Today's Five Best Columns
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Nov 20, 2011 11:27AM ET
The Republican front-runner becomes "15 to 17 percent more edgy."
Nov 20, 2011 11:07AM ET
This weekend's clash between protesters and Egyptian police and soldiers in Cairo's Tahrir Square, in photos.
Nov 20, 2011 10:37AM ET
Members of the bipartisan panel increasingly signal that they won't hit their Wednesday deadline to reduce the deficit and avoid automatic spending cuts. They took to the Sunday morning shows to blame each other.
Nov 19, 2011 6:06PM ET
The New York Times and the Census Bureau teamed up to discover how many people are holding on, just above poverty. The answer: even more than they'd feared.
Nov 19, 2011 4:38PM ET
One woman was killed and two others were injured when a U-Haul truck filled with beer kegs struck them in a tailgating area before the Yale-Harvard Big Game on Saturday.
Nov 19, 2011 2:12PM ET
Another video of cops spraying seemingly harmless protesters with pepper spray triggers outrage, while a high-powered lobbying firm offers to attack with "negative narratives," for a fee.
Nov 19, 2011 1:34PM ET
A catalog of tools and services to intercept, decrypt and otherwise snoop around in digital communications falls into the hands of The Wall Street Journal.
Nov 19, 2011 11:55AM ET
The Amazon tablet doesn't have native Google apps, angering some would-be users. And Apple doesn't want them to use a certain marketing term.
Nov 19, 2011 11:25AM ET
CNN goes deep into the disgraced former football coach's memoir to try to chart the origins of his alleged abuse of young boys.
Nov 19, 2011 10:37AM ET
Police and protesters are doing battle in Cairo, as large demonstrations of Islamist political factions call for democratic reform and the end of post-Mubarak military rule.
Nov 19, 2011 10:04AM ET
The son of the former Libyan strongman, once expected to succeed his father in control of the country, was taken by rebel fighters in the south of the country.
Nov 13, 2011 5:18PM ET
Rep. Michele Bachmann doubled down on her claim that the ACLU dictates CIA policy on Sunday morning talk show appearances. Commentators would beg to differ.
Nov 13, 2011 4:26PM ET
Rick Perry didn't repeat his memory lapse gaffe in this weekend's debate, but it lives on as irresistible fodder for comedians.
Nov 13, 2011 2:44PM ET
The comic artist behind Sin City, 300, and The Dark Knight Returns unloaded on the Wall Street protesters, and plenty of his fans are firing back.
Nov 13, 2011 1:20PM ET
If he had, the Egyptian dictator might have noticed the simmering rage that eventually drove him from power.
Nov 13, 2011 12:55PM ET
A new prenatal test for Down Syndrome arrives, and with it, the possible end of the condition. But do we have the stomach for it?
Nov 13, 2011 12:28PM ET
The New York Times examines the ethic of Mitt Romney, businessman, through the lens of a private equity deal from the early 1990s.
Nov 13, 2011 10:50AM ET
The government of Brazil sent 3,000 troops into Rocinha, the hillside shanty town overlooking Rio de Janeiro, in an effort to drive out crime and violence in advance of the 2014 World Cup.
Nov 13, 2011 10:32AM ET
Republican Presidential contenders vied for the title of most hawkish in their foreign policy debate. Rick Perry failed to self-immolate, Mitt Romney chugged competently along, and more.
Nov 12, 2011 6:09PM ET
Take it away, @DrSamuelJohnson: "Politickal Priapus Signor Silvio BERLUSCONI does tender his Resignation, doubtless in order to spend Time with other People's FAMILIES."
Nov 12, 2011 5:10PM ET
At Penn State University's football game since its head coach and president were fired for failing to stop a child predator, the usual drama felt "beside the point."
Nov 12, 2011 3:46PM ET
George Will ripped Mitt Romney in the Washington Post the other day, not for the first time. Should he have mentioned that his wife tried and failed to get hired by Romney, and now works for a competitor?
Nov 12, 2011 2:49PM ET
Just a few months ago, the giant retailer was filing lawsuits and dropping affiliates to combat states trying to charge online sales tax. Now, Amazon is on board.
Nov 12, 2011 1:28PM ET
An EPA study found cancerous compounds, including one used in hydraulic fracturing to harvest natural gas, in an aquifer in Wyoming, ProPublica reports.
Nov 12, 2011 12:51PM ET
The Italian Parliament votes for an austerity plan, clearing the way for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's resignation, expected Saturday.
Nov 12, 2011 11:13AM ET
The Arab League is trying to be delicate, intervening to stop killing of anti-government protesters in Syria, without raising the specter of another European or American intervention.
Nov 12, 2011 9:42AM ET
The former IMF head and French presidential hopeful is implicated in a prostitution inquiry, but he proclaims his innocence.
Nov 12, 2011 9:08AM ET
Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was freed by Venezuelan commandos, two days after being kidnapped by a group of gunmen in front of his home.
Nov 6, 2011 5:09PM ET
George Papandreou will resign as prime minister, and talks about the makeup of the new coalition government will continue Monday.
Nov 6, 2011 3:02PM ET
The proposed pipeline would ship oil derived from Canadian tar sands all the way to the Gulf Coast, unless a opponents sway Obama to block it.