Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 15, 2013 3:11PM ET
While most of the talk on the Sunday talk shows focused on Congress' bipartisan budget deal, Secretary of State John Kerry perhaps had the day's most telling quote when he compared North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to Saddam Hussein.
Dec 15, 2013 11:56AM ET
A ghost from Saturday Night Live's past returned this week to help get the show back on track after a mid-season lullaby.
Dec 14, 2013 4:56PM ET
For a show about the CIA, important episodes of Showtime's Homeland leak with an alarming regularity. This season the premiere and the finale both made their way online earlier than intended.
Dec 14, 2013 2:50PM ET
By now we know the National Security Agency watches nearly everything on the Internet, with a few exceptions. But apparently Edward Snowden was able to steal the information he did because the NSA failed to monitor its internal networks.
Dec 14, 2013 12:32PM ET
On Saturday, Christopher Nolan officially released the first teaser for Interstellar, his first film in a post-Batman world. Instead of Gotham City, the director will travel to space, and possibly other dimensions too.
Dec 14, 2013 9:34AM ET
A Chinese lunar rover landed Saturday, making China the third country to ever successfully 'soft-land' on the moon.
Dec 11, 2013 5:47PM ET
On Wednesday, a fight broke out in Georgia's parliament over the dispute in Ukraine, where a heavyweight boxing champion is leading a revolution. Fights happen in governments all the time, and they are all weirdly great.
Dec 11, 2013 2:33PM ET
The United States abandoned its non-lethal aid deliveries to northern Syria on Wednesday after Islamist rebel groups seized key checkpoints and warehouses from the Syrian rebels.
Dec 11, 2013 12:55PM ET
On Tuesday, America had a collective red-faced meltdown after President Obama was spotted on camera shaking hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro. But the baby steps towards turning America into a communist paradise had already begun.
Dec 11, 2013 12:15PM ET
Everyone agrees the U.S. Postal Service is a frustratingly lousy company, but Americans can take solace in the fact that mail delivery is pretty terrible everywhere.
Dec 10, 2013 5:21PM ET
Twitter now allows users to send pictures to each other in direct messages, and everyone agrees it's going to lead to a whole lot of nudes flying around.
Dec 10, 2013 3:03PM ET
Federal government offices in Washington shut down Tuesday because of a snowstorm that basically didn't happen. America, you should be embarrassed.
Dec 10, 2013 1:04PM ET
A new document released by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden explains how the NSA uses Canada as its spying errand boy.
Dec 10, 2013 9:53AM ET
General Motors announced today Mary Barra will take over as the company's new chairman and CEO in the new year, becoming the first ever woman to run a "Big 3" American automaker, effectively killing your "car guy" stereotype.
Dec 9, 2013 4:56PM ET
The protests in Ukraine probably won't calm down any time soon. With that in mind, it's time to better get to know the conflict's major players, including the imprisoned revolutionary, and a current heavyweight champion.
Dec 9, 2013 12:23PM ET
What started as a simple fraud investigation, has turned into a spy thriller as some of the 49 Russian diplomats and their spouses accused of defrauding Medicaid "were also engaged in espionage,"
Dec 9, 2013 9:52AM ET
Protesters avoided another violent crackdown in Ukraine's capital on Monday after President Viktor Yanukovich agreed to negotiations with three former Presidents to try and calm tensions in the country.
Dec 4, 2013 5:01PM ET
Newly released court documents allege the video showing Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack and making racist and homophobic remarks was allegedly behind the murder of a Toronto gang member, one often seen in a picture with Ford.
Dec 4, 2013 3:32PM ET
After suggesting someone do something untoward to Sarah Palin, and weathering a storm of criticism since, MSNBC host Martin Bashir resigned from the network.
Dec 4, 2013 3:19PM ET
Likely barred from physically entering the U.S., Rob Ford's outsized ambitions to cross borders needed another outlet, and so Toronto's crack mayor will take to the airwaves, in D.C. no less, to talk about sports.
Dec 4, 2013 12:41PM ET
Now that healthcare.gov is "fixed," people have flocking to the site and signing up for insurance at a furious pace.
Dec 4, 2013 12:06PM ET
After Amazon's pie-in-the-sky drone announcement, Google decided to tip its hand about one of their own ambitious projects: Building robots to replace humans in the workforce.
Dec 4, 2013 9:30AM ET
When criminal started hijacking a hospital truck in Mexico recently, they probably didn't expect the haul to include dangerous radioactive material. Now the U.N,'s nuclear watchdog is worried.
Dec 3, 2013 6:02PM ET
Today, Bill Clinton finally admitted he has smoked weed all those years ago. He had no idea there was any confusion because, like Toronto's crack mayor Rob Ford, he thought his original explanations were enough.
Dec 3, 2013 2:26PM ET
In front of the U.K.'s Home Affairs Select Committee, Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger defended his newspaper's right to publish documents from the U.S. National Security Agency and the British GCHQ leaked by Edward Snowden.
Dec 3, 2013 11:29AM ET
The AFP reports that a French murder investigation into Yasser Arafat's untimely death in 2004 will conclude that the Palestinian leader was not poisoned, contradicting another team's assertion that his death was unnatural.
Dec 3, 2013 9:36AM ET
A year into his tenure running CNN, president Jeff Zucker has decided the news network must freshen itself up with some "attitude" for a new era and a new audience.
Dec 2, 2013 5:45PM ET
The Wall Street Journal reports Apple just bought Topsy, a social media analytics company, instantly giving it a world of social power. The only trouble is, no one really knows what they're going to do with it.
Dec 2, 2013 12:17PM ET
ABC's Good Morning America has long had the morning news weather Champion, but NBC Universal just poached the first employee away from ABC's morning juggernaut in two years and made him the new face of The Weather Channel.
Dec 2, 2013 11:27AM ET
China unilaterally outlined a new air defense zone, drawing the ire of the U.S., Japan and South Korea last week. Now South Korea wants to redesign their air defense zone, too.