Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 1, 2014 4:41PM ET
The New York City medical examiner has ruled that the death of 43-year old Eric Garner was caused by the police's controversial and illegal use of a chokehold and has deemed his death a homicide.
Aug 1, 2014 12:41PM ET
Fareed Zakaria on Putinism, Charles D. Ellison on Cory Booker and Rand Paul, Bloomberg View on Congress, Raina Lipsitz on the N.F.L., and Jamelle Bouie on poverty.
Aug 1, 2014 11:29AM ET
The House stayed in Washington another day so Republicans could pass their border bill. But the Senate has gone home for the summer, so it won't become law anytime soon.
Aug 1, 2014 8:33AM ET
The defeated House majority leader says he will resign early rather than serve out his term after leaving his leadership post on Thursday.
Jul 31, 2014 4:36PM ET
House Republicans found themselves offering mixed messages in the aftermath of their failure to pass a bill to help fix the migrant crisis on the border.
Jul 31, 2014 2:18PM ET
Speaker Boehner can't pass a bill addressing the border crisis in an embarrassing defeat for his new leadership team.
Jul 31, 2014 1:30PM ET
Eric Cantor delivers his farewell speech as House majority leader and receives a bipartisan ovation from his colleagues.
Jul 31, 2014 12:01PM ET
All but five House Republicans voted to sue President Obama on Thursday. Those who didn't believe the House should go even further.
Jul 31, 2014 11:43AM ET
Beth Pond on Merkel, Dennis Ross on the Middle East, Nicholas Kristof on gun control, Ramesh Ponnuru on the midterms, and Emma Brockes on "hate-watching."
Jul 31, 2014 11:35AM ET
George W. Bush has chosen a topic for his next book: His father.
Jul 31, 2014 9:00AM ET
Investigators have finally been able to reach the crash site, a full two weeks after the plane went down.
Jul 31, 2014 8:00AM ET
Rep. Kevin McCarthy officially becomes the House's second-in-command when the clock strikes 12, but it's a job he's already been doing for more than a month.
Jul 30, 2014 6:31PM ET
Republicans overcame staunch Democratic opposition to pass a resolution authorizing a lawsuit against President Obama, accusing him of changing his health care law without approval from Congress.
Jul 30, 2014 4:47PM ET
In a rare bipartisan vote, the House approved a bipartisan compromise responding to the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill now heads to the Senate, which could pass it this week.
Jul 30, 2014 3:04PM ET
PETA, everyone's least favorite purveyor of cheap political stunts, has offered to pay the overdue water bills of ten Detroit residents if they pledge to go vegan. The apogee of sadness: Detroiters are taking them up on it.
Jul 30, 2014 12:17PM ET
The United States surgeon general, in an unprecedented move, issued a call to action Tuesday for Americans to apply sun protection to prevent skin cancer.
Jul 30, 2014 10:45AM ET
Justin Wolfers on the stimulus, Dana Milbank on Kerry, Robin Harding on stagnation, Aaron David Miller on the Middle East, and Jonathan Bernstein on polarization.
Jul 30, 2014 9:19AM ET
The second-quarter GDP report crushed expectations, with the economy expanding by 4 percent during the spring after a slowdown early in 2014.
Jul 29, 2014 6:21PM ET
The National Labor Relations Board ruled that both McDonald’s and its franchisees are responsible for the treatment of workers.
Jul 29, 2014 3:52PM ET
Alabama's latest strategy for beating the EPA? Prayer.
Jul 29, 2014 11:08AM ET
David Ignatius on Kerry, Gideon Rachman on Hillary, Bloomberg View on India, Jonah Goldberg on impeachment, and Kari Lydersen on Chicago.
Jul 29, 2014 10:20AM ET
Here's how to turn an immaculately planned dream wedding into a nightmare: Start a brawl that spills out into the street, requires multiple police departments to quell, and prematurely ends the reception.
Jul 29, 2014 9:51AM ET
Germany would rather see Edward Snowden return home than have him on their turf.
Jul 28, 2014 6:02PM ET
Nathaniel E. Kibby was arrested today at his home in Gorham, N.H. for the kidnapping of 14-year old Abigail Hernandez, who was last seen in October.
Jul 28, 2014 5:12PM ET
Florida officials have told beachgoers in the Sunshine State to take heed: There's a surge of flesh-eating bacterium that has killed ten and hospitalized dozens over the course of the past several years.
Jul 28, 2014 11:38AM ET
The New York Times on Iraq, Robert Samuelson on Dodd-Frank, Becca Rothfeld on rave culture, Nesrine Malik on a booming Mecca, and Adam ternbergh on celebrity deaths.
Jul 27, 2014 11:31PM ET
Delegates from the House and Senate have reportedly reached a deal on a bill that will finally fix the mess that has plagued the Department of Veterans Affairs' healthcare system.
Jul 27, 2014 11:06AM ET
The New York Times editorial board launched the first in a six-part series on why the prohibition on marijuana should be repealed.
Jul 26, 2014 10:31AM ET
The Greater Phoenix area was treated to a rush hour sand storm that completely covered the city, knocked out power to 12,000 residents, and delayed flights on Friday.
Jul 25, 2014 5:46PM ET
The House has unanimously voted to legalize the unlocking of cellphones so they can be used on other networks Friday.