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 11, 2012

9/11: US Troops Today Feel More Appreciated, but Still Poorly Understood
Eleven years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and more than a decade after Americas longest war began the troops still fighting overseas say they feel a greater appreciation than ever for the work they do.On the anniversary of 9/11 and throughout the...
Afghans Take over Bagram Jail: A Step Forward for Justice?
When American authorities arrested Qari Muhiudin Hanifi on charges of maintaining ties to the Taliban, he was taken to the then US-run Bagram prison facility.There Mr. Hanifi, the leader of a mosque in Logar Province, says the Americans interrogated...
Chevy Volt: GM's Loss Leader under New Scrutiny
General Motors is years away from making money on the Chevy Volt, its electric plug-in hybrid. And a new report suggests that Chevy loses up to $49,000 on every Volt it produces.But that doesn't mean that the car is necessarily a dud for GM. In the long...
Did Mars Have Ancient Oceans? Maybe Not, New Study Says. (+Video)
Global deposits of ancient, clay-rich rocks on Mars widely seen as evidence of a wetter, warmer, climate in the planet's past may not be all they're cracked up to be.A new study posits that the clays, which often form on Earth either from the action...
Euro Debt Crisis Top of Mind as Dutch Head to Polls
Martijn van Dam, a Dutch member of parliament for the pro-Europe Social Democrats party, has a simple reason for why the European common currency has to prevail. The Netherlands is a small country. If we want to compete with China, India, the US, and...
FAMU Blames Hazing Victim for His Own Death: Heartless or Prudent?
Florida A&M University said Tuesday that senior drum major Robert Champion's decision to take part in a violent hazing ritual, even after signing a university pledge that he would not participate in hazing, absolves the university and Florida taxpayers...
Help for God's Creatures, from His Creation
The farm dog went missing, so the owner grew anxious and mounted a search party. The search began at twilight and dragged on through most of the night. Not long before dawn, they located the dog. He had tucked himself under a nearby bridge. But the real...
In Chicago Strike, Teachers Draw a Line on Education Reform (+Video)
The image of 29,000 teachers and support staff striking, just a week into the school year, and nearly 400,000 students in the nations third-largest district left without classes is not one that any mayor wants.As Chicago teachers go into the second day...
Killing Yemen Al Qaeda's No. 2 Is No Death Blow to the Group
Less than 24 hours after the Yemeni defense ministry reported the death of Said al-Shihri, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)s No. 2, the Yemeni capital shook as a car bomb targeting Yemeni Minister of Defense Mohamed Nasser Ahmed exploded outside...
Monitor Report: Charged with Murder, Indian Army Officer Got Passport, Fled to US
When an immigrant in California this summer shot his wife, three children, and then himself, it left the small town of Selma, outside Fresno, searching for answers. The case quickly took on international importance and raised more questions when it...
New DARPA Robot Could Make Marine Pack Mules Obsolete (+Video)
The sure-footed mule, long a mainstay of US Marine operations in mountainous areas, may soon find itself replaced by a robot.Developed by the USMC's Warfighting Lab, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and Boston Dynamics, the Legged Squad...
On a Farther Shore
In the mid-20th century, the idea called conservation died and rose again in a pessimistic, partisan incarnation known as environmentalism, which hinged on a central idea: mankind must be saved from itself. The writer who precipitated that transformation...
On Solemn 9/11, Immigrants Celebrate New Lives as American Citizens
What a difference 11 years makes.Ibrahim Kamara came to the United States from Sierra Leone in August 2001, hoping to get an education and escape his nations decade-long civil war. Just two weeks later, he watched the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks...
Protesters Scale US Embassy Walls in Cairo over Prophet 'Insult' (+Video)
Protesters scaled the wall of the heavily-fortified US embassy in Cairo Tuesday, angry over a film that Egyptian media reported was produced in the US and mocks the prophet Muhammad.Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the embassy, alternating...
Questions Grow over Iran's Influence in Iraq
The death sentence issued for Iraqi Vice President Tariq al- Hashemi on Sunday is the latest measure of sectarian division in Iraq, where questions about dictatorial rule and the influence of Iran have grown in the nine months since US troops withdrew.Mr....
Randy Jackson Will Be an American Idol Judge, Take 12
Despite earlier reports that Randy Jackson would be hanging up his judging cap, insiders (and Simon Cowell's Twitter feed) are now claiming that Randy Jackson will in fact join Mariah Carey on the judging panel for the 12th season of American Idol.Why...
Readers Write: The Perils of Allowing Women in Combat
Perils of allowing women in combatThe July 2 cover story, "Up in arms," includes some convincing points for why women should be allowed in US military combat positions. Before forming an opinion on this issue, I implore readers to study Capt. Katie Petronio's...
Russia: Try Again on Syria Talks, Assad Might Be Willing to Go
Russia says it's time for another diplomatic effort to find peace in Syria perhaps through an all-party conference in Moscow because the rebels aren't winning by military means and Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has assured Moscow that he would step...
Syria's Rebel Fighters Vow No Mercy for Their Own Pro-Regime Family Members
It's been nearly a month since Abu Saddam, a rebel fighter, last spoke with his brother, who fights on the side of the regime as a special forces soldier in Damascus, Syria. They feared that the phone call was being monitored, so they spoke in code as...
The Uneasy Normal of 'Free Syria'
(Monitor correspondent Tom Peter spent a week and a half making daily trips into rebel-held territory in northern Syria to report on Syrian Air Force bombings of bread lines and demonstrations; makeshift refugee camps along the Turkish border; the rebels'...
Time to Shift out of Crisis Mode, Europe
Europe is in for a hot fall.On Wednesday, the Netherlands is expected to elect a new government, likely to be more critical of the European approach to the continents sovereign-debt crisis. Also on Wednesday, the German Constitutional Court is set to...
Where Is China's Vice President XI Jinping? (+Video)
As Xi Jinping, the man tipped to lead China for the next decade, mysteriously stayed out of the public eye for a 10th straight day Tuesday, the official silence about his whereabouts only intensified speculation about his future.Analysts can suggest...
Why China, Japan, and Korea Aren't Backing Down on Island Disputes (+Video)
The territorial disputes in Southeast Asia are becoming increasingly bitter between leading economic and military powers China, Japan, and South Korea.At the center of the dispute between China and Japan are the Senkaku Islands, known as Diaoyu in Chinese,...
Why I Miss Ross Perot: Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Ads Are Full of Outright Lies
Did you know that Mitt Romney is responsible for the death of a steel workers wife? Or that President Obama gutted the work requirement for welfare? Do you remember Mr. Obamas famous Apology Tour that kicked off his first term? How about that then-Governor...
With Early Voting, Election Day Is around the Corner, Even If Nov. 6 Isn't
Feeling as if Election Day is just around the corner? Thats because in some states, it is.In-person early voting starts later this month in several states, including the toss-up state of Iowa, where the polls open Sept. 27.In October, more states join...
With Mexico's Election Results Upheld, What's Next for the YoSoy132 Movement?
When student protestors took to the streets after a government tribunal dismissed charges of fraud and upheld the results of Mexicos July presidential election last month, they said they mourned the death of democracy. But not the end of their movement.Known...

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