Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 28, 2012 3:54PM ET
Sure John McCain might be stumping for Mitt Romney but that doesn't mean he likes the guy's tactics.
Feb 28, 2012 1:43PM ET
A new Pentagon report claims that the unidentified remains of some victims in the Sept. 11 attacks ended up in a landfill, and this comes just months after a similar scandal in the Air Force prompted some much-deserved outrage.
Feb 28, 2012 12:39PM ET
Feb 28, 2012 9:41AM ET
Charles Lane on gas prices, David Carr on federal whistle-blowers, Kimberley Strassel on Rick Santorum, Stephen Trachtenberg on affirmative action, and Jane Harman on Bashar al-Assad.
Feb 27, 2012 6:20PM ET
Rick Santorum's last-ditch campaign strategy for the Michigan primary has him united with an unlikely constituency: prankster Democrats.
Feb 27, 2012 3:35PM ET
Following Sunday's attacks on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, Newt Gingrich sounded a pessimistic note about U.S. involvement there.
Feb 27, 2012 9:21AM ET
Michael Tomasky on the Michigan primary, Mary Anastasia O'Grady on rethinking the drug war, William Cohan on Wall Street incentives, Juliette Kayyem on nucelar reductions, and Neal Ascherson on Scottish independence.
Feb 24, 2012 4:55PM ET
The trial of Rutgers student Dharun Ravi began Friday, with the focus on both sides not on the facts of the case -- he's accused of bias intimidation for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi, who later committed suicide -- but on the intentions of the defendant.
Feb 24, 2012 4:02PM ET
Mark Wahlberg says a friend at the firm charged with tallying Oscar votes has told him all the Academy Award winners in advance of this weekend's ceremony, and he's out to spoil it for the rest of us by revealing them to the Huffington Post UK.
Feb 24, 2012 3:39PM ET
The Associated Press scored an interview with Paula Deen Friday in which she responds to the widespread criticism of the way she went about announcing her diabetes, and the fatty-foods loving chef doesn't exactly sound penitent.
Feb 24, 2012 1:49PM ET
For his embarrassing partial quote of the day, Mitt Romney ended a speech in Detroit with an apparent attempt to reach out to the car-making community there, saying, "Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually."
Feb 24, 2012 1:04PM ET
The Sunlight Foundation's Lindsay Young has a timely report investigating the political donations of those lucky few whose names appear on the list of nominees for this weekend's Academy Awards, and -- wonder of wonders -- these Hollywood types tend to give a lot of money to Democrats, reaffirming that not much can shake the film industry's faith in their favorite party.
Feb 24, 2012 9:53AM ET
David Brooks on tax loopholes, Fouad Ajami on Syrian intervention, Ruth Marcus on the Title X debate, Dorothy Rabinowitz on Rick Santorum, and Jonathan Alter on Mitt Romney's Keynesian gaffe.
Feb 23, 2012 5:46PM ET
Several attacks and car bombings across Iraq today have killed at least 55 people and injured hundreds more. The Iraqi Interior Ministry called it a "frantic race" by insurgents to undermine the nation's stability.
Feb 23, 2012 4:45PM ET
The State of Alaska released the latest batch of e-mails from Sarah Palin's time as governor, but the nation's reporters aren't chartering jets to Juneau to get a first peek at any scandalous revelations they may contain.
Feb 23, 2012 4:07PM ET
After a committee approved a bill that would give "unborn children" the legal rights of citizens, the bill was defeated Thursday in the Virginia Senate.
Feb 23, 2012 3:15PM ET
Google announced they'd hired Staten Island's former U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari as their vice president of public policy and government relations for the Americas, Politico reported Thursday.
Feb 23, 2012 12:41PM ET
With this week's news that the supposedly Einstein-disproving breakthrough may have resulted from experimental error, is it time to join forces with those critics who thought the CERN scientists touted their research too soon?
Feb 23, 2012 9:42AM ET
George Will on Republican candidates, Bill Gates on teacher evaluations, Joshua Green on Super PACs, Meghan Daum on Internet parenting, and Michael Wolff on Obama v. Santorum
Feb 22, 2012 5:13PM ET
The FBI announced Tuesday that Viacom receiving "suspicious mailings" addressed to Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, and the Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance Gainer reported that three Congressional offices also received suspicious packages containing powdery substances.
Feb 22, 2012 3:07PM ET
Michigan Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra has removed his "DebbieSpenditNow" ad from the internet, weeks after his xenophobic Super Bowl ad caused an uproar.
Feb 22, 2012 2:44PM ET
On the same day President Obama proposed a tax reform plan, Mitt Romney is announcing details for his own tax plan in a speech in Arizona.
Feb 22, 2012 1:47PM ET
The New York Times Magazine's Matt Bai has a new story featuring an in depth interview with Scott Ritter, the U.N. weapons inspector who loudly questioned our reasons for entering the Iraq War and who was later convicted in an underage sex sting.
Feb 22, 2012 9:46AM ET
Adam Winkler on affirmative action, Dana Milbank on Rick Santorum's Nazi rhetoric, Amy Davidson on Koran burning, Austan Goolsbee on boosting exports, and Michael Warsaw on the contraception mandate.
Feb 21, 2012 5:35PM ET
Chelsea Clinton will likely expand her three month trial run as a correspondent for NBC News, reports The New York Times's Amy Chozick, despite rumors to the contrary.
Feb 21, 2012 4:34PM ET
The Associated Press reports that a foiled plot to assassinate Israeli targets in Azerbaijan might make the central European country the latest front in a proxy war between Israel and Iran.
Feb 21, 2012 2:22PM ET
Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert has landed a deal to write a children's book about a flag pole titled I Am a Pole (and So Can You!).
Feb 21, 2012 2:19PM ET
On February 16 Alice Lee launched "Dear Instagram," a site she designed to serve as a pitch-slash-resume-slash-love letter for the new age. In about four days, the site went viral.
Feb 21, 2012 2:11PM ET
The Virginia Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow adoption agencies to turn away parents based on their moral beliefs (read: sexual orientation), and the governor is expected to sign it into law.
Feb 21, 2012 9:34AM ET
William McGurn on Rick Santorum, Ron Klain on gas prices, Richard Cohen on Saudi Arabia, Joe Nocera on governors and gay marriage, and Bret Stephens on the politics of memory.