Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 7, 2012 4:00PM ET
Several anonymous diplomats told the Associated Press about satellite images of Iran cleaning up a military site after the country announced that they'll allow nuclear inspectors in, which seems, well, suspicious.
Mar 7, 2012 3:32PM ET
This morning when Buzzfeed announced it had found the "mysterious" video that the late Andrew Breitbart's site Big Government had been teasing for weeks, it seemed they'd taken the wind out of Big Government's sails, not that there was much wind to be taken.
Mar 7, 2012 2:31PM ET
A solar flare erupted from the sun this week causing radiation storms that could affect Earth.
Mar 7, 2012 9:39AM ET
Clarence Page on Rush Limbaugh, Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. on Apple's closed ecosystem, Dana Milbank on Obama's lobbyists, Samuel Waksal on paying for drug treatment, and Wendy Kopp on publicizing teacher rankings
Mar 6, 2012 2:47PM ET
Kirk Cameron said Tuesday he's not pleased with the public's response to his remarks on gay people. Perhaps with these new comments, he can quickly return to the quiet anonymity more fitting of a former 1980s sit-com star.
Mar 6, 2012 1:15PM ET
President Obama gave his first press conference of the new year Tuesday, and Iran, the campaign, and Rush Limbaugh were high on everyone's minds.
Mar 6, 2012 9:43AM ET
Michael Kinsley on the Limbaugh fallout, William McGurn on Reagan and Romney, Gideon Rachmann on democracy, Peter Popham on Myanmar sanctions, and Charles Lane on electric cars.
Mar 5, 2012 5:51PM ET
Speaking on Fox News Monday, Ann Romney showed that her husband's habit of making uncomfortable references to their wealth is rubbing off.
Mar 5, 2012 4:16PM ET
In a campaign speech Monday, Rick Santorum took advantage of a newly rediscovered op-ed from Mitt Romney to finally give him a harder time on his Massachusetts health care law. But Santorum probably would have benefited from making the case earlier.
Mar 5, 2012 9:22AM ET
Paul Begala on the foreign policy election, L. Gordon Crovitz on self-driving cars, Joel Klein on candidates and education, Luke Harding on Putin's election, and Bill Keller on New York transit.
Mar 2, 2012 6:14PM ET
Friday, Rick Santorum admitted that his comment that President Obama is a "snob" for encouraging every American to go to college may not have been "not the smartest thing" to say, marking the second well-publicized gaffe he's walked back this week.
Mar 2, 2012 5:03PM ET
Two more companies have decided to stop advertising on the Rush Limbaugh Show after his continued attacks Friday on a Georgetown Law student who testified before Congress about birth control. But so far, Limbaugh doesn't show signs that he'll apologize.
Mar 2, 2012 2:20PM ET
Over a week after journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik were killed by government shelling in Syria, their bodies are now in the hands of the Red Cross and en route out of the country despite an otherwise frustrating day for the humanitarian aid group.
Mar 2, 2012 1:28PM ET
After Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" for testifying to Congress about the need for contraceptive health care coverage, the Georgetown law student became something of a lightning rod. Now President Obama has called to thank her.
Mar 2, 2012 11:19AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Mar 2, 2012 9:43AM ET
Robert Samuelson on Obama's reelection odds, Timothy Geithner on forgetting the crisis, Scot Lehigh on candidate gaffes, Aram Nerguizian on Assad's support, and David Brooks on self-control.
Mar 1, 2012 5:47PM ET
"Who were your heroes growing up as a child, and who are they today?" Viggo Mortensen was asked. He answered. And answered.
Mar 1, 2012 5:29PM ET
Maryland's governor signed a gay marriage bill into law Thursday, but the likelihood of a statewide referendum on gay marriage remains high.
Mar 1, 2012 4:22PM ET
Doing his best to shift attention from the Federal investigations into his office's discrimination against Latinos and abuses of power, Arizona's notorious sheriff Joe Arpaio is resorting to a well-worn headline-grabber: birtherism.
Mar 1, 2012 3:18PM ET
Social-game maker Zynga is a huge driver of traffic for Facebook, and their announcement Thursday that they are launching a separate site where people can play their games without accessing Facebook could be bad news for the Social Network that's supported them.
Mar 1, 2012 2:55PM ET
After their unsuccessful campaign to get enough Democrats to vote for Rick Santorum and prolong the Republican nominating contest, mischievous liberal voters now can't decide which losing GOP candidate to "support."
Mar 1, 2012 1:42PM ET
With Thursday's news that another of the four Republican senators in New York who voted for gay marriage had lost the support of a local conservative committee, we're starting to see the contours of the case against them, which isn't based on their gay marriage vote—or so the opponents say.
Mar 1, 2012 9:42AM ET
Andy Kessler on social media in campaigns, Fareed Zakaria on the Afghanistan drawdown, Ezra Klein on the welfare state, Joshua Green on a Romney-Paul 'bromance', and Kirsten Powers on Obama's apologies.
Feb 29, 2012 5:49PM ET
What to say about the great Mustache Scandal of 2012? Well, it serves to make a lobby for men with mustaches look better than the gullible Congressional candidate entangled in the crosshairs.
Feb 29, 2012 5:11PM ET
Two years after judges blocked the most controversial parts of a tough Arizona immigration law, a judge has blocked a less publicized part of the law in a move that seems likely to give its opponents even more hope.
Feb 29, 2012 4:02PM ET
In his reply to a letter sent from a Koch Companies employee Wednesday, Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina criticized the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity Fund and helped advance the ever-growing Koch-Obama spat.
Feb 29, 2012 12:54PM ET
February 29th, aka, Leap Day, is an occasion for news outlets to publish frivolous stories about the quirky fate of having a birthday that comes once every four years. But this year, we've noted a hint of darkness.
Feb 29, 2012 9:38AM ET
John Dickerson on Romney's victories, Amy Davidson on Olympia Snowe, John Kerry on foreign aid, Margaret Carlson on Scott Brown, and Bert Stratton on landlords
Feb 28, 2012 5:22PM ET
Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine, often considered the most moderate Republican senator, won't be seeking reelection, according to a statement she posted to Facebook.
Feb 28, 2012 4:39PM ET
It flirted with us all week by rising above and finishing below, but finally The Dow Jones Industrial Average has closed a day of trading above 13,000.