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 April 1, 2010

2010 Census Form: What If You Don't Mail It Back?
Thursday is Census Day - the bureau's 'target date' for Americans to mail back their 2010 census form. But census takers won't start rounding up noncompliers for another month.Say cheese, America. After gearing up since March 15, the Census Bureau on...
April Fools' Day History? Be Wary of Those Who Say They Know
April Fools' Day history is murky, and nobody knows its origins. So beware any Boston University professors who claim it originated in the court of Constantine.Here's no joke: Nobody knows the origins of April Fools' Day. Some speculate that Europe's...
April Fools' Jokes for 2010 Census Form: What Is Your Race? Vulcan
In a trend worthy of April Fools' jokes, Americans are challenging Question 9 of the 2010 Census form: What is your race? Some are self-defining themselves as 'American' or 'NASCAR.'The Census Bureau should expect as much, scheduling the official Census...
Attraction: Not Just for the Birds
A Day-Glo birdhouse that sits unoccupied raises questions for a young girl about the nature of attraction.When your daughter tells you she wants to make a birdhouse, what she means is she wants you to sketch out the gable ends and the sidewalls and the...
Auto Emissions: New Greenhouse Gas Caps Raise Gas Mileage Standards
The Obama administration set the first-ever greenhouse gas emission limits for US cars Thursday. To meet them, gas mileage standards must increase 40 percent to 35.5 miles per gallon.The nation's first-ever law requiring a reduction in greenhouse gas...
Britain Names Chagos Islands World's Largest Marine Preserve
The government of Britain named the Chagos Islands - home to the military base of Diego Garcia and some of the Indian Ocean's healthiest coral reefs - the world's largest marine preserve.A patch of ocean roughly the size of Texas and harboring some of...
Bulgaria Steps Up Its Crackdown on Government Corruption
Bulgaria's arrest today of an ex-minister accused of bribes, and recent jail sentences of two major figures for fraud and embezzlement, show that the European Union is finally cracking down on government corruption.Bulgaria has the European Union's most...
Bush Wiretap Program Gets Rebuke from Federal Judge
Bush authorized a wiretap program allowing US citizens with suspected terror links to be tapped without a warrant. Now, a judge has ruled that an Islamic charity was the subject of 'unlawful surveillance.'A federal district judge in San Francisco has...
Changing Course, Fatah Officials Call for Palestinian Protests against Israel
After years of muting Palestinian rhetoric of 'popular resistance,' senior officials in Fatah, which governs the West Bank, are calling for protests against Israel's settlement expansion and construction of its separation barrier.Senior officials in...
Chechen Warlord Doku Umarov Claims Moscow Metro Bombings
Chechen warlord Doku Umarov claimed responsibility for the Moscow metro bombings that killed 39 people earlier this week and threatened more attacks. Is Umarov leading a Chechen version of Hamas?A Chechen rebel warlord and self-styled "emir" of Russia's...
Deterring Nuclear Weapons: China Ready to Talk New Iran Sanctions
China signals it will consider a new UN resolution on Iran sanctions, in a bid to pressure Tehran to verify that it is not trying to develop nuclear weapons. Is China expecting something from the US in return for its cooperation?International pressure...
For the Love of Babka: The Slavic Sweet Bread with a Long Tale
Babka, a Slavic sweet bread, took center stage at family gatherings and found its way into travel bags for long trips home.When I was a child there existed a cure for all ills of the heart. I remember, when I was 8 or so, lying on my bed, pouting over...
From Anger to Peacemaking
A Christian Science perspective."All this anger is making me really mad," I joked to a friend recently. The irony of that statement was not lost on either of us. But news coverage in the US and elsewhere has been rife with reports of threats and acts...
Hard Hit Rhode Island Looks to Federal Aid as Floods Recede
Rhode Island took the brunt of this week's floods, and the state will look to federal aid, along with flood insurance, to cover much of the worst damage.After the floods of water come the floods of money.New England states will see an influx of federal...
Impatience Deepens in South Korea over Cheonan Ship Sinking
Speculation has continued to rage in South Korea as weather has delayed recovery of 46 sailors still missing in the Cheonan ship sinking. South Korean minesweeping vessels arrived at the site on Sunday evening.South Korean media continued to speculate...
In Afghanistan War Zone, a Movie Theater Comes Back to Life
An old movie theater in Lashkar Gah, shuttered by years of Afghanistan wars and hard-line Islamic rule, will soon reopen to host poetry readings and movies again. A sign of the post-Taliban times?Lashkar Gah is typical of the conservative, war-battered...
In Topeka, Google April Fools' Day Prank Is a Hit
City officials and residents are enthusiastic about the Topeka- Google April Fools' joke - and about the town's chances of winning Google's broadband competition.So by now, you probably know that Google changed the familiar lettering on its website to...
Latin Music: Salsa, Merengue, and Samba Rhythms Come to the Concert Hall
Latin music influences - including salsa, merengue, and samba - are seeping into the concert hall as directors seek to broaden the appeal.From salsa to merengue, mambo, samba, and tango - not to mention the current reggaeton - Latin rhythms and melodies...
Lost Illusions, and the LEGO Way of Making New Words
The Monitor's language columnist finds a new term for words snapped together like LEGO bricks from 'spare parts.'A reader has written in to invite my attention to the punch line of a recent Charles Krauthammer column: "You can only be disillusioned if...
Obama and Offshore Drilling: A Crude Move
President Obama tried to make a skillful political decision by permitting some offshore drilling for oil and natural gas. But he's obscured a more important message: The US must leave oil behind.President Obama's decision to open large areas off the...
Obama Blasts 'Fear Mongering' in Healthcare Reform Speech
President Obama continued his bid to convince Americans that his plan is not radical at a speech in Maine Thursday. Why Maine? It has been a pioneer in passing bipartisan healthcare reform laws.President Obama touted the benefits of the new healthcare...
Pakistan's President Zardari Closer to Losing Powers
Pakistan's President Zardari could soon cede several of his powers to the prime minister, after a parliamentary committee approved a long-negotiated draft bill to that effect late Wednesday. It is expected to pass.A Pakistani parliamentary committee...
Peace for Israelis and Palestinians? Not without America's Tough Love
An Israeli student explains why the US should act on moral outrage over Israel's discriminatory policies before it's too late.More than 20 years ago, many Americans decided they could no longer watch as racial segregation divided South Africa. Compelled...
Phoebe Prince Case a 'Watershed' in Fight against School Bullying
A Massachusetts district attorney recently filed charges against nine students for allegedly bullying Phoebe Prince to the point that she committed suicide. Prosecution of such cases are rare.The Phoebe Prince case is shaping up to be this generation's...
President Bashir's Chief Rival Boycotts Sudan Election
Sudan's leading opposition party candidate Yasir Arman pulled out of the Sudan April 11 election today, citing concerns of voter fraud and insecurity in the Darfur region.Sudan's leading opposition party candidate - running against President Omar Al-Bashir...
Republican Phone Sex Scandal, Fundraising Challenge Add to RNC Woes
The Republican phone sex scandal ensued after that RNC directed potential donors to the wrong number. Meanwhile, a conservative leader told his followers to stop giving to the RNC, and a competing organization is raising money for GOP candidates.The...
Sri Lanka Elections: Will Tamil Rights Be Upheld?
Parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka April 8 could mark progress for the whole country - if the government ends discrimination and embraces the rights of war-weary Tamils.Last May, after more than a quarter century of civil war between government forces...
Surprise! Ford, GM Post Sales Gains by Making Cars People Want to Buy
Two months into an uncertain recovery, Ford and GM show they're building cars that attract buyers. Chrysler slides.General Motors and Ford Motor Co. each sold more vehicles in the United States this March than last, a sign that the domestic auto industry...
Taliban to Be Flushed from N. Waziristan in Two Months, Says Pakistan General
Maj. Gen. Tariq Khan said the Pakistani Army was leading the assault in North Waziristan against Al Qaeda and Afghan Taliban. "This will finish in a couple of months," says General Khan.The Pakistani Army has launched a military operation to clear insurgents...
The Journal Keeper
Memoirist and essay writer Phyllis Theroux tracks six eventful years of her own life.Phyllis Theroux is best known for a perceptive memoir, "Californiaand Other States of Grace," and stints as an essayist for TheMacNeil/Lehrer Newshour and House Beautiful....
Top Picks: Conan O'Brien, 'The Blind Side,' 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' and Other Recommendations
Conan O'Brien's comedy tour, 'The Blind Side' out on DVD, 'The Fantastic Mr. Fox' and more top picks.Pei attentionInternationally renowned architect I.M. Pei dared to put a glass pyramid in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum in Paris and moved a mountaintop...
Toyota Rebounds from Recall-Induced Sales Slump, as Does Its Prius
Tainted by recalls, Toyota addressed its sales slump by introducing cut-rate financing and special lease offers. It regained its footing in March, helped along by robust Prius sales.Recall-tainted Toyota regained its footing in March, with a 41 percent...
USS Nicholas Captures Somali Pirates. What to Do with Them?
The USS Nicholas returned fire on Somali pirates near the Seychelles, sinking an attacking boat, confiscating the mother ship, and apprehending five pirates. The US Navy has stepped up patrols in the Indian Ocean.The USS Nicholas captured pirates off...
What the Wildebeest Migration Taught Me about Self-Improvement
The annual wildebeest migration follows a natural rhythm that we, too, pattern even as we strive for self-improvement.There's this wildebeest running across the wall in our living room. As we slump on the couch, our projector lights the room with a TV...
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