Today's Five Best Columns
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Oct 3, 2012 8:01AM ET
Ellen Pao shook up Silicon Valley's power base when she sued one of the biggest venture capital firms in the business and is likely to shake it up even further by suddenly announcing on Quora that the same firm just fired her.
Oct 3, 2012 7:25AM ET
An Italian bar owner climbed onto the roof of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican last night and unfurled a giant sign protesting against the Italian government and the European Union's plans to rescue his nation from financial ruin.
Oct 3, 2012 6:15AM ET
Three large explosions tore up a central square in the city of Aleppo this morning, where the government and Syrian rebels have staged some of the fiercest fighting of the war in recent weeks.
Oct 2, 2012 8:26AM ET
The New York Times reports that a group of Senators are quietly angling for a deal to avert mandatory government spending cuts in January, but liberal economic cheerleader Paul Krugman already sees the negotiation as an inevitable Democratic surrender.
Oct 2, 2012 6:38AM ET
The State Department has officially removed all government personnel from the Libyan city of Benghazi, closing the consulate building and possibly ending any chance of a on-site investigation of the attack there.
Oct 2, 2012 5:53AM ET
Fresh off the heels of a favorable court ruling, Samsung announced this morning that it's adding the brand new iPhone 5 to the list of Apple gadgets that it thinks rip off its patents.
Oct 2, 2012 5:09AM ET
Two passengers boats collided in the dark in the waters off Hong Kong last night, sinking one of the vessels and killing at least 36 people.
Oct 1, 2012 10:24AM ET
After another strong quarter the three major stock market indices are way up in 2012, with the NASDAQ rising nearly 20 percent this year.
Oct 1, 2012 6:40AM ET
A Iranian cameraman who came to New York as part of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to the United Nations last week is reportedly seeking asylum in the United States.
Oct 1, 2012 6:06AM ET
A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform attacked a NATO unit on foot patrol Monday killing 14 people in the latest deadly assault on the beleaguered coalition.
Sep 28, 2012 1:06PM ET
The new Supreme Court term begins next Monday and Court watchers are already sizing up the cases that they plan to hear, including one with a rather unusual approach to lawyering.
Sep 28, 2012 11:04AM ET
Iran's state-run FARS News Agency just published a shocking new Gallup Poll that was actually "conducted" by the fake news titans at The Onion.
Sep 28, 2012 9:00AM ET
African Union troops, consisting mainly of Kenyan military forces, have surrounded the port city of Kismayo, which they claim is the last stronghold of the Islamic militant group al-Shabab.
Sep 28, 2012 6:44AM ET
Disgraced party leader Bo Xilai has been charged with numerous crimes related to the death of British businessman Neil Heywood, and has been dismissed from the Chinese Communist Party for his actions.
Sep 28, 2012 5:58AM ET
Gunmen stormed a prison in the Iraqi city of Tikrit this morning, killing 12 guards and freeing more than 90 prisoners.
Sep 27, 2012 8:22AM ET
Mexican police announced they've arrested one of the most wanted drug traffickers in the nation, the second major bust of a cartel leader this month.
Sep 27, 2012 7:06AM ET
A U.S. Army general from the celebrated 82nd Airborne Division has been charged with numerous violations of military law, including "forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct, and wrongfully engaging in inappropriate relationships."
Sep 27, 2012 6:40AM ET
It took quite some time for senior administration officials to admit what they appear to have known all along, but both President Obama and Hillary Clinton have begun to acknowledge that the September 11 attack in Benghazi was the work al-Qaeda linked terrorists.
Sep 26, 2012 12:39PM ET
ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that the NFL and its referee union are so close to a new contract that they could be back to work this weekend.
Sep 26, 2012 12:02PM ET
Earlier today golf legend and Ohio native Jack Nicklaus introduced Mitt Romney at a campaign stop in Westerville. Romney returned the favor by calling Nicklaus "the greatest athlete of the twentieth century," a claim that caused a few sports fans to clutch themselves in astonishment.
Sep 26, 2012 7:48AM ET
Greek workers are staging a day-long general strike in Athens today that has paralyzed the country and lead to increasingly dangerous confrontations with police.
Sep 26, 2012 7:09AM ET
Mona Eltahawy, an Egyptian journalist and activist, made a very public show of defacing a controversial "anti-jihad" ad in a New York subway station, and getting herself arrested in the process.
Sep 26, 2012 6:15AM ET
Back-to-back bombs hit a major military compound in the center of Damascus on Wednesday, setting fire to the country's main military compound and leading to a gun battle that has raged for hours.
Sep 25, 2012 1:32PM ET
One consequence of last night's officiating tragedy that was not lost on football fans was that the refs did not just take victory away from one team and give it to another, they also flip-flopped wins and losses for millions of NFL gamblers.
Sep 25, 2012 7:24AM ET
A school in Damascus that has been turned into a military base was hit by a series of bombings today, as a new report details the shocking abuse suffered by children caught in Syria's civil war.
Sep 25, 2012 6:03AM ET
Football fans are beside themselves after a crew of replacement officials — subbing for referees who are locked out by the NFL — took away a victory from the Green Bay Packers with a controversial call on the last play of the game.
Sep 24, 2012 7:47AM ET
In what could be the most drastic change to North Korea society since the nation's founding, the government has announced new rules that would give farmers some small bit of ownership over the crops they grow.
Sep 24, 2012 7:04AM ET
The owners of Village Voice Media (and the original founders of one of that company's 13 alt-weekly newspapers) have decided to sell all their publications in order to distance the news from their controversial adult services website.
Sep 24, 2012 5:50AM ET
A Foxconn plant that creates parts for Apple's new iPhone had to be shut down today after a huge dormitory brawl escalated into a riot involving as many as 2,000 workers.
Sep 21, 2012 12:44PM ET
Researchers at Cornell University studied the last meals of 247 death row inmates to find out precisely what they ordered and how people handle nutrition when longterm health stops being a worry.