Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 9, 2014 12:07PM ET
A federal judge has ruled that banning student athletes from receiving compensation for the use of their names images and likenesses is a violation of antitrust laws.
Aug 8, 2014 5:30PM ET
A northern Virginia medical examiner ruled the former White House spokesman's death a homicide that resulted from the injuries he suffered during the attempted assassination of President Reagan in 1981.
Aug 8, 2014 11:41AM ET
Richard Haass on foreign policy, Paul Krugman on inequality, David Gardner on Saudi Arabia, Arthur L. Caplan on medicine, and Michael Hirsh on Obama.
Aug 8, 2014 11:09AM ET
The first of the back-to-back storms expected to hit Hawaii made landfall early Friday.
Aug 8, 2014 8:49AM ET
The Secret Service slapped a timeout on a squirmy toddler Thursday evening after the small child caused a security scare by sliding through the White House gates.
Aug 7, 2014 4:26PM ET
Sen. John Walsh withdrew from the U.S. Senate race after revelations that he plagiarized his master's thesis. The Democrats will search for a last-minute replacement but have few good options.
Aug 7, 2014 4:20PM ET
The House Select Committee on Benghazi was created three months ago, but it has yet to hold a single public hearing.
Aug 7, 2014 3:52PM ET
Authorities will now work to identify the remaining containers and notify surviving relatives. It remains unclear why the containers were left abandoned in the funeral home for over thirty years.
Aug 7, 2014 3:18PM ET
Theodore Wafer, the Detroit homeowner who killed 19-year-old Renisha McBride last November, has been found guilty on all three charges, including second degree murder.
Aug 7, 2014 11:28AM ET
Dana Milbank on the Africa summit, Bruce Ackerman on the CIA, Amara Konneh on Liberia's crisis, Rich Lowry on Obama, and Amy Weiss-Meyer on snacks at work.
Aug 7, 2014 9:50AM ET
The state Republican Party said it didn't have enough time to hear Chris McDaniel's challenge of the primary run-off he lost to Sen. Thad Cochran in June.
Aug 6, 2014 2:11PM ET
Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will be questioned by U.S. Army investigator Major General Kenneth Dahl today in San Antonio, Texas.
Aug 6, 2014 12:44PM ET
Hillary Clinton's lease of office space near Times Square sparked new buzz about her 2016 decision, but won't be used as a campaign headquarters.
Aug 6, 2014 11:25AM ET
Zalmay Khalilzad on Iraq, Thomas L. Friedman on Gaza, Jill Lawrence on the GOP, Nick Spencer on atheism, and Leymah Gbowee on Ebola.
Aug 6, 2014 10:44AM ET
Hawaii, which rarely sees hurricanes, will be hit with two this week: Hurricane Iselle, which should arrive on Thursday, and Hurricane Julio, expected to arrive on Saturday.
Aug 6, 2014 8:00AM ET
A bumper crop of potential G.O.P. presidential candidates is heading to Iowa for its annual state fair, nearly a year-and-a-half before the first votes of 2016 are cast.
Aug 5, 2014 6:20PM ET
The New York Times opinion editors published a series on marijuana legalization last week, and following the high volume of responses, the editors (and contributors) participated in a Reddit AMA.
Aug 5, 2014 4:32PM ET
One year after 13 Major League Baseball players were suspended for ties to the Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis of America, Tony Bosch, the clinic's founder, has agreed to plead guilty to distributing steroids.
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.