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 May 20, 2013

Advocates Begin to Tackle India's Child Rape Problem
In the space of just 13 days last month, three separate reports of horrific rapes on young children brought widespread rage and condemnation in India, prompting protests in the capital and other cities.The latest child rape incidents come on the heels...
Aleppo's Elected Council Ignored as Foreign Funds Go Elsewhere
Abu Araf lives under the Syrian opposition's most well-developed transitional government, complete with elected officials. But with most residents still turning to a patchwork of aid groups and fighting units for support and leadership and with electricity running...
Apple 'Tax Gimmicks': Rotten to the Core or Sensible Business?
While technology giants like Apple are esteemed by the public for their role as innovative engines of America's economy, two influential senators will grill the tech giant Tuesday for what they see as a less sterling part of its resume: tax avoidance.Sens....
Are Prayers before Public Meetings OK? Supreme Court to Decide
The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine whether offering a prayer before a town meeting violates the First Amendment's separation of church and state.The issue in Town of Greece v. Galloway (12-696) is whether city officials violated the First...
Chinese Premier Visits India, Talks Up Trade and Trust
China's leaders never tire of saying it: Asian giants India and China, the two most populous nations in the world, have so much in common that neighborly relations should be natural and fruitful.But if Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has this week chosen...
Fiery Nominee Brings 'Herman Cain Phenomenon' to Virginia Governors Race
Virginia's marquee governor's race got a jolt of the unexpected on Saturday, as Republicans added E.W. Jackson, a political novice and conservative firebrand, as the GOP's lieutenant governor nominee alongside lightning rod gubernatorial candidate Ken...
Gerbil, Mouse Astronauts Perish on Russian Spaceflight
In space, no one can hear you squeak.That's what 45 mice and eight gerbils discovered on April 19 when they were placed inside a Russian space capsule and launched, along with 15 geckos and an assortment of snails, plants, fish, and microorganisms, into...
Give the Kidnapped Cleveland Women Their Privacy - and Identity
From Cleveland, to Boston, to Newtown, Americans have been sadly and repeatedly forced to grapple with acts of incomprehensible violence and cruelty. One response is to ask probing questions in order to prevent more such tragedies - questions that can...
In Global Fight against Cybercrime, Spain Becomes a Front Line
As cybercrime increases worldwide, high-profile arrests of hackers are becoming routine in Spain, both as a target and an origin of attacks.Two of the most sophisticated cybercrime operations disrupted in the world this year have used Spain as a headquarters....
In Myanmar, a Movement for Muslim and Buddhist Tolerance
Days after communal violence rocked central Myanmar in late March, leaving more than 40 people dead and raising tensions in the mostly Buddhist country, a group of Muslims and a group of Buddhists decided enough was enough. Thet Swe Win, a Buddhist,...
Is That the Sony PlayStation 4 or a Blurry, Black Brick?
Sony has finally released a video advert that shows off its new PlayStation 4 console. But before you get too excited, we should tell you that this may be the most frustrating teaser ad in the history of video games (it also may make you wonder if you...
Kremlin Orders Russian Pollster to Register Itself as 'Spy'
Russia's only independent polling agency, the Levada Center, may face closure after Russian prosecutors ordered it to register as a "foreign agent" - a term that's synonymous with "spy" in Russian - under a new law designed to clamp down on nongovernmental organizations...
Latinos Head to College at a Record Rate, Now on Par with White Students
Latino high school graduates are enrolling in college at an all- time high and, for the first time, at a rate comparable to that of their white peers.A record 69 percent of Latino students enrolled in college after their 2012 high school graduation,...
Myanmar's White House Bow: Well Done, but Not Mission Accomplished
President Obama's meeting with Myanmar President Thein Sein on Monday - the first visit to the US by a Burmese ruler since 1968 - caps a flurry of recent activity between the two nations since Myanmar began rolling back elements of its authoritarian...
Obama Administration Targets Fox News Reporter in 'Chilling' Echo of AP Probe
Associated Press reporters are not alone. One week after news broke that the Justice Department secretly obtained phone records from AP, more news has emerged about the Obama administration's campaign to silence leaks.This time, it's new details about...
Obama Must Hold Myanmar's Thein Sein Accountable for Human Rights Violations
When the president of Myanmar (Burma), Thein Sein, meets with President Obama at the White House today, he will undoubtedly stress how his government has taken steps toward democratic reform. Indeed, in recent years, Myanmar has released hundreds of...
Readers Write: The Dangers of Immigration Amnesty; Not All Oil Companies Are Alike
The dangers of immigration amnestyThe April 8 cover story, "Amnesty: back to the future," understates the threat that a new amnesty for illegal immigrants poses to the United States. The 1987 amnesty was a massive failure on all counts: The border is...
Robert Griffin III Fans Buy Everything off QB's Wedding Registry
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is one of the most popular pro athletes in the country, beloved by fans and media alike. His on-field heroics in his first year with the NFL reinvigorated a long-suffering Washington fan base, earning...
Syrian Army, Hezbollah Bear Down on Rebels in Strategic Qusayr
Funnels of dirty gray smoke erupted silently from the center of Qusayr, followed seconds later by the ground-shaking thump of exploding artillery shells as the Syrian Army and Hezbollah pressed on today with a grueling offensive to capture the strategic...
Syria's Ancient Landmarks Crumble under Onslaught of War
This is an expanded version of a story that originally ran in The Christian Science Monitor Weekly.Omar Islam has undertaken a Sisyphean task. In the midst of Syria's civil war, this former archaeology student with a master's degree in restoration work...
The Unwinding
The first thing to note about The Unwinding, George Packer's masterful new book, is its title. He's selected an ambitious subject: how, over the last few decades, and all across America, our norms, practices, and communities have come undone. It's never surprising...
Today's Need: Moral Fiber
In business, politics, or our personal lives, instant gratification continually confronts us, and usually in the form of willful attempts to win the day with too little regard for tomorrow's consequences.Michael Burry, physician, hedge-fund manager,...
Tunisia Shuts Down Medieval City to Prevent Salafi Demonstrations
When police flooded the Tunisian city of Kairouan yesterday to block a rally by hardline Salafi Muslims, a few hundred diehards shifted to a neighborhood mosque, where they locked themselves inside and marched about, crying "God is Great!" Even in their...
Washington's Rare Moment of Reform - for Itself
Little noticed in the political "scandals" piling up for President Obama is one bright spot: Washington has finally taken time out from fixing the country's problems to fixing its own. To most Americans, that's long overdue.From security lapses in the...
Weekend NBA Action Brings Playoff Picture into Greater Focus
Pacers eliminate Knicks to advance to conference finalOn Saturday night, the Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson had 23 points and 10 rebounds to pace his team to a 106-99 victory over the New York Knicks and secure their first trip to the Eastern Conference...
Why Did North Korea Launch 6 Missiles in 3 Days?
On Monday North Korea launched missiles into the East Sea for the third straight day, showing that it may be looking to further develop its military capabilities or grab international attention at a time when inter-Korean tensions had appeared to be...
Why It's John McCain, Maverick, Stumping for Gomez in Massachusetts
At a campaign rally for Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez Monday morning, Sen. John McCain didn't mince his words."Let's have a little straight talk: This is a tough fight," he told the crowd gathered at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in the Boston...
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