Today's Five Best Columns
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Nov 6, 2011 2:26PM ET
Ezra Klein says Ron Suskind didn't prove his anti-Larry Summers thesis in Confidence Men. The real confidence man: Barack Obama.
Nov 6, 2011 12:40PM ET
Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya set a course record in winning the marathon Sunday. So did the two guys who finished right behind him.
Nov 6, 2011 11:07AM ET
Boko Haram, which seeks to institute strict Islamic law in Nigeria, attacked civilians and police in coordinated attacks in the city of Damaturu on Sunday.
Nov 6, 2011 10:35AM ET
Opponents of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad say 12 people were killed in the military's most recent attacks on protesters.
Nov 6, 2011 9:40AM ET
The former defense coordinator for Penn State's football team is charged with sexually abusing eight boys through a charity he ran — and university officials are charged with covering it up.
Nov 6, 2011 9:19AM ET
The largest quake struck Saturday night, a magnitude 5.6 that was the largest in state history.
Nov 5, 2011 6:41PM ET
A death row inmate in Texas has sought DNA testing that he says will exonerate him, but he is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday.
Nov 5, 2011 4:26PM ET
Before his adventures in self-portraiture ended his Congressional term, Anthony Weiner frequently denounced Goldline for their marketing claims. If he can still laugh, the last one's his.
Nov 5, 2011 3:16PM ET
If the Supercommittee can't come up with a deal to slash the deficit, automatic reductions to defense spending would take place. But is that really likely?
Nov 5, 2011 2:36PM ET
Barack Obama said he'd call the World Series-winning manager, but he didn't. But the manager doesn't seem too miffed about the snub.
Nov 5, 2011 12:35PM ET
The former president is so fed up with the current one's inability to sell his economic message, he wrote a book to do it for him.
Nov 5, 2011 12:15PM ET
Nearly four years after former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was killed in Rawalpindi, police and Taliban are charged with her killing.
Nov 5, 2011 11:54AM ET
A glimpse at the correspondence — and one awkward dinner — of the iconic Jewish comedian and the brilliant, anti-Semitic poet.
Nov 5, 2011 10:23AM ET
The curmudgeonly essayist of CBS' 60 Minutes died just weeks after his final broadcast.
Oct 30, 2011 4:33PM ET
The Washington Post ran a big takeout Sunday on Social Security, its longterm solvency, and budget policy. Dean Baker, Paul Krugman, et al, went bananas.
Oct 30, 2011 3:38PM ET
The actress has fired her manager and a pair of publicists after stories about her controversial appearance at the birthday party of Ramzan Kadyrof, the president of Chechnya.
Oct 30, 2011 1:22PM ET
The businessman and Republican presidential hopeful gets his own Bad Lip Reading video.
Oct 30, 2011 12:41PM ET
The al-Qaeda-linked group says a bomber who carried the attack in Mogadishu was American-born, and released a tape of him calling for jihad in the west.
Oct 30, 2011 11:34AM ET
Clearing out an encampment in a central city park, police fired pepper spray and pepper balls into an unruly crowd, and used batons to clear out others.
Oct 30, 2011 11:08AM ET
Chain pizza restaurant managers! Please do not set fire to competing establishments, even if it would be good for business.
Oct 30, 2011 9:33AM ET
Trees still loaded with leaves in New England snapped under the burdens of heavy snow and wind, taking down power lines and blocking roads.
Oct 29, 2011 6:38PM ET
So much for the risk of major media-market teams missing the World Series. Twenty-five million people watched Game Seven between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers.
Oct 29, 2011 6:21PM ET
The car-bombing that killed 13 Americans in Kabul is the worst attack in months, and part of a trend toward showy, high-profile attacks as Taliban influence dwindles.
Oct 29, 2011 2:46PM ET
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the dynamic, populist former president of Brazil, will undergo chemotherapy to treat throat cancer.
Oct 29, 2011 1:07PM ET
The administration will review the procedures for almost $36 billion in loans for renewable energy projects, conceding flaws in the program that brought about the Solyndra debacle.
Oct 29, 2011 11:55AM ET
Power outages are starting to spike as a band of wet, heavy snow smacks the northeast. In case you've forgotten, it's not Halloween yet.
Oct 29, 2011 10:20AM ET
New York City officials took fuel and generators away from demonstrators in Zuccotti Park. It must have been a chilly night.
Oct 29, 2011 9:38AM ET
The entire Qantas fleet is grounded as the Australian airline battles with labor unions.
Oct 29, 2011 9:10AM ET
A virus that devastated farm-raised salmon populations in the Atlantic may be appearing among wild fish in the Pacific, a potentially devastating threat to fisheries there.
Oct 23, 2011 4:49PM ET
The country where a single act of protest sparked region-wide revolution is choosing its new leaders, and struggling to balance Islamist ideals with secular tradition.