will It Reach Bermuda?
Hurricane Igor could weaken and be over Bermuda by Sunday, forecasters say. But the path could change.Hurricane Igor had lost some of its punch by Tuesday morning, although it's still a powerful Category 4 storm.As of 11 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday, Igor...
In Egypt, Some See First Salvo in Mubarak Succession Plan
In recent weeks, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian government has allowed posters with the slogan 'Gamal Mubarak: dream of the poor' to be posted around Cairo.The long-held suspicion among Egyptians that President Hosni Mubarak is grooming...
In Search of a Solution for Kashmir
Both India and Pakistan have ample reason to settle the longstanding dispute over divided Kashmir, which is boiling after a summer of violent clashes between protesters and Indian security forces.May reason prevail in divided Kashmir - a region claimed...
Israeli-Palestinian Talks in Egypt Address Key Issues of Conflict
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Mahmoud Abbas plan to meet again Wednesday in Jerusalem for Israeli-Palestinian talks that are threatened by a dispute over settlement building.Meeting in Egypt for their second peace summit in two weeks,...
Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan Wins Party Vote to Stay in Power
Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan was reelected head of the ruling Democratic Party on Tuesday, surviving a challenge from scandal- tainted Ichiro Ozawa and sparing Japan another leadership change.After months of riding a political merry-go-round, Japan's...
Journey: My Political Life
Tony Blair's engaging memoir lauds George W. Bush and defends the difficult decisions that politicians must make.Readers interested in British politics might find Journey: MyPolitical Life, the memoir by former Prime Minister Tony Blair,surprising. At...
Middle East Peace Talks: Four Reasons Not to Be Cynical
Yes, there are huge obstacles. But the advantages of talking over fighting can't be discounted. Peace talks slow the killing, promote civil society, and may shift the dynamics in the region for a more stable future.It is impossible to know whether this...
Oil Spills Hit on Land, Too: Aging Pipelines Imperil Midwest
Oil spills in recent weeks, from Canadian-owned pipelines that supply Midwest refineries, are another sign of nation's aging infrastructure. Latest spill expected to raise Midwest gas prices by 30 cents a gallon for several weeks.Two oil spills between...
Pentagon Looks to Save Billions with Smarter Spending
Pentagon officials estimate they can save $100 billion over the next five years by reining in skyrocketing contract costs.The last time the Pentagon tried to order up a presidential helicopter, it abandoned its plan after reports surfaced that the cost...
Round 2 of Israeli-Palestinian Talks Begins in Egypt
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faces an urgent test of mediation savvy in Israeli-Palestinian talks, which could break down over the settlement freeze set to expire Sept. 26.US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is meeting Israeli and Palestinian...
Russian Defense Minister's Washington Trip Brings Old Foes Together
Russian Defense Minister Anatoyl Serdyukov comes to the Pentagon for the first time this week to meet with Defense Secretary Robert Gates, a former intelligence officer once skilled in the art of Kremlinology.Early in his career, Secretary of Defense...
Should Health-Care Reform Be Repealed?
Many Republicans want to repeal the health-care legislation President Obama and Democrats passed earlier this year.Yes: ObamaCare = higher costs and lower qualityThe new health-care law's mandates are already causing health insurance premiums to rise...
The Case for Cautious Optimism
Many economic forecasters see nothing but further sinking, but with a rising number - if not percentage - of people employed, there are grounds for optimism."Pouting pundits of pessimism."Is that what those many economic forecasters, warning of a double-...
Unlike Last Year, Obama's Back-to-School Speech Avoids Raucous Flap
A year ago, the idea of a persuasive and left-leaning president speaking directly to America's schoolchildren stirred strong passions among conservatives. But those fears do not appear to have returned for Obama's back-to-school speech this year.When...
Who Is the Best Tennis Player of All Time?
Rafael Nadal won his first US Open tennis championship Monday night in New York. He has now won each of the four Grand Slam titles at least once. And it raises the question: who is the best, male or female, of all time? Using information from the International...
Why Egypt Seeks Prominent Role in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks
Egypt is seeking to burnish its role as an American ally as it hosts Israeli-Palestinian peace talks today - a calculation some says plays into Mubarak's succession strategy.Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak today hosted Israeli and Palestinian leaders...
Why Is Microsoft Offering Free Software to Russian NGOs?
The Russian authorities have been using antipiracy laws to target government critics, and local activists say Microsoft officials have aided in the process.Microsoft, which activists in Russia accuse of assisting in a wave of selective antipiracy prosecutions...
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