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, 2011

American Idol Results: Season 10's Final Two Are Revealed
American Idol reached another record number of votes in the last results show before the finale. With over 95 million votes, American Idol fans opted for a country finale and sent Haley Reinhart home.On Thursday night, with over 95 million votes cast,...
An American (Cat) in Paris
Chuck escaped off the apartment balcony, leaving his owners to fret in broken French.When people think of pets in France, they think dogs. Tiny, fluffy poodles poking their heads out of fashionable pocketbooks.As for my wife and me, when we think back...
Budget Cuts Force Pentagon to Redefine Priorities: What Can't We Afford to Cut?
After years of immunity from budget cuts, the Pentagon must identify $400 billion in cuts over the next 12 years, prompting a comprehensive 'strategic review' to define military priorities.Long immune from cost-cutting measures as it fights two tough wars,...
Camp Connect
Separated by foster care, brothers and sisters bond here.Ashley Figueroa will never forget the day in 1995 when she and her siblings were taken away from their mother and placed in foster care."They told us we were going to McDonald's," she says. "We...
Defying Low Expectations
A Christian Science perspective: When a mom hears that her son's soccer coach once described the players as "lambs to the slaughter," she finds a way to help.Society makes many predictions for us. People peg us for certain roles or positions. Sometimes...
Ehud Barak: Netanyahu Must Take 'Daring' Steps toward Peace
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak discusses Netanyahu's US trip, Israel's need to make a bold peace proposal, and whether Israel can work with the newly unified Palestinian Authority.Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak was interviewed for the Global...
End of the World May 21st? about a Billion Years Too Soon, Astronomers Say
Beginning of the end of the world: May 21st is what a California minister (with a considerable following) predicts. Scientists, for their part, consider the sun's 'habitable zone' in calculating when Earth will become toast.When doomsday comes to planet...
From American Jews, a Wide Reaction to Obama's Middle East Speech
Obama was no doubt mindful of Jewish voters in giving his Middle East speech. He'll need to work hard to win their backing again in 2012, and many are skeptical of his support for Israel.President Obama's Middle East speech on Thursday had several important...
Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & 'To Kill a Mockingbird': Movie Review
'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee remains elusive in this new documentary that delves into her silence.Whatever became of Harper Lee? This is the enigma at the heart ofMary McDonagh Murphy's documentary "Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & 'ToKill a Mockingbird.'...
House Arrest: What Ex-IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn Can Expect
House arrest offers major advantages over jail. But the confinement comes with a price - including, in Strauss-Kahn's case, a $200,000-a-month bill for his guards.After six nights at Rikers Island, former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn will get to spend...
In China, Middle-Class Affluence, Not Political Influence
A new Volkswagen and a Singapore vacation are the badges of affluence for one Chinese couple. But consumer choice, not political choice, is the only freedom China's middle class now enjoy.The cramped two-room apartment filled with cheap, mismatched furniture...
Inspired by Arab Spring, Spain's Youthful 15-M Movement Spreads in Europe
Young Spaniards railing against political stagnation and high unemployment are protesting in 166 cities across the country and have sparked other protests in Europe.Tens of thousands of disenchanted and unemployed young Spaniards refused to leave tent...
Israel's 1967 Borders: Three Reasons Obama's Stance Is a Very Big Deal
In the subtle world of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Obama's step - describing the 1967 borders as something more than a 'Palestinian goal' - could signal a significant policy shift.On Thursday, President Obama said that a Middle East peace agreement...
Johnny Depp Stars in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'
In search of the Fountain of Youth, Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow embarks on another adventure in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.'Since I am still recovering from "Pirates of the Caribbean: AtWorld's End" - is it over yet? - I can't...
Latin America's Middle Class Grows, but with a Tenuous Grasp on Status
Although 56 million households have joined Latin America's middle class, many lack the benefits and job security to ensure stability.With a regular salary as a beauty salon manager, Edgar Ladino supports his two children, leases a compact car, and is...
Lives and Letters
This essay collection by former New Yorker editor Robert Gottlieb pairs insights on art with a taste for scandal.By Brooke Allen for The Barnes & Noble Review Back in the late 1980s, during Robert Gottlieb's tenure as editor ofThe New Yorker, I remember...
Midnight in Paris: Movie Review
Woody Allen's latest film, 'Midnight in Paris,' delivers his trademark wit and some retrofantasy set in an idyllic Paris.Woody Allen has directed so many movies - about one a year, sincethe 1970s - that they tend to blend together. This is especially sosince...
NATO Airstrikes Cap Week of Rising Pressure on Libya
NATO destroyed eight Libyan warships Friday in a week that saw a push for ICC arrest warrants for Qaddafi and a tough speech from Obama supporting the rebellion.NATO aircraft struck eight Libyan warships overnight Thursday, just hours after President...
Netanyahu and Obama Meet: Harmonious Picture, Blunt Disagreement
A day after Obama's Middle East policy address, Netanyahu tells the president that Israel 'cannot go back to the 1967 lines.' In their 'prolonged' conversation, the leaders sought points of agreement.President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
Netanyahu Brings Starkly Different Vision to Obama's White House
While President Obama has voiced support for pro-democracy uprisings across the Middle East, the instability has made Israel's Netanyahu wary of making concessions for peace.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened a US visit today at the White House,...
North Korea's Kim Jong-Un Reportedly in China on First Diplomatic Trip
Kim Jong-un, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's son and heir- apparent, reportedly visited China Friday. The trip could signal Beijing's support for Kim Jong-un to succeed his father.North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's son and heir-apparent arrived in China...
Nuclear Power Safety: Latest on Japan Crisis Fuels New Concern in US
Nuclear Regulatory Commission still insists that US nuclear plants with same design as Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi facility are safe. But watchdog groups cite failed venting system, which led to hydrogen explosions.As the nuclear plant crisis...
Obama on Makin' It in Manufacturin'
The president's diction can shift as he moves from one role to another. That's OK - but just don't say he's dropping his 'g's.'The first seven days in May were described by news analysts as one of President Obama's best weeks since he moved to 1600 Pennsylvania...
Obama's Bold Move on 1967 Borders for Israeli-Palestinian Talks
President Obama had to push concrete US positions to get the Israelis and Palestinians on board the freedom train in the Middle East.It takes uncommon grit for a US president to tell Israelis and Palestinians how to solve their differences rather than...
Obama's Speech: Five Ways Netanyahu Can Respond
Faced with the Arab Spring, a Palestinian statehood push at the UN, President Barack Obama's Middle East policy speech May 19, and jittery constituents at home, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under pressure to make a decisive move. Here...
Paradox of Modern Life: So Many Choices, So Little Joy
Too much freedom causes analysis paralysis. That's why Chipotle is successful, workaholics are happy, and retirement can be such a letdown.As a person who manages creatives at an ad agency, I'm in a constant battle to provide my teams with the right...
Strauss-Kahn House Arrest: Five Celebrities Who Know What It's Like
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been remanded to home confinement as he awaits trial on attempted rape charges. Here are five other headline-catching cases of house arrest.Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been remanded to home confinement...
Top Picks: A Musical Tribute to Bob Dylan, 'Too Big to Fail,' Azam Ali's Latest Album, and More
Recordings of famous musicians performing Bob Dylan classics, an HBO movie about the 2008 economic crisis, a collection of lullabies sung by music superstar Azam Ali, and more recommendations.A star-studded crisisWe lived through it, watched the Oscar-winning...
What's Really Behind Harsh GOP Responses to Obama's Middle East Speech
How much of the Republican candidates' harsh reaction to President Obama's policy speech on the Middle East and the Israeli- Palestinian dialogue was campaign strategy?The GOP presidential contenders' harsh reaction to President Obama's Middle East speech...
Why Strauss-Kahn Arrest and French Reaction Shouldn't Surprise Us
Many French have leapt to defend former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn after his arrest for allegedly raping a hotel maid in NYC. This rush to defend powerful men accused of sexual violence isn't uniquely French. It's a symptom of the deep-seated misogyny that...
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