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 August 10, 2010

14th Amendment: Why Birthright Citizenship Change 'Can't Be Done'
A new amendment to address citizenship issues would be tough in today's polarized environment. Some say that legislation related to the 14th Amendment is the answer, but that would be hard, too."Birthright citizenship" - the policy of granting US citizenship to...
Afghanistan War: UN Report Blames Insurgents for Rise in Civilian Deaths
According to a new UN report, the Taliban and other insurgents are largely responsible for the recent surge in civilian deaths, not coalition forces. Gen. David Petraeus has ordered a related PR offensive.Civilian casualties have surged over the past...
Architects of Power
How Roosevelt and Eisenhower transformed the United States into a global superpower.There have been 43 American citizens who have served as president.For historians, academics, and pundits of all political stripes, thisselect group of political leaders...
As UN Gaza Flotilla Inquiry Opens, a Chance for Improved Turkey- Israel Relations?
The UN inquiry into Israel's Gaza flotilla raid, which left 8 Turks and one Turkish-American dead, opens today. Analysts say incentives are strong for both Turkey and Israel to repair their tattered alliance.The UN investigation into Israel's Gaza flotilla...
As UN Probe Begins, Netanyahu Insists Force Necessary in Gaza Flotilla Raid
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday told the Turkel Commission that force was necessary in Israel's Gaza flotilla raid that killed eight Turks and one Turkish-American.Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave lengthy testimony Monday defending...
Fatherhood, Not Marriage, Is Focus of Obama Family Policies
'Good fatherhood' initiatives are at the center of President Obama's family and welfare policies. It is a different approach than the one taken by the Bush administration, which focused more on promoting marriage.On a recent Wednesday night, 20 men,...
First Move for Colombia's Santos: Reconcile with Venezuela's Chavez
Colombia's new President Juan Manuel Santos is hoping to mend relations with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez days after outgoing President Alvaro Uribe repeated the charge that Chavez harbors leftist guerrillas.Venezuela's leftist President Hugo Chavez...
Five Countries Challenging Google
Online privacy has become a key civil liberty battleground. Companies such as Face-book and Google are amassing data about users' choices and activities, which busi-nesses - and governments - would like access to.Across Europe, a backlash against the...
Georgia Governor Primary: Has Sarah Palin Left GOP in Disarray?
Sarah Palin endorsed Karen Handel in Tuesday's runoff in the Republican primary for Georgia governor. Palin and her fellow 'mama grizzly' have taken aim at the state's GOP establishment.Sarah Palin's endorsement of Karen Handel in the Georgia Republican...
Hillary Clinton to Iran: Stop Using Death Penalty So Much
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday expressed concern about the case of a Iranian woman sentenced to death for adultery. Only China uses the death penalty more.Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday added her voice to the growing...
House Approves $600 Million for Border: How Will It Be Spent?
About half the money in the House plan goes toward 1,500 new border personnel. Not in the plan: money for any border fences. President Obama could sign a version of the bill in September.Just what does $600 million buy for border security these days...
House Approves Jobs Bill: Do States Deserve $26 Billion More Stimulus?
The House of Representatives cut short its August recess to return to Washington and pass a state jobs bill Tuesday. Supporters say the bill is much-needed additional stimulus; detractors argue that it has too little money to really make a dent in states'...
Ideological Bigotry: Are You Part of the Problem?
The solution: Stop preaching to your choir and reach out to the other side.Abraham Lincoln's famous 1858 speech emphasized "a house divided against itself cannot stand." These words come to mind as I ponder the excess divisiveness so prevalent in America...
In Graying Japan, Scandal over 'Missing' 100-Year-Olds
The search is on in graying Japan for dozens of missing 100-year- olds. The cases have raised questions about fraying family ties as well as pension fraud.It could have the makings of a barely credible mystery novel: dozens of missing senior citizens,...
Is Hezbollah Right That Israel Assassinated Lebanon's Rafik Hariri?
Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah of Lebanon presented intercepted Israeli reconnaissance footage in a news conference aimed at bolstering his case. While skeptics abound, some of the footage included previously unreleased details.On Monday night,...
Israel's Gaza Blockade: Millions of Dollars Worth of Aid Piles Up in Warehouses
As the US ramps up Gaza aid projects worth $140 million, stockpiles of everything from steel pipes to medical needles will take months to clear out after the recent easing of Israel's Gaza blockade. Many items are still being blocked.In a half-dozen...
Is the Senate Becoming Riper for a Republican Takeover?
Surging challenges to two Democratic incumbents - Patty Murray in Washington and Russ Feingold in Wisconsin - are a reason that chances for Republican takeover of the US Senate may be rising in Election 2010.The conventional wisdom on the midterm elections...
JetBlue Attendant: Why Judge May Not Be Amused by Steve Slater
JetBlue attendant Steve Slater is being called a working-class hero for allegedly berating an abusive passenger and then jumping down the exit chute. But judges take any crimes related to air travel very seriously.So, what happens next to Steve Slater,...
Koreans Warm to Historic Japan Apology on Colonial Rule - but Want More
In South Korea, Japan's apology on colonial rule, which for the first time acknowledged the forced annexation of Korea, was well received. But those who suffered as sex slaves and laborers in World War II want compensation.Japan's Prime Minister Naoto...
Lesson from JetBlue Attendant Meltdown: Overhead Bins Are Sacred
With airlines charging for checked baggage, the scramble for overhead bin space can get heated - as was apparently the case Monday, when one tussle led a JetBlue attendant to start hurling profanities at a passenger.Most frequent flyers have witnessed...
Mainstream News Media: Not Dead Yet
To survive in the Digital Age, journalism needs to be simultaneously fast-paced and substantive, snarky and thought- provoking. Or, at the very least, it must find some middle ground where illuminating investigative pieces and Mel Gibson telephone call...
Michael Bennet Faces Insurgent Uprising in Colorado Senate Primary
Polls show both establishment candidates in the Colorado Senate race - Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican Jane Norton - trailing opponents ahead of Tuesday's primary.In Colorado, the establishments of both major parties could be in for a rude...
Net Neutrality and the Google-Verizon Compromise
The two giants -- and now partners -- were once on opposite sides of the "net neutrality" debate. Their compromise plan has some worthy elements that Congress -- and not the FCC -- must weigh carefully in order to not ruin the Internet.It would be naive...
Prime Minister of Greece: 'There Is Real Danger in Global Austerity'
The prime minister of Greece, George Papandreou, says his country is earning a new credibility after its debt crisis.Athens, GreeceGeorge Papandreou is the prime minister of Greece. He spoke with Global Viewpoint contributing editor Michael Skafidas...
Rep. Charles Rangel Vows to Fight Ethics Trial: 'I'm Not Going Away'
The House ethics panel has outlined 13 charges against Rep. Charles Rangel (D) of New York. But the 20-term lawmaker gave a defiant, off-the-cuff speech Tuesday.Rep. Charles Rangel (D) of New York took to the House floor today to set the record straight:...
Rwanda Election: Kagame Supporters Celebrate Landslide Win
Preliminary results show that President Paul Kagame won Monday's Rwanda election with more then 90 percent of the vote, but critics charge that opposition contenders were unfairly prevented from running.It took until almost 4 a.m. Tuesday for the National...
Supercentenarians around the World
For the first time, an international research team has tracked down the oldest people in the world - a group they call "supercentenarians." These are people who celebrated 110 birthdays or more. The study, by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research...
Surf's Up!
A Christian Science perspective.The US Open of Surfing was held last week in Huntington Beach, Calif. You can watch video highlights of the event online on YouTube. This event coincides nicely with a podcast I recently made about "spiritual surfing."...
Ted Stevens Plane Crash: How 'Uncle Ted' Reshaped Alaska
He delivered billions of dollars in aid to his home state. The Ted Stevens plane crash occurred in Alaska, a state that is no stranger to aviation accidents.Former Sen. Ted Stevens, who died in a plane crash, was known as the longest-serving Republican...
What Federal Reserve Did to Boost Weak Economic Recovery
The Federal Reserve was set to let its $2 trillion pool of securities shrink. But it decided Tuesday to keep that amount steady - by buying Treasury bonds - as a way to spur economic recovery.The Federal Reserve's policy committee took action Tuesday designed...
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