Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 31, 2013 3:38PM ET
Your favorite meme almost died. Not "politicians ruining the fun for everyone" died, but, like, "left this mortal coil" died. The Verge unearthed the story about how Doge almost wasn't.
Dec 31, 2013 1:33PM ET
They have denied it before and they will deny it again: Apple has no idea why, how of if the National Security Agency can bug your iPhone, and they certainly aren't helping the spying agency do it.
Dec 31, 2013 9:02AM ET
Snow fell, Smaug desolated, and Miley Cyrus came in like a wrecking ball. The end of December draws near, when another year will pass, so let's look back on this month and remember all the little things you forgot.
Dec 30, 2013 4:02PM ET
What happens when you spend a year wearing Google Glass? People find you awkward and weird, and you learn to hate your phone.
Dec 30, 2013 1:05PM ET
Rushing fraternities is a nightmare. One survivor of the rush process at a chapter of the deadliest frat in the U.S., according to Bloomberg News, compared his experience to that of a spy getting tortured for information.
Dec 30, 2013 9:29AM ET
A team of journalists working for Al Jazeera English were detained by security forces in Egypt on Sunday evening for allegedly meeting with Muslim Brotherhood members and broadcasting false news.
Dec 29, 2013 6:13PM ET
The world's most fearsome terrorist organization is run a lot like a corporation, complete with financial managers who get on your case if you don't file expense reports properly. Working for Al Qaeda is just like working in your office, too.
Dec 29, 2013 4:54PM ET
ABC News corespondent and Good Morning America cohost Robin Roberts has publicly acknowledged her sexuality for the first time ever in an end-of-year Facebook post.
Dec 29, 2013 4:02PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report, where the more things change the more they stay the exact same.
Dec 29, 2013 2:29PM ET
Darrell Issa and Mike Rogers are still convinced Al Qaeda was behind the attack.
Dec 29, 2013 12:59PM ET
According to a new report from Der Spiegel on the National Security Agency's top team of hackers, the agency intercept electronics purchased online before delivery to install malware and other spying tools.
Dec 29, 2013 11:06AM ET
Healthcare.gov, the struggling federal healthcare startup, finally cleared 1 million users in the month of December, federal officials announced Sunday morning, acknowledging a milestone that falls short of original goals.
Dec 29, 2013 10:07AM ET
Just 40 days before the Sochi Olympics, a female suicide bomber detonated an explosive inside a train station in Volgograd, killing at least 14 people and injuring many more, and raising safety concerns leading into the games.
Dec 28, 2013 5:44PM ET
A desire to play professional basketball would seemingly be a very important part of a professional basketball player's successful career. But, you know, maybe not.
Dec 28, 2013 5:09PM ET
New York City mayor-elect Bill de Blasio may not have the glitz and glamour of outgoing billionaire bad boy Michael Bloomberg, but that doesn't mean he can't attract star power.
Dec 28, 2013 3:24PM ET
An investigation just released from The New York Times' David Kirkpatrick paints the best picture yet of what led to the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya last year that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Dec 28, 2013 2:23PM ET
Unemployment benefits dried up for an estimated 1.3 million Americans on Saturday as politicians let the recession-era holdover federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program expire.
Dec 28, 2013 1:01PM ET
Once again, Y Combinator cofounder Paul Graham's mouth has landed him in hot water. The loose-lipped Silicon Valley power broker said some dumb stuff about women.
Dec 28, 2013 11:15AM ET
The Secretary of State returns to the Middle East shortly after the holidays end to continue pursuing his White Whale.
Dec 28, 2013 9:47AM ET
The search wasn't the most successful ever, especially considering gunshots may or may not have been fired while the four U.S. military personnel were at a routine checkpoint.
Dec 23, 2013 2:50PM ET
Year's end is upon us, therefore we must go back and watch as many Saturday Night Live sketches as possible.
Dec 23, 2013 10:48AM ET
Banks are imposing tight debit card restrictions during the last minutes of the holiday shopping season — which surely won't infuriate parents, travelers and last minute shoppers — because of Target's recent massive data breach.
Dec 22, 2013 4:50PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report, where — by the beard of Zeus! — we're wondering how Anchorman 2 somehow did not earn the top spot at the box office this weekend.
Dec 22, 2013 3:09PM ET
IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns against another debt ceiling fight; Joe Manchin talks gun reform, Big Brother constantly watching us all and the perils of Obamacare.
Dec 22, 2013 12:46PM ET
We knew what was coming when Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake were announced as host and musical guest for Saturday Night Live's holiday special — a whole lotta' bromancing and big guest appearances.
Dec 21, 2013 1:32PM ET
At one point Johnny Depp was known for his skills as a thespian, not his ability to wear too much eyeliner and mumble with a drunken grace. Seems like Depp wants to remind us that he can be great in the trailer for his latest movie, Transcendence.
Dec 21, 2013 12:28PM ET
Late Friday afternoon before boarding her long flight to South Arica from London's Heathrow airport, InterActiveCorp communications director Justine Sacco tweeted a "joke." It went over poorly.
Dec 18, 2013 2:14PM ET
The Federal Reserve just announced a $10 billion taper from its economic stimulus programs, citing an "improvement" in labor market conditions and "cumulative progress" towards maximum employment.
Dec 18, 2013 1:10PM ET
Jay Leno is nearly done with NBC and The Tonight Show after over 20 years, and CNN president Jeff Zucker is rumored to be ready to pounce once the Great Chinbino is free from Burbank.
Dec 18, 2013 10:46AM ET
The guy who's best known for orchestrating the creation of the first Hollywood super agency just out did himself.