Today's Five Best Columns
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Jul 3, 2012 9:30AM ET
Bret Stephens on Mexico's election, Ken Silverstein on sheltering dictators, Noah Feldman on Roberts's decision, David Ignatius on negotiations with Iran, and Farah Stockman on a Taiwanese rivalry.
Jul 2, 2012 3:05PM ET
Fresh off the reports that Scientology operatives may be tailing Katie Holmes after she filed for divorce from Tom Cruise and moved to Manhattan, New York's finest have shown some support for the actress.
Jul 2, 2012 2:30PM ET
Consider this a PSA: The Huffington Post has made last month's iPad-only piece about Politico's Hunger Games-like newsroom available on the regular ole Web, so if you didn't buy it the first time around, have a look. [The Huffington Post]
Jul 2, 2012 1:31PM ET
Drug company GlaxoSmithKline is out $3 billion after pleading guilty to promoting drugs for uses the FDA hasn't approved, the Justice Department said Monday
Jul 2, 2012 9:24AM ET
Michael Hirsh on Obama's health care message, Juliette Kayyem on the Colorado fires, Robert Frichtel on marijuana DUIs, Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein on in-home attendants, Jeffrey Toobin on John Roberts.
Jun 29, 2012 5:03PM ET
As President Obama ran for and won the 2008 election, more Americans started naming their baby boys "Barack," but as time has gone on, fewer people want to name their kid after the president.
Jun 29, 2012 11:24AM ET
Mitt Romney's campaign has a new ad in Ohio featuring a 2008 clip of Hillary Clinton saying "shame on you, Barack Obama," pitting the inter-party rivals against each other in a strategy that's seems like it'll be pretty easily diffused.
Jun 29, 2012 9:29AM ET
George Will on the conservative court victory, Jonathan Chait on Roberts's long game, Peggy Noonan on Obama's good day, Jack Shafer on CNN's screw-up, and Jeffrey Goldberg on work-life balance.
Jun 28, 2012 4:49PM ET
Having failed to reach a deal Wednesday, the House voted 255-67 to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his handling of the "Fast and Furious" gun running scandal, Thursday, CSPAN reported.
Jun 28, 2012 2:25PM ET
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson's predecessor Lee Raymond was famous for providing "logistical and moral support" (like cash) to climate change deniers, but these days Tillerson's taking a different, sort of casual-sounding tack: just deal with it.
Jun 28, 2012 10:31AM ET
By giving the health care law's advocates a 5-4 victory, siding with a liberal majority and writing the decision himself, it looks like Chief Justice John Roberts is embracing the "umpire" role he said he'd take on during his confirmation hearings.
Jun 28, 2012 9:34AM ET
Ezra Klein on Republicans and health care, Sallie Krawcheck on women in finance, Michael Gerson on Romney's immigration strategy, Dambisa Moyo on China's African investment, and Michael Kinsley on Tom Friedman.
Jun 28, 2012 5:05AM ET
Update: Curry didn't do much to sugarcoat her disappointment during her very emotional on-air goodbye, and she focused on her love for viewers. "This is not as I expected -- to ever leave this couch after 15 years."
Jun 27, 2012 11:34AM ET
At a fundraiser in Miami last night, President Obama congratulated the "Miami Heats," accidentally (or perhaps masterfully?) fulfilling his press secretary's spin-line that the president 'has always refused to pander on sports."
Jun 27, 2012 10:21AM ET
An Iranian government-sponsored organization is developing a videogame called The Stressful Life of Salman Rushdie and Implementation of his Verdict, a game that if played right, presumably doesn't end well for the Satanic Verses author.
Jun 27, 2012 9:18AM ET
John Podhoretz on Nora Ephron, George Will on the Eighth Amendment, Reps. Nadler, Markey, and Thompson on port security, Thomas Hazlett on the iPhone's fifth birthday, and Jeffrey Rosen on the Supreme Court's Arizona ruling.
Jun 26, 2012 6:07PM ET
The writer and filmmaker responsible for some of the most popular comedies of the last 25 years passed away on Tuesday.
Jun 26, 2012 5:32PM ET
A San Francisco mother mobilized police and the Internet at large to help find her missing 22-year-old son this week, but it turns out, his phone had just died. Sure, it makes for easy jokes about helicoptering moms, but in this case, the son did give her good cause to worry.
Jun 26, 2012 3:00PM ET
This poster for Fritz Lang's 1927 silent film Metropolis set a record for the most expensive movie poster in the world when its owner paid $690,00 for it in 2005, but it's been repossessed, and some experts think that in the upcoming auction, it might fetch over $1 million.
Jun 26, 2012 12:17PM ET
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney had a silly response to the "really silly reporting" he identified in the White House pool report that noted that Red Sox fans booed President Obama at a fundraiser Monday night
Jun 26, 2012 9:29AM ET
Noah Feldman on reading the Supreme Court, Fouad Ajami on the Muslim Brotherhood, Dana Milbank on immigration, Joe Nocera on Madoff's victims, and Ramesh Ponnuru on Romney's VP.
Jun 25, 2012 3:42PM ET
We loved Maurice Sendak's work, so it wasn't without a little cringing that we read this excerpt from his soon-to-be-published interview with Gary Groth in The Comics Journal in which he fantasized about killing George W. Bush.
Jun 25, 2012 12:36PM ET
Your chance to enter and win a contest to eat a meal with Mitt Romney and Donald Trump has sadly ended, but if you forgot to enter, you can at least rejoice that you'll avoid paying taxes on the value of the winnings.
Jun 25, 2012 10:09AM ET
We know Mitt Romney loves to play pranks, and in yet another fun story about the candidate's teen years, The Daily Caller's Hal Libby tells us learn that he once impersonated a fireman, a story solidifies our sense that even as a mischief-maker, Romney is a square.
Jun 25, 2012 8:49AM ET
Jimmy Carter on America's bad human rights record, David Martin on Obama's immigration move, Albert Hunt on Romney's business-unfriendly politics, Misha Glenny on regulating cyberwars, and Josh Barro on fixing air travel.
Jun 22, 2012 5:44PM ET
Gurudeo "Buddy" Persaud, whom the SEC charged with defrauding investors and running a Ponzi scheme, knew enough not to tell people his investment strategy was "based on lunar cycles and the gravitational pull between Earth and the moon," but not quite enough to, you know, not invest money based on lunar cycles and the gravitational pull between Earth and moon.
Jun 22, 2012 2:56PM ET
Once again Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has grabbed headlines and been declared "tres cool," this time, because she wore some purple wing-tipped Mardi Gras sunglasses while swearing in Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Michael Hammer. But we've spotted a pattern: Eyewear, it seems, is her secret weapon.
Jun 22, 2012 11:57AM ET
Meet this future Darwin Award nominee: Anthony Kenneth Mastrogiovanni, who is alleged to have impersonated a police officer but got caught when he tried to pull over an actual police officer.
Jun 22, 2012 10:16AM ET
The Huffington Post's new iPad magazine Huffington has hit the proverbial newsstands with a very fun, incestuous read on the inner-workings of Politico.
Jun 22, 2012 9:38AM ET
David Halperin on gay culture, Stephen L. Carter on the Supreme Court's legitimacy, Charles Krauthammer on Obama's immigration move, Paul Krugman on New Jersey's privatization, and Jack Shafer on TV industry coverage.