Today's Five Best Columns
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May 3, 2012 2:00PM ET
"[Tareq] Salahi has the dubious designation of being one of the least popular people we've ever polled," Public Policy Polling's Tom Jensen said of the White House-crashing reality star's potential run for the Virginia governorship.
May 3, 2012 9:47AM ET
Dana Milbank on Newt's exit, George Will on his son's Down syndrome, Juliette Kayyem on Al Qaeda, Ezra Klein on Europe's crisis, and Meghan Daum on the Ugly Meter app
May 2, 2012 4:21PM ET
Ashton Kutcher's new ad campaign for Pop Chips does a pretty unfunny caricature of an Indian guy, and has thus, understandably, riled up some folks.
May 2, 2012 2:00PM ET
CNN reports that the government has arrested 100 people in another huge health care fraud bust, and based on previous instances of this kind, there are bound to be some scandalous tidbits forthcoming.
May 2, 2012 1:30PM ET
In the wake of a Vanity Fair piece on President Obama's old girlfriends, Politico has recovered another scandal pulled from the pages of Obama's decades-old autobiography, but much like the Indonesian dog-eating affair, it's a new spin on a piece of info we've known about for a long, long time.
May 2, 2012 12:31PM ET
Hundreds of news outlets are picking up the story of Patricia Krentcil, a New Jersey woman who allegedly brought her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, but some outlets aren't acknowledging the obvious reason they're elevating a local news report: the woman is painfully, cringe-inducingly tan.
May 2, 2012 9:47AM ET
Ronald Kessler on Secret Service scandals, Jeff Jacoby on Warren's and Brown's tax returns, Dorothy Rabinowitz on the Romney campaign, Joe Klein on insurance exchanges, and Pamela Samuelson on digitizing books
May 1, 2012 3:50PM ET
A jury convicted the guy accused of plotting to bomb the New York subway system Tuesday, putting an end to what has seemed like a relatively quiet trial.
May 1, 2012 2:59PM ET
In other news from the Giuliani-Romney New York pizza tour of 2012, an iron-lunged protester awkwardly interrupted a press conference by repeatedly shouting, "Mitt Romney, you're a racist!"
May 1, 2012 2:54PM ET
Rudy Giuliani dropped by a New York firehouse on Tuesday with his good buddy Mitt Romney to deliver some pizza and political wisdom: like this, via Politico's Roger Simon: "I think [Obama] using 9/11 as a source of negative campaigning was a mistake."
May 1, 2012 9:56AM ET
Michelle Cottle on the Bin Laden ad, Homero Aridjis on Wal-Mart in Mexico, Jack Shafer on Watergate and Woodward, David Brooks on campaign metaphors, and Bret Stephens on Condoleezza Rice for VP.
Apr 27, 2012 6:02PM ET
One guy is learning what happens when your business card does too good a job of putting your name out there: People spam you all day.
Apr 27, 2012 5:22PM ET
An important update to our morning gossip: Lindsay Lohan may be missing her date with Greta Van Susteren to the White House Correspondents Dinner because, TMZ reports, she seems to have missed her flight from LAX.
Apr 27, 2012 4:22PM ET
Perpetually overemployed TV personality Ryan Seacrest has just added another line to his resume, signing a contract with NBC's Today Show as a "special correspondent," The New York Times's Brian Stelter reports
Apr 27, 2012 1:49PM ET
Vice President Joe Biden sounds he's moving from blue humor ("how big a stick is it?") to insult comedy, telling a room full of donors at a breakfast event that they looked, "dull as hell."
Apr 27, 2012 1:38PM ET
Pundit Monica Crowley has apologized for jokingly wondering whether Sandra Fluke was a lesbian in a tweet Thursday, but her statement's not particularly satisfying.
Apr 27, 2012 12:15PM ET
Klouchebag.com, a new parody of Klout, is the most entertaining expression we've seen of the growing backlash against the clout-measuring service's recent spate of media attention.
Apr 27, 2012 9:43AM ET
J. Peter Pham on Charles Taylor, Stephen Carter on public assets, David Brooks on controlled experiments, Lawrence Summers on Romney's budget, and Nicholas Thompson on Klout.
Apr 26, 2012 6:02PM ET
Today in videos: Al Franken gets emotional on the Senate floor, One World Trade Center rises before your eyes, and Jimmy Fallon auditions for Saturday Night Live.
Apr 26, 2012 4:29PM ET
President Obama will award the Medal of Freedom to 13 honorees this year, the White House announced Thursday, among them Bob Dylan, which prompts the question: Which Dylan song will Obama try to sing at the ceremony?
Apr 26, 2012 3:25PM ET
As originally designed, Bob Staake's delightful March 12 New Yorker cover featured Santorum driving a car with Romney strapped to the roof.
Apr 26, 2012 2:55PM ET
Political commentator Monica Crowley is enduring some social media criticism Thursday for a decidedly uncreative joke she made about Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law Student who withstood Rush Limbaugh's unpleasant attacks earlier this year.
Apr 26, 2012 1:42PM ET
Roger Ebert's feelings about movie lists are well documented, but he really loves The Tree of Life. In fact, he loved it enough to add it to his list of the greatest 10 movies of all time.
Apr 26, 2012 9:48AM ET
Karl Rove on picking Dick Cheney, Ezra Klein on Congressional races and money, Joshua Green on negative presidential campaigns, Ruchir Sharma on China's growth rate, and Noah Feldman on Arizona's immigration law.
Apr 25, 2012 5:17PM ET
President Obama has been touring the country and slow jamming with Jimmy Fallon, urging Congress to extend a lower interest rate on federal student loans, and Wednesday, House Speaker Boehner scheduled a vote on the measure -- so, wait, did Obama just get his way with Boehner?
Apr 25, 2012 4:59PM ET
President Obama threatened to veto a House bill on cybersecurity Wednesday, a dramatic-sounding move that's probably just part of a subtle push-and-pull over how to address the national security threat.
Apr 25, 2012 3:30PM ET
Tareq Salahi, one half of the couple that famously crashed a White House party while filming for The Real Housewives of D.C., has once again forced his way into our collective consciousness by announcing that he's considering a run for the Virginia governorship.
Apr 25, 2012 9:36AM ET
Holman W. Jenkins Jr. on Wal-Mart's bribes, John Dickerson on Marco Rubio, Maureen Dowd on John Edwards, Peter Orszag on 'taxmageddon,' and Dana Milbank on Romney's immigration policy.
Apr 24, 2012 5:20PM ET
The very latest development in the media's ongoing obsession with spurious trend stories about kids getting drunk in weird ways comes via the Los Angeles Times, and it involves some kids who got drunk on hand sanitizer.
Apr 24, 2012 3:44PM ET
President Obama is slated to appear on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and during the pre-taped interview, he once again addressed the Secret Service prostitution scandal, saying, a "couple of knuckleheads shouldn't detract from" the rest of the agency.