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 7, 2011

Alec Baldwin Kicked off Plane. Are Game-Playing Fliers a Safety Risk?
Refusal to turn off a cellphone got actor Alec Baldwin kicked off plane on Tuesday. American Airlines, which did the deed, noted his disruptive behavior. Others say there's a reason for the protocol on shutting off 'electronic devices.'It's the word-game...
An Appreciation: Longtime Monitor Journalist Guy Halverson
Guy O. Halverson was a Monitor correspondent with a varied writing career that spanned more than 35 years. His award-winning journalism led the way against drunk driving and Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Who wants to become a lawyer when you...
Chanting 'Russia without Putin,' Flash Mobs Roil Moscow
Protesters across Russia march against Vladimir Putin's ruling party following allegations of official vote-rigging in last weekend's Duma elections.Moscow was uncommonly tense Wednesday, with tens of thousands of riot police patrolling the streets and...
Democracy Dial-Back? Egypt Military Moves to Hem in New Parliament
A member of Egypt's ruling military council said today that it would have a role, albeit indirect, in appointing the body that will write a constitution instead of leaving it to elected lawmakers.A week after the first post-Mubarak elections began, Egypt's...
Don't Fold on Internet Gambling Ban
The Obama Justice Department scored the first conviction under a 2006 law that outlaws online gaming, including poker. More convictions may be coming. But monied interests are pushing Congress to scrap the law.Five years after Congress outlawed gambling...
Fear of China Pushes Burma (Myanmar) out of Isolation
Cynics say that military leaders in Burma (Myanmar) are considering reforms urged by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after observing the global downfall of dictatorships. The more likely reason is Burma's increasing concern about China's dominance.When...
How an Obscure Rule Could Trample EU Dissenters
The EU might invoke an 'overpass' clause to head off individual nations' objections to more centralized budgetary powers.Plans for amendments to the treaty governing the European Union will be discussed at a summit in Brussels tomorrow, but trouble lies...
Nothing Lost in Transition
A Christian Science perspective.Protests abound: They include citizens faced with austerity measures in Greece, people in the Middle East still striving for freedom, and the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters in New York and many other cities. Individuals...
Payroll Tax Cut: Proposals Galore but Consensus Eludes
Congressional lawmakers in both parties offer assurances that the break Americans now enjoy on the payroll tax will be extended before it expires Dec. 31. But getting to 'done' is proving to be another tough row to hoe.The Obama White House, in its own...
Pearl Harbor Day 2011: Three Enduring Mysteries
On Pearl Harbor Day, historians continue to debate the mysteries of Pearl Harbor. The Japanese attack created some of the great unanswered questions of military history.Pearl Harbor. In the United States, the name alone means surprise, defeat, and the...
Pearl Harbor Day: How Did Adolf Hitler React to the Attack?
At the time of the attack, Japan was already one of the Axis powers, but Adolf Hitler did not know of its plans. On Pearl Harbor Day, a look back at the Fuhrer's response - and subsequent miscalculation.Exactly 70 years ago Japan hit Pearl Harbor with...
Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War
What did FDR feel on Dec. 7, 1941? Historian Steven M. Gillon brings the day Pearl Harbor was bombed into sharp relief.Everyone around Franklin D. Roosevelt was filled with shock and horror as the news from Pearl Harbor reached the White House. The president...
Pujols Deciding on More Than His Future as a Player
Albert Pujols, one of the best players in baseball, is deciding between $200 million deals from the Maimi Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals, his current team. What can each provide Pujols-during his playing days and beyond?Most of us will never get...
Rod Blagojevich 14-Year Sentence a Warning to Corrupt Politicians
Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison, a decision some legal experts found harsh. But the judge said the sentence was meant to send a message - and not just to Rod Blagojevich.Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years...
Rumors of 'Silent Coup' as Pakistan President Zardari Heads to Hospital
Aides to President Zardari rubbish the rumors, which have quickly gained credibility among the Pakistani public because of the perception that this government is on its last legs.Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari has travelled to Dubai for medical...
Students in Big-City Schools Show Gains in Latest NAEP 'Report Card'
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) National Report Card shows clear and positive trend lines for big-city schools, though the progress has been slow.Students in America's largest cities are making gains in math, in many cases faster...
Syria Isn't Libya: Obama Must Consider Bolder Intervention
Before the calls come to commit US forces to an intervention in Syria, the Obama administration must take a hard look at what happened in Libya. The politically safe, low-risk, low-reward intervention in Libya shouldn't be repeated in Syria.The Arab...
US Considered Missions to Destroy RQ-170 Sentinel Drone Lost in Iran
The RQ-170 Sentinel drone lost over Iran is one of America's most valuable intelligence assets. It's unclear what brought it down - hostile fire or malfunction. Iran claims to have shot it down but has provided no photographs.So valuable is the CIA-operated...
Why Republican Efforts to Corral Jewish Vote May Come Up Short
As expected, Republican presidential candidates courting the Jewish vote made mention Wednesday of Israel and Iran, but experts say it's unrealistic to expect they'll make major inroads on Jewish support for Obama.One by one, Republican presidential...
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