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 June 26, 2012

After 15 Years, Aung Sun Suu Kyi and Nazi Resistance Figure Hessel Finally Meet
French intellectual Stephane Hessel, a former Nazi resistance figure, will meet Aung Sun Suu Kyi tomorrow as she concludes a tour of Europe. He talks to the Monitor about what this means to him.Tomorrow, Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, on the final...
As Sony Struggles, Many See Cautionary Tale for Japan
Sony, whose Walkman music players once epitomized Japanese innovation, hasn't turned a profit since 2008. Many worry Sony represents a bigger problem with rigidity in Japan.When Sony announced some $6 billion in losses in May along with plans to cut...
Can the US and Russia Save the UN Cease-Fire Monitoring Mission in Syria?
All signs in Syria seem to point to the demise of Kofi Annan's peace plan, including the UN cease-fire monitoring mission. But Annan is hoping the US and Russia can agree on a new contact group to rescue the plan.Can Syria's cease-fire monitoring mission...
Chinese Food like You've Never Seen It Before
A new Chinese food documentary series called 'A Bite of China' has broken all audience records in China. More than 100 million people have seen all seven episodes.Chinese TV viewers have never seen anything like it, and they are lapping it up. High on...
Democracy in Paraguay: At Work or under Threat?
After Fernando Lugo's impeachment last week, many question the state of democratic institutions not only in Paraguay, but Latin America as a whole.A president's popularity plummets. His remaining allies turn against him, and he is swiftly removed from...
Dole Salad Recall 2012 Hits Bagged Lettuce at Wal-Mart, Kroger
Dole salad recall 2012 involves bagged salad sold in six states at Wal Mart stores and Kroger supermarkets. So far, no illnesses have been reported as a result of the Dole salad recall 2012.Dole Fresh Vegetables has recalled 1,077 cases of pre-bagged...
Double the Sales Tax? Japanese See Hit to Wallets, Little Impact on National Debt
Japan's lower house of parliament voted today to double the sales tax. The bill still has to pass the upper house, and many question if it can make a significant dent in Japan's massive public debt.Japan's lower house of parliament today passed a controversial...
'Elite' Supreme Court Sides with Science and Juveniles
Justice Alito chided the Supreme Court majority for its 'elite vision' in striking down mandatory life sentences for juveniles convicted of murder. But the court based its decision on science - the science of adolescent brain development. Science is...
How Obama Wins on Arizona Immigration
The Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's tough immigration law was essentially a tie. But politically, Obama is the likely winner, as Latinos watch for evidence of racial profiling in the 'show me your papers' provision that the president fought.In the...
In Israel, a Push to Learn the Language of 'The Enemy'
The current decline in the study of Arabic in Israeli schools could compromise coexistence efforts and the military's ability to gather intelligence. But one program is countering that trend.Arabic teacher Essam Shihada's casual dress - sneakers and...
In Win for Obama, EPA Regulations on Emissions Upheld by Appeals Court
Since a 2007 Supreme Court decision, the EPA has issued four regulations to curtail carbon emissions. Big industry groups and lawmakers from coal-mining and other energy-producing states have objected.In a major win for the Obama administration's climate...
Is the US Tax System Fair?
The US tax code has almost always been progressive, meaning the richer you get, the higher percentage of your income you have to pay to Uncle Sam. The fight is usually over where to draw tax brackets, though some say it's time to change that.Some questions...
Is Today's Democratic Primary the Last Hurrah for Rep. Charles Rangel?
Charles Rangel has a storied past in Harlem and the US House of Representatives, where he has served 21 terms. But ethics violations, censure, and redistricting could take a toll in Tuesday's primary.Will being censured by the House of Representatives...
Not All States with Immigration Laws Will Backpedal after Supreme Court Ruling
States with tough immigration laws - like the one the Supreme Court mostly invalidated from Arizona - are assessing adjustments they may need to make. Not all foresee changes.The US Supreme Court's immigration ruling - telling states, in effect, to butt...
Pentagon Dilemma: More Privacy in Barracks Linked to More Sexual Assault
Pentagon upgrades in troops' living quarters sought to ease rigors of persistent conflict, but lax regulations are also producing more high-risk situations for young servicemen and women.US military barracks have come a long way from the Beetle Bailey...
Pride-Themed Rainbow Oreos Stir Up More Than Milk
Rainbow Oreos featured in an ad on the Oreo Facebook page have elicited strong reactions around the web, both positive and negative. The photoshopped image of Rainbow Oreos was created in honor of LGBT Pride month, celebrated in June.An ad featuring...
Resolving Conflict between Turkey and Syria
Worldwide tension caused by what appear to be unstoppable hostilities in Syria was ratcheted up to a new level last week when an unarmed Turkish jet fighter was shot down by Syrian military forces over international waters. The wreckage of the plane...
Students Set New Human-Powered Helicopter Flight Record
A team of University of Maryland engineering students built a human-powered helicopter that flew for 50 seconds, getting close to the 60 seconds required to win the $250,000 Igor Sikorsky Prize.A team of engineering students from the University of Maryland...
Supreme Court Immigration Ruling: A Win for Arizona, a Call to Action for Congress
The Supreme Court handed Arizona a hard fought victory in upholding the most contentious part of its immigration law. All other portions might be found constitutional, it seems, if Congress would state so explicitly in federal law. The decision should...
Supreme Court Ruling on Life Sentences for Young Criminals
The Supreme Court ruling against mandating life-without-parole sentences for young criminals assumes that children are more capable of reform than adults. This premise is based on shaky views of character development.Is a child more capable of character...
Supreme Court to Rule on Health-Care Reform ... Then What?
A blow to Obama's health-care reform law could push Democrats to choose between defining the Supreme Court ruling as a principled disagreement between coequal branches of government - or as mainly partisan.When the US Supreme Court offers its ruling...
Syria's Chemical Weapons: How Secure Are They?
Syria has been amassing chemical weapons since the 1980s and is believed to have a larger stockpile than any other country that has faced ethnic civil war.As Syria slides into ever worsening violence and parts of the country begin to slip out of control...
The Passage of Power
In Volume IV of "The Years of Lyndon Johnson," biographer Robert A. Caro concentrates on the succession of political triumphs and defeats that accompanied LBJ to the Oval Office.Before Richard B. Russell became known as the name on a Senate office building,...
Why the Supreme Court Ruling on Immigration Is a Clear Rebuke to Arizona
Both sides of the immigration debate claim victory, but the court not only accepted virtually all of the Obama administration's arguments, it also rejected Arizona's primary contention that local police have 'inherent' authority to enforce federal immigration...
Why Tropical Storm Debby Is Such a Wet, Sloppy Slow Poke
Like the guest who overstays her welcome, tropical storm Debby is inclined to just sit over the Florida panhandle - and dump more rain than any host could possibly absorb. How much longer will it stay?For residents of Florida's panhandle and into southeastern...
Why Turkey Is Holding Back, for Now, after Syria Downed Its Jet
NATO and Turkey talked tough about Syria's shooting down of a Turkish military jet at an emergency summit in Brussels today. But they sought to calm fears of a broader escalation.At an emergency summit today, NATO and Turkey denounced Syria's shooting...
Why Washington Springs Leaks in Election Season
GOP lawmakers said Tuesday they don't believe Obama's denials of White House-sanctioned leaks about US efforts to disrupt Iran's nuclear program. Leaking for political purposes has a storied past in Washington.You lie.They may not be yelling at President...
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