Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 22, 2012 2:33PM ET
The New York Times goes deep on how Apple's supply chain ties it to factories like Foxconn's colossus in China, and how the success of Apple isn't leading to middle-class job growth here.
Jan 22, 2012 11:56AM ET
Romney had resisted releasing them, handing a populist cudgel to Newt Gingrich, who portrayed him as a job-eliminating plutocrat to great effect in the South Carolina primary. Romney's now had second thoughts.
Jan 22, 2012 10:47AM ET
The Paterno family announced the death of the legendary Penn State University football coach in a statement.
Jan 22, 2012 10:06AM ET
The Republican presidential hopeful and bête noire of gay rights activists was glitter-bombed after he addressed supporters following the South Carolina primary.
Jan 22, 2012 9:38AM ET
Furious over Congress' withdrawal of SOPA and PIPA, the MPAA head takes a swipe at lawmakers who take cash from his clients in Hollywood. So they really do want something in exchange for that money after all.
Jan 21, 2012 5:23PM ET
As Republican voters hit the polls for the Republican presidential primary, we consider the latest acerbic aside from Newt Gingrich, which seems awfully close to outright racism.
Jan 21, 2012 3:19PM ET
A federal appeals court upheld awards for the families of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's victims.
Jan 21, 2012 12:07PM ET
The Islamist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks on police stations in the city of Kano.
Jan 21, 2012 10:25AM ET
Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are giving Mitt Romney — Mr. Inevitability to you — fits in the south. A win for anyone but Romney could open the Republican race back up.
Jan 15, 2012 5:12PM ET
News outlets in Israel report that a planned military exercise was called off because U.S. officials didn't want to further antagonize countries in the Middle East, especially Iran.
Jan 15, 2012 2:58PM ET
No. No everyone did not. The singer's appearance on Saturday Night Live was mercilessly panned.
Jan 15, 2012 2:22PM ET
Prosecutors are investigating the captain of the Costa Concordia, who reportedly went ashore on a lifeboat before all the passengers on the 950-foot liner had been rescued after it slammed a rock off of Tuscany.
Jan 15, 2012 12:51PM ET
The comedian, already enjoying a run of glowing press, launches — through his totally independent Super PAC — an anti-Romney, pro-corporation attack ad in South Carolina. Spoiler: There will be Lithgow.
Jan 15, 2012 11:56AM ET
The star had already let the secret slip, but AMC confirms it's bringing back its hit series in the spring.
Jan 15, 2012 11:27AM ET
A Russian tanker reached Nome, Alaska, with a shipment of heating oil and fuel for the winter, after an epic ice-breaking journey through the Bering Sea.
Jan 15, 2012 10:03AM ET
The chief official of Qatar suggests Arab nations could send troops into Syria to stop President Bashar al-Assad's violence against his own people.
Jan 14, 2012 5:12PM ET
The legendary Penn State football coach, his legacy forever stained by the Jerry Sandusky sexual assault scandal, opens up for an interview with The Washington Post, even as he struggles through chemo.
Jan 14, 2012 3:47PM ET
A group of evangelical leaders vote to back Rick Santorum as the South Carolina primary looms. But is it too late?
Jan 14, 2012 1:50PM ET
In a White House blog post, the administration comes out hard against measures that would lead to "censorship," signaling Obama's opposition to the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act.
Jan 14, 2012 12:31PM ET
Let us all hope that this is the weirdest arrest of the weekend: authorities in Peru have arrested Johnny D. Guillen, aka the Corta Nalgas, wanted for slashing the buttocks of women in shopping malls in Virginia.
Jan 14, 2012 10:00AM ET
The French president reportedly told associates last month, "If we lose the triple-A, I'm dead." Well, France lost the triple-A bond rating, and Sarkozy is scrambling.
Jan 14, 2012 8:44AM ET
The would-be reformer who headed the UN's nuclear monitoring program says the military junta in Egypt is running the country just like in the bad old days.
Jan 14, 2012 8:24AM ET
Passengers of the Costa Concordia describe harrowing scenes as they tried to escape the cruise ship, which slammed an unseen obstacle just off the island of Giglio on Friday night, killing at least six people.
Jan 8, 2012 3:58PM ET
SNL imagines Rick Santorum scavenging for food on a bare-bones death march of a Republican primary campaign. And then there is the acting of Mr. Charles Barkley.
Jan 8, 2012 3:25PM ET
The new leader of North Korea celebrates a birthday by reviewing troops and riding a horse.
Jan 8, 2012 3:04PM ET
The remains found at a royal estate belonged to 17-year-old girl reported missing in August.
Jan 8, 2012 11:50AM ET
The Beyoncé/Jay-Z baby has arrived. Rejoice.
Jan 8, 2012 10:35AM ET
A news agency within the country says it has a new, bomb-proof location from which to improve nuclear fuel.
Jan 7, 2012 5:08PM ET
The Middle Eastern nation has designs on bridging East-West gaps in business, and, with the World Cup, in sports. But permissive Western attitudes toward liquor won't fly with locals.
Jan 7, 2012 4:16PM ET
The horror flick did even better than estimated, and out-performed all others in the domestic box office on Friday.