Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 15, 2012 9:53AM ET
Peggy Orenstein on Komen, Amy Davidson on religion, Edwin Truman on Europe, Susan Crawford on public internet, and Holman Jenkins, Jr. on Romney.
Feb 14, 2012 6:50PM ET
Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at a Goldman Sachs technology conference today, and he had some pretty strong opinions on cheaper tablet alternatives to the iPad.
Feb 14, 2012 4:51PM ET
Just a few days before a high profile visit from Vice President Xi Jinping, China's government refused to allow the U.S. State Department's ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom into the country, reports The Washington Post.
Feb 14, 2012 2:51PM ET
More bad news for the floundering Yahoo, as talks over the sale of its Asian assets have been put on hold, reports AllThingsD's Kara Swisher.
Feb 14, 2012 1:12PM ET
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that former presidential candidate Herman Cain turned down an offer to appear on the next season of Dancing with the Stars, and that he did so with his typical panache
Feb 14, 2012 9:48AM ET
Bret Stephens on Xi Jinping, Frank Bruni on Rick Santorum, Dana Milbank on Obama's budget, Jeffrey Goldberg on homicide rates, and Richard Thaler on incentives for citizenship
Feb 13, 2012 4:18PM ET
A man with a machete robbed Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer while he was at his vacation home in the Caribbean Thursday, a Supreme Court spokeswoman announced.
Feb 13, 2012 2:59PM ET
Washington's Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a gay marriage bill into law at a ceremony Monday, meaning same-sex couples will likely be able to get married there beginning June 7.
Feb 13, 2012 2:07PM ET
House Republicans will agree to extend the payroll tax cut for another 10 months without making up for the lost revenue with budget cuts, as they'd previously demanded, reports Bloomberg.
Feb 13, 2012 1:27PM ET
The New Jersey Senate just passed a gay marriage bill by a vote of 24-16, but Gov. Chris Christie has said he'd veto such a law, so it's still unlikely we'll see same-sex marriages there in the immediate future.
Feb 13, 2012 12:44PM ET
Twitamore.com, is a fun, new Valentine's Day themed tool that analyzes data to match a Twitter user with his or her Twitter crush. The Atlantic Wire has put it to work to match-up the politicos who love to flirt and throw rocks at each other on the social network.
Feb 13, 2012 9:49AM ET
E.J. Dionne on the Catholic compromise, Noah Feldman on the Constitution, Ho Pin on Xi Jinping, Alan Blinder on the safety net, and Andrew Gumbel on online voting.
Feb 10, 2012 3:46PM ET
Ever since Michigan Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra raised eyebrows with his racist Super Bowl ad, some critics have wondered about the ad's star: What Asian-American actress would be willing to do subject herself to reading the scripted pidgin English in such a xenophobic spot?
Feb 10, 2012 1:40PM ET
A few days after we highlighted a spat between a Boston Phoenix writer and The New York Times columnist Bill Keller, Keller is fighting back with a new blog post.
Feb 10, 2012 10:01AM ET
Jonathan Alter on campaign finance, David Brooks on Mitt Romney, Jimmy Wales and Kat Walsh on copyright, William Finnegan on immigration, and Donald Wuerl, Charles Colson, and Meir Soloveichik on the contraception rule.
Feb 9, 2012 5:46PM ET
Fox Business Network announced Thursday they will replace their three primetime programs with "encore presentations of the channel’s top post-market programs," also known as reruns of Lou Dobbs Tonight.
Feb 9, 2012 5:03PM ET
When a Democratic state legislator introduced a satirical bill proposing that Mississippi rename the Gulf of Mexico the "Gulf of America," he fooled a whole lot of people into thinking he was serious, providing a funny (but actually sad) commentary on the state of the immigration debate.
Feb 9, 2012 3:26PM ET
Mexican troops seized 15 tons of methamphetamine in a western state of Mexico, the Associated Press reported Thursday, which if sold in the U.S. would be worth $4 billion.
Feb 9, 2012 1:50PM ET
Google is considering opening a retail store in Dublin, Ireland, Bloomberg reports. This follows rumors that Amazon is considering its own stand-alone outlet in Seattle.
Feb 9, 2012 1:28PM ET
Ron Barber, who served as Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' district director confirmed Thursday that he will run in a special election to fill her vacant seat in the House.
Feb 9, 2012 10:00AM ET
Gail Collins on Catholics and contraception, George Will on Republicans and defense, Noah Feldman on gay marriage, Karl Rove on Gingrich's electoral strategy, and Meghan Daum on the latest Tiger Mom.
Feb 8, 2012 4:36PM ET
Groupon reported that it had a net loss in the fourth quarter Wednesday, a disappointing first result as a publicly traded company, reports Reuters.
Feb 8, 2012 4:10PM ET
The Boston Phoenix has a long blog post out Wednesday calling out The New York Times for uploading work owned by the paper on the same day columnist Bill Keller advocated for stronger SOPA-like enforcement of copyright laws.
Feb 8, 2012 2:29PM ET
CNN has decided not to let journalist and contributor Roland Martin appear on the air "for the time being" after he came under fire from gay rights groups for tweeting about David Beckham's underwear commercial which aired at the Super Bowl, reports The Washington Post's Erik Wemple.
Feb 8, 2012 2:08PM ET
Speaker of the House John Boehner made a floor speech Wednesday vowing to repeal the Obama Administration's rule requiring some Catholic-affiliated organizations to offer health care coverage that includes birth control.
Feb 8, 2012 1:31PM ET
It seemed in the heady aftermath of Tuesday's ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that a Supreme Court case on Proposition 8 was inevitable, but a few news reports have since pointed out that the Supreme Court might decline to hear the appeal on California's law banning gay marriage.
Feb 8, 2012 9:50AM ET
Robert Reilly on Mitt Romney the businessman, Andrew Cohen on the Prop. 8 ruling, Thomas Friedman on Syria, Jeff Jacoby on Justice Ginsburg, and Katrina vanden Heuvel on the employment news
Feb 7, 2012 3:07PM ET
The U.K.-based Sky News is out with new guidelines for its journalists on Twitter, and they sound pretty limiting: Sky employees can no longer retweet news from other outlets or items unrelated to their work or their beat.
Feb 7, 2012 2:21PM ET
Reuters is out with a report that China is buying up oil from Saudi Arabia and other sources to reduce the amount it depends on Iran as it negotiates prices with Tehran
Feb 7, 2012 1:56PM ET
South Carolina's Attorney General Alan Wilson filed a lawsuit Tuesday after the Justice Department blocked South Carolina's controversial law requiring voters to present a photo I.D.