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 October 20, 2009

A Federal Misstep with Medical Marijuana?
The federal government has limited resources to fight drugs, and funds should not be wasted on prosecuting users and providers of medical marijuana who comply with state laws, the Obama administration said this week.While this argument may indeed seem...
Afghanistan Election Runoff Poses Daunting Challenges
Flanked by a slew of international statesmen Tuesday, President Hamid Karzai put a second round Afghan election on the calendar, adding daunting new security and logistical pressures to an already deeply troubled election effort.To this point, observers...
Ambani Brothers' Feud over Gas Prices Hits Energy-Starved India
Two of India's wealthiest men appeared in India's Supreme Court Tuesday to hammer out a family spat that could have repercussions for the entire country.Anil and Mukesh Ambani, siblings and business rivals, are fighting over the pricing of gas from one...
Balloon Boy Story and Reality TV Culture: What Are Parents Thinking?
Does the balloon boy story begin with the Heene family's quest to appear, again, on reality TV?Given father Richard Heene's apparent efforts to pique Hollywood interest in his family as a reality TV subject (following two appearances on ABC's "Wife Swap"),...
Biden's Task in Eastern Europe: Reassurance
Vice President Joseph Biden's trip to eastern Europe this week provides an important opportunity to reassure Poland, the Czech Republic, and Romania that the US is committed to their security.This reassurance is needed, especially in the wake of the...
China Vows to Save Crew Held by Somali Pirates. but How?
Chinese officials are being tight-lipped when it comes to explaining what exactly they mean when they say Beijing will make an "all out effort" to rescue a Chinese cargo ship seized by Somali pirates on Monday.But if it means they will take military...
Court Ruling on L.A. Pot Ban Could Prompt Stronger Regulation
A court ruling Monday that L.A.'s ban on new medical marijuana dispensaries is invalid could have a ripple effect on other California cities. Sacramento and Santa Cruz officials say they may rethink the moratoriums they're considering on dispensaries...
Death Penalty Is Too Expensive for States, Study Finds
A group opposing capital punishment is urging government officials to reassess the costs and benefits of the death penalty in light of America's economic troubles.State and local governments facing dire budget crunches can realize substantial savings...
Defense against Seasonal Illness
At the slightest sniffle or sign of my not feeling well when I was a little girl, my dad would ask me, "Under the weather?" This question always perplexed me; I simply didn't understand what it meant. After my dad joined my mother in the study of Christian Science,...
Honduras Crisis Rips Open Public Divides
Hopes were, once again, dashed yesterday that the political crisis polarizing this Central American nation will soon come to an end.An aide to ousted President Manuel Zelaya told reporters Monday night that his camp will not return to negotiations until...
Iran Nuclear Talks with US, Other Powers Stall in Vienna
Iranian negotiators played it tough on the second day of "brass tacks" talks on their nuclear program Tuesday. Some diplomats had been hoping for a breakthrough, with a deal sealed to send a large portion of Iran's nuclear fuel abroad for further processing. Instead,...
Michigan Town's Resolve to Take Guantanamo Detainees Wavers
A Michigan town may be waffling on welcoming Guantanamo Bay detainees.On Monday, the Standish City Council passed a unanimous resolution expressing interest in having a federal prison at the Standish Max Correctional facility, slated to close Oct. 31...
Our Flag Is Not a Prop
I never imagined this could happen. While on Facebook the other day, I spied a profile picture that featured the stars and stripes of our revered flag and a hard feeling hit me in the gut. "Ugh," I thought, "another person calling President Obama a communist."It...
Rivals China, India in Escalating War of Words
China and India have taken a vituperative war of words and diplomatic barbs to an unusual level of tension in recent days, prompting fears that the traditional rivalry between the two Asian giants could spin out of control."The most urgent present job...
Runoff a Test for Afghanistan: Is Karzai a Reliable Partner?
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's acceptance of a Nov. 7 runoff presidential election - under intense international pressure - stresses the mounting desire in the US and Europe to have a more reliable partner in Afghanistan.The US is making it clear that...
Stewart Nozette: The American Who Wanted to Spy for Israel
Did top US space scientist Stewart Nozette spy for Israel?The short answer is, he did not. He was caught in an undercover sting operation in which an FBI agent posed as an Israeli spy. US officials have emphasized that the espionage charges filed Monday against...
Supreme Court Declines to Set Rule on Drunk Driving Stops
The US Supreme Court has let stand a ruling in Virginia that police officers must personally observe erratic driving before stopping a suspected drunken driver.On Tuesday, the high court declined to take up an appeal involving a Richmond motorist who...
Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Uighurs Still at Guantanamo
The US Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear the case of a group of Guantanamo detainees, Uighurs from China, whose judicially- ordered release into the United States has been blocked by the White House and Congress.The case, Kiyemba v. Obama, is a potential...
The Secret Wife of Louis XIV
She was born into ignominious circumstances - in a French prison in 1635, to a 50-year-old father whose wife was the warden's 24- year-old daughter, and who was a murderer, a national traitor, and an incorrigible con man. But despite her bleak beginning...
Twin Blasts Hit Islamabad as Pakistan Continues Waziristan Offensive
*A daily summary of global reports on security issues.Twin suicide blasts rocked a university in Islamabad Tuesday as Pakistan said it had surrounded a key militant stronghold on the fourth day of its offensive in South Waziristan.No group has yet claimed...
US Scientist David Nozette Charged with Trying to Sell Secrets to Israel
Israeli officials declined to comment Tuesday on the arrest of US scientist Stewart David Nozette on espionage charges.According to an FBI criminal complaint, Mr. Nozette was passing classified information to agents he believed were working for the Mossad,...
Vatican Welcome to Anglicans Boldest Move since Reformation
The Vatican launched an historic initiative Tuesday to make it easier for disgruntled Anglicans worldwide to join the Roman Catholic Church. The church said the move was not a swipe at the Anglicans but it could nevertheless result in hundreds of thousands of...
Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai Asks Region to Rein in Mugabe
Now that he's "disengaged" with Zimbabwe's coalition government, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has embarked on a tour of the regional Southern African Development Community (SADC) bloc's member states, aimed at persuading them to rescue his country's...
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