Today's Five Best Columns
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Nov 23, 2013 1:07PM ET
After spending nearly two decades on television, entering your home on broadcast news, Katie Couric is planning to depart for the Internet.
Nov 23, 2013 11:58AM ET
If you needed more convincing that young people are either, depending on your outlook, awesome or completely useless and shouldn't have the right to vote, look no further than Harvard's most recent undergraduate election.
Nov 23, 2013 10:23AM ET
Nuclear negotiations in Geneva between major world powers and Iran picked up again Saturday morning, with all signs pointing towards a deal that would limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanction relief that's close to completion.
Nov 21, 2013 9:39AM ET
The CNBC senior editor spends way too much time on Twitter, worries about the future of New York City and thinks SnapChat could cause some trouble for Wall Street.
Nov 20, 2013 4:27PM ET
This spring, it seemed a surge in gay rights momentum was going to turn tides in the NFL and allow the league to accept an out gay player. Now, some executives think an out player won't exist in the NFL for another three to five years.
Nov 20, 2013 2:15PM ET
In a fascinating new read, Foreign Policy's Ralph Langer explored the deep history of Stuxnet, the super computer virus jointly authored, allegedly, by American and Israeli intelligence services to attack Iranian nuclear facilities.
Nov 20, 2013 2:09PM ET
Five months and one day after Nate Silver and The New York Times broke up, the Paper of Record anointed a new numbers king Wednesday to lead a new data-driven department that will compete directly with Silver's ESPN-funded FiveThirtyEight.
Nov 20, 2013 12:44PM ET
Two American citizens have been arrested under dubious circumstances while travelling with legitimate visas in North Korea within the last calendar year. The latest, a veteran from Palo Alto, California, was allegedly detained last month.
Nov 20, 2013 9:51AM ET
On Tuesday, Albuquerque's special ballot measure to ban abortions after 20-weeks of conception failed, after an intense months-long campaign that saw out more voters than a recent mayoral race.
Nov 19, 2013 6:47PM ET
Crack-addled Toronto mayor Rob Ford can't keep straight his statements about when he smoked crack, or how many times he has smoked crack.
Nov 19, 2013 1:06PM ET
A draft of the potentially costly security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan shows that some American troops may stay on the ground long after the current deal expires
Nov 19, 2013 10:52AM ET
A Virginia state Senator was is in the hospital in critical condition, and his son shot and killed, after a disturbing incident at his home on Tuesday morning.
Nov 19, 2013 9:33AM ET
Former Senator John Edwards is going back the career he had before watching his promising political life wash away during a scandalous sex and campaign finance trial.
Nov 18, 2013 4:04PM ET
At a special city council meeting called to debate striping most of his remaining power, Ford mimicked one fellow city councillor over past drunk driving accusations and tackled another. Ice Cube would agree today was not a good day for Toronto mayor Rob Ford.
Nov 18, 2013 1:54PM ET
George Zimmerman was arrested by Florida police Monday afternoon over an alleged domestic dispute.
Nov 18, 2013 11:47AM ET
Within 24 hours of his damning statement criticizing President Obama's "keep your plans" health care solution, Washington D.C.'s insurance commissioner, William P. White, was looking for a new job. His exit was swift and ugly.
Nov 18, 2013 11:35AM ET
The crack-smoking, hard drinking, drunk-driving, allegedly pill-popping, allegedly coke-snorting, allegedly hooker-cavorting Toronto mayor, Rob Ford, has dreams of one day running his great country straight into the ground.
Nov 17, 2013 7:10PM ET
The Bloomberg journalist who wrote a controversial spiked story about connections between Chinese billionaires and powerful government officials has been suspended, and will likely lose his job, for leaking the newsroom tumult story to other outlets
Nov 17, 2013 5:53PM ET
The Cheneys don't see eye-to-eye on the issue of gay marriage. After Liz Cheney reiterated her opposition on the Sunday morning talk shows, her sister and her sister's partner took the Republican hopeful to the woodshed in separate Facebook posts.
Nov 17, 2013 4:52PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report, where norse gods always reign for two weeks before the box office catches fire.
Nov 17, 2013 3:09PM ET
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker thinks the next Republican presidential ticket should have one very important criteria: the Presidential nominee and Vice President should be former governors. So Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul can take a hike. Walker? He's still eligible.
Nov 17, 2013 1:23PM ET
After thirty long years, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer finally stepped down this year, signalling the end of an era at the tech titan. For the first time since his announcement, Ballmer opened up to the Wall Street Journal about his departure.
Nov 17, 2013 11:43AM ET
Coming off of a streak of a few very solid episodes featuring hosts with real acting chops, 'Saturday Night Live' gets stuck in neutral, though that's not really the fault of a game Lady Gaga.
Nov 17, 2013 11:01AM ET
The scandal engulfing Toronto city hall gets sadder and sadder as each day passes. As the embattled mayor, Rob Ford, fights to hold on to his last crumbs of power, the notoriously penny-pinching politician gave each member of his staff a hefty raise Friday.
Nov 16, 2013 6:35PM ET
The nine-season sitcom staple is officially getting the spin-off everyone knew was coming. And yet, shockingly, the reaction online hasn't been overwhelmingly positive.
Nov 16, 2013 5:23PM ET
The Irish rock star will make millions whenever the old guard magazine sells thanks to an investment made seven years ago that will likely reap a pretty little profit.
Nov 16, 2013 4:30PM ET
Alec Baldwin's ill-fated attempt at late night television may reach an early end. According to the actor himself, his show faces an uncertain fate after his most recent homophobic outburst.
Nov 16, 2013 2:49PM ET
GQ put Kendrick Lamar, perhaps the greatest rapper of his generation, on the cover of their 2013 Man of the Year issue. But the West Coast rapper's handlers found the accompanying profile "offensive," and "racial overtones" in the profile ruined the honor.
Nov 16, 2013 1:17PM ET
After a year spent working on a book and touring the lucrative speaking circuit, former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner finally got a new job with a private-equity firm, following a long line of former government officials cashing out on Wall Street.
Nov 16, 2013 11:59AM ET
Facing heat after two customers accused Barneys of racial profiling ahead of his holiday collection's launch, Jay-Z asked the public to wait while he works on a solution. Late Friday, Hov announced the deal brokered with the upscale retailer that allows his collection to go forward.