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 September 7, 2012

After the Confetti, Obama Faces a Reality Check
Four years ago, Democratic nominee Barack Obama addressed a record-breaking crowd under the stars in Denver. Last night, at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., he returned to the familiar backdrop of a convention hall. The smaller...
Asia Must Shed Myth of Limited Good
Leaders of the worlds largest and most dynamic economies will gather this weekend for what should have been simply another yearly summit.But this annual gathering of 21 Asia-Pacific nations whose members range from Thailand to China to Japan to the...
As Pakistani Christian Girl Is Granted Bail, Critics Call for Blasphemy Law Reform
A young Christian girl, believed to have mental disabilities, accused of desecrating the Quran, has been granted bail after being kept behind bars for more than three weeks.In Pakistan, where committing blasphemy can carry a death sentence, the case...
Climate Change: Why It Could Be a Hot Topic on the Campaign Trail
Like Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter saga, climate change has been the issue "that shall not be named" mostly a political no- show in the presidential campaign.But that may be changing thanks to the political heat generated by the two conventions.In...
Democratic Convention Hoopla over, Obama Now Faces a Reality Check
The conventions are over. Back to reality. Friday morning, just hours after President Obama delivered his big address at the Democratic National Convention, the new unemployment figure was released 8.1 percent in August, down from 8.3 percent the month...
Drew Peterson: How His Murder Case Upended a Quiet Community
Drew Petersons guilty verdict drew a sigh of relief, not just from the victims family and supporters, but from people in the area where Mr. Peterson lived his life as a police sergeant for 30 years.Bolingbrook, Ill., a community of about 74,000 on the...
For First Interview of New Term, Putin Puts Priority on Foreign Audience
Vladimir Putin has addressed what he sees as key misunderstandings in the West concerning his leadership and Russian policies in his first lengthy interview since being inaugurated for his third term as Russian president.Many analysts say they're puzzled...
Georgia Flouts Federal Order, Withholds Lunch Ladies' Unemployment Benefits
Georgia has set up a showdown with the Obama administration over how deeply states can cut jobless benefits by refusing to give school bus drivers and lunch ladies unemployment benefits during their summer breaks.The issue echoes beyond Georgia because...
Have You Tried Turning?
It was a little overcast that day on the lake, but spirits were high on our boat. Ian, the son of a friend of mine, was teaching his mom to wakeboard, which is like waterskiing on a board. She was as determined to learn as he was to teach her. Success...
Jobs Report Shows Weak August Numbers. Will Fed 'Ease' the Way?
The pace of US job creation was disappointingly slow in August, signaling a recovery that is still weak and fragile as a pivotal election draws close.Employers added 96,000 jobs during the month, following gains of 141,000 in July and 45,000 in June....
Losing Ground to Islamists, Tunisia's Liberal Parties Get in the Charity Game
Evening descended on the farm, and the recital finished. The dancers and their parents went out to the garden for cake. Away from the refreshments table, men from the village interrogated a recital organizer named Jabrane Jlidi. Whats your party? demanded...
Military Analysts Say Syrian Army Is Far from Point of Collapse
Though degraded by a war of attrition against increasingly capable guerrilla militias, the Syrian military remains a cohesive force capable of continuing its operations for the foreseeable future, according to independent military analysts.The assessment...
Milkshake Diplomacy
How do you explain what an ambassador's job is?That's a tough one. My 8-year-old knows what police officers do, or at least what they are supposed to do: He sees them on the streets of his homeland Zimbabwe often enough. Ditto for teachers, shop clerks,...
Obama Speech: Despite Foreign Policy Successes, a Need for the Big View (+Video)
In making his case for a second term last night at the Democratic National Convention, President Obama delivered some of the most rousing lines of his acceptance speech during a short survey of national security threats and international trends meant...
Obama Speech: Do Republicans Have Any Ideas Besides Tax Cuts? (+Video)
President Obama on Thursday night delivered a sober nomination acceptance speech to the Democratic National Convention that framed the upcoming election as a choice between two very different visions for Americas future.Mr. Obama noted that after four...
Phadiela Cooper Made a Poor Township School into One of South Africa's Best
The ceremony is almost over only the final announcement to go. It's what everyone has been waiting for: the names of the top 20 schools in the Western Cape province of South Africa.The speaker notes that this year, because the rankings are so close,...
Rescue Dog: Exercising Dominance for the Sake of Good Manners
For the first six weeks or so that our rescue dog Albie was with us, he greeted every stranger like a long lost friend. He wagged his tail. His eyes brightened. He nuzzled their laps and lifted his paw to encourage them to keep paying attention. Outdoors,...
Side by Side: Movie Review
Chris Kenneallys fascinating documentary Side by Side is about the impact of digital technology on modern-day movie-making. This may sound like a dry subject, but, as presented here, its anything but especially if you have more than a passing interest...
Strom Thurmond's America
By Barbara Spindel, for The Barnes and Noble ReviewOne of the signal moments of Strom Thurmond's lengthy political career was his record-breaking one-man filibuster opposing the 1957 Civil Rights Act. During his speech which stretched for 24 hours and...
Top Picks: A Radio Show about Visual Design, Wagner's Ring Cycle, and More
Jazz ProgressionFrom the first track, a lovely rendition of the South African composer Abdullah Ibrahim's "Manenberg," Ernest Ranglin's Avila takes us on a tour of global jazz and all the many influences of Ranglin's long career, from reggae to Afro-pop...
What Happens When You Graduate in Hong Kong - and Can't Speak Chinese?
Hong Kong bills itself as one of Asias most diverse cities and is home to a sizable population of non-ethnic Chinese minorities, but many of them educated at local public schools are unable to read and speak Chinese. In the 15 years since reverting to...
Will US Terrorist Label for Haqqani Network Push Pakistan into a Corner?
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton signed documents on Friday declaring the Haqqani network a foreign terrorist organization a potential blow to US-Pakistan relations according to Pakistani analysts.The Haqqani network has long been a source...
Women for Mitt: Why They Say It's Obama Waging a 'War on Women'
For Gina Maddox, a self-described "sassy Southern woman," this presidential race is all about injustice to women.And for that reason, she says she'll be voting for Mitt Romney. It is, in many ways, a reversal of the one of the major narratives that has...
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