Today's Five Best Columns
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Sep 29, 2014 11:54AM ET
California Governor Jerry Brown signed the nation's first affirmative consent law on Sunday, meaning that the paradigm of "yes means yes" is now the law of the land at colleges in the Golden State.
Sep 29, 2014 11:00AM ET
The Spanish government is, unsurprisingly, appealing to the courts to stop Catalonia's independence vote from going forward.
Sep 29, 2014 8:53AM ET
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that American-led airstrikes against targets inside of Syria reportedly hit a grain silo and caused a number of civilian casualties.
Sep 29, 2014 7:42AM ET
Following a weekend of protests, a mass of demonstrators returned to Hong Kong's business district despite a government crackdown. As the Hong Kong markets tumbled, Instagram was blocked on the Chinese mainland.
Sep 26, 2014 11:07AM ET
As Turkey mulls the extent of its possible involvement in the campaign against Islamic State forces, the American-led coalition targeted the group's top source of income: oil.
Sep 26, 2014 7:38AM ET
Of course he did.
Sep 24, 2014 2:28PM ET
The accusation comes as the United Nations convenes to discuss global events and as Iran's nuclear push remains low on the agenda.
Sep 24, 2014 1:35PM ET
What you need to know about Khorasan, the group of al Qaeda veterans in Syria that American airstrikes targeted on Tuesday, and what they might have been planning.
Sep 24, 2014 7:33AM ET
It's unclear if a fire that torched a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown was intentionally set or not.
Sep 23, 2014 5:02PM ET
The verdict in a five-week federal trial, which followed 10 years of legal wrangling, has found the Arab Bank liable for supporting Hamas attacks that killed or injured several Americans. The outcome could have massive reverberations.
Sep 23, 2014 2:53PM ET
The conservative filmmaker and firebrand will serve eight months in a halfway house for making illegal campaign contributions.
Sep 23, 2014 11:41AM ET
A new and particularly grim CDC projection estimates that Ebola cases could easily breach the million mark in just four months.
Sep 23, 2014 10:00AM ET
The death of the three teens was an instigating factor in the 50-day summer war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
Sep 23, 2014 7:31AM ET
Meanwhile, the Americans reportedly coordinated with Syrian rebels and Israel was said to have shot down a Syrian jet in the Golan Heights.
Sep 22, 2014 10:51AM ET
As many as 13,000 college students in Hong Kong have reportedly started to stage a week-long sit-in to protest against China's failure to reform its election policies.
Sep 22, 2014 9:13AM ET
Not because of the human rights violations or bribery charges, but because of the heat.
Sep 22, 2014 7:02AM ET
As Islamic State fighters advance on towns in Syria, a surge of Syrians have sought refuge in neighboring Turkey.
Sep 19, 2014 4:10PM ET
People seem to be breathing sighs of relief that the seven Iranians who uploaded a video of themselves dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy' are receiving suspended sentences. That's ridiculous.
Sep 19, 2014 2:42PM ET
Will the United States join the brotherhood of nations that finally bid their pennies adieu?
Sep 19, 2014 7:43AM ET
Nine months after the Bridgeghazi scandal, a federal probe has not yet found a link between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the infamous closing of the George Washington Bridge. That doesn't mean Christie's problems are over.
Sep 19, 2014 6:58AM ET
France became the first country to join the United States in launching airstrikes against Islamic State targets. In a statement released by President Francois Hollande's office on Friday, he said that France had destroyed an ISIS "logistics depot."
Sep 17, 2014 10:13AM ET
A federal grand jury has charged Mufid A. Elfgeeh, a Yemeni-born American citizen, for seeking to deliver money and support to ISIS as well as kill American soldiers returning from abroad.
Sep 17, 2014 7:58AM ET
Several years and $25 billion later, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says that nearly half of the Iraqi army is too heavily populated with Shiite fighters to credibly confront ISIS.
Sep 17, 2014 6:59AM ET
In another reversal, the team placed the star running back on the "exempt" list, which bars Peterson from all team activities.
Sep 16, 2014 2:54PM ET
A month after NASCAR driver Tony Stewart killed a fellow driver on a racetrack in upstate New York, the star sprint car driver's case will reportedly head to a grand jury where it will determined if he will face criminal charges.
Sep 16, 2014 1:48PM ET
Just weeks after an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire ended 50 days of hostilities between Israel and Hamas, along with other terrorist groups in Gaza, a mortar shell was reportedly fired into Israel from Gaza on Tuesday.
Sep 16, 2014 10:06AM ET
As a gesture of goodwill, Ukrainian legislators also voted to grant amnesty and temporary self-rule to the pro-Russian separatists.
Sep 16, 2014 7:51AM ET
Facing heavy international pressure, the president promised funds and as many as 3,000 troops in the effort to contain the worst Ebola outbreak on record.
Sep 16, 2014 6:58AM ET
Also, the United States threatened to hit Syrian regime targets if Assad forces fire on American planes.
Sep 15, 2014 2:28PM ET
The 40-year-old United Nations Disengagement Observer Force has left Syria. Not because of war between Israel and Syria, but because of war between Syria and Syria.