Today's Five Best Columns
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Apr 4, 2012 2:15PM ET
Google finally divulged details of its much-rumored project to design eye-wear that augments reality with a video featuring their hopes for "project glass," and the results are as impressive as you'd expect, but also a little disconcertingly "man-meets-machine."
Apr 4, 2012 9:46AM ET
Amy Davidson on Obama's opponents, Mark Bittman on pink slime, Peter Orszag on food stamps, Holman W. Jenkins Jr. on high-speed trading, and Anna Schiffrin on measuring happiness.
Apr 3, 2012 3:48PM ET
Fresh from his trip to the bottom of the ocean, James Cameron gets The New York Times Magazine Q&A treatment this week, and when reaching for metaphors he, unsurprisingly, sounds pretty nautical.
Apr 3, 2012 2:51PM ET
Two very scary looking tornadoes have touched down in Dallas county Tuesday afternoon, and they've already caused some damage, with North Texas under tornado watch until at least 8 p.m.
Apr 3, 2012 1:36PM ET
So far, President Obama has been known to address his Republican rivals mostly by implication. Not so at Tuesday's Associated Press luncheon, where he spoke directly about Rep. Paul Ryan and his likely rival Mitt Romney.
Apr 3, 2012 11:59AM ET
Today in books and publishing: 50 Shades of Grey gets a parody spin-off, fan fiction gets a defense, and Jodi Picoult says the darndest things.
Apr 3, 2012 9:48AM ET
Joe Nocera on hating the banks, James Feldman on Solicitor General Verrilli, Richard Clarke on cybersecurity, Bret Stephens on Egypt's presidential candidates, and Adam Cohen on cruel and unusual prison food.
Apr 2, 2012 5:03PM ET
TechCrunch confirmed reports Monday that Pinterest co-founder Paul Sciarra is leaving the social networking site, as his partner, Ben Silbermann, long the more public of the two, takes over as CEO.
Apr 2, 2012 4:02PM ET
Federal Agents raided Oaksterdam University, a for-profit institution that teaches marijuana growing techniques in Oakland, California and advocates for the medical marijuana movement
Apr 2, 2012 2:00PM ET
A new class action lawsuit alleges that BP avoided hiring Asian-American fishermen to help with cleanup efforts in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, bringing fresh attention to the difficulties the Asian-American community faced in the aftermath of the disaster.
Apr 2, 2012 1:31PM ET
The Web has alighted with a quote from Ann Romney that sounded unintentionally, shall we say, PG-13.
Apr 2, 2012 11:46AM ET
Today in books: Carrie Brownstein gets a book deal, the last edition of Encylopaedia Britannica is flying off shelves, John Grisham has a humble brag, and precocious kids discover self-publishing.
Apr 2, 2012 9:49AM ET
Jeffrey Toobin on the Supreme Court, William Kristol on the Republican campagin, John Sununu on picking VPs, Albert Hunt on New Orleans, and Juliette Kayyem on the Jet Blue captain.
Mar 30, 2012 4:56PM ET
The New York Times's Brian Stelter reported Friday that Current TV has dismissed cable news host Keith Olbermann after he moved there just over a year ago from MSNBC, and the break-up does not sound amicable.
Mar 30, 2012 2:30PM ET
President Obama approved a new round of sanctions on Iranian oil Friday in what must have been a complicated judgement call that weighed diplomatic strategy against Iran and gas price-related election year politics.
Mar 30, 2012 2:25PM ET
The two leaders of the research team at CERN that published a study that showed neutrinos moving faster than the speed of light have resigned a month after an experiment contradicted their results, but they're quick to note that their departure and the research aren't related.
Mar 30, 2012 1:32PM ET
As American media comments on Trayvon Martin's death, the word "hoodlum" has spiked in usage.
Mar 30, 2012 9:56AM ET
Stephen Carter on the Supreme Court, Fareed Zakaria on shale gas, David Brooks on a moderate Republican, Jim Hoagland on second terms, and Kimberley Strassel on Obamacare pessimism.
Mar 29, 2012 4:40PM ET
"White Supremacist Hacks Trayvon Martin’s Email Account, Leaks Messages Online" [Gawker]
Mar 29, 2012 3:52PM ET
The House of Representatives passed Rep. Paul Ryan's controversial budget proposal Thursday, voting along party lines (minus ten Republicans who defected), and though this thing won't see the light of day as a law, expect a lot about it in the coming months.
Mar 29, 2012 3:16PM ET
Iran has revoked the press credentials for Reuters reporters in Tehran, the news organization announced Thursday, after Iranian state television said a group of Iranian female ninjas was suing the outlet.
Mar 29, 2012 1:23PM ET
Haley emphatically denied the Public Record's report on Friday, providing journalists with a letter from the IRS saying they didn't find reason to investigate her father's Sikh community center.
Mar 29, 2012 9:42AM ET
Juliette Kayyem on Obama and Medvedev, Michael Bloomberg on taxes, David Ignatius on Syria's transition, Ezra Klein on the individual mandate, and Stuart Green on illegal downloading.
Mar 28, 2012 5:45PM ET
Mitt Romney told a "humorous" story about his dad closing a Michigan factory, prompting the Obama campaign and others to declare it a wealth-related gaffe, but we're not so sure this one's going to give the Romney campaign much trouble.
Mar 28, 2012 4:58PM ET
Clayton Osborn, the Jet Blue captain who ran up and down the aisles screaming about Al Qaeda Tuesday before passengers wrestled him to the ground has been charged with "interfering with a flight crew," a crime with a potentially weighty repercussions.
Mar 28, 2012 4:00PM ET
Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is trying to put together a national sports network to rival ESPN, a daunting task, but then, the company does have a history of unseating cable rivals.
Mar 28, 2012 9:39AM ET
Jeffrey Rosen on health care arguments, Clive Crook on the World Bank pick, Edwidge Danticat on detaining immigrants, Rachel Maddow on ending war, and Roger Kimball on Hilton Kramer.
Mar 27, 2012 5:30PM ET
Rick Santorum's campaign is attracting some snickers after announcing he plans to make a major foreign policy speech at the Jelly Belly factory in Pennsylvania on Thursday.
Mar 27, 2012 3:40PM ET
We've often noted how much Newt Gingrich loves animals, and now most reporters have stopped following his campaign, he apparently has plenty of time to visit them at zoos.
Mar 27, 2012 9:41AM ET
Michael Gerson on religion in 2012, Michael Kinsley on health care and the Supreme Court, Ann Curry on hiring veterans, Charles Lane on ideological purity, and Tony Haymet on deep sea exploration.