Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 5, 2013 10:30PM ET
In the span of a few days, we were told that Venezuela's president was probably dead then probably not then definitely so. But where's the body? Conspiracy theorists are going to have a ball with this.
Mar 5, 2013 9:01PM ET
The Duchess of Cambridge gave the gossip blogs a gimme on Tuesday, when she accidentally hinted that she was expecting a baby girl while greeting her subjects on a visit to Grimsby.
Mar 5, 2013 8:18PM ET
In a news cycle already clogged with troubling reports from Guantanamo Bay arrives an even more troubling report: In January, a guard fired a "non-lethal" round at a prisoner.
Mar 4, 2013 11:12PM ET
The family of TweetDeck apps that made it easier to read and compose microblog posts passed away on Monday evening. It was just four years old.
Mar 4, 2013 10:11PM ET
Despite the lawyers of over a dozen inmates reporting a widespread hunger strike happening right now inside Guantanamo, a prison spokesperson issued a no-such-thing statement on Monday.
Mar 4, 2013 9:08PM ET
The United Nations is a pretty fun place. The headquarters hosts all kinds of cultural events. Everyone's open-minded about the dress code. Delegates can even show up hammered to budget negotiations. Or at least they used to be able to.
Mar 4, 2013 8:20PM ET
Lamborghini unveiled its hotly anticipated new supercar, the Veneno, at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland on Monday, proving once and for all that the Italians are the emperors of pretty but entirely impractical things.
Mar 3, 2013 11:06PM ET
As if we hadn't already seen enough Biblical events this year, a plague of over 30 million locusts swarmed over Egypt's cities and farms just three weeks before Passover begins.
Mar 3, 2013 10:08PM ET
Former Current TV chief news officer and host Keith Olbermann is talking to the head honchos at ESPN, possibly about rejoining the sports news giant where he worked from 1992 to 1997.
Mar 3, 2013 9:06PM ET
On Sunday, Swiss voters approved a new "fat cat initiative" aimed at overpaid executives and the big corporations they work for.
Mar 3, 2013 8:13PM ET
Medical researchers dropped their microscopes on Sunday when a team of doctors from Mississippi revealed that an infant in their care was born with HIV and cured two years later. Dr. Hannah Gay, who treated the baby, dropped the mic.
Mar 1, 2013 12:05AM ET
Venezuela's vice president went on TV Thursday evening to bat back rumors that Hugo Chávez has died. He didn't do much to encourage the Venezuelan people about their president's health, either.
Feb 28, 2013 11:34PM ET
Nobody's calling it a bribe, but Google donated $25,000 to honor the Federal Trade Commission chairman while the agency was embroiled in an investigation into the company's alleged anti-competitive practices.
Feb 28, 2013 10:48PM ET
Bob Woodward offered his side of the White House "threat" story to Sean Hannity on Thursday night, presumably to defend himself from the firestorm of criticism over this week's weird incident.
Feb 28, 2013 9:35PM ET
Though it's no surprise that president's in favor of same-sex marriages, one or two heads were turned on Thursday when the Obama administration inserted itself into California's Prop. 8 debate.
Feb 27, 2013 11:01PM ET
Bob Woodward tells Politico about how an Obama aide "yelled at [him] for about a half hour" and later said he'd "regret" asking the administration tough questions. But did the White House really threaten him? Some people think that Woodward's gone a little too far this time.
Feb 27, 2013 8:50PM ET
On Wednesday night, one of the more obscure outposts of the CNN empire reported that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez had died, citing a pretty sketchy Panamanian source.
Feb 27, 2013 8:05PM ET
Everybody assumed that the Senate would confirm hard-working, navel-gazing Jack Lew as treasury secretary. And they just did. The real question is: Does Lew know what he's getting into?
Feb 26, 2013 11:36PM ET
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in a case challenging the Voting Rights Act of 1968, civil rights advocates are rising to support the anti-discriminatory law. But why?
Feb 26, 2013 9:56PM ET
Gun control advocate Robyn Kelly won the Democratic primary in the race for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s old House seat, setting her up as a shoe-in to spend the next two years on Capitol Hill.
Feb 26, 2013 9:06PM ET
Now that Chuck Hagel's confirmation has gone off without a hitch (for the most part), it's John Brennan's turn to take the spotlight, and it look like those drone memos will be a real roadblock.
Feb 26, 2013 8:00PM ET
Robert Horne, the editor of a small town North Carolina newspaper, resigned on Tuesday after asking the sheriff for publicly available information about gun permits and then receiving a flood of hate mail.
Feb 25, 2013 11:04PM ET
A steady stream of weapons from the Balkan has been flowing across the border and into Syrian rebels hands since December, thanks to some clandestine assistance from Saudi Arabia.
Feb 25, 2013 9:53PM ET
After failing to win all but one* of its Oscar nominations, Zero Dark Thirty's filmmakers got some good news on Monday, when the Senate Intelligence Committee dropped its investigation into the movie.
Feb 25, 2013 9:01PM ET
William Shatner's had quite the colorful post-Star Trek career, a career that now includes not only being a spoken word poet but also naming one of Pluto's moons after Spock's home planet, Vulcan.
Feb 25, 2013 8:10PM ET
When three Connecticut lawmakers asked Mark Zuckerberg in a letter on Monday to do something about the flood of fake Sandy Hook memorial pages, he got back to them quickly.
Feb 24, 2013 11:26PM ET
The New York Times is the latest media outlet to liken the quiet standoff between the United States and China over cyber security to "a new Cold War."
Feb 24, 2013 10:18PM ET
Afghanistan's National Security Council ordered all NATO and American troops out of the Wardak province on Sunday, following allegations that American Special Operations forces tortured and murdered locals.
Feb 24, 2013 9:09PM ET
As the rest of the country gawked at dresses on the red carpet, President Obama welcomed the governors from all 50 states to the White House on Sunday evening.
Feb 24, 2013 8:15PM ET
Raul Castro announced in a speech on Sunday that he plans to step down as Cuba's president when his second five-year term ends in 2018.