Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 23, 2013 9:05PM ET
With news that Peter Robbins, the voice behind Charlie Brown, faces stalking charges, we have to wonder how many more of our beloved characters from childhood will be tarnished this winter.
Jan 22, 2013 11:56PM ET
Think of it like an episode of Downton Abbey. While the folks upstairs have had their fun and run off to bed, the folks downstairs have their drinks and toast to the fact that they got it all done.
Jan 22, 2013 10:57PM ET
There are a lot of unknowns in the immediate wake of Israel's parliamentary elections, but one thing seems rather sure: President Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu's had better days.
Jan 22, 2013 9:56PM ET
After a report last week presented some startling evidence that Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against his own people, a follow up this week only bolsters the case.
Jan 22, 2013 9:03PM ET
Over two months after allegations surfaced that he'd carried on an inappropriate relationship with Jill Kelley, the Tampa socialite at the center of the Petraeus scandal, General John Allen is off the hook.
Jan 21, 2013 11:41PM ET
Police invaded and evacuated two floors in a four-story apartment building in Hell's Kitchen after neighbors complained that a man was cooking meth on the third floor.
Jan 21, 2013 10:57PM ET
Thanks to an unusual, unrelenting and contagious cancer, the global population of tasmanian devils is declining at an alarming rate, and the only way to save them seems to be removing the animals from their eponymous island.
Jan 21, 2013 10:08PM ET
For many lucky young Syrians, their country's civil war is so routine that they've forgotten what life was like before it started and so confusing that they're not sure what they believe in any more.
Jan 21, 2013 8:54PM ET
It's not often that 70 percent of Americans agree on something, especially something so controversial as abortion.
Jan 20, 2013 11:30PM ET
Call it the Civil War of football or, as cheesy headline writers prefer, the HarBowl. Either way, the upcoming Super Bowl will be a dramatic one since the two teams are coached by two brothers.
Jan 20, 2013 10:52PM ET
Things aren't as bad as they used to be in the newspapers business, but they're not good either. Perpetually faced with declining ad revenue, several papers have become landlords recently.
Jan 20, 2013 10:05PM ET
It could happen to anyone: You get up in front of a crowd, you get nervous and you slip up. You say something you didn't mean to say. And it happens to Joe Biden pretty frequently.
Jan 20, 2013 9:10PM ET
With news of yet another pair of horrific incidents, the recent spate of gangs attacking and raping women on buses in India is now a trend.
Jan 16, 2013 11:55PM ET
Of all the places in the New York City government to find corruption, you'd never guess it would be the school bus system. But according to The New York Times, it's full of it.
Jan 16, 2013 11:08PM ET
It just got real for Boeing. On Wednesday evening, the Federal Aviation Administration said that it was grounding all of the 787 Dreamliners operated by U.S. carriers due to safety concerns.
Jan 16, 2013 10:21PM ET
Medicine is a mysterious thing sometimes. The unmistakeable efficacy of using fecal transplants to cure tough bacterial infections counts as one of those times.
Jan 16, 2013 9:45PM ET
Whether you're a sports fan or not, it's hard not to stare slack-jawed at the very curious saga of Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o and Lennay Kekua, his late girlfriend who doesn't actually exist. We've collected a handy digest to help you get the story straight.
Jan 15, 2013 11:50PM ET
Tesco, the United Kingdom's largest retailer, just pulled two frozen beef burger products, after Irish regulators found a large percentage of the patties contained horse meat.
Jan 15, 2013 10:54PM ET
Wednesday marked another day in Japan and another emergency landing for a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This time it's serious, though. Smoke in the cockpit, serious.
Jan 15, 2013 10:16PM ET
As lawmakers decry the Justice Department's treatment of Aaron Swartz, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa says he's launching an investigation into the matter.
Jan 15, 2013 9:20PM ET
After a few stumbles and a lot of arguing, the House of Representatives approved $50.7 billion in emergency aid to areas decimated by Hurricane Sandy on Monday night.
Jan 14, 2013 11:53PM ET
Few people close to him doubt that an overzealous federal prosecution team contributed to Aaron Swartz's suicide last Saturday. And quite tragically, he wasn't the first to find himself in that position.
Jan 14, 2013 11:09PM ET
China's Great Firewall of Internet censorship has become household knowledge in recent years, but the extent to which the country controls all forms of media is less well known.
Jan 14, 2013 10:07PM ET
In his first media appearance since visiting President Obama in Washington, Hamid Karzai announced that the United States had agreed to give his country a fleet of drones.
Jan 14, 2013 9:03PM ET
New details have emerged about William Hilton Paul's very fun flight to Charlotte last week, a voyage that ended with the 19-year-old in the slammer and his senator father in a very embarrassing position.
Jan 13, 2013 11:55PM ET
Parents, teachers and local leaders gathered in Newtown, Connecticut on Sunday night to discuss the fate of Sandy Hook Elementary School where 20 first-graders and six adults were gunned down on December 14.
Jan 13, 2013 10:52PM ET
Apple's once unwavering grasp on the smartphone industry is showing more signs of weakening, as it cuts iPhone orders by about 50 percent "due to weaker-than-expected demand."
Jan 13, 2013 9:59PM ET
The scene in Bulomarer, Somalia on late Friday night was like the end of Zero Dark Thirty gone terribly awry, as a clandestine hostage extraction mission turned into an hours-long shootout.
Jan 13, 2013 9:04PM ET
A few hours before the first press events at North America International Auto Show kicked off in Detroit, General Motors stole the thunder with an invitation-only event to unveil the all new Corvette.
Jan 9, 2013 11:47PM ET
There's no better way to prop up the seriousness of threats to national security than to get Osama bin Laden involved. That's exactly what the prosecutors in the Bradley Manning case are doing.