Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 9, 2012 8:47AM ET
Mitt and Ann Romney have largely stayed out of the public eye since losing the election a little over a month ago. Last night they made their first public appearance together at a rather unlikely event -- a boxing match.
Dec 8, 2012 6:04PM ET
So, it looks like Mohamed Morsi finally listened to his critics. Egypt's President has canceled his executive decree giving him power over the courts.
Dec 8, 2012 4:58PM ET
Holidays seem to be Instagram's bread and butter, so it makes sense that Twitter would fire their first shot in the war on Instagram when the app is at its most vulnerable.
Dec 8, 2012 4:03PM ET
Tired of blogging from jail, John McAfee would like nothing more than to pack his bags, ditch his young Belize girlfriend and return to the beautiful sandy, not behind bars, shores of Miami beach.
Dec 8, 2012 2:49PM ET
That rocket launch North Korea was preparing for may not happen after all. Apparently North Korean scientists are considering delaying the rocket launch, scheduled for some time between December 10 and December 22, "for some reasons."
Dec 8, 2012 1:22PM ET
Things in Egypt are going to get a whole lot worse before they get any better. Presdient Mohamed Morsi is considering enacting martial law until the parliamentary elections in the spring, state-owned Al-Ahram reported Saturday.
Dec 8, 2012 11:25AM ET
Italians tabloid editors are probably jumping for joy right now. Silvio Berlusconi, the disgraced former Prime Minister of Italy, told reporters Saturday that he's ready to return to politics.
Dec 8, 2012 10:11AM ET
Saturday mornings are sluggish and awful and you're just going to sleep in today anyway, so why not start your day with a serious conversation between Conan O'Brien and noted Cookie Monster fan, and occasional analytic genius, Nate Silver.
Dec 7, 2012 1:10AM ET
The calls are coming from inside the bureaucracy. The F.C.C. wants the F.A.A. to stop being a bunch of buzzkills and finally let us use our phones and tablets during takeoff.
Dec 7, 2012 12:29AM ET
If John Boehner fails to get a fiscal cliff deal done, a responsibility he's now put entirely on his own back, then he might have trouble on January 3rd when he's expected to be re-elected as Speaker of the House. A conservative group is angling to throw a monkey wrench in that process.
Dec 6, 2012 10:55PM ET
The most expensive election in the history of expensive elections passed a major milestone Thursday evening: the cost of the election was revealed to be more than $2 billion dollars.
Dec 6, 2012 9:31PM ET
So, amazingly, this afternoon the UFC crowned its first women's champion and signed its first openly gay fighter.
Dec 5, 2012 6:47PM ET
Snoop Dogg — er, Snoop Lion is what he goes by now — stopped by Reddit to do an Ask Me Anything sessions this afternoon, and, if his answers are any indication, he was really, really high while doing it. Let's take a look.
Dec 5, 2012 4:41PM ET
Those puritans in Washington, D.C., well, they're finally untying their bonnets and lifting the state's "Blue Laws" that restricted liquor stores from opening on Sunday, which means liquor stores can open on Sundays in D.C.
Dec 5, 2012 2:55PM ET
You've been warned: Confront Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer about global warming, and she will curse at you and, maybe, if you're lucky, she'll take a swing at you, too.
Dec 4, 2012 6:01PM ET
In a surprise twist, Rolling Stone replaced managing editor Will Dana and founder Jann Wenner with Tim Heidecker of The Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! — and he's doing a very convincing job already.
Dec 4, 2012 4:08PM ET
In a new survey, The Daily Meal has asked some of America's top chefs to give some pointed criticism of the people paid to criticize them, and one came out on top.
Dec 4, 2012 3:52PM ET
Things are getting seriously intense for President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo this evening.
Dec 2, 2012 6:17PM ET
John McAfee is still living the life a of a fugitive, apparently. The reality is no one seems to know where McAfee is.
Dec 2, 2012 5:26PM ET
Don't worry, though. It's still going to be pretty gross. Moore is now walking back on his claim the new site will feature adresses for every nude picture he posts. He will only post the addresses of people he trolls personally.
Dec 2, 2012 3:47PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report where Brad Pitt is the star of our movies, our Chanel commercials, our television shows, and our dreams.
Dec 2, 2012 2:49PM ET
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner appeared on all five of the Sunday talk shows to give his thoughts on the current state of the fiscal cliff negotiations.
Dec 2, 2012 12:53PM ET
More than almost anywhere else, Russians are having trouble dealing with the upcoming apocalypse on December 21.
Dec 2, 2012 12:11PM ET
Egypt's top court was expected to make a ruling on the legitimacy of the Islamist-dominaed panel that drafted the country's new constitution on Saturday, but because of protests they decided to suspend operations indefinitely.
Dec 2, 2012 11:01AM ET
Frank James MacArthur, a local Baltimore blogger, streamed parts of his five hour standoff with police, including his conversation with the police negotiator, who came with a court-ordered warrant for his arrest.
Dec 1, 2012 7:14PM ET
John McAfee's blog was one of the funniest, weirdest, and most fascinating parts of his life on the run from Belize authorities looking to question him about the murder of his neighbor, so it's fitting the news of his capture was reported there first.
Dec 1, 2012 6:15PM ET
If you're wondering how the Romney family is holding up post-election loss, the answer is: not well. Mitt has resorted to retail therapy, and Ann might be the most disappointed Romney of all.
Dec 1, 2012 4:01PM ET
Bashar al-Assad's efforts to disrupt the pesky rebellion in his country by cutting off access to the internet was probably because the rebels use Skype as a way to keep tabs on his army's movement. Thankfully, the rebels planned ahead.
Dec 1, 2012 2:56PM ET
Rupert Murdoch finally decided who would inherit the perilous job of running his probably doomed new publishing company once the News Corp. beast completes it's transformation into a two headed hydra. Unsurprisingly, he went with his best newsman.
Dec 1, 2012 1:27PM ET
If there's anything that Pope Benedict XVI loves more than cats, it must be the adorable, collared babies of big exotic cats, because we've never seen the man happier than he was petting a pair of lion cubs at the Vatican on Saturday.