Today's Five Best Columns
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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.
Jul 25, 2014 1:29PM ET
Jonathan Waters, the director of "The Best Damn Band in the Land" was fired Thursday, after an Ohio State University investigation found that he'd allowed a "sexualized" culture to go unpunished in the school's marching band.
Jul 25, 2014 10:42AM ET
Bloomberg View on Paul Ryan, Robinson on Gaza, Krugman on California, Sosnik on Democrats, and Morris on romantic comedies.
Jul 25, 2014 7:46AM ET
A number of Orange County residents were greeted by these unsettling "presents," but it appears the mystery has been solved.
Jul 24, 2014 7:02PM ET
A Cleveland newspaper is welcoming King James back with a gift fit for a (sports) royal: a reporter dedicated to his every move.
Jul 24, 2014 3:18PM ET
Two are dead and dozens more have reportedly been injured after a severe storm hit a Virginia Campground Thursday with winds toppling tents and downing trees.
Jul 24, 2014 2:34PM ET
In light of a very curious Twitter account, @Congressedits, which tracks changes made to Wikipedia pages from within the Capitol, Wikipedia has banned anonymous edits to their pages from a congressional IP address.
Jul 24, 2014 10:50AM ET
Michael Bloomberg on Israel, Rich Lowry on Hamas, Nick Kristof on inequality, Harold Meyerson on an open primary, and Rebecca Traister on the inequality of political donations.
Jul 24, 2014 9:54AM ET
Two days after the American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge were mysteriously replaced by white banners, police are searching for a group of five young folks seen on security cameras just 20 minutes before the lights went out.
Jul 23, 2014 10:53PM ET
Inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood, who was convicted of brutally shooting and killing two people in 1989, took nearly two hours to die.
Jul 23, 2014 6:24PM ET
The Department of Education reported a mistake in Pell Grant application forms that could result in tens of thousands of students losing their financial aid status.
Jul 23, 2014 4:13PM ET
The head of the Centers for Disease Control lab that exposed workers to live anthrax and deadly strains of bird flu by improperly transporting them resigned Tuesday.