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 9, 2012

4K TV: Theater Quality in Your Living Room
4K could be the next big leap for TVs. But do we really need a "higher definition" picture?When high-definition televisions first rolled out, the difference was obvious. Department stores bragged about how HDTVs could reveal every bristle on a polar...
American Idol Downsizes to Top 12, Who Was Let Go? (+Video)
American Idol judges, not American Idol voters, were given another opportunity to control the fate of the contestants. Was Jeremy Rosado or Elise Testone sent home?Ah, another American Idol Ford commercial. Sure, you can roll your eyes and joke about...
Attack Iran or More Sanctions? A Third Option: Israel and Iran Forsake Nukes
An attack on Iran and sanctions are both unworkable. A third option is to create a nuclear-free Middle East. Yes, it sounds far- fetched. But it actually meets the strategic needs of both Israel and Iran. One idea is to relocate Israel's nukes elsewhere,...
Biggest Debt Restructuring in History Buys Greece Only 'A Bit of Time'
Private investors agreed to write off 85.8 percent of Greece's private debt, but analysts warn that if Greece doesn't address underlying problems, the deal will not fix things for long.Greece has succeeded in pushing through the biggest sovereign debt...
Boy: Movie Review
The New Zealand movie 'Boy' turns on an errant father who is idolized by his two young sons when he returns, despite his goofy irresponsibility."Boy" is set in New Zealand in a Maori village in 1984 near the Bay of Plenty. The writer-director Taika Waititi,...
Celebrity Chef Mario Batali to Serve Up $5.25M to Restaurant Workers
Renowned chef Mario Batali and his business partner have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of workers at eight New York restaurants. Tip-skimming was one allegation.Now that's a big tip.In what is believed to be the largest settlement...
Court Backs Haley Barbour, Rules Governor Has Power to Pardon at Will
The Mississippi Supreme Court found Haley Barbour's pardon of 203 inmates upon leaving office in January constitutional, reaffirming a governor's unique power to override the justice system.Arguing for four convicted murderers pardoned by Gov. Haley...
Daylight Saving Time: Why We 'Spring Forward' Earlier This Year
Daylight saving time starts on the second Sunday of March and has since 2007. The goal of moving daylight saving time forward is partly to save energy, but that hasn't happened.This Sunday people in most states will switch ahead their clocks and lose...
Don't Miss the Art of Life
A Christian Science perspective.Not long ago, I got to accompany my grandson's second-grade class to a special exhibit of Claude Monet's paintings. Three huge panels that constitute one complete painting of Monet's water lilies had been brought to the...
February Jobs Report Brings Some Cheer for Older Workers
Older workers, the group hit hardest by the recession and slow recovery, landed the bulk of new jobs created by the improving economy, the February jobs report showed.The improving job market - with the economy adding 227,000 jobs in February - is even...
Gaza Militant Assassinated by Israel, Sparking Fears of Wider Violence
Israeli confirmed its targeted assassination of Zuhair al-Qaissi was the chief of the Popular Resistance Committees, a pro-Hamas militant group that has threatened retaliation.An Israeli air strike today killed the chief of the Popular Resistance Committees...
Inside the Keystone Pipeline: How Much Would It Really Help US Consumers?
Politicians paint a rosy picture of lower gas prices and abundant supply, but Canadian firms behind the Keystone pipeline expect it to supply Gulf Coast export markets and raise Midwest oil prices.Often lost in the political wrangling over the controversial...
Invisible Children Video Stirs US Response: We're Hunting Down Joseph Kony
Last October, President Obama ordered the dispatching of 100 special forces advisers to assist in stopping African warlord Joseph Kony. The Invisible Children video puts a spotlight on Mr. Kony.The State Department is praising a grass-roots social media...
Mexico Withers under Worst Drought in 71 Years
Some 2.5 million Mexicans are affected by this extreme drought, which could cause widespread hunger for years to come.Odon Leon has grown vegetables in San Luis de la Paz for 50 years, planting tomatoes, peppers, and onions. He says the arid community...
One Year after Earthquake and Tsunami, What Japan Has Rediscovered
For the March 11 anniversary of its earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown, Japan can be thankful for reviving its spirit of mutual help, best seen among the tsunami survivors.March 11 marks the first anniversary of three historic disasters for Japan...
One Year after Japan Tsunami: Roads Repaired, but Lives Still Disrupted
One year after the Japan tsunami, earthquake, and nuclear disaster, many roads are rebuilt and debris is cleaned up. But much remains in flux for residents of the hard-hit northeast coastal zone.When Takako Ouchi's elderly mother died last December,...
Pat Robertson Backs Legal Marijuana. Will Other Conservatives Follow?
Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson has called for legal marijuana, saying the US incarceration rate is taking a social toll. Advocates call it an important moment, but critics dismiss it.Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson has become the lightning rod...
Peyton Manning Future: Is It in the Cards, or with the Dolphins?
Peyton Manning future: Manning has many NFL suitors. But two teams may be emerging as the best fit for Peyton Manning's future services: Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins.Now that the Peyton Manning-Indianapolis Colts era is officially over, a number...
Peyton Manning: Which Team Can Protect Him Best? A Dark-Horse Favorite
Peyton Manning has said he wants to choose his new team within a week. What factors will be most important to him? A strong offensive line could be a big plus.By some counts, 14 teams have expressed interest in Peyton Manning since the Indianapolis Colts...
Pinterest: An Image-Sharing Internet Sensation
Review: Pinterest, reportedly the fastest-growing website ever, combines the best parts of several social networks.The Manila folder filled with catalog clippings, the shoebox stuffed with snippets of a dream wedding, the online bookmark linking to beautiful...
Report: NYPD Compiled Huge, Secret Dossier on Law-Abiding Muslims
A report released Friday suggests that, despite claims to the contrary, the NYPD singled out Muslims for surveillance and sometimes even crossed state lines. Critics want a federal probe.A new report has brought the New York Police Department under increasing...
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen: Movie Review
'Salmon fishing in the Yemen,' based on a satirical novel, manages to lose the satire in damp whimsy despite a good cast that includes Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, and Kristin Scott Thomas.I'll say this much for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," it's got...
Send Me More Coupons, Target
The news that Target can determine when a shopper is pregnant based on her buying habits has raised privacy concerns. But to find that creepy, we have to believe our personhood comes down to data. If being reduced to data is what it takes to get me coupons,...
Spain Leads Europe's Rebellion against German Austerity
Prime Minister Mario Rajoy told EU officials that Spain would not meet its deficit target for 2012. Other countries, struggling to avoid further recession, may follow suit.Europe's economic crisis is moving to the less predictable national political...
Twist in Rutgers Spycam Trial: Defense Infers the Prosecution Is Biased
Lawyers for Dahrun Ravi, the former Rutgers student accused of using his webcam to spy on his gay roommate out of bias, began Friday to present their defense. They're working to pin the bias charge elsewhere.Defense attorneys for Dahrun Ravi, the former...
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