Today's Five Best Columns
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Apr 12, 2012 11:19AM ET
Ann Romney went on Fox News today to set the record straight about her husband's commitment to women and her own hard work as a mother, rebutting Hilary Rosen's CNN comments that she never worked a day in her life.
Apr 12, 2012 10:44AM ET
Sorry, Kanye. The president would like you better if you weren't a jackass.
Apr 12, 2012 9:34AM ET
No, Roger Ailes, Gawker is not a pornographic website. It's that site which, you know, broke the story about how your network's biggest star, Bill O'Reilly, "tried to get his wife's boyfriend investigated by the cops," or more recently, ran that failed mole experiment at Fox.
Apr 12, 2012 8:39AM ET
During his concession suspension speech on Monday, Rick Santorum said he "was winning in a different way," which was right in Jon Stewart's wheelhouse.
Apr 12, 2012 8:01AM ET
Cartoonist Nick Anderson on the politicization of the Supreme Court.
Apr 11, 2012 1:01PM ET
At last, the Fox News mole has outed himself in a post on Gawker's web site. His name is Joe Muto and he is (or was) an associate producer at The O'Reilly Factor.
Apr 11, 2012 12:11PM ET
Syria has "promised" the United Nations that it will stop fighting tomorrow, and we'd believe them if, oh yeah, they weren't Syria.
Apr 11, 2012 11:27AM ET
It's hard to tell what's more disturbing: That Rep. Allen West says that up to 80 House Democrats are secretly members of the Communist Party or the fact that he and others may actually believe it.
Apr 11, 2012 10:46AM ET
The National Organization for Marriage sounded like a group of cogent human beings ashamed of their stance on gay marriage and playing on fear mongering and racial divide to get their point across this morning. They can thank their hacker for that.
Apr 11, 2012 10:06AM ET
Part of the schtick of MSNBC's Morning Joe -- along with lots of literal coffee references -- is the bristly chemistry between Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, but in Andrew Goldman's New York Times Magazine's Q&A this week, Brzezinski added a new wrinkle.
Apr 11, 2012 9:39AM ET
Want a troubling sign of how great the economy is doing? Banks are feeling confident enough to lend money to people with bad credit again. What could possibly go wrong?
Apr 11, 2012 9:00AM ET
It's less than a week to Tax Day, but we're not judging you for putting off that filing until the last minute. In fact, it's quite the opposite--we're here to help you gather your last-minute deductions.
Apr 11, 2012 7:45AM ET
Cartoonist Tony Auth on the Republican party.
Apr 10, 2012 11:41AM ET
Just how bad of an offense was Ozzie Guillen's interview with Time magazine in which he said he "loved" Fidel Castro? Well, the Miami Marlins have slapped Guillen with a five-game suspension, the same type of punishment the MLB would dole out for a pitcher intentionally throwing at someone.
Apr 10, 2012 8:53AM ET
Rick Santorum's daughter Bella was released from the hospital Monday night, triggering Santorum's return to the campaign trail in Pennsyvania today. That also may mean that Mitt Romney will finally get to use that attack ad he's been holding.
Apr 10, 2012 7:50AM ET
Cartoonist Tom Toles on the Supreme Court.
Apr 9, 2012 2:53PM ET
For the amount that Facebook just spent on Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg could've paid for the cure to Lou Gehrig's disease, ramped up New York City's 911 system, or ... purchased the Solo Cup company
Apr 9, 2012 1:00PM ET
Devin Smith, who lived in the Virginia Beach apartment complex which was totaled by a fighter jet crash, told Reddit that she's only getting $89 per day for lodging.
Apr 9, 2012 11:38AM ET
Going by way of Kleenexes and Band-Aids, the iPad has become the word people use when what they really want to say is "tablet."
Apr 9, 2012 10:35AM ET
In a move that will fuel her current meme-mentum, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that she will be skipping the 2012 Democratic National Convention
Apr 9, 2012 9:37AM ET
Psssst. Fox's new movie, Neighborhood Watch is actually about aliens--and the only reason we know that is because the studio is making sure that audiences know the movie has nothing to do with the Trayvon Martin case.
Apr 9, 2012 8:48AM ET
On the heels of Yahoo's announcement that it would cut 14 percent of its workforce, reports are coming out today that Sony, over the next year, will eliminate 10,000 jobs.
Apr 9, 2012 8:12AM ET
Cartoonist Lisa Benson preps the Mitt Romney welcome wagon.
Apr 6, 2012 1:27PM ET
George Zimmerman is not an infant. But that glaring fact did not stop his newly-hired defense lawyer from using "Shaken Baby Syndrome" defense on CBS' This Morning.
Apr 6, 2012 12:00PM ET
M.E.K. might be the most infuriating thing you will read about the global war on terrror today: The New Yorker's Sy Hersh reports that during the Bush years, the U.S. military trained the Iranian opposition group even though it is and was on the State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations.
Apr 6, 2012 10:54AM ET
Zeddie Little's photo has been viewed over 1.3 million times on Flickr and has inspired a meme based around his ridiculously photogenic smile amid the sweaty runners during a 10k Run in South Carolina.
Apr 6, 2012 8:35AM ET
With the threat to Alaska's marine life looming, United States Coast Guard brought an end to the eerie story of Japan's drifting ghost ship by unleashing cannon fire and sinking the vessel in what experts deemed the most environmentally-safe location on Thursday.
Apr 6, 2012 7:49AM ET
Cartoonist Nick Anderson on the GSA party's pricetag.
Apr 5, 2012 4:11PM ET
Every week we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters. This week: Disney ruled the rankings while Intel figured out that you really, really liked talking about yourself.
Apr 5, 2012 1:20PM ET
For those who thought that Newt Gingrich was running to make money for his empire, that apparently didn't work as his think tank, The Center for Health Transformation, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.