Today's Five Best Columns
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Some of the major problems dividing the Republican Party today happen to be the same ones that created massive structural barriers to throwing a raging party at the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend: the fight between the old vs. the young, and the struggle to attract the ladies.
Mar 6, 2014 3:20PM ET
At the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Paul Ryan told a touching anecdote of a poor boy who said he didn't want a free lunch at school, but a brown bag one, because "a kid who had a brown paper bag had someone who cared for him."
Feb 17, 2014 5:36PM ET
There's not much debate over the fact that the music choices in Olympic figure skating are bland and repetitive. So we decided to offer up better solutions and are asking you to determine whose is best.
Feb 14, 2014 12:34PM ET
With the Olympics almost half over — the closing ceremony is on the 23rd — we decided to recap our favorite moments and stories from the first week of sports.
Feb 10, 2014 8:30AM ET
The College Dropout turns ten years old this week, so we turned to our staff for stories of the first time we heard Kanye.
Feb 7, 2014 12:00PM ET
If, like most of us, you only watch figure skating during the Olympics, you're not catching the full story arc — it's more like you're jumping into a complex HBO drama at the series finale.
Jan 24, 2014 2:25PM ET
No, you don't get to see a different side of Mitt Romney in Mitt. But even so, the Netflix documentary is very much enjoyable — particularly thanks to our favorite scenes.
Jan 16, 2014 3:23PM ET
Who needs the Academy? Here are the best movies that we personally had a hand in making (or accidentally stumbled on to the filming of.)
Jan 10, 2014 9:28AM ET
What do conservatives hate more: moderate, Obama-hugging Chris Christie, or the mainstream media? In the wake of Christie's Fort Lee bridge scandal, the answer is definitely the media.
Jan 8, 2014 10:52AM ET
We should all be concerned about Joe Scarborough. The host of MSNBC's Morning Joe has an utterly nonsensical column on Wednesday defending his opposition to marijuana legalization — "pot just makes you dumb."
Jan 6, 2014 5:30PM ET
With the Sochi Olympics coming up next month, it's time to get to know the potential new stars of Team USA.
Jan 3, 2014 12:33PM ET
The worst effect of the mainstreaming of weed is not massive marijuana overdoses — that's an unfunny hoax, dummies — but that weed is no longer cool.
Dec 23, 2013 11:59AM ET
What if, instead of leaving North Korea today, Dennis Rodman didn't make it out and was instead thrown into a prison camp by the country's erratic young dictator Kim Jong-un? And what if two brave Wire bloggers had to save him?
Dec 12, 2013 4:26PM ET
"Santa is what he is," Fox News' Megyn Kelly declared on Wednesday night. Or is he?
Dec 11, 2013 5:10PM ET
With the advent of winter, proper skin care becomes essential. Our intrepid political reporting team put one popular skin care product to the test.
Dec 9, 2013 5:29PM ET
The Daily Caller's Patrick Howley has a new essay complaining that liberals want to trample another American freedom: the sacred right of males to stare at the boobs of women they see on the street.
Nov 27, 2013 12:39PM ET
Here's our comprehensive ranking of this holiday's best and worst side dishes.
Nov 19, 2013 3:01PM ET
Micah Merrill is not like you. Merrill is a gay man who enlisted for a combat arms unit — that is, the people who do the fighting — as soon as Don't Ask Don't Tell ended. Right now, he's in Afghanistan and this is his story.
Nov 18, 2013 4:17PM ET
Andrew Sullivan is returning to Washington, D.C., fed up with New Yorkers' "suffocating, provincial parochialism." Sullivan is sick of snobs, but is Washington really less snobby than New York? We debate.
Nov 18, 2013 4:04PM ET
At a special city council meeting called to debate striping most of his remaining power, Ford mimicked one fellow city councillor over past drunk driving accusations and tackled another. Ice Cube would agree today was not a good day for Toronto mayor Rob Ford.
Nov 12, 2013 11:26AM ET
On November 12, 2013, The Washington Post, one of the largest and most respected newspapers in America, published an opinion column suggesting that interracial marriage is outside of the cultural norm.
Nov 8, 2013 4:09PM ET
Chris Christie's reelection by an overwhelming margin has revived the question of whether he is too fat to be president. It is a stupid question. We compared presidential BMIs to their historical rankings, and found that physical fitness doesn't tell you much about presidential fitness.
Nov 7, 2013 10:09AM ET
Did you notice that Chris Christie is fat? Time did!
Oct 25, 2013 10:22AM ET
Conservative investigative journalist Audrey Hudson says that her reporting notes were taken during a search of her home by the Department of Homeland Security and Maryland police.
Oct 24, 2013 10:46AM ET
President Obama is ruining the culture of the military by making Marines wear girly hats, the New York Post reports.
Oct 18, 2013 4:47PM ET
The Atlantic Wire has created three maps of conservative feuds. (Previously: 1, 2.) Each successive feud map has featured more fighters in more intense fights. In this edition: a sprawling conflict between the Tea Party and the GOP establishment, all swirling around Ted Cruz.
Oct 17, 2013 12:42PM ET
Last night, as the standoff over the debt ceiling and government shutdown came to an end, against the wishes of Sen. Ted Cruz, his speechwriter quickly pivoted to the topic that Republicans think will be their winning issue in the 2014 midterms: the horrors of Obamacare.
Oct 16, 2013 1:33PM ET
Republicans tried so very hard to use the threat of a government shutdown and a default on the debt to extract concessions on Obamacare. They failed, and now they're working their way through what happened on cable television.
Oct 16, 2013 8:20AM ET
The House and Senate passed a bill to reopen the government and avoid a debt default, with just hours to spare on Wednesday night. President Obama signed the bill into law shortly thereafter, keeping the federal government open through January 15 and extending the debt limit through February 7.
Oct 14, 2013 5:44PM ET
Glenn Beck hosted a rally on the National Mall this weekend to protest national parks being closed during the government shutdown, and he and and dozens of Tea Partiers showed their great dedication to this symbol of our nation by picking up trash on the mall. Except there wasn't really any trash to pick up.