Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 11, 2011 3:23PM ET
The Wall Street Journal examines how a statue of Lincoln is soon to displace a monument to the discoverer of a very special set of glands in Brooklyn.
Dec 11, 2011 2:33PM ET
The federal government is weighing whether to shut down the cod fishery in the Gulf of Maine, citing scientific projections of decline that the fishermen themselves don't believe.
Dec 11, 2011 11:33AM ET
SNL sends up Sharpton, Katy Perry mocks the royal in-laws, Donald Trump remains eminently mockable, and Robyn is amazing.
Dec 11, 2011 9:43AM ET
The former House speaker leads polls in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, so he was the prime target for fellow Republicans in Saturday's debate. They missed him.
Dec 10, 2011 6:27PM ET
The New York Times examines how the wealthy politician balances lavish tastes and an "instinctive" frugality.
Dec 10, 2011 5:53PM ET
Rumors are flying about a possible breakthrough in the search for the Higgs boson, an elusive particle believed to explain how matter has mass.
Dec 10, 2011 5:30PM ET
Jon Stewart rates the Republican presidential candidates as they pander appeal to the Republican Jewish Coalition.
Dec 10, 2011 2:40PM ET
The chairman of the MPAA says Google can comply with the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act just like they have China's bans on Western websites.
Dec 10, 2011 1:04PM ET
Newt is back and climbing the Republican polls with a bullet. At Saturday's debate in Iowa, it's time to start imagining him as president.
Dec 10, 2011 11:40AM ET
Happy SantaCon! The crowd of red-suited, fake-bearded people ahead of you on the sidewalk has probably been drinking.
Dec 10, 2011 11:07AM ET
Roughly 50,000 people came out to protest parliamentary elections in Moscow Saturday, the largest demonstration since the end of the Soviet Union.
Dec 10, 2011 10:22AM ET
Go to a store, scan an item with your phone, then order it for less from Amazon. See why small retailers hate this idea?
Dec 4, 2011 6:29PM ET
A flood of reviews for the new fitness tracker device say the gadgets have a tendency to "brick." A lot.
Dec 4, 2011 5:46PM ET
The former Greatest Right-Handed Hitter Alive and performance enhancing substance enthusiast wants to come out of retirement to play baseball for money. Free Manny!
Dec 4, 2011 4:42PM ET
The New York Times examines the life of Derek Boogard, who died at 28 after a brief career pummeling his way through the underside of ice hockey.
Dec 4, 2011 12:48PM ET
Newt Gingrich has the lead in Iowa, and has taken a big chunk of support from Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, new polls say.
Dec 4, 2011 11:37AM ET
Saturday Night Live tries to cram every Herman Cain gaffe into one Weekend Update visit.
Dec 4, 2011 11:11AM ET
The Iranian government says it shot down an unmanned U.S. plane that violated the country's airspace. The result could be a further chilling of Iran's relationship with the West.
Dec 4, 2011 9:30AM ET
Britain's across the board budget cuts have a new victim: Queen Elizabeth II.
Dec 3, 2011 5:13PM ET
Channeling her inner Bacall, of course.
Dec 3, 2011 4:51PM ET
If the Kyoto Protocol, already weak, collapses entirely, there could be good reason to blame Canada.
Dec 3, 2011 4:20PM ET
One wonky detail of the Obama health insurance reforms could make a huge differences. Insurers now have to spend a larger percentage of money on actual health care.
Dec 3, 2011 3:31PM ET
Michael Harris' elegant essay about the lives of gay men in the "post-AIDS" era ends with a haunting, poignant metaphor.
Dec 3, 2011 12:43PM ET
The former Penn State football coach charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse of children is talking to the media again.
Dec 3, 2011 11:50AM ET
Herman Cain, Godfather pizza CEO, 999-coiner, alleged sexual harasser and affair-haver, has "suspended" his campaign for president.
Dec 3, 2011 9:25AM ET
The Democratic leader says her party has the GOP boxed in on the extension of the payroll tax cut.
Nov 20, 2011 6:28PM ET
Robert Scoble kicked up a vigorous discussion with a long blog post about what he calls "the freaky line" — the limit beyond which people just don't like sharing information with others on the Internet. The line's moving.
Nov 20, 2011 4:49PM ET
Horrifying video and images are emerging of Egyptian security forces beating protesters in Cairo, as reports of military units firing into the crowds continue to spread.
Nov 20, 2011 4:17PM ET
Former CIA Director William Colby comes off as cold, mysterious and ultimately suicidal in his son's documentary, The Man Nobody Knew. The rest of Colby's family disagrees.
Nov 20, 2011 12:59PM ET
Rebel fighters hit the office of the ruling Baath Party with rocket-propelled grenades on Sunday, bringing outright armed conflict into Syria's capital.