Today's Five Best Columns
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Sep 16, 2011 1:21PM ET
Astronomers have a well-worn strategy for making headlines
Sep 15, 2011 1:03PM ET
A new economic indicator? There's a favorite word to describe the world today
Sep 14, 2011 6:21PM ET
The media gets all Freudian on the Texas governor.
Sep 13, 2011 4:52PM ET
In listening to Obama's newest refrain, a familiar note
Sep 9, 2011 2:44PM ET
An investigation into just who declared irony dead in the wake of 9/11/2001.
Sep 8, 2011 6:05PM ET
Remember, what's cliché before a debate remains cliché after the debate too.
Sep 7, 2011 4:57PM ET
Overused metaphor puts the women of finance alongside pandas and bald eagles
Sep 6, 2011 1:16PM ET
The current market turmoil has found its favorite catchphrase
Sep 1, 2011 5:05PM ET
Journalists settle on a rather silly word for a rather silly story
Aug 30, 2011 4:00PM ET
Multiple uses of this well-used cliché in the wake of the storm are becoming, well, cliché
Aug 26, 2011 2:33PM ET
People might be making a "Come on Eileen" pun, or they might be confused
Aug 25, 2011 3:15PM ET
Most everyone compared the Apple CEO to Edison today. It wasn't always a compliment
Aug 23, 2011 4:50PM ET
The dictator's son apparently fooled us all with his blindingly well-tailored suits
Aug 22, 2011 3:56PM ET
Decidedly non-Texan journos love the language of the Western
Aug 18, 2011 4:53PM ET
Each time the Obamas go to the Vineyard, a clinical phrase gets an unusual amount of play
Aug 17, 2011 5:18PM ET
Pundits love calling Obama's new ride the "Darth Vader bus"
Aug 16, 2011 3:39PM ET
A Parliamentary committee's characterization of Murdoch revelations took hold
Aug 15, 2011 4:13PM ET
Chalk up another similarity between Rick Perry and George W. Bush
Aug 12, 2011 5:08PM ET
"Gloves come off" versus "drop the gloves"
Aug 11, 2011 5:14PM ET
Riffs on Romney's name are becoming an epide-mitt!
Aug 10, 2011 6:25PM ET
'Crazy Eyes' a previously obscure Bachmann nickname and shout-out to bro culture
Aug 9, 2011 2:33PM ET
Tracing a circus metaphor gone cliché
Aug 8, 2011 3:09PM ET
A rhyming cliché proves a favorite for reporters during the stock plummet.
Aug 4, 2011 4:40PM ET
A French Revolution metaphor has swiftly cut through this week's opinion pages
Aug 3, 2011 1:47PM ET
Commentators accuse opponents of religious zeal on tax policy
Aug 2, 2011 2:35PM ET
Pundits are congratulating the country on the lack of bloodshed in Congress
Aug 1, 2011 1:05PM ET
The House Republicans have earned an epithet.
Jul 29, 2011 12:23PM ET
Why people keep saying Obama is leaning back in the debt negotiations
Jul 28, 2011 1:39PM ET
Republicans are fed up with kicking the debt can down the road
Jul 27, 2011 4:06PM ET
Why do we turn to bipartisan non-legislators to allay our fears?