Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 10, 2012 1:37PM ET
Kevin Clash is no longer Elmo, but that won't stop the lawsuits from piling up. TMZ is reporting that a fourth person has come forward and filed a lawsuit claiming Clash took advantage of him when he was 16 and 17 and paid for his vacations to New York City.
Dec 10, 2012 11:40AM ET
With less than 24 hours to go, President Obama on the way, and last week's protests at the state capitol proving ineffective, Democrats are doing the only thing they can right now: union-shame the other side into a turnaround under the national spotlight.
Dec 10, 2012 9:39AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Dec 10, 2012 7:03AM ET
A member of the Navy's elite SEAL Team Six was killed on Sunday, during a mission that rescued an American doctor from kidnappers in Afghanistan.
Dec 7, 2012 3:47PM ET
We know you were hoping for a Powerball winner to hate, with the first winning couple turning out to be the sweetest ever, but the second person, who has finally claimed the prize, doesn't want to go public.
Dec 7, 2012 1:13PM ET
As we remember the anniversary of Pearl Harbor on our shores today, take some time to look at the damage World War II wrought on Britain.
Dec 7, 2012 12:21PM ET
As the NFL wrestles with the murder-suicide involving the Kansas City Chiefs' Jovan Belcher, an informal new survey claims that gun ownership in the NFL vastly outnumbers that in the general population.
Dec 7, 2012 9:41AM ET
If the paper is going to start charging you to use its website, don't even think of asking the paper's media reporters about it.
Dec 7, 2012 8:33AM ET
Dec 7, 2012 7:58AM ET
In an effort to combat the state's out-of-control python population, Florida is starting a contest with a cash prize going to whoever can kill the most of the reptiles.
Dec 7, 2012 1:10AM ET
The calls are coming from inside the bureaucracy. The F.C.C. wants the F.A.A. to stop being a bunch of buzzkills and finally let us use our phones and tablets during takeoff.
Dec 6, 2012 5:18PM ET
It's important to remember that he isn't suing for the network's coverage of the larger Trayvon Martin saga. No, Zimmerman's suit entirely focuses on his accusation that NBC manipulated his 911 call to make him look like a "hostile racist."
Dec 6, 2012 3:32PM ET
Maybe there can be such a thing as too much of the oral history — especially this year, when the form seemed to reach its peak. We've picked a few favorites.
Dec 6, 2012 1:24PM ET
That's the eye-popping stat in a new LA Weekly investigation, which takes a look at the hit-and-run epidemic and its repercussions.
Dec 6, 2012 11:59AM ET
You can smoke weed anywhere in Washington right now. You can even be high on CNN. Like so.
Dec 6, 2012 10:32AM ET
We've seen what can happen when people abuse the "Reply All" email button, but it's not often that it catches police officers suggesting alternative reasons to fight crime.
Dec 6, 2012 9:47AM ET
Dec 5, 2012 9:43PM ET
Hold on to your riot gear, ladies and gentlemen, because police in New York City are saying that Occupy Wall Street activists deserve credit for helping keep the city safe after Hurricane Sandy.
Dec 5, 2012 6:23PM ET
It's not equal yet, but it's a start. Except for the whole salary thing.
Dec 5, 2012 4:41PM ET
Those puritans in Washington, D.C., well, they're finally untying their bonnets and lifting the state's "Blue Laws" that restricted liquor stores from opening on Sunday, which means liquor stores can open on Sundays in D.C.
Dec 5, 2012 4:32PM ET
This story is not just a story about a man and the person who pushed him to his death on the tracks of the subway. There are reverberations from that tragic incident that will continue to run through our minds for days, weeks, and maybe months.
Dec 5, 2012 2:55PM ET
You've been warned: Confront Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer about global warming, and she will curse at you and, maybe, if you're lucky, she'll take a swing at you, too.
Dec 5, 2012 12:04PM ET
All 13 officers involved in the killing of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams have been placed on administrative leave while everyone figures this out.
Dec 5, 2012 11:58AM ET
Besse Cooper of Monroe, Georgia — a woman old enough to have fought for women's suffrage and, indeed, the world's oldest person — died at the age of 116 Tuesday. Who's the oldest person now? One of us.
Dec 5, 2012 10:05AM ET
No matter what you may think of her ornery son, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch was actually pretty awesome, and she passed away today at the age of 103.
Dec 5, 2012 9:38AM ET
Dec 5, 2012 9:20AM ET
R.Umar Abbasi, the man who snapped The Post's controversial Tuesday cover, is suddenly starting to open up about it a lot more.
Dec 5, 2012 8:08AM ET
The NY1 anchor wakes up to email, reads a lot of newspapers, and has a weakness for game shows.
Dec 4, 2012 6:33PM ET
If you want an explanation from R. Umar Abbassi — why he didn't lend a hand, say — you're going to have to pay him, as CNN found out Tuesday evening.
Dec 4, 2012 6:06PM ET
In Bill O'Reilly's mind, Christmas doesn't exclude people from other faiths because Christianity isn't a religion. Jon Stewart tore that argument to shreds, but one commenter notes that Stewart alone can't end it.