Today's Five Best Columns
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May 18, 2012 2:46PM ET
On Sunday, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said whoever leaked the underwear bomber story must be prosecuted. Does that include White House officials?
May 18, 2012 12:10PM ET
Today, as Facebook co-founder and United States citizenship-renouncer Eduardo Saverin becomes an even bigger billionaire, he's also become a hero of the conservative media establishment.
May 18, 2012 9:52AM ET
A federal agent at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency involved in capturing Osama bin Laden received a bonus equivalent to one-third of his normal annual salary, reports Russ Ptacek of Washington's 9 News Now.
May 17, 2012 6:03PM ET
In today's tour of state-sponsored propaganda, Kim Jong Un is published outside of North Korea, China's media meets Sacha Baron Cohen, and a US ambassador causes trouble for the Beijing Daily.
May 17, 2012 2:25PM ET
All the cards are in place for Hollywood producer and Democratic Party booster Harvey Weinstein to deliver a cinematic October surprise for President Obama's re-election campaign.
May 17, 2012 10:02AM ET
While the two Air Force pilots granted whistleblower status while refusing to fly the F-22 Raptor are safe from harm's way, that can't be said for the 200 other F-22 pilots.
May 16, 2012 6:02PM ET
During an appearance on Howard Stern's Sirius XM show this week, Jimmy Kimmel said ABC News correspondent Jake Tapper steered him away from delivering a particularly edgy joke at this month's White House Correspondent's Association Dinner.
May 16, 2012 3:52PM ET
Today brought strange news about France's new prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault: His surname means "penis" in Arabic.
May 16, 2012 2:01PM ET
In the last few weeks, market analysts have ratcheted up fears about a run on Greek banks. Now, some experts say those fears are beginning to materialize.
May 15, 2012 4:32PM ET
If Occupy Wall Street activists were worried about the Department of Homeland Security monitoring their activities, wait unilt they get a load of this.
May 15, 2012 2:18PM ET
The two Air Force pilots who put their careers on the line to blow the whistle on the military's F-22 fleet on 60 Minutes will have their chance at vindication.
May 15, 2012 11:28AM ET
Rewarding failure is back in vogue with multi-million dollar packages following recent high-level resignations at JP Morgan Chase, Best Buy, Yahoo and elsewhere.
May 15, 2012 10:00AM ET
The Obama administration is moving to delist an Iranian dissident group from the State Department terrorism list, which, as recently as January, placed a magnetic bomb under the car of Iranian scientist, according to U.S. officials.
May 14, 2012 5:24PM ET
In today's tour of state-sponsored propaganda: China addresses the Dalai Lama's "murky psychology," Iran cracks down a rapper and Venezuela tries to define propaganda.
May 14, 2012 2:53PM ET
European leaders and market analysts are starting to forecast the results of a Greek exit from the Eurozone and the projections don't look good.
May 14, 2012 1:15PM ET
Before retiring from the Supreme Court in 2009, liberal Justice David Souter penned a dissent so critical of the court's conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts went to great lengths to prevent it from being published.
May 14, 2012 9:37AM ET
The heat is on a U.S. official responsible for leaking details of al Qaeda's disrupted bomb plot to the Associated Press.
May 11, 2012 3:27PM ET
A new twist in the conflict in Syria is emerging with the rise of the Al-Nusra Front, a shadowy al Qaeda-style militant group reeking havoc in the country.
May 11, 2012 12:25PM ET
It just took one phone call but the career of Jamie Dimon "the King of Wall Street" and CEO of JP Morgan Chase is on the line.
May 11, 2012 10:03AM ET
It's not every day you hear the head of the Pentagon asking for more cuts to his department, but that's exactly what Defense Secretary Leon Panetta did on Thursday.
May 11, 2012 8:05AM ET
In today's tour of state-run propaganda, China's media pounces on Melissa Chan, North Koreans get a taste of the real world and Syrian media goes X-rated.
May 10, 2012 3:29PM ET
It's starting to look like the U.S. got had in its dealings with China over the release of blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng.
May 10, 2012 12:44PM ET
Following two explosions that ripped the face off a Syrian intelligence building comes a brazen allegation: That Syrian security forces carried out the attacks themselves.
May 10, 2012 10:08AM ET
Much has been made of the parents of POW Bowe Bergdahl, who criticized President Obama's efforts to free their son this week and spearheaded their own efforts to release him from his Taliban captors. But what's less publicized is one of the major impediments to their son's release: Senator John McCain.
May 9, 2012 4:18PM ET
President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage is getting the full historical-moment treatment, sending politicians, advocacy groups and pundits racing to spin the announcement.
May 9, 2012 2:21PM ET
She may be America's Tea Party darling but Congresswoman Michele Bachmann can now run for public office in Switzerland.
May 9, 2012 11:42AM ET
The New York Times opinion page is undergoing what appears to be a period of diplomatic détente.
May 9, 2012 10:12AM ET
It's difficult to exaggerate the value of the sting operation that foiled Al Qaeda's latest underwear bomb plot.
May 8, 2012 3:26PM ET
There's a perfectly rational explanation for why a U.N. nuclear inspector was killed in Iran today but it's much less intriguing than the conspiracy theories spreading online.
May 8, 2012 11:59AM ET
Enough is enough: It's time to settle the passive aggressive fight between New York Times columnists Paul Krugman and David Brooks once and for all.