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 26, 2012

After 20 Years of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, Time for a Rethink
Twenty years ago, the Ms. Foundation started Take Our Daughters to Work Day to demystify the workplace for girls. That mission is accomplished. What girls need now is encouragement to become leaders. It's time to take them to the C-suite, where the corporate...
A Matter of Discretion in Immigration Reform and Arizona Law
Arguments made in Wednesday's Supreme Court hearing on the Arizona immigration law get to the heart of the national debate: How much discretion to give to police and prosecutors?Every day in America, hundreds of law enforcement officials make a tough...
American Idol Takes on Queen: Will Hollie Cavanagh Go Home Next? (+Video)
American Idol featured the songs of Queen Wednesday. Hollie Cavanagh struggled, but rebounded with her second song. Will American Idol voters send her home?This week, the American Idol judges wouldn't help out the American voting public."You guys can...
Ann Romney Flap Highlights Two Cliches about Women
The Ann Romney-Hillary Rosen flap over working moms points to two cliches about women that are worth exploring in the presidential campaign. One is that most moms have no choice but to work full time. The other is the pay gap between women and men. Both...
Arizonans Take Stock of Supreme Court Hearing on State Immigration Law
On the same day the Arizona immigration law had its day in court - the US Supreme Court - the state's residents held rallies both for and against it. For critics, the issue is racial profiling. For the high court, it's federal vs. state authority.Arizonans...
A Wedding in Haiti
Author Julia Alvarez and her husband Bill travel to Haiti for a wedding - and then find themselves tied to a country and a culture.Neither Julia Alvarez nor her husband Bill can remember exactly when she fell in love with a Haitian boy named Piti. But...
Breivik Slam on 'Rainbow' Song an Insult Too Far for Norwegians (+Video)
Anders Behring Breivik said in testimony last week that a popular Norwegian song promoting tolerance is a Marxist brainwashing tool, but 40,000 Norwegians turned out today to reject that.Forty thousand Norwegians marched and sang in Oslo today in an...
Credit Cards: How to Save $400 at the Pump
Credit cards with gas rewards can be a big help in coping with high gas prices. The most effective credit cards could save you $400 at the pump.With the national average price for a gallon of regular gas hovering around $4, the majority of consumers...
Downsizing Army May Lay off Veteran Soldiers. Is That a Breach of Trust?
Thomas Lamont, the assistant secretary of the Army, told lawmakers that the Army may have to lay off as many as 30,000 soldiers in its attempt to trim its ranks and meet budget cuts.As many as 30,000 soldiers could be laid off in the next five years...
'Fiscal Cliff' Threatens Economy on Dec. 31, Bernanke Warns Congress
At year-end, a range of tax cuts are set to expire, potentially dampening consumer spending. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday there's not much he can do if Congress doesn't act.Ben Bernanke has often talked about the need for sounder budget policies...
Five Tips to Unplug Your Kids, Get Them out into Nature
Unplug your kids and get them out into nature this spring with these five tips. From chasing a lightning bug, to splashing through puddles, they'll have fun, and maybe even learn something about our planet."If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense...
Forecast Is for 'Normal' Hurricane Season, a Bit Wimpier Than Last Year
The Atlantic hurricane season may be quieter this year than last, predict AccuWeather.com forecasters. A 'near normal' 2012 would see at least a dozen tropical storms and two major hurricanes.In a year of wild weather so far, hardly anyone would use...
'Half the Sky' Exhibition Hopes to Inspire Action
Based on the Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn book, the 'Half the Sky' exhibition in L.A. looks at oppression of women around the globe and ways to strengthen and empower them through education and jobs.The folk saying "a hen cannot speak in front...
House Passes Cybersecurity Bill despite Veto Threat over Privacy Protections
The cybersecurity bill seeks to protect the nation from cyberattack, but concerns over how personal information is shared with the government and corporations has sparked opposition and a veto threat from the Obama administration.Among the few things...
If Both Parties Want Low Rates on Student Loans, Why the Fight?
The GOP-led House is set to vote Friday on a bill to extend the low 3.4 percent interest rate on US-subsidized student loans. Obama wants that, too. But how to pay for it is kicking up dust in Congress.Who's playing politics on student loans? Answer:...
Judge Strikes Down 'Suspicionless' Drug Testing of Florida State Workers
A federal judge's ruling strikes down Florida's first-in-the- nation drug testing law - and could give pause to other states considering suspicionless drug testing of state workers or others receiving state funds.A federal judge in Florida did not buy...
Leaning on US, Philippines Boldly Pushes Back on China in Sea Dispute
The Philippines, a normally quiet claimant in South China Sea disputes, is mounting unusually bold resistance against China as it edges in on Manila's maritime interests.The Philippines accused China today of violating a 2002 nonaggression pact when...
Marine Sergeant Discharged for Criticizing Obama: Was That Fair?
Troops may express political opinions and are encouraged 'to carry out the obligations of citizenship,' but Marine Sgt. Gary Stein was warned that his Facebook posts crossed a line.The other-than-honorable discharge given to Marine Sgt. Gary Stein for...
Medvedev's Legacy in Russia: Small Victories in Putin's Shadows
Despite making little headway on corruption or human rights, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev did change Russia. 'The ice began to melt and Putin won't be able to refreeze it,' said one expert.Sergei Mokhnatkin walked out of a grim provincial prison...
NFL Draft: Why Andrew Luck's Rookie Salary Has Shrunk (+Video)
NFL draft 2012 top picks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III won't be making the huge money of some of their top pick predecessors, like Sam Bradford and Matthew Stafford. New rules limiting rookie salaries ensure NFL draft 2012 picks have to prove their...
Obama Slow Jam on 'Fallon' Just a Taste of 'Epic' Social Media War Ahead
President Obama's slow jam on 'Jimmy Fallon' shows how candidates will try to become part of clips that will be passed around on social media. A huge social media effort by MoveOn.org also shows how Election 2012 may play out online.A new campaign by...
Pakistan's Top Court Convicts Prime Minister
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's conviction is triggering turmoil in a government already struggling with major economic and security challenges amid tense US relations.Pakistan's Supreme Court convicted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani...
Plastic Pollution Underestimated, Say Scientists
There's more plastic polluting the world's oceans than previously thought, according to a new study. Earlier studies failed to include the role of wind.Tiny, confetti-sized pieces of plastic litter the world's oceans, and it's not a pretty picture for...
Prime Literary Real Estate
They like to imagine themselves living in grand fictional homes - or even humble ones.When my son was young, we would sit in our modest Indiana bungalow on a Sunday morning breezily reviewing the estates featured in The New York Times Magazine and imagining...
Rare Success Story for Egypt's Revolution: Ending Military Trials
After the revolution, some 12,000 Egyptians faced military trials, which were as short as five minutes and denied them basic rights. But a grass-roots group intervened, with surprising success.It was late February in 2011, and former President Hosni...
Saga of California's Salton Sea: A Tragic Chapter Ahead?
Some worry that a water-diversion deal, sending farm irrigation water to sprawling San Diego, will spell doom for the Salton Sea - and exposure to toxins for humans and wildlife. Others say protections are in place to ensure that can't happen.California's...
Separate Bomb Blasts Rock Nigeria's Newspapers, at Least Six Killed
While no one has taken credit for the twin blasts, the methods used in the attacks on the newspaper offices appear similar to those used by the Islamist fundamentalist group, Boko Haram.Separate bomb blasts went off today at the offices of Nigeria's...
Stability during the Housing Crisis
A Christian Science perspective.The housing and foreclosure crisis has had a great impact on individuals and families in the United States and other countries. Among the concerns are questions like these: Will prices on homes fall further? Will we be...
Syria: Why Only 15 UN Observers on the Ground So Far? (+Video)
The UN says it will take a month to get the full 300-member observer mission on the ground, due to logistical difficulties. The delay could scuttle UN envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan.The delay in fully deploying 300 observers to Syria threatens to jeopardize...
Taiwan Set for Chinese Invasion - of Investors
Taiwan's economy is poised grow significantly this year as the island relaxes barriers to investment from its old rival, mainland China.Taiwan's economy, the world's 19th largest, is poised to grow significantly this year as officials open pipelines...
Teasing out the Truth about Wool and Data
A verb with ancient roots turns out to be surprisingly useful to refer to making sense of tangled masses of information.Words have their trends no less than do spring fashions. You may see Tangerine Tango (the Pantone Color of the Year for 2012) all...
Trayvon Martin Case: Sparks of Racial Violence Appear
Police report isolated incidents of blacks attacking whites in the name of 'justice for Trayvon Martin.' The incidents are rare, but they indicate frustrations in the African-American community.Recent isolated incidents of violence against whites by...
Violence against Women Act Passes Senate after Heated Rhetoric
The Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, passed the Senate Thursday, 68 to 31, after Democrats used it to accuse Republicans of being antiwoman.A new version of the Violence Against Women Act, the legislation that Democrats used as a backdrop to accuse...

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