Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 7, 2012 1:06PM ET
On Tuesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, upholding a lower court's ruling on the voter-approved measure that outlawed same-sex marriage.
Feb 7, 2012 9:45AM ET
Frank Bruni on gay marriage, James Dorsey on China's Syria veto, Dana Milbank on Jack Abramoff, Gideon Rachman on Putin, and Bret Stephens on Israel and Iran
Feb 6, 2012 5:02PM ET
Clint Eastwood's much commented upon "Halftime in America" Chrysler ad has apparently raised the ire of some conservatives who dislike its implicit approval of the auto-bailout.
Feb 6, 2012 4:11PM ET
Newt Gingrich has officially given up trying to make courts allow him onto the Virginia primary ballot.
Feb 6, 2012 3:52PM ET
With average viewership of 111.3 million people, Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast beat last year's record for the most watched Super Bowl of 111.0 million, according to the NBC official numbers released Monday afternoon.
Feb 6, 2012 1:50PM ET
About 20 Occupy-affiliated protesters crashed a New York state legislative budget meeting Monday morning, but it doesn't sound as if they had much of an audience.
Feb 6, 2012 12:19PM ET
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein attracted notice Monday when the Human Rights Campaign posted a 30-second video on the Web that features his endorsement of same-sex marriage.
Feb 6, 2012 9:45AM ET
Bill Keller on online piracy, James Carroll on television, Hendrik Hertzberg on debates, Lisa Levenstein and Jennifer Mittelstadt on food stamps, and Albert Hunt on Obama.
Feb 3, 2012 4:53PM ET
Some more sunny economic news today: The Dow shot way up today, buoyed by good jobs numbers released Friday morning, closing at a high it hasn't seen since May 2008.
Feb 3, 2012 4:29PM ET
David and Charles Koch, billionaire businessmen known for their donations to conservative causes, together pledged $60 million to defeat President Obama at a private California retreat for donors and strategists, reports the Huffington Post.
Feb 3, 2012 3:12PM ET
Reuters is out with a report that Mullah Omar, the reclusive leader of the Taliban suspected of hiding in Pakistan, wrote the White House a letter last year demanding the transfer of militant prisoners
Feb 3, 2012 2:39PM ET
Rick Santorum might not be allowed onto the Indiana primary ballot in May, and no not just because he might have lost all hope of overcoming Mitt Romney by then, but because he's at least 30 signatures short.
Feb 3, 2012 9:45AM ET
Jill Lepore on Planned Parenthood, Jonathan Alter on Gingrich's attacks, Robert Pape on humanitarian intervention, Peggy Noonan on Obama's Catholic decision, and Charles Krauthammer on Syria and Iran.
Feb 2, 2012 4:22PM ET
Well, as earlier suspected, Mitt Romney and Donald Trump appeared together in Las Vegas so Trump could finally endorse the Republican candidate
Feb 2, 2012 2:07PM ET
Mitt Romney appeared with Donald Trump at an event at Trump's Las Vegas Casino Thursday afternoon, and Trump just confirmed that he will endorse Romney there.
Feb 2, 2012 9:52AM ET
Michael Wolff on Facebook's IPO, Juliette Kayyem on women in combat, Howard Markel on influenza research, Fareed Zakaria on the post-American century, and Andy Kessler on the 'Like' button
Feb 1, 2012 6:03PM ET
An old video has resurfaced of Newt Gingrich on Charlie Rose's show in 1998 discussing a conversation he had with the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno about how to deal with assistant coaches.
Feb 1, 2012 4:57PM ET
Facebook's much anticipated IPO filing has arrived, exciting tech reporters everywhere.
Feb 1, 2012 3:24PM ET
A protester threw glitter on Mitt Romney at an event Wednesday, and Romney either didn't know or didn't care that the so-called "glitter-bombing" is a signature act of protest among gay rights advocates, reports Fox9 in Minnesota.
Feb 1, 2012 3:13PM ET
After years of complaints that American companies are exploiting unpaid interns, a former Harper’s Bazaar intern is suing the Hearst Corporation for allegedly violating labor laws, and the lawyers are hoping to turn it into a class action suit.
Feb 1, 2012 2:44PM ET
Officials now report 73 people died in the riot, and that the army had to send helicopters to evacuate the players.
Feb 1, 2012 2:23PM ET
President Obama proposed a new plan to allow people to refinance their mortgages Wednesday which Speaker John Boehner wasted no time in criticizing.
Feb 1, 2012 9:48AM ET
Robert Samuelson on tax reform, Jeff Greenfield on the GOP convention, Holman Jenkins Jr. on Wi-Fi, Benjamin Nugent on Asperger Syndrome, and Fouad Ajami on Putin and Syria.
Jan 31, 2012 5:36PM ET
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation decided to pull its funding from Planned Parenthood, citing a Congressional investigation into Planned Parenthood, and apparently catching supporters of both organizations off guard.
Jan 31, 2012 4:34PM ET
Barnes & Noble had some fighting words for Amazon Tuesday with their announcement that the company won't sell titles from Amazon's new publishing arm in its stores.
Jan 31, 2012 3:15PM ET
PolitickerNY has a report out Tuesday that Seamus, the dog Romney famously put on the roof of the car when the family drove to Canada in 1983, may have actually run away once the Romneys reached the Great White North.
Jan 31, 2012 1:45PM ET
People wondered Monday whether Obama has found in Google+ "hangouts" his "fireside chat" -- a new medium through which he, like President Roosevelt with the radio, can uniquely connect with citizens.
Jan 31, 2012 9:43AM ET
George Packer on the 1972 election, Leif Babin on publicizing the Navy SEALs, Jonathan Cohn on Romney's wealth, Andrew Stobo Sniderman and Mark Hanis on drones, and Dana Milbank on Newt Gingrich.
Jan 30, 2012 5:11PM ET
President Obama is hosting a Google+ "hangout" at 5:30 p.m. Monday to answer questions submitted virtually.
Jan 30, 2012 4:57PM ET
In a thoughtful essay for Esquire, Tom Junod -- who penned the magazine's 2003 piece about the iconic photo of a man falling from the World Trade Center on Sept 11 -- weighs in on the mini-controversy surrounding Mad Men's newest promotional image.