Today's Five Best Columns
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7 Hrs Ago
The Government Accountability Office has said the Obama administration violated the law in the Taliban prisoner exchange that freed Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
8 Hrs Ago
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is calling for an investigation into the possible leak about the failed mission to rescue James Foley and other American hostages.
8 Hrs Ago
The Top 6 performers brought their A-game in what may prove to be the best episode of the season.
9 Hrs Ago
"This operation was a flawless operation," Hagel said, "but the hostages were not there."
9 Hrs Ago
After a leaked script caused the film and its director so much heartache, it's only appropriate (or intentional?) that the trailer would get bootlegged as well.
9 Hrs Ago
The terrorist group copped to the June killing of three Israeli teenagers that helped spark the current Gaza war.
9 Hrs Ago
Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis announced a plan on Wednesday that would end the statute of limitations for victims of sexual assault.
9 Hrs Ago
Sotloff was taken hostage on August 4, 2013 by ISIL, but his disappearance was subject to a media blackout until now.
Aug 21, 2014 3:48PM ET
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that there was "a very real possibility" that terrorists from the Islamic State had crossed into the U.S. through the southern border with Mexico.
Aug 21, 2014 3:34PM ET
Fargo and The Normal Heart should clean up, and Stephen Colbert is poised to dominate in late night. Who should win? Who will win?
Aug 21, 2014 3:08PM ET
The Wire spoke with Chris Voss, a 24-year veteran of the FBI and Gary Noesner who had a 30-year career as an FBI negotiator.
Aug 21, 2014 3:07PM ET
Check out our first impressions of the singer's sophomore effort, scheduled to be released this Monday.
Aug 21, 2014 3:03PM ET
Republicans seized on the killing of James Foley to push for an expanded air campaign and even limited ground troops in Iraq to destroy the Islamic State.
Aug 21, 2014 2:34PM ET
It's soft-serve ice cream blended with delicious candy and toppings. But which reigns supreme? Quit staring at the menu and instead consult our error-proof ranking.
Aug 21, 2014 2:11PM ET
"I want to be in love, not just watch movies about it."
Aug 21, 2014 2:01PM ET
The State Department has reportedly banned diplomats from participating in the ubiquitous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Aug 21, 2014 1:51PM ET
Orange Is the New Black looks to unseat Modern Family after 100 years of Emmy dominance. We've got who should win and who will win.
Aug 21, 2014 12:57PM ET
Though complete details about Foley's suspected whereabouts have not been disclosed by authorities, anonymous sources and former hostages have helped fill the gaps in his story.
Aug 21, 2014 12:15PM ET
A reworking of The Sound of Music's "My Favorite Things," the track features Hill twisting the familiar melody with lyrics that cut deep.
Aug 21, 2014 12:03PM ET
Public funding for ALS research has dropped from $59 million in 2010 to $40 million for fiscal year 2014.
Aug 21, 2014 11:32AM ET
With the Islamic State having killed one American hostage and threatening to kill another, The Wire spoke with Gary Sick, who served on the White House team during the Iranian hostage crisis.
Aug 21, 2014 11:15AM ET
Breaking Bad and True Detective face off, with Game of Thrones as a spoiler. Who should win? Who will?
Aug 21, 2014 11:06AM ET
Charles Lane on Ferguson, Marc Champion on James Foley, Robin Wright on Iraq, Dean Starkman on Wall Street, and Deborah E. Lipstadt on anti-semitism.
Aug 21, 2014 11:00AM ET
Ben Rhodes, President Obama's deputy national security advisor, told NPR that the American military effort against ISIL may not be restricted to Iraq.
Aug 21, 2014 10:44AM ET
The actress will take over as Sally Bowles on November 11, with a stint scheduled through February.
Aug 21, 2014 10:36AM ET
American teens are having fewer babies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week, finding that teenage sexual activity decreased while use of birth control increased, in 2013.
Aug 21, 2014 10:26AM ET
Nicolas Henin, another journalist who was taken hostage by ISIL, revealed new details about his time captivity with Foley.
Aug 21, 2014 9:30AM ET
In a bidding war that had more "dollars" in its name than any before, Dollar General attempted to take over Family Dollar (which is merging with Dollar Tree) by paying 8.95 billion dollars this week.
Aug 21, 2014 9:23AM ET
To get why the British singer railed against dating apps, you've got to understand his coming out journey so far.
Aug 21, 2014 9:09AM ET
The settlement, announced by Attorney General Eric Holder today, will likely be $9.65 billion in cash and $7 billion in consumer relief.