Today's Five Best Columns
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Oct 27, 2011 9:05AM ET
Army National Guard Maj. Shannon McLaughlin, her wife Casey, and other service members will file a suit in Boston today that challenges the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, reports The Washington Post.
Oct 27, 2011 9:04AM ET
Even though Donald Trump called Rick Perry's birtherism hints a "positive thing," he didn't seem sure that the tactic was great in the long run, according to comments he made last night to Piers Morgan.
Oct 27, 2011 9:02AM ET
New figures released by the Department of Commerce show the U.S. economy saw what were deemed modest gains in the third quarter, at a rate of 2.5 percent.
Oct 27, 2011 7:20AM ET
In his Wednesday round up of Occupy Wall Steet protesters nationwide, Jon Stewart looked at what's been happening in Oakland, Ca., and wondered if there wasn't a better way for the city to keep the peace.
Oct 26, 2011 5:18PM ET
Discovered: the Michael Jordan's of living longer, one good thing about yogurt, the composition of super broccoli, how common binge-eating is, and a bit of unwitting dodgeball.
Oct 26, 2011 12:52PM ET
An official with Libya's National Transitional Council is claiming that Muammar Qaddafi's son Saif al-Islam is ready to turn himself in to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, according to Reuters.
Oct 26, 2011 8:41AM ET
In Iowa, as Politico reported, Rick Perry is debuting new ads geared to tout his job-creating prowess, and the message is a stark contrast to his pulse-pounding, sci-fi thriller web trailer he released a few weeks ago.
Oct 26, 2011 7:56AM ET
Rajat K.Gupta, a former top executive at McKinsey & Co. and Goldman Sachs director, is expected to face federal charges on Wednesday, according to multiple news outlets.
Oct 26, 2011 7:53AM ET
Last night, Jon Stewart sized up the recent "jokes" of Rick Perry and Herman Cain, and spots a trend in the sense of humor of the GOP candidates.
Oct 25, 2011 4:43PM ET
Discovered: where germs gather on the way to work, another win for coffee apologists, lessons from drunk mice, and the funny thing about neutrinos.
Oct 25, 2011 1:21PM ET
In a grim reminder that America has been at war for nearly a decade, Mother Jones reporter Adam Weinstein notes that Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer B. Domeij was on his 14th deployment since 2002 when he was killed on Sunday by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Army's announcement.
Oct 25, 2011 10:29AM ET
Lego Man, a super-sized version of the plastic toy figurine, keeps washing ashore on unsuspecting beaches, most recently landing at Siesta Key Village, Florida, notes Boing Boing.
Oct 25, 2011 9:04AM ET
Texas governor Rick Perry, fading in the latest poll, has kept up his questions about Barack Obama's birth certificate that he brought up in a Parade magazine interview, telling CNBC, "It's fun to poke at him."
Oct 25, 2011 8:38AM ET
Jon Huntsman brought his nice-guy shtick to The Colbert Report hoping to build a little momentum, but he made at least one joke that stunned the audience into an awkward silence, according to an audience member's account to ABC News.
Oct 25, 2011 8:34AM ET
In the newest New York Times/CBS News survey, Herman Cain and Mitt Romney are still vying for the lead while Rick Perry's showing has dwindled all the way down to 6 percent, which is below Ron Paul who notched 8 percent support in the poll.
Oct 25, 2011 8:32AM ET
On Monday night, Jon Stewart took a familiar tack, skewering GOP leaders for promptly deeming the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq a failure.
Oct 24, 2011 5:15PM ET
Discovered: a faintly bright spot in healthcare, the hearing loop arrives in America, a new hunting-gathering theory, the few that read nutrition labels, and the robots doing fine at job hunting.
Oct 24, 2011 1:55PM ET
For good or for ill, Occupy Wall Street has passed a milestone in its evolution as a cultural phenomenon: it will be the setting of an MTV reality show.
Oct 24, 2011 12:08PM ET
Manssor Arbabsiar, one of the men arrested in connection with the bizarre alleged plot to kill a Saudi Arabian ambassador, has decided to plea not guilty in court, Reuters reports.
Oct 24, 2011 11:02AM ET
A flat tax-based campaign didn't help Steve Forbes win the GOP nomination, but, with his endorsement of Rick Perry, he's betting the Texas governor can do a bit better.
Oct 24, 2011 9:46AM ET
This forest green to stark yellow shaded map of the United States plots out the different price points of marijuana across the nation.
Oct 24, 2011 9:01AM ET
With donations running dry from a credit card companies refusing to allow donations on its website, Julian Assange announced that WikiLeaks will be suspending all publishing.
Oct 24, 2011 8:37AM ET
One defunct German X-ray telescope satellite plummeting toward Earth on Sunday did hit the plant's atmosphere--after that, scientists don't appear too certain about what happened to the piece of space junk.
Oct 21, 2011 12:46PM ET
President Obama announced that the U.S. military forces will withdraw from Iraq by the end of the year.
Oct 21, 2011 12:32PM ET
Even though Mayor Bloomberg seems to have mixed feelings about Occupy Wall Street, he's making it clear that he's not one to tolerate protests without permits, in Zuccotti Park or elsewhere.
Oct 21, 2011 11:32AM ET
It's been a rocky road for News Corp. since the news broke this summer that News of the World had hacked the voicemail of a murdered girl, but today the company finally settled with Milly Dowler's family.
Oct 21, 2011 9:13AM ET
Michelle Obama has sent out her first tweet and, unlike the president, she also wrote it in the first person.
Oct 21, 2011 8:16AM ET
At a community board meeting on Thursday night, the protesters and the residents living close by Zuccotti Park hashed out ideas that tried to satisfy both parties, limiting drum beats and arranging for bathroom access.
Oct 21, 2011 8:13AM ET
On Thursday evening, Jon Stewart spent his intro segment discussing the end of Qaddafi in Libya, and noted an odd reaction to the news from some Republicans.
Oct 20, 2011 9:01AM ET
What was running through Rick Perry and Mitt Romney's minds during their notably tense debate face off?