Today's Five Best Columns
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Nov 22, 2011 11:31AM ET
The ruling military council in Egypt has accepted the resignation of the country's entire cabinet in the face of demonstrations that have increased in fervor over the last four days, and offered to end its rule by July, 2012.
Nov 22, 2011 9:35AM ET
William Galston on the Super Committee, Bret Stephens on tonight's debate, Jeffrey Toobin on pepper spray, Conor Friedersdorf on Obama's foreign policy failures, and David Brooks on parties in the minority.
Nov 21, 2011 4:56PM ET
Spurred by the prominent and recurring use of pepper spray by police officers during encounters with Occupy Wall Street protesters, Deborah Blum investigated the substance and its potential health effects for Scientific American.
Nov 21, 2011 4:35PM ET
An Air Force airman, armed with his own pistol, has barricaded himself in "a building at an Air Force base in Colorado that controls all GPS satellites" but so far there have been no disruptions to the satellite operations, the AP reports.
Nov 21, 2011 4:09PM ET
One of Jerry Sandusky's alleged molestation victims, now 17 years old, has left his high school after bullies blamed him for the firing of Penn State's football coach Joe Paterno.
Nov 21, 2011 3:25PM ET
Mitt Romney brings us today's biggest political non-scandal by admitting to People magazine that he once tasted beer and tried a cigarette.
Nov 21, 2011 2:05PM ET
After months of criticism for its perceived ineffectiveness and a weekend of lethal protests, Egypt's cabinet offered its resignation to the ruling army council yesterday, and the council has accepted it today, Al Jazeera reports.
Nov 21, 2011 1:28PM ET
Herman Cain has taken to telling Christian audiences an anecdote in which he feared being seen by a doctor with the last name Abdallah during his cancer treatments until he learned the doctor was Christian.
Nov 21, 2011 9:35AM ET
Robert Samuelson on the debt deal, Jane Mayer on Keystone XL, Gordon Crovitz on tent cities, Lawrence Summers on income inequality, and Yan Xuetong on China's rise.
Nov 18, 2011 9:32AM ET
Peggy Noonan on Herman Cain, Michael Bérubé on Joe Paterno, Jay Rockefeller and Michael Chertoff on cyberattacks, Ezra Klein on American opportunities, and John Arnold and Katherina Rosqueta on holiday food drives.
Nov 17, 2011 5:04PM ET
Steel yourselves for a rash of terrible Twitter jokes and commentary in the wake of Demi Moore's much expected but just announced divorce from Ashton Kutcher.
Nov 17, 2011 3:33PM ET
Federal prosecutors have charged the man accused of firing shots at the White House with attempting to assassinate President Obama, the Associated Press reports
Nov 17, 2011 2:38PM ET
Clothing retailer Benetton has torn down a controversial ad from stores and billboards that featured a doctored photo of Pope Benedict XVI making out with Grand Imam Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy after the Vatican threatened to take legal action.
Nov 17, 2011 1:44PM ET
The California State Supreme Court ruled today that proponents of Proposition 8, the referendum that banned gay marriage there, have the right to defend the law in court, likely pushing the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Nov 17, 2011 9:36AM ET
Paul Starr on health care in 2012, Joshua Green on Occupy Wall Street, Lawrence Lessig on campaign finance reform, Dana Milbank on the supercommittee, and David Pilling on the Pacific century.
Nov 16, 2011 1:08PM ET
Critics are praising the Muppets brand for learning to market itself to adults again, so we'd like to highlight our three favorite press appearances and collaborations from the past week or so to investigate just why this Muppets campaign is working so well.
Nov 16, 2011 9:25AM ET
Rebecca MacKinnon on internet freedom, Holman Jenkins Jr. on Congressional insider trading, Ruth Marcus on the Supreme Court's health care ruling, Bret Stephens on Iran, and Josh Kraushaar on Obama's campaign.
Nov 16, 2011 9:08AM ET
Mike McQueary, the coaching assistant who witnessed Jerry Sandusky raping a child in the Penn State locker room in 2002, told CBS's Armen Keteyian that the case has left him, "all over the place -- just kind of shaken ... like a snow globe."
Nov 15, 2011 6:39PM ET
Apple named Arthur Levinson, a current board member, as its new board chairman, and it also added Disney CEO Bob Iger to the board to fill the seat left by Steve Jobs.
Nov 15, 2011 6:20PM ET
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that one person was shot and a suspect is in custody on the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Campus.
Nov 15, 2011 5:19PM ET
Sen. Scott Brown is trying to stop the apparently widespread practice of members of Congress trading on inside information just days after 60 Minutes gave extra oomph to the issue.
Nov 15, 2011 4:04PM ET
Confirming the rumors, The New York Times dining editor Pete Wells will take over the post of restaurant critic, replacing the outgoing Sam Sifton, the paper announced internally today.
Nov 15, 2011 2:22PM ET
Herman Cain has already thought about just whom he would select to serve in his presidential administration, and Henry Kissinger and other famous names have made the list.
Nov 15, 2011 9:37AM ET
Michael Tomasky on Newt Gingrich, Jeffrey Goldberg on Obama's mic check, Gideon Rachman on Europe's technocrats, Frank Bruni on water-boarding, and Joanna Weiss on politics and late-night TV.
Nov 14, 2011 5:27PM ET
Like so many celebrities before him, rapper Jay-Z ran into trouble last week with his support for Occupy Wall Street.
Nov 14, 2011 9:24AM ET
Michael O'Hanlon on Pentagon cuts, Alan Blinder on the flat tax, Virginia Postrel on Amazon's lending library, John Sununu on taxing e-commerce, and L. Gordon Crovitz on privacy and technology.
Nov 11, 2011 5:09PM ET
The New York Times Magazine has posted a personal essay that will be unsettling to those of you who just can't stop tweeting.
Nov 11, 2011 3:01PM ET
There's a New York Times article from November 11, 1911 making the rounds today that reminds us that obsessing over the number of 1's in today's date is, in fact, a timeless obsession.
Nov 11, 2011 2:43PM ET
Atlas Productions LLC is recalling over 100,000 covers for its DVD version of 'Atlas Shrugged' because it mistakenly describes the work, saying "AYN RAND's timeless novel of courage and self-sacrifice comes to life..."
Nov 11, 2011 1:08PM ET
Newt Gingrich's supporters have ironically reclaimed an already ironic pun.