Today's Five Best Columns
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Oct 25, 2012 12:45PM ET
Associated Press on radioactive water, USA Today on LEED, MarketWatch on a Chinese environmental advocate, Reuters on Italy's garbage, and Ecologist on rain gardens.
Oct 25, 2012 10:23AM ET
E.J. Dionne Jr. on the right wing, Amy Sullivan on Mourdock, Richard H. Thaler on entrepreneur safety nets, Greg Lukianoff on free speech at college, and Pete Early on the mentally ill.
Oct 25, 2012 9:25AM ET
People in America agree on two things, Jon Stewart said last night on The Daily Show: popcorn is corn and counts as a vegetable and we should help veterans.
Oct 24, 2012 8:01PM ET
Matt Groff's chart arguing the war on drugs isn't working got a lot of flack for methodology. Well, he took it to heart and is back with an updated version with adjusted methodology—and the new chart says even when looking at data based on population, increased spending does not curb usage.
Oct 24, 2012 2:31PM ET
Los Angeles Times on other countries fracking, Frontline on climate skeptics, The Guardian on the oil spill's damage to whales. McClatchy Newspapers on climate scientist suing conservatives, and Grist on a California state senate race.
Oct 24, 2012 10:34AM ET
Ross Douthat on foreign policy, Dana Milbank on conventional wisdom, Efraim Halevy on Republicans and Israel, Michael Tanner on big government, and Irin Carmon on Republican misogyny.
Oct 24, 2012 9:17AM ET
Jon Stewart looked at Monday's foreign policy presidential debate last night on The Daily Show and reached a conclusion: Mitt Romney is leaning toward voting for Barack Obama.
Oct 23, 2012 4:00PM ET
The new James Bond film Skyfall premiered in London today for the franchise's 50th anniversary, but 007 does not give as much bang for buck as he used to, according to this chart from business intelligence company BIME.
Oct 23, 2012 1:14PM ET
PRI on Sweden importing trash, Mother Nature Network on electric cars, The Guardian on debates and climate change, Treehugger on IKEA's renewable efforts, and National Geographic on wood-heated homes.
Oct 23, 2012 10:10AM ET
Peter Beinart on George W. Bush policy, David Brooks on poll addiction, Roger Cohen on Muslim Brotherhood, Charles Lane on the postal service, and Richard Vedder on college education.
Oct 23, 2012 9:12AM ET
In an investigation into the "Barack-tose Intolerance" that afflicts Fox News, Jon Stewart examined four years of ridiculous hyperboles last night on The Daily Show.
Oct 22, 2012 12:51PM ET
Boy Scouts released its hidden files on some 5,000 suspected pedophiles last week on a court order, and it's clear from this terrifying map from a Los Angeles Times interactive that sexual abuse affected troops across the nation.
Oct 22, 2012 11:48AM ET
Scientific American on energy costs and freight rails, New Scientist on turning air into gas, Reuters on tropical disease in Europe, The Guardian on Sting and tree uprooting, and the Associated Press on protests in China.
Oct 22, 2012 9:40AM ET
William D. Cohan on regulating Wall Street, Alex Pareene on confused moderates, Robert J. Samuelson on Obamacare, Wendy Kopp on education and foreign policy, and Bob Dole on George McGovern.
Oct 19, 2012 4:33PM ET
Banana Boat is recalling its UltraMist spray-on sunscreens after five people in the past year have caught on fire from wearing it, the AP reports. But the sunscreen that's the problem—it's the bottle.
Oct 19, 2012 3:37PM ET
Los Angeles Times on security and melting ice caps, New York Times on a dumping businessman, The Guardian on Saudi Arabia and renewable energy, Kansas City Star on polar bears, and Wired on organic-industrial combo farming
Oct 19, 2012 10:43AM ET
David Brooks on environmentalism, Ruth Marcus on Romney the '50s dad, William Pesek on global hunger, Timothy Egan on Romney the manager, and Touré on blacks voting Obama.
Oct 19, 2012 9:17AM ET
Before chatting with Barack Obama last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart took a look at how pundits explored an important topic: What "turns on" women in the election.
Oct 18, 2012 2:36PM ET
In a profile by Ayelet Waldman in Marie Claire, Hillary Clinton responded to a question about her former employee Anne-Marie Slaughter, who wrote The Atlantic's cover story on why women still can't have it all, with some direct words: "Some women are not comfortable working at the pace and intensity you have to work at in these jobs."
Oct 18, 2012 12:54PM ET
Dinesh D'Souza resigned from The King's College Thursday as president even though he wrote in Fox News last night that no, he did not cheat on his wife Dixie with his new, young blonde fiancee, as evangelical magazine World reported earlier this week.
Oct 18, 2012 10:22AM ET
Ezra Klein on Romney and Bush, Nicholas Kristof on healthcare, Anne Applebaum on diplomatic security, Linda Greenhouse on the embarrassment of Fisher v. Texas, and K.C. Cole on male white CEOs.
Oct 18, 2012 9:24AM ET
Jon Stewart reviewed Tuesday's debate last night on The Daily Show, and with Libya attack, the one spot Mitt Romney could've had "an ace in the hole," Romney flubbed and ended up looking like Wile E. the Coyote to Barack Obama's roadrunner.
Oct 17, 2012 4:37PM ET
The standard line of thought is that movement to cities correlates with more wealth, but while that works for developing countries in Asia, it doesn't apply to Africa, as these charts from the World Bank's World Development Report show.
Oct 17, 2012 10:22AM ET
Cass R. Sunstein on the conservative Constitution, Steven M. Davidoff on Dodd-Frank, Jeffrey A. Meyer on privacy and drug-sniffing dogs, Steve Kornacki on the debate impact, and Ruth Marcus on solitary confinement.
Oct 17, 2012 9:07AM ET
Jon Stewart is sick of the campaign. Case in point? The Paul Ryan dish washing scandal, as he explained last night on The Daily Show.
Oct 16, 2012 5:16PM ET
Yes, Americans are getting fatter, but not all of us are, right? Now you can see in this interactive from Scientific American of the changing rates of obesity, heavy drinking, and tobacco use by state.
Oct 16, 2012 3:24PM ET
Dinesh D'Souza, who when not touting conservative documentary 2016: Obama's America or being the president of upstart Manhattan Christian school King's College, was caught by evangelical news magazine World introducing a young blonde woman to attendees at an evangelical Christian conference as his fiancée—even though he was still married to his wife of 20 years.
Oct 16, 2012 10:25AM ET
Ramesh Ponnuru on protectionism, David Brooks with rules for lawmakers, William Pesek on "Gangnam Style" economy, Dana Milbank on Harry Reid, and Jo Ellen Chatham on the conservative argument for PBS.
Oct 16, 2012 8:47AM ET
While liberal pundits reprimanded Barack Obama for his ghost-like debate performance against Mitt Romney a couple weeks ago, Fox News took a different tactic after the VP debate. Jon Stewart examined it last night on The Daily Show.
Oct 15, 2012 4:44PM ET
Have you ever noticed that the characters on Parks and Recreation wear a lot of plaid? The obsessive blogger at Parks and Plaid noticed and made this amazing pie chart to show which characters wear the most.