Today's Five Best Columns
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Sep 13, 2012 10:28AM ET
North Korea really does want international aid to help its people recover from a summer of storms capped by a devastating typhoon, but it just can't bring itself to accept what rival South Korea is offering.
Sep 13, 2012 9:39AM ET
Normally a Chinese official's expression of condolence about a party veteran's death wouldn't be news by itself, but when that official is missing Vice President Xi Jinping and the condolence is the first anybody's heard from him in two weeks, it is.
Sep 11, 2012 12:23PM ET
Monday's GoDaddy outage for which one person claimed credit was not a hack at all, GoDaddy said in a press release on Tuesday, just a breakdown of the domain registrar's servers.
Sep 11, 2012 9:46AM ET
Eleven years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the anniversary has faded from the front pages of three of the New York City's most visible newspapers, The New York Times The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Post.
Sep 10, 2012 3:16PM ET
If the website you're trying to access won't load, chances are it's a GoDaddy joint that's been taken offline in what appears to be a massive hack for which one person is claiming responsibility.
Sep 10, 2012 1:39PM ET
The man expected to take over China's presidency hasn't been heard from in nine days, and with no official explanation for his absence, the state is making some bizarre attempts to downplay his disappearance.
Sep 10, 2012 12:29PM ET
Prince Harry landed in Afghanistan on Friday and this time the British Army decided not to keep his assignment a secret, so the news that he's the Taliban's biggest target came as no surprise Monday. In fact, it almost seems late.
Sep 10, 2012 11:25AM ET
It's been a good few days for learning about author Salman Rushdie, culminating in Monday's autobiographical long-read in The New Yorker, about the author's life as the target of an Iranian fatwa.
Sep 10, 2012 9:26AM ET
Geert Wilders is the leader of the Netherlands' Freedom Party, an anti-Islamic party polling fourth ahead of Wednesday's Dutch election, whose platform includes banning the construction of mosques and stopping all non-western immigration.
Sep 7, 2012 5:14PM ET
On Thursday, FEMA became the latest U.S. government agency to act like a zombie apocalypse is a real thing, ensuring that this trope keeps coming back to life long after it's dead, just like a real zombie.
Sep 7, 2012 4:26PM ET
Oh Mitt Romney. Sometimes it seems he just can't get his thoughts to come out of his mouth the right way.
Sep 7, 2012 1:58PM ET
Shepard Fairey's brush with the criminal justice system regarding his 2008 Barack Obama campaign poster is over, with the artist avoiding jail time because he's such a nice guy.
Sep 7, 2012 11:57AM ET
Safely back in Pebble Beach after last week's disastrous foray into political improv, Clint Eastwood gave his first interview about the speech to the Carmel Pine Cone. His take is it was a success precisely because of his improvising.
Sep 7, 2012 11:03AM ET
Canada announced rather suddenly on Friday that it was shuttering its embassy in Iran and expelling all Iranian diplomats, but its main motivation for doing so was a little hard to pick out.
Sep 7, 2012 10:26AM ET
News broke overnight that two earthquakes hit China, but read the numbers a second time and they offer a small but striking reminder of just how crowded and vulnerable to disaster parts of that country are.
Sep 7, 2012 9:09AM ET
Prince Harry's naked Las Vegas jaunt in August takes on a bit of a different tone with the news on Friday that he's landed in Afghanistan to begin a deployment with the British army in Helmand province.
Sep 6, 2012 3:15PM ET
Just as Amazon's event to announce its new products got underway on Thursday, a federal judge approved a settlement with three major e-book publishers accused of colluding with Amazon's competitors (namely Apple) on prices.
Sep 6, 2012 12:49PM ET
Dominique Strauss-Kahn finally got himself some positive news coverage in France, and he did it the way he frequently gets into the headlines: By getting involved with a woman. But it's different this time.
Sep 6, 2012 9:14AM ET
Tom Brokaw was taken to the hospital in Charlotte after his appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Thursday after he felt light-headed, but the former NBC News Anchor explained later he had accidentally taken a sleeping pill.
Sep 6, 2012 8:59AM ET
The pair of economic reports that precede Friday's national unemployment figures sound pretty hopeful on the whole, but each one has a caveat.
Sep 5, 2012 10:58AM ET
Iraq said on Wednesday there was no evidence to support the report in The New York Times that it was allowing Iran to fly military supplies to Syria through its airspace, but that depends on your interpretation of military supplies.
Sep 4, 2012 6:16PM ET
As far as protester arrests go, the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte already has last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa beat.
Sep 4, 2012 6:11PM ET
As they often are, the conspiracy theories swirling around the Social Security Administration's request for bids to provide 174,000 bullets were so much more interesting than the explanation.
Sep 4, 2012 4:32PM ET
On Tuesday Al Jazeera became the latest casualty in the online war raging alongside the Syrian conflict as hackers claiming to be Syrian loyalists defaced it with a screed against its coverage, but they weren't terribly thorough.
Sep 4, 2012 3:33PM ET
If you want to taste the White House's fabled honey ale without having to make it, the best way would be to position yourself along President Barack Obama's campaign route, as the president is apparently handing it out to would-be voters on the trail.
Sep 4, 2012 2:12PM ET
On his radio show Tuesday, Glenn Beck told the tale of his harrowing Labor Day visit to New York City, capped by a journey home in he was subjected to "subhuman" treatment by an American Airlines flight attendant who didn't open his soda for him.
Sep 4, 2012 1:40PM ET
The latest conflict over New York City school cafeterias has the city dishing out fewer calories than federal nutrition guidelines recommend, leading critics to argue that the city is more worried about fat kids than starving ones.
Sep 4, 2012 9:34AM ET
After Cambodian police arrested the Swedish founder of the torrent site Pirate Bay, who was convicted of copyright infringement in 2009, the government there said it would deport him, but it's not sure where to send him first.
Sep 4, 2012 8:46AM ET
When Paul Ryan introduced himself to the electorate at the Republican National Convention last week one thing was missing: A jocular Secret Service nickname.
Aug 31, 2012 6:01PM ET
It's easy to laugh at Clint Eastwood's loony speech at the Republican National Convention because he was held up as a serious commentator and then delivered, well, this.