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 August 31, 2012

After Mitt Romney's Speech, Voters May Still Ask: Can We Trust Him?
After nearly six years of seeking the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney stood before his party and the nation with one imperative task last night: to make the case that President Barack Obama has failed and present himself as a reliable...
A Layoff and a Fresh Start
At one point in my career I, along with others, was terminated by an engineering firm that was downsizing. About a month into my job search, with a stack of rejections piling up, I called a Christian Science practitioner for help through prayer.The practitioner...
Can Ben Bernanke Buoy the Economy and Fend off Fed Critics, Too? (+Video)
When Ben Bernanke speaks these days, his job description may be characterized as political as well as economic. No, the Federal Reserve chairman isn't using his words to weigh in overtly in the nation's presidential campaign. But a weak economy, and...
Cheating at Harvard: Probe Focuses on Plagiarism in Era of Blurry Ethics (+Video)
Harvard University is reexamining its academic honesty policies and reiterating them to students amid an investigation into some 125 students who may have plagiarized or collaborated inappropriately on a take-home final exam last spring.The case could...
Clinton to Cook Islands: US Cares (More Than China)
When US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in the Cook Islands today, her entourage and an aircraft carrier in tow, the message for the tiny South Pacific territory and its fellow island nations should be clear: America cares.Or more precisely,...
College Football 2012: Who Are the Favorites to Win It All?
The arrival of Labor Day weekend marks the beginning of the 2012 college football season, where 120 colleges and universities will try to reach the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision national championship game Jan. 7, 2013 in Florida.Any number of publications...
Does Obama Need to Step in to Protect Power Grids from Cyberattack?
With Congress apparently deadlocked on cybersecurity legislation, the Obama administration is actively weighing an executive order that would give federal agencies authority to begin protecting computer networks that control the nation's critical infrastructure...
GOP Convention Wrap-Up: The Balloons Fell. So How Did Mitt Romney Do?
The curtain has dropped on the Republican National Convention, but two key questions remain:Did Mitt Romney and the hundreds of other participants in this traditional political extravaganza accomplish what they intended? And where do the Republican Party...
Hurricane Isaac Storm Surge Reversed Flow of Mississippi River
As hurricane Isaac reached southeastern Louisiana as a Category 1 storm earlier this week, it did something unusual to the Mississippi River: It threw the river into reverse.For nearly 24 hours, according to the US Geological Survey, Isaac's storm surge...
In Rebel-Held 'Free Syria,' Regime Planes Still Terrorize
The mood was triumphant today as Al-Bab residents emptied from mosques and marched to the city's Freedom Square to call for the end of President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Children waved an oversized Syrian flag, an activist rallied the crowd with a microphone,...
Judge Stops W. Va. Single-Sex Classes: Were They a Success or Psuedoscience?
Separate classes for girls and boys at Van Devender Middle School in Parkersburg, W. Va., have to be reorganized into coed classes by Monday, a federal judge ruled this week.The injunction comes after a mother and her daughters, represented by the American...
Laura and Shawn Sears Give Inner-City Kids an Educational Camp Experience
When Laura and Shawn Sears arrived in the Mississippi Delta some 13 years ago, they had no idea how the schoolchildren they would teach for the next two years would change the course of their lives.Leaving college with liberal arts degrees his in psychology,...
Loverly
By Adam Kirsch, for The Barnes and Noble ReviewOn February 4, 1956, My Fair Lady was performed for the first time, at out-of-town tryouts in New Haven. Except it almost wasn't. Rex Harrison, starring as Professor Henry Higgins, was inexperienced as a...
Maria Montessori, a Bold Life Breaking Gender Boundaries
Doctor Maria Montessori may have given her name to one of the worlds most well known education methods, but the woman behind the philosophy is not a well known feminist figure.In the early twentieth century Montessori, one of Italys first female physicians,...
Maria Montessori: Is the Montessori Method Any Good?
At the beginning of the 20th century, Italy's first female physician, Maria Montessori, sought to turn education on its head. Using methods developed through her work with developmentally disabled children, Montessori created a 'child-centered' approach...
Merkel Stands Increasingly Alone in Opposing Greek Eurozone Exit
After three years of continuous attempts to keep the insolvent Greek state within the eurozone, European Union politicians are showing increasing acceptance of an exit. But while there is now an open debate about Greece leaving the common currency, Germanys...
Modulating Our Opposition to New Prepositions
Sometimes life really is a bowl of cherries. I really mean that. It's been a wonderful summer for fruit. The melon that I thought I'd left too long the other day proved to be a miracle of sweetness and juice. Even the supermarket peaches have been beautiful....
NAM Summit: Iran Attempts to Prove Western Efforts to Isolate It Have Failed
The news anchor on Iran's state-run PressTV did not mince his words: The summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) wrapping up today in Tehran was the "most important" political event in the 33- year history of the Islamic Republic. Iran certainly mounted...
Ornette: Made in America: Movie Review
In the early 1980s, producer Kathelin Hoffman was readying a new cultural center in Fort Worth, Texas, and invited native son Ornette Coleman, the controversial, groundbreaking jazz composer and saxophonist, to perform with his band for the opening.To...
Top Picks: Teenagers Going to Broadway, an Asian Cuisine Cookbook, and More
Groove to world beatsLebanese-born, Paris-based trumpeter and composer Ibrahim Maalouf has concocted an energetic mlange in Diagnostic. Drawing on Arabic modes, Brazilian rhythms, Balkan brass, electronic jazz, and blistering electric guitars, Maalouf...
UN Report on Iran's Nuclear Progress Signals Tricky Road Ahead for Obama
The United Nations nuclear watchdog agencys latest estimates of progress in Irans uranium enrichment program are a guarantee if there was ever any doubt that Iran, and Israel, are two foreign policy issues that arent going to sit on hold until after...
Why America Loves Its Office Culture
With the arrival of Labor Day and the close of another vacation season, America's office workers will be migrating back to their native habitat the hive of cubicles and corporate suites that, for those who are gainfully employed in this shaky economy,...
With Latest IAEA Report in Hand, UN Chief Slams Iran for Lack of Cooperation (+Video)
Even as the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) today backed Iran's nuclear program in its final statement from the Tehran summit, the United Nations chief and a new UN report condemned Iran's lack of cooperation in reassuring the international community it is...
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