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 9, 2013

Amid Crisis, Influential South Korean Politician Wants to Deploy US Nukes
Calling international efforts to stop North Korea from building atomic weapons a "miserable failure," a prominent South Korean lawmaker today called for the deployment of tactical US nuclear weapons in the South and suggested that his country think about developing...
Are Gun Politics Too Complex? Simplicity Would Help
Four long months have nearly passed since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. And yet Congress has yet to approve any new gun legislation - despite the personal pleas for action by the families of victims in Newtown, Conn.Why the delay?One reason...
Arkham Origins: The Dark Knight Swoops Back onto Consoles Oct. 25
Batman: Arkham Asylum, a video game developed by Rocksteady Studios, was one of the most critically-acclaimed titles of 2009. Its sequel, Batman: Arkham City, sold two million copies the week of its debut, helping to make it one of the most popular titles...
Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day: Celebrate Spring with Free Ice Cream
Sure, there's baseball and crocus buds. But is there any better way to celebrate the year's first gasp of warm weather than free ice cream?Ben & Jerry's doesn't think so. The ice cream maker's 34th annual "Free Cone Day" has arrived, just in time for...
Cuba Agrees to Return Fugitive Dad, Wife, and Two Kids to US
The Cuban government announced on Tuesday that it would return two young American boys and their parents to the US, where the father is wanted on charges of kidnapping the children last week before sailing with them and his wife on a small boat from...
Does a Star Wars Palace in Italy Need the Army to Protect It?
In size and splendor, it rivals the Palace of Versailles, and has been used as a set for Hollywood blockbusters such as Star Wars, Mission: Impossible, and Angels & Demons.But the Royal Palace of Caserta is in such a bad state, and suffers from such...
Entitlement Reform Takes Step toward Reality in New Obama Budget
President Obama's new budget proposal, expected to be released Wednesday, is a sign that Washington's attitude toward entitlement reform is slowly shifting, with prospects for changes to Social Security and Medicare becoming increasingly likely - if...
Equal Pay Day: Raising Minimum Wage Will Help Women - and the Economy
For more than three decades, Amie Crawford was a successful interior designer, transforming residential and commercial spaces in Washington, D.C. and North Carolina. Her team was even shortlisted to renovate the Pentagon.In 2011, she moved to Chicago...
Good News for Chicago Democrats? Robin Kelly Is Not Jesse Jackson Jr
Robin Kelly, the Democrat running for the US House seat previously held by disgraced former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., is considered a virtual lock to win the general election Tuesday for the seat, which has been in Democratic hands for decades.No...
In Mali, a War Ends but Instability Lingers
On paper, the French bid to oust Islamist rebels from northern Mali has been nearly perfect: locally popular, internationally approved, well executed.The French drove out a mosaic of jihadi fighters and sustained only five casualties. It appears that...
Iran's 'Axis of Resistance' Loses Its Palestinian Arm to Syrian War
Before the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began in 2011, Hamas was a key ally of Damascus and a component of the Iran-led "axis of resistance" that challenged Israel and the West in the Middle East.But after two years of bloodshed...
JCPenney Ousts C
It's been a rocky year for JCPenney, and that's putting it kindly: Shares and profits are plunging, jobs have been shed by the thousands, and a series of managerial missteps have left the century- old department store chain with a confused brand identity...
Mali's Separatist Tuaregs Cling to Dream
"I never supported them, but many of my friends did," says Aljimit. It is early afternoon, and we are taking refuge in a straw hut from heat that reaches 110 degrees F.Aljimit is a light-skinned ethnic Tuareg, and he is talking about the National Movement...
McConnell Campaign on Ashley Judd: Was Secret Recording Legal?
Republicans are crying foul - and raising the memory of Watergate - over the release of an embarrassing secret recording of a strategy session for the reelection campaign of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) of Kentucky. Senator McConnell, the top Republican...
Michael J. Fox Talks about His New TV Series
Michael J. Fox is defying the disease that sidelined him, and is returning to a full-time acting gig.The actor has been playing smaller roles in such TV shows as "The Good Wife" and "Rescue Me" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." But Fox will soon play a news...
North Korean Missiles: Could US Shoot Them Down?
How capable are US missile defenses? That's a key question for the United States and its allies as tensions remain bowstring tight on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea has moved several missiles - likely medium-range Musudans - to its east coast for...
On 10-Year Anniversary of Baghdad's Fall, Iraqis Remain Torn
Ferdos square, where Saddam Hussein's statue stood until toppled by jubilant Iraqis on this day in 2003, was largely deserted today. Elsewhere in the capital, Baghdad residents struggled to get to work on streets choked with traffic and blocked by concrete...
Snowstorm Hits Denver: Why That Might Be a Good Thing
As spring hits much of America, with New Yorkers enjoying 80 degree temperatures and Washington residents celebrating the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Coloradans are busy digging out from snow.An arctic storm slammed into the state Monday night,...
Tens of Thousands March for Peace in Colombia after Decades of Conflict
Tens of thousands of Colombians marched through the streets of Bogota today in a mass demonstration of solidarity with victims of Colombia's half-century-old conflict, and in support of the peace negotiations aimed at ending it.President Juan Manuel...
To Break the Cycle of North Korea Threats, US Must Put Kim on His Heels
The only surprise in the threatening behavior of North Korea is that Americans are so surprised when the North again foments trouble. They wonder if leader Kim Jong-un, like his father, is "crazy."But he is simply acting in a way that brings the results...
Top Admiral Worries North Korea Crisis Could Escalate 'Pretty Quickly'
North Korea is a "clear and direct threat" to the United States, according to the top US military officer in the region, who adds that - even in a decades-long cyclical relationship of threats followed by cool down periods - he can't recall "a greater...
Why Kerry Could Succeed at Securing Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Secretary of State John Kerry's focus on restarting Israeli- Palestinian peace negotiations, underscored by his third visit to Jerusalem in two weeks, marks what some see as perhaps the most promising American diplomatic efforts here since 2000.To be...
Will Senate Vote on Gun Control? Untangling the Politics of Filibusters
President Obama appears increasingly likely to get the very least of his demands on new national gun-control legislation: an open debate in the Senate on a package of firearms bills followed by a vote. What remains uncertain is what might pass in that...
You Come from God
You come from God ... as do any children you may have, no matter when you had them. So what about reports of Americans having babies later and later in life? Over the past 50 years, the age of first- time moms has climbed by four years. Some are quick...
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