Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 9, 2013 10:49PM ET
On Wednesday night, reports surfaced that the FBI had opened an investigation into threats on Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla's family and a suspected computer virus that targeted Steubenville Police Chief William McCafferty.
Jan 9, 2013 9:51PM ET
Just over a week after astronomers boldly announced that they would discover an Earth twin elsewhere in the universe within the year, NASA's Kepler telescope spotted a pretty good candidate.
Jan 9, 2013 8:55PM ET
Less than a month after the Newtown shootings, a new report confirms an unsettling truth that already seemed statistically likely: On average, Americans are dying younger because of guns.
Jan 8, 2013 11:44PM ET
Adding to her peerless collection of celebrities confidentials Oprah announced that she'd scored an exclusive interview with Lance Armstrong "in his first no-holds-barred interview."
Jan 8, 2013 10:51PM ET
After being condemned by the CIA, discounted by the Pentagon and picked apart by every arm chair critic in America, Zero Dark Thirty just premiered in DC, and -- surprise, surprise! -- there were protesters.
Jan 8, 2013 9:55PM ET
On Tuesday, the Boy Scouts quickly snuffed out a flicker of hope that a gay Eagle Scout candidate in California might actually earn the rank after his local council threw their support behind him.
Jan 8, 2013 9:03PM ET
Joe Biden is getting his task force on gun violence off the ground this week and inviting folks to White House for some informational meetings. It's hard to imagine anyone would say no, right?
Jan 7, 2013 11:11PM ET
It's been almost five years since AIG's stock dropped 60 percent in a day leaving the company doomed to failure, when Uncle Sam swooped in with $182 billion to rescue it.
Jan 7, 2013 10:30PM ET
Alex Jones, the conservative radio talk show host who created the "Deport Piers Morgan" petition, isn't known for being a particularly level-headed guy, but he straight up lost it on Monday night.
Jan 7, 2013 9:51PM ET
Riding the wave of gadget goodness from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung released a pretty impressive set of fourth quarter earnings estimates, including a record high profit.
Jan 7, 2013 9:07PM ET
Now that he's teaching at Yale and writing memoirs, Stanley McChrystal is getting brutally honest about the ethically questionable war he helped architect in Afghanistan and environs.
Jan 6, 2013 11:54PM ET
On Sunday, an advisor to Iran's health minister made a grizzly announcement on state television. In the last year alone, air pollution in Tehran left 4,460 dead, and the problem's getting worse.
Jan 6, 2013 10:51PM ET
The first introductory events of this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicked off quietly this weekend, giving the world a glimpse at the coolest, shiniest new gadgets out there.
Jan 6, 2013 9:50PM ET
There's something intriguing about how William Hilton Paul spent his Sunday morning: drunk on a 10:49 a.m. flight to Charlotte and then whisked into custody for being "disorderly" at the airport.
Jan 6, 2013 9:11PM ET
With a flood of national media attention and the wrath of Anonymous nipping at his heels, one of the teens accused of rape in Steubenville, Ohio is trying to get his trial postponed and relocated.
Jan 3, 2013 12:01AM ET
Now that the victims have been buried and the New Year has passed, the students of Sandy Hook Elementary will go back to class on Thursday morning.
Jan 2, 2013 10:28PM ET
Every once in a while a tweet appears that's so silly, it must be a joke. Like this one from Glenn Beck: Before Al-Jazeera bought Current TV, TheBlaze looked into buying it but we were rejected by progressive owners.
Jan 2, 2013 9:48PM ET
It's been a heck of a ride for Zero Dark Thirty, the torture-laden movie about hunting down bin Laden, and the next stop is extra exciting.
Jan 2, 2013 8:52PM ET
Everybody knew that Obama was going to tackle immigration reform in his second term. We just didn't know how soon. Well, the word is out.
Dec 30, 2012 11:42PM ET
In a rough weekend for world leaders' health, Hugo Chavez ran up against "new complications" after his cancer surgery and remains in "delicate" condition in Cuba.
Dec 30, 2012 11:10PM ET
Over two weeks after he opened fire on a school full of children, killing 26 people as well as himself and his mother, Adam Lanza is heading to his final resting place.
Dec 30, 2012 10:16PM ET
We've been batting around this fiscal cliff debate for months, and now with just hours left until the deadline, Senators say they remain "apart on some pretty big issues." What are they? And what will we learn on Monday morning?
Dec 30, 2012 8:48PM ET
Secretary of State and wouldn't be New York City mayor Hillary Clinton is back in the hospital after doctors discovered a blood clot related to the concussion she suffered earlier this month.
Dec 26, 2012 11:59PM ET
People lined up around the block in Los Angeles on Wednesday, some waiting hours to exchange their unwanted guns for grocery store gift cards as the city tries to get the weapons off the street.
Dec 26, 2012 11:10PM ET
The New York Times took a victory lap of sorts, when it published the latest installment of its iEconomy series explaining how Foxconn changed after global outrage over working conditions.
Dec 26, 2012 10:03PM ET
When news emerged on Wednesday night that Kate Winslet had married her longtime boyfriend Ned Rocknroll, everybody had just one question: Where on Earth did he get that name?
Dec 26, 2012 8:37PM ET
The late Daniel Inouye didn't ask for much in his last days, only that Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa would fill his seat in the Senate until the 2014 election.
Dec 24, 2012 5:27PM ET
It's unclear how William Spengler, a convicted felon, got the gun he used to shoot at firefighters he'd lured to the scene of a blaze. But data suggests that an NRA-supported loophole makes it pretty easy.
Dec 24, 2012 4:19PM ET
For Instagram, there's good news and there's bad news about the class action lawsuit just filed against them. Bad news first: Somebody just filed a lawsuit. Good news: Facebook's lawyers have plenty of practice getting rid of these.
Dec 24, 2012 3:10PM ET
We use computers for so many things over the holidays, from online shopping to video chatting, so why not go all in and let it run the stock market, too?