Today's Five Best Columns
I want to receive updates from partners and sponsors.
Mar 7, 2014 9:14PM ET
A flight bound for Beijing that departed Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia shortly before 1 p.m. Eastern time on Friday disappeared en route.
Mar 7, 2014 5:06PM ET
Should the 2016 Republican National Convention be held in Las Vegas (the front-runner among eight options), one Democratic group can't wait for it to begin. Here is some advice for Republicans hoping to swing by.
Mar 7, 2014 3:41PM ET
Speaking at CPAC, Rick Santorum asked, "Do we really accept the idea that there are classes in America?" Then he explained how Republicans need to get the votes of people "who don't value just money."
Mar 7, 2014 1:56PM ET
A group of environmentalists sent a letter to John Kerry on Thursday, comparing the Keystone XL pipeline to the Vietnam War, in which Kerry received multiple Purple Hearts. Bad argument.
Mar 7, 2014 11:54AM ET
No more bets, no more bets! Whoever had "March 7" in the "When will some columnist write about how Obama is the first female president?" pool can collect your winnings.
Mar 7, 2014 10:29AM ET
Friday's new job numbers offered some good news. But it also continued a bad trend: the black unemployment rate was more than twice that of whites.
Mar 7, 2014 9:57AM ET
For the Republican party, it's hard to see Pew's new survey of American millennials as very good news.
Mar 6, 2014 4:51PM ET
NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre gave a master class in choir-preaching at the annual CPAC conference in Maryland on Thursday.
Mar 6, 2014 1:56PM ET
Harry Reid gave his wife Landra credit for his new favorite line: "Republicans are addicted to Koch." Literally everyone ever, up to and including George Washington, probably, has made that same "joke."
Mar 6, 2014 12:56PM ET
According to Public Policy Polling, McCain is the least popular senator in the country — something of an accomplishment in itself.
Mar 6, 2014 11:45AM ET
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would apparently like to get things done in the Senate, but faces a few problems. So he's going to war.
Mar 6, 2014 9:53AM ET
When Hillary Clinton compared Putin's actions in Ukraine to those of Nazi Germany, she was doing more than breaking a cardinal rule of public discourse. She was reminding America that she is tough and that Democrats are tough.
Mar 5, 2014 4:38PM ET
John Boehner offered one possible way of increasing pressure on Vladimir Putin: increase natural gas exports. Of course, Republicans in Washington have been calling for increased gas exports for a while.
Mar 5, 2014 1:32PM ET
The Senate voted to reject the nomination of Debo Adegbile to lead the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division because he once filed an appeal on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Mar 5, 2014 12:28PM ET
Paul Ryan's House Budget Committee on Monday released a lengthy report citing various studies that he suggested proved that poverty initiatives saw a lot of waste. Many of the studies' authors, however, disagreed.
Mar 5, 2014 11:05AM ET
Every weekday for the rest of the month, we're presenting a different tournament to determine the very best (or worst) thing in a given field.: Today's contest: Which school rules?
Mar 5, 2014 10:44AM ET
On Tuesday night, Steve Stockman got completely obliterated in the state's Republican senate primary. Which means that by the time January 2015 rolls around, the House will be without two of its most colorful characters.
Mar 5, 2014 9:34AM ET
While the Senate Intelligence was preparing a 6,000-plus page report on the Central Intelligence Agency's torture program, the committee experienced an "unprecedented action" from the agency.
Mar 4, 2014 5:49PM ET
Two new polls offer good news for Hillary Clinton. A majority of Americans want her to run in 2016 and most people don't see her gender or husband as disqualifying.
Mar 4, 2014 3:07PM ET
Putin's invasion of Ukraine is President Obama's fault, as Obama critics have been hasty to point out. But what Obama specifically did is still up for contention. Here are the nominees.
Mar 4, 2014 1:20PM ET
On Tuesday, the White House released its proposed 2015 budget, a document that The Los Angeles Times describes as "policies far more likely to be written into a campaign ad than a federal law."
Mar 4, 2014 11:19AM ET
We're starting our month-long March Madness tribute off with one of the most contentious issues in America today: which of our American metropolises is the best?
Mar 4, 2014 10:28AM ET
You might recall a time when President Obama was a strongman hell-bent on subverting democracy. That was way back in February. Now, Obama's critics point out that he is an untough wimp who, in the evocative words of Sarah Palin, "wears mom jeans."
Mar 4, 2014 9:20AM ET
As it turns out, when you produce a film that isn't sparing in presenting the horror that was the slavery, it makes people uncomfortable. And that discomfort can prompt them to do and say things that are dumb.
Mar 3, 2014 5:37PM ET
After 20 years, we're starting to come to terms with the immediacy of the web. But we're only just starting to figure out what its permanence means.
Mar 3, 2014 3:58PM ET
The Associated Press asked Ellen DeGeneres for permission to share her now-famous Oscar selfie with subscribers to their photo service. But does Ellen have the right to give it away? Who owns that picture?
Mar 3, 2014 2:41PM ET
Paul Ryan on Monday published a teaser of his upcoming budget proposal, focused on programs for addressing poverty. In short: government money is being wasted. Proposals for improvement were not presented.
Mar 3, 2014 10:28AM ET
Putin's annexation of Crimea caught Washington off guard. The points of consensus seem to be these: The only responses available are un-tough ones, and the only reason Putin did what he did was because Obama wasn't tough enough.
Feb 28, 2014 6:06PM ET
Sarah Palin, who is "usually not one to Told-Ya-So," is on social media, this afternoon to remind the world that she predicted that Obama would let Russia invade the Ukraine.
Feb 28, 2014 3:57PM ET
Organizing For Action, the non-profit outgrowth of the 2012 Obama For America campaign, had to return a $100,000 check to a donor with a felony conviction that was reported by NBC News.