Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 14, 2012 1:52PM ET
Newly anointed Knicks superstar Jeremy Lin has come to represent many things to many people: Basketball savior to Spike Lee, rival to Kobe Bryant, "humble Harvard hero" to the media. In a post on Capital New York, Edmund Lee sees in Lin a role model—and foil— for young, educated Asian-Americans.
Feb 14, 2012 11:53AM ET
In another bit of negative Ray Kelly-related news that doesn't involve Islamophobia, the New York Police Department has announced a record number of on-the-street "stop-and-frisks" in 2011 with the overwhelming majority of them for black and hispanic males.
Feb 14, 2012 9:41AM ET
Just as the country gets ready for the awesome quadrennial tradition of choosing the leader of the free world, the new report from Pew Research Center has some bad voting-related news: our voter registrations rolls are't in good shape.
Feb 14, 2012 8:45AM ET
It was a Sean Hannity segment almost too easy for Jon Stewart to lampoon: a "holy sausage fest" of all-male religious leaders discussing the hot and unavoidable issue of last week, contraception.
Feb 14, 2012 8:28AM ET
Given that both are young, religious athletes who've both risen quickly and unexpectedly to prominence in their respective sports, Tim Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin are inevitably being compared to one another by the media. So now that Linsanity is everywhere it's time to ask: Who was the bigger meme?
Feb 13, 2012 1:04PM ET
When CNN contributor Roland Martin got suspended for what many perceived to be a homophobic tweet during the Super Bowl, some wondered why he got punished for his off-hours comments but others, like Taliban-corpse-hater Dana Loesch, don't.
Feb 13, 2012 9:54AM ET
Proving yet again that the right-leaning media establishment is down to slim pickings when it comes to its presidential endorsements, The National Review is asking conservatives to give Rick Santorum a look, not so much for who the candidate is but for who he isn't.
Feb 13, 2012 9:00AM ET
Proving that a news outlet can poach good journalists but not good blog names, The Huffington Post finally unveiled the new moniker for its parenting blog once called "Parentlode." It is, we learn today, now "Parentry."
Feb 10, 2012 3:19PM ET
It's surely a fact that the Catholic Church's higher-ups don't want to hear, but it's one that the White House has heralded in his defense of the new (and today, amended) requirement for Catholic employers to offer insurance that covers contraceptives.
Feb 10, 2012 1:33PM ET
Speaking to a group of 900 business leaders this morning, Mitt Romney was quoted by The Washington Post as saying, “I know it seems like government doesn’t like you. I love you."
Feb 10, 2012 11:01AM ET
What does Rick Santorum get for winning Tuesday's useless primaries in Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado? Not any delegates, but the $2.2 million his campaign raised in the two days since after isn't a bad consolation prize.
Feb 10, 2012 9:26AM ET
One rape allegation and a two-week hiatus later, police commissioner scion and local television host Greg Kelly was back on air wishing New Yorkers a good day -- without directly telling viewers why he'd left.
Feb 9, 2012 5:13PM ET
Today's confirmation that the job market is tough (especially for young people), we learn Americans in their late 20s are moving back in with mom and dad at the very high rate of 34 percent.
Feb 9, 2012 11:31AM ET
Now that the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (aka STOCK) Act has been passed by both the U.S. House and Senate.
Feb 9, 2012 10:48AM ET
U.S. officials are confirming what Iran (and lots of other observers) had always suspected: Israel is supporting those terrorists who have been taking out nuclear scientists in Iran.
Feb 9, 2012 9:24AM ET
After last week's tremendous jobs report, there's another bit of good bit of news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics today.
Feb 9, 2012 8:57AM ET
With California's Prop 8 being struck down in court and Washington state's House of Representatives voting to legalize gay marriage yesterday, it's been a pretty good week on the same-sex equality front.
Feb 8, 2012 12:53PM ET
Ukraine's emergency situations minister is blaming alcohol for most of the country's weather-related deaths this winter.
Feb 8, 2012 11:38AM ET
Now that the Great Facebook IPO of 2012 is here, it's time for reporters to assess who missed out on making billions (or at least millions) by not backing in the social network when it was getting started. One of the biggest losers: The Washington Post.
Feb 8, 2012 10:53AM ET
In yet another piece of bad news for Mitt Romney after his triple trouncing last night, The Washington Post does a front-page rundown of the the ex-governor's record as a job creator in Massachusetts -- one that we're reminded isn't all that good.
Feb 8, 2012 9:07AM ET
The latest in posturing from Iran involves reminding the world (and the U.S. in particular) that it has long-range missile that could hit the U.S. anywhere -- which is hardly surprising, since Israel was making that claim last week.
Feb 7, 2012 12:54PM ET
In the grand tradition of public celebration in lower Manhattan for the end of wars and victories in sports, the Super Bowl champion Giants got their victory parade in the Canyon of Heroes this morning.
Feb 7, 2012 11:22AM ET
Even after backtracking on its cut of funds for Planned Parenthood, the fallout for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation continues this morning with public policy senior vice president Karen Handel's sour-sounding resignation.
Feb 7, 2012 10:14AM ET
Poor AOL. All it wants in this cold, harsh, and loveless world full of bigger, stronger brands like Yahoo and Google is for customers to start caring for them again.
Feb 7, 2012 9:03AM ET
What would make President Obama return some $200,000 in campaign donations? Oh, its connection to a drug smuggler and "casino czar" who fled to Mexico will about do it.
Feb 6, 2012 6:22PM ET
After watching all the buttdowns, awkward graphics, and ads we'd already seen on YouTube, regular Super Bowl viewers may have noticed something strange about yesterday evening's postgame coverage: It was much shorter than normal.
Feb 6, 2012 11:41AM ET
Meet John Fleming, the unfortunate Republican U.S. Representative from Louisiana who made that wonderful and all-too-common mistake of thinking that an Onion article was real and telling his Facebook followers to read it.
Feb 6, 2012 10:47AM ET
Threatening the genuine small-government love that has endeared him to supporters, Ron Paul may have taken money from the government for flights his campaign and political action committees were already paying for.
Feb 6, 2012 9:12AM ET
In today's sign that the European Union's deficits problems aren't going away, Romania's Prime Minster Emil Boc and his cabinet have tendered their resignations after a very cold January and February of protests over strict austerity measures imposed by the government.
Feb 3, 2012 12:20PM ET
There's a happy (or at least safe) ending to the story this morning of two American women along with their guide being kidnapped at gunpoint in Egypt.