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 March 1, 2012

A Circle of Sources, a Baby's Surprise
Inspired to make a jacket for a newborn, an uninitiated knitter realizes it takes a village.Dear Lily,I'm sending you this Baby Surprise Jacket that I knitted. I don't think it will fit you till you're 2. I hope by then you aren't old enough to wonder...
American Idol Top 12 Girls Try to End Five-Year Drought (+Video)
American Idol recap: On Wednesday night, the top 12 girls took their shot at becoming the first female winner of American Idol in five seasons.There has been a lot of talk about it being a "Boy's Season" this year - and before Wednesday night that seemed...
Andrew Breitbart, a 'Happy Warrior,' Rallied the Right and Vexed the Left (+Video)
Andrew Breitbart, who died Thursday, was one of the most powerful voices of the new conservative media. Often vilified by liberals, Breitbart maintained that he 'enjoyed making enemies.'Andrew Breitbart, the Internet agitator who gave a powerful voice...
Blunt Amendment Brings Culture Wars to Congress
The Blunt amendment would attach a provision to a key highway bill that would let employers opt out of a new federal health-care mandate for their employees if they have religious objections.The controversy over access to contraception first sparked...
Car Sales Surge in February at a Pace Not Seen since Early 2008
Several forces combine in the stronger car sales: an improving economy, carmakers eager to lure buyers with incentives, and mild winter weather.American car buying surged in February, reaching an annualized pace of 15 million units for the first time...
Cities Are Banking on the Arts
Once the first thing to be cut in a time of recession, the arts are proving their worth."It's necessary to invest in our cultural organizations in tough economic times," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a recent opening of a new nonprofit theater....
David Dreier to Leave Congress: Is California Losing Its Clout?
Some worry that David Dreier's retirement means reduced clout for California on Capitol Hill. But others say an anti-pork atmosphere in Washington means their concerns are overblown.Republican David Dreier, chairman of the House Rules Committee, added...
Egypt's Rulers Face Backlash after Lifting Travel Ban on Americans
Egypt had portrayed its case against American NGOs as necessary to thwart foreign agents intent on harming the country. Now angry Egyptians say their rulers have caved to US pressure.Egypt's apparent decision to lift a travel ban on seven Americans charged...
EU Pushes Bigger Bailout Fund and Germany Pushes Back
Many European leaders and financial institutions are pushing for a larger permanent EU bailout fund, saying it would send an important signal. Germany, its main funder, says such talk is premature.Officially, tonight's gathering of the European Union...
For Vladimir Putin, Winning Russia's Presidency May Be the Easy Part
The Russian election has been engineered for a Vladimir Putin victory. His true challenge will come afterward, when he has to rule a country increasingly dissatisfied with his rule.Vladimir Putin, the former and almost-certain-to-be future president...
Iran Elections: The Most Important Ever, Says Khamenei
Iran Supreme Leader Khamenei seeks to prove he is firmly in charge in tomorrow's national elections, the first since 2009, when President Ahmadinejad's reelection sparked historic protests.Iran's Islamic regime is using every tool to convince Iranians...
Is Assad Scared of a War Crimes Trial? Assault on Homs Suggests Not. (+Video)
Diplomats critical of Syria are using terms such as 'crimes against humanity' and 'war criminal.' But the Homs assault suggests Assad sees defeating the rebels as more vital for his survival.Bashar al-Assad's pull-out-the-stops assault on civilians holed...
Is It Really Easy to Hack NASA Computers?
A NASA official recently stated that a stolen laptop contained algorithms used to control the International Space Station. This incident is one of many breaches of NASA's security that have occurred over the past two years.Speaking before Congress on...
Lack of Enthusiasm? It's the Democrats Who Have a Problem
Plenty of Republicans are unhappy with their choices for president. But Republican and Republican-leaning voters are still more enthusiastic about voting in November than their Democratic counterparts.All the Republicans depressed about this primary...
Men, Women, and the Need for Equality
A Christian Science perspective.The Bible tells of a woman who was caught sleeping with a man who was not her husband (see John 8:1-11). In keeping with Jewish law of the day, she would be stoned to death.Those condemning her, all men, asked Jesus if...
North Korea Nuclear Deal Raises Concerns for Seoul
By agreeing to US demands to suspend its nuclear program, is North Korea trying to manipulate elections to oust South Korea's current conservative leadership?As South Korea measures its response to the US-North Korea nuclear agreement, its conservative...
North Korea: When Tests of Trust Turn Global Events
A new pact between North Korea and the US will test the honesty of the regime's new leader, Kim Jong-un. Other countries, such as Iran and Greece, are also being tested because on their deceit.Pick almost any crisis in the world - say with Greece, Iran,...
Russian Elections: Putin 4.0 at a Crossroads
After Russian elections on Sunday, expect what amounts to a fourth term for Putin. But Putin 4.0 faces a tough choice. His KGB officer instincts call for tightening the grip. But Russia's future - and thousands of protesters - demand greater freedom...
South African Ruling Party Expels Malema, but What's Next?
Julius Malema, outspoken leader of the ANC Youth League, was expelled Wednesday for creating division within party. But ANC still faces challenge of appealing to youths.South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress, has sent its outspoken...
Think Google Privacy Policy Isn't Private Enough? How to Stay Incognito
A new, streamlined privacy policy goes into effect Thursday on all Google websites. The result: more effective ad-targeting of users. If you're not liking that idea, here are some tips to make it harder for Google to track your online activity.The realm...
Tornado's Aftermath: Illinois City Is Stunned ... and Roused to Action
The swath of destruction from the powerful tornado that hit Harrisburg in southern Illinois was quiet Thursday as homeowners looked through debris and mourned. But elsewhere the city buzzed with activity.When Michelle Gunning got a call on her radio...
T. Rex Bite: Tyrannosaurus Easily Out-Chomped Alligators, but Not Ancient Sharks
T. rex bite: The Tyrannosaurus rex had the strongest bite of any terrestrial animal to live on Earth. Now scientists have found that T. rex had a stronger bite than was previously understood.Bite strength is a matter of life or death for many predators....
Will Blunt Amendment Backfire on Republicans?
Republicans cast the Blunt amendment as a fight for religious freedoms, but it put at least one of their own, Sen. Scott Brown, in a tough spot - and he could be crucial to GOP efforts to retake the Senate.Senate Democrats didn't want to bring the culture...
WTO Chief Pascal Lamy: Competitiveness Must Drive European Growth
Europe is struggling to find its place in the new global economy because of 'domestic' issues, not external factors (like a rising China or trade disadvantages). On the contrary, the external climate favors European growth - if Europe can improve competitiveness...
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