Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 5, 2014 12:02PM ET
The Wall Street Journal on Iraq, John R. Bolton and T. Boone Pickens on natural gas, William Pesek on Asia, William Gumede on Africa, and Dana Milbank on Bob McDonnell.
Aug 5, 2014 11:17AM ET
The former Virginia governor and his wife are trying to defend themselves from corruption charges by arguing that their marriage had fallen apart. It hasn't been pretty.
Aug 5, 2014 8:56AM ET
Voters generally approve of their congressman even when they are sick of Congress as a whole. A new poll finds that might not be true this year.
Aug 4, 2014 4:57PM ET
State Sen. Chris McDaniel is formally challenging the results of a Republican primary run-off he lost to Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi nearly six weeks ago.
Aug 4, 2014 3:05PM ET
Deposed Ottoman royalty. A hectoring landlord. An insanely low Manhattan rent. The New York Times has found the perfect real estate story.
Aug 4, 2014 2:36PM ET
James Brady, the former White House press secretary who became an advocate for gun control after he was paralyzed in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday at age 73.
Aug 4, 2014 11:14AM ET
From immigration reform to a pat on the back for the improving economy, the president probably has a long wish list of birthday presents as he celebrates 53, but he's not likely to get many of them.
Aug 4, 2014 10:57AM ET
Kofi Annan on Africa, David Himbra on Rwanda, Edward Luce on foreign policy, Albert R. Hunt on Obama, and Travis McKnight on vegetarianism.
Aug 3, 2014 12:44PM ET
Dr. Kent Brantly, who was infected with Ebola while helping patients in Liberia, is said to be doing better as he receives treatment in Atlanta.
Aug 2, 2014 3:22PM ET
A few days ago, it was barely news that the biggest Ebola outbreak on record was pulsing its way across West Africa. Things have changed.
Aug 2, 2014 11:02AM ET
The roughly 400,000 people in the Toledo area were told by city officials on Saturday not to drink or bathe with tap water.
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.