Today's Five Best Columns
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Jun 21, 2012 5:21PM ET
Politico caught Senate candidate Richard Mourdock accidentally uploading three pre-recorded YouTube videos in which he responds to all possible outcomes on the Supreme Court's ruling on the validity of health care reform.
Jun 21, 2012 12:11PM ET
Former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke released a video announcing his endorsement of Charles Barron, an affirmative action supporting African-American who is running for Brooklyn's 8th Congressional district, and the conflicting priorities ole' Duke faced are just mind-boggling.
Jun 21, 2012 11:24AM ET
President Obama's commerce secretary John Bryson ha finally resigned after being cited for a felony hit-and-run following two car crashes in L.A. last week, and the hex on Obama's too-numerous picks for commerce secretary wins again.
Jun 21, 2012 10:48AM ET
The Atlantic's Jeff Goldberg opens his delightful piece on his trip to a Bruce Springsteen concert with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie by noting that Christie "would marry [Springsteen] if he were gay and if gay people were allowed to marry in the state he governs," but the rest of the piece indicates they'd have a pretty rocky union.
Jun 21, 2012 9:25AM ET
Jeff Leach on eating dirt, David Ignatius on diplomacy and drones, Ezra Klein on covering presidential 'gaffes', Juliette Kayyem on immigration reform, and Gail Collins on privatization.
Jun 21, 2012 7:30AM ET
The American Prospect faces a challenge: how to shift their business model so supporters don't have to bail them out with another $1.2 million but maintain their identity as a wonky, liberal, policy focused magazine.
Jun 20, 2012 5:30PM ET
Here's some petty little showbiz news for you: CBS is annoyed that a judge will allow ABC to air a new show called Glass House that the Tiffany network thinks is too similar to its long-running Big Brother, so they've written a tongue-in-cheek press release about their new show Dancing On the Stars.
Jun 20, 2012 2:18PM ET
Liberal policy magazine The American Prospect has raised enough money to survive another year after a launching a frantic fundraising drive at the end of April to cover its operating gap, editor Kit Rachlis told the Huffington Post Wednesday.
Jun 20, 2012 1:38PM ET
News that the Justice Department is delaying cases involving married same-sex couples in anticipation of the repeal of Defense of Marriage Act -- coming just after the President's decision to stop deporting young illegal immigrants -- makes "stalling while awaiting some other branch of the federal government" seem like the hot immigration policy strategy of the week.
Jun 20, 2012 11:31AM ET
Jack Abramoff's tiff with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee over ownership of JackAbramoff.com is at this moment the most heated spat in the fierce but, let's be honest, pretty frivolous brave new world of political domain name wars.
Jun 20, 2012 9:11AM ET
Hillary Clinton on trade with Russia, Tim Wu on free speech for computers, Noah Feldman on Egypt's looming crisis, Chen Guangcheng on his nephew's detainment, and Peter Orszag on compulsory voting.
Jun 19, 2012 5:41PM ET
Fox News has a long, entertaining investigation alleging that members of the Secret Service have "partied like rock stars" while on detail with President Obama on Martha's Vineyard, suggesting that the bad behavior first revealed in the Colombia prostitution scandal wasn't unprecedented.
Jun 19, 2012 3:16PM ET
According to the tweets of several reporters present, Reid responded to a question from Roll Call's Stephen T. Dennis about Sen. Mitch McConnell and the DREAM Act with, "I don't want to answer that question. That's a clown question, bro."
Jun 19, 2012 2:58PM ET
The Washington Post's Sarah Kliff noted Tuesday that New Yorkers can expect to live longer than the rest of America, and a look at the data she used from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reveals just how much longer: about three years.
Jun 19, 2012 1:31PM ET
There's a persuasive case to be made that Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, widely touted as a potential vice presidential pick for Mitt Romney, isn't as boring as everyone says, but he's never going to shake the label and he probably shouldn't want to, either.
Jun 19, 2012 9:49AM ET
Alex Brill and James Glassman on the G-20, Joe Nocera on city finances, Jeffrey Goldberg on Romney's Jewish standard, Sara Khorshid on Egypt's military council, and Joanna Weiss on George Bush and Game of Thrones.
Jun 19, 2012 8:44AM ET
Outlets from New York to Politico are pointing out that a MSNBC clip that went viral on Monday showing Romney enthsiastically describe a sandwich-ordering machine at the Pennsylvania convenience store Wawa edited out the broader (though questionable) point he made about government inefficiency.
Jun 18, 2012 5:10PM ET
Years after he actually testified to Congress, a jury has found Roger Clemens not guilty of six counts of perjury for lying to them about using steroids and growth hormones when he testified at the Capitol in 2008.
Jun 18, 2012 3:43PM ET
Mitt Romney is being mocked for waxing on with boyish wonderment about a touchscreen that allowed him to order a sandwich in a Wawa, a Pennsylvania-based convenience chain, which just goes to show that whether he's knocking them or talking them up, he just can't win when discussing America's convenience stores.
Jun 18, 2012 8:45AM ET
Adam Gopnik on the Olympics, Fred Hiatt on campaign finance, L. Gordon Crovitz on the UN and the Internet, Albert Hunt on the Obama campaign, and Alan MacDonald on Africa's water supply.
Jun 15, 2012 6:01PM ET
One commenter has seconded our plea for a little more decorum in discussing Lindsay Lohan following the breaking non-news that the actress was a wee bit tired today.
Jun 15, 2012 5:38PM ET
Nik Wallenda, an aerialist and member of the Flying Wallendas family, is slated to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls Friday night on ABC's 20/20, and whatever happens, the network is very prepared.
Jun 15, 2012 1:39PM ET
The Chinese government is having a difficult time convincing people that a Tiananmen Square dissident who, after 21 years of imprisonment, was left blind, mostly, deaf, and unable to hold a spoon to his mouth would be dexterous enough to make a noose out of bandages and hang himself.
Jun 15, 2012 1:39PM ET
President Obama spoke from the Rose Garden about his new executive order, a DREAM Act-like policy that grants work permits to many young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, and it was punctuated with a mildly dramatic exchange between the president and a reporter.
Jun 15, 2012 9:36AM ET
Dana Milbank on Obama's Ohio speech, Peggy Noonan on national security leaks, John Cassidy on Obama's reelection strategy, Nikos Konstandaras on Greece's election, and Alicia Shepard on the Nixon tapes.
Jun 14, 2012 4:16PM ET
The Republican National Committee apparently liked one former Democratic National Committee staffer's clever microsite knocking Republican then-candidate Tim Pawlenty so much, they decided to just, uh, repurpose it.
Jun 14, 2012 4:01PM ET
We were entertained by the President of Estonia's somewhat overwrought reaction last week to New York Times columnist Paul Krugman's mild estimation of Estonia's economic recovery, but now it just seems like Krugman is baiting the excitable Toomas Hendrik IIves.
Jun 14, 2012 2:48PM ET
New York Times National Editor Sam Sifton gave media blogger Jim Romenesko a fun insight into the paper of record's long-standing and ever-shifting policies regarding when and how to use profanity.
Jun 14, 2012 1:44PM ET
The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg posted the first part of his sit-down with former Israeli President Shimon Peres, and got him to expound a bit on Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, or as Goldberg irreverently describes him, "the person who may be [Peres's] favorite Jew in the world."
Jun 14, 2012 12:32PM ET
Let's count the fun ironies in this story about Nicklas Bendtner, a soccer player for Denmark who's in trouble for pulling down his pants while celebrating a goal during a Euro 2012 match against Portugal.