Today's Five Best Columns
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5 Hrs Ago
"Comedians today are interested in comforting the powerful," The Washington Free Beacon's Sonny Bunch writes. "It's gross — and a bit sad."
8 Hrs Ago
Catherine Rampell on women in college, Jonathan Chait on Obamacare victims, Maria Bustillos on Reddit's Satoshi Nakamoto skeptics, Rafael Osio Cabrices on Venezuela, and Allison P. Davis on the worst Bachelor in history.
Mar 10, 2014 5:48PM ET
According to a new poll from the Des Moines Register, Iowans have cooled to the idea of Rick Santorum for President since 2012.
Mar 10, 2014 3:22PM ET
Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, is jumping on the Bitcoin bandwagon.
Mar 10, 2014 10:00AM ET
The Real Housewives of New York City returns to Bravo on Tuesday night. Naturally, we decided to rank them, according to our proprietary and secret formula that prizes bearability, watchability, and how well they've come to define our concept of Real Housewife.
Mar 10, 2014 9:57AM ET
New York's "aggressive" top bank regulator Benjamin Lawsky is ready to go after specific people on Wall Street for unfairly burdening homeowners and helping foreign banks violate U.S. sanctions. He'd also like to regulate Bitcoin.
Mar 7, 2014 4:22PM ET
The Kansas City Star reports that in an "unusual tactic," the Nodaway County prosecutor read then-14-year-old Daisy Coleman her Miranda rights before she answered questions about her rape in a deposition. This "tactic" is not just unusual, it's virtually unheard of, and likely one of intimidation.
Mar 7, 2014 1:56PM ET
Newsweek's first big cover story in its new print era, "The Face Behind Bitcoin," has a few problems. For starters, Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the man identified as the "face," denies having anything to do with the cryptocurrency.
Mar 7, 2014 11:02AM ET
Our own March Madness continues today with a contest that gets personal: Best Zodiac Sign. Consult the stars and cast your vote.
Mar 6, 2014 3:25PM ET
After heated debate on the floor, the Senate voted to block Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act, which would take major crimes like sexual assault outside the military chain of command.
Mar 6, 2014 12:29PM ET
U.S. Army General Jeffrey Sinclair, who's been accused of sexually assaulting a female captain during the course of their three-year affair, pled guilty to three lesser charges today but maintains he did not commit assault.
Mar 6, 2014 10:15AM ET
Satoshi Nakamoto, long considered to be the pseudonym of the person or persons who created bitcoin, is most likely the real name of the man who founded the cryptocurrency.
Mar 5, 2014 12:45PM ET
The Lakota nation has taken MazaCoin, a bitcoin copycat, as its official currency.
Mar 5, 2014 10:47AM ET
On Tuesday night, Washington, D.C.'s council approved a bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Mar 4, 2014 11:22AM ET
Airman First Class Jane Neubauer was working as an informant for the Air Force's Office of Special Investigations in the summer of 2013 when she claims she was raped.
Mar 4, 2014 11:02AM ET
Flexcoin, a relatively small Bitcoin bank, announced early Tuesday morning that it's shutting its doors in light of being completely robbed of its currency.
Mar 3, 2014 12:46PM ET
Sheldon Adelson, the self-made billionaire who donated about $150 million to get President Obama out of office in 2012, has actually made more money than almost anyone else during the Obama years.
Mar 2, 2014 10:08PM ET
Men's fashion does not get paid much attention during awards season, except when Pharrell sports a funky hat. E! News correspondent Ryan Seacrest does his best to change this every year.
Mar 2, 2014 7:35PM ET
It's still early on the red carpet, but nominee Lupita Nyong'o already has the best look you'll see tonight.
Mar 2, 2014 7:18PM ET
We're watching E! until our brains melt and coming to you with all of the ridiculous moments from the Oscars red carpet.
Feb 28, 2014 6:29PM ET
When cheer uniform company Rebel Athletics announced that the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders would be making a special appearance at the NCA All-Star Nationals competition Friday night, some weren't happy.
Feb 28, 2014 10:56AM ET
Mt. Gox, formerly bitcoin's largest trading site, went offline earlier this week after reports surfaced that over 850,000 bitcoins had gone missing from the exchange. That's about $477 million at the current conversion rate.
Feb 28, 2014 9:43AM ET
Rebecca Traister on the idiocy of hating Sheryl Sandberg, Annie-Rose Strasser on bitcoin privilege, John Cassidy on Joe Biden for President, Ross Douthat on happy atheists, and Greg Sargent on the fading Obamacare issue.
Feb 27, 2014 2:57PM ET
Diehard bitcoin believers can rest easy (for now). According to new chair Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve will not regulate bitcoin.
Feb 27, 2014 11:03AM ET
Last night, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062, a controversial bill that would allow businesses to assert their religious beliefs and deny service to gay and lesbian customers.
Feb 26, 2014 5:44PM ET
Bitcoin may have had a bad week, but it will never lack for defenders.
Feb 26, 2014 2:37PM ET
Congressman Jared Polis, a Democrat from Colorado, made waves yesterday by wearing a polo shirt and clip-on bow tie on the House floor.
Feb 26, 2014 12:46PM ET
According to a report from USA Today, the Army has disqualified 588 of its members from serving as sexual assault counselors, recruiters, and drill sergeants.
Feb 26, 2014 10:45AM ET
Rep. Dave Camp, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, will release draft legislation to reform the tax code Wednesday afternoon. Many Republicans wish he'd keep it to himself.
Feb 25, 2014 5:37PM ET
Republican Sens. Susan Collins, Dean Heller, Rob Portman, and Dan Coats are supposed to be working with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to pass an extension on benefits for the long-term unemployed.