Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 20, 2013 9:08AM ET
The Obama Administration is still not willing to call the coup in Egypt a coup, but there are reports that the United States is quietly behaving as though it has, putting a halt to "most" of the military aid it gives to Cairo.
Aug 20, 2013 7:02AM ET
Bo Obama is still the top dog at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but he does have some company now, thanks to the addition of his new "sister," Sunny.
Aug 20, 2013 6:29AM ET
Just so everyone is clear, Ted Cruz officially distanced himself from the one special interest group that could sink his still theoretical run for the Presidency of the United States before it even starts.
Aug 19, 2013 11:50AM ET
Seven people in five states were attacked by wild bears in the last four days, which is more than enough to make people wonder if there's some kind of trend going on here.
Aug 19, 2013 7:43AM ET
Islamist militants struck back at Egypt's military rulers on Monday, killing as many as 25 police officers in an attack that is sure to inspire more retribution and more unrest.
Aug 16, 2013 4:29PM ET
The upcoming Winter Olympics has put Russia's anti-gay laws in the center of the coverage of the games. The best way to get more attention is for this conversation to keep going all the way through next February, not by boycotting the games.
Aug 16, 2013 10:57AM ET
Friday morning in Egypt has sadly unfolded the way were expecting, with more large protest marches being met by deadly force from the police and army.
Aug 16, 2013 9:14AM ET
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gets 3,000 words and a dramatic new photo in the September issue of Vogue, introducing the "CEO of the moment" to remaining few people who were already aware of her fabulously successful story.
Aug 16, 2013 6:39AM ET
60 Minutes is reporting today that documents implicating certain baseball players in the Biogenesis doping investigation were actually leaked to the media by another baseball player: New York Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez.
Aug 15, 2013 2:33PM ET
More than 20 people are feared dead after a large car bomb exploded near a Hezbollah compound in central Beirut today.
Aug 15, 2013 12:33PM ET
Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution say they have discovered a previously unrecognized species of mammal; a rare tree-dwelling carnivore that looks like "a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear." Awwwwww.
Aug 15, 2013 10:19AM ET
President Obama took a break from his Martha's Vineyard vacation to address the situation in Egypt and has finally announced some small measure of sanction against the military regime.
Aug 15, 2013 7:18AM ET
Officials in Egypt continue to add to the grim body count from yesterday's military assault on civilian protesters that may have been the single bloodiest day of the entire Arab Spring.
Aug 14, 2013 11:47AM ET
The Justice Department (with the help of several states) is attempting to block a merger that would create the world's largest airline, but some experts think war they are fighting — for more competition and lower fares — has already been lost
Aug 14, 2013 9:03AM ET
Despite more than two decades of bringing medical care to one of the most dangerous countries in the world, the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders is withdrawing from Somalia due to "unparalleled levels of risk."
Aug 14, 2013 6:21AM ET
War once again broke out on the streets of Cairo on Wednesday, after Egyptian security forces launched a bloody effort to break up protests by supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi, leading to resignation of a key government figure.
Aug 13, 2013 3:19PM ET
Despite its massive, world-dominating success, Facebook still lags behind certain other social networks in some areas — most notably, its fawning treatment of famous people.
Aug 13, 2013 1:32PM ET
A commuter train in Tokyo was struck by lightning yesterday and all the internet got out of it was this really cool weather video of lightning hitting a train.
Aug 13, 2013 10:33AM ET
The latest round of peace negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian governments is set to begin on Wednesday, but the Israelis continue to push forward on the one idea that seems destined to scuttle the whole process.
Aug 13, 2013 7:52AM ET
The racial discrimination lawsuit that tarnished the career of Paula Deen has been thrown out of court, because the judge says that the woman who was suing the famous chef had no right to make her claim.
Aug 12, 2013 2:04PM ET
After more than five days of deliberation, a jury in Boston has found notorious mobster James "Whitey" Bulger guilty of nearly all the charges leveled against him, including multiple murders.
Aug 12, 2013 9:54AM ET
One of the signature policies of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's tenure (and more specifically, his police commissioner Ray Kelly) was dealt a crippling blow today, when a federal judge ruled that the controversial "stop and frisk" program is unconstitutional.
Aug 12, 2013 7:38AM ET
Attorney General Eric Holder is planning to announce major changes to the way prosecutors will handle non-violent drug crimes, in a new policy push meant to shrink the nation's prison population.
Aug 9, 2013 11:22AM ET
There's was big news being made over at Fox News yesterday, but the Fox News reporter assigned to track it down just can't a straight answer out of... Fox News.
Aug 9, 2013 9:45AM ET
Saudi Arabia is so desperate to rid their region of Syria's dictatorial regime that they offered Bashar al-Assad's, biggest benefactor $15 billion and protection for their vital oil imports. The Russians said "no."
Aug 9, 2013 7:15AM ET
A new unspecified terror threat has forced State Department personnel to leave the U.S. Consulate office in Lahore, Pakistan.
Aug 8, 2013 2:45PM ET
Actress Leah Remini had a very public break with the Church of Scientology last month, but even though The King of Queens star may have left her long time religion behind, it seems she isn't finished with the Church's leaders.
Aug 8, 2013 1:38PM ET
Two friends of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of obstruction of justice.
Aug 8, 2013 12:47PM ET
As America gears up for the nationwide beer and nacho party is that the new NFL season, Slate is taking a principled stand against one of the sports' most unfortunate mistakes: The Washington Redskins.
Aug 8, 2013 9:20AM ET
The NSA says it doesn't target American citizens when searching through its vast quantities of data looking for threats, but that doesn't mean they won't look through your email.