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 December 16, 2012

GOP Cracks in Higher Taxes for the Wealthy?
Is that a crack appearing in Republican opposition to higher tax rates for the wealthy? Are GOP leaders in Congress wobbling in President Obamas direction as a means of avoiding the fiscal cliff?House Speaker John Boehner, it seems, has joined Senate...
Jailed without Conviction: Behind Bars for Lack of Money
The teenager opened her neighbor's unlocked car, grabbed the iPhone off the armrest and ran home, a few doors away in her downtown neighborhood here.Perchelle Richardson still isn't sure why she took the phone. Just five days earlier, for her 18th birthday,...
Japan's Deadlock over? A Supermajority Emerges in Exit Polls
Japans main conservative party pulled off an overwhelming victory in Sundays election, giving its leader, Shinzo Abe, a mandate to pursue his hawkish security agenda and abandon the countrys pledge to phase out nuclear power.The result marked a dramatic...
Most Pakistani Lawmakers Dodge Taxes as World Gives Aid, Loans
Less than a third of Pakistan's parliamentarians file their annual tax returns, a recent report revealed, naming as tax dodgers the country's president and former prime minister among other elites.The report, published last week by the Center for Peace...
New Orleans Tries Reform of Pretrial Detention and Bail
Before hurricane Katrina, the sprawling Orleans Parish Prison complex had 7,524 beds on average 6,500 of them occupied each day making it the ninth-largest jail in the nation, and far out of proportion to the city's size. But the jail's 12 buildings...
'Pilgrims' Pour into Sandy Hook Village after Massacre (+Video)
As church bells pealed and Sandy Hook residents on Sunday retreated to private church services to seek solace in the wake of the nation's worst-ever primary school shooting, hundreds of self- proclaimed "pilgrims" trudged stunned and red-eyed toward...
Pro-Gun America Quiet, Contemplative in Wake of Sandy Hook Massacre
Pro-gun organizations and politicians usually quick to counter calls for gun control in the wake of massacres involving assault- style weaponry have remained largely silent after Friday's Sandy Hook massacre, for the moment at least ceding their role...
Referendum on Constitution Reveals a Deeply Divided Egypt (+Video)
The Muslim Brotherhood's political party claimed a narrow margin of Egyptians voted to accept a new draft constitution, according to unofficial results tallied after the first round of voting, even as opposition groups and rights organizations said the...
Sandy Hook School Shooting: Democrats Speak Up on Gun Control
In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama may be avoiding one of politics third rails gun control for now, at least. But senior Democrats in Congress are feeling no such hesitancy.On NBCs Meet the Press Sunday,...
Sandy Hook Shooting: Obama Vows to Use Power of Presidency to Thwart Massacres
President Obama told a prayer vigil in massacre-devastated Newtown, Conn., Sunday evening that "I'll use whatever power this office holds [to prevent] more tragedies like this, because what choice do we have?"Coming after what Mr. Obama has said was...
Taliban Attack on Pakistani Airport Highlights Changed Tactics
Pakistani security forces reestablished control today over one of the country's international airports after Taliban militants stormed the installation, in an attack that highlights the group's recent focus on higher-profile and official targets. Ten...