Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 6, 2012 9:47AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
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.
Dec 4, 2012 4:10PM ET
Not that we're sure what that means, really.
Dec 4, 2012 9:36AM ET
Dec 4, 2012 8:58AM ET
There's one big question about today's intense cover of the New York Post: Why didn't anyone help him?
Dec 3, 2012 11:42AM ET
North Korea has reportedly begun to set up the first stage of a rocket they plan to launch later this month, even though their closest "allies" are advising them against the stunt.
Dec 3, 2012 11:10AM ET
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby, the Royal Palace has confirmed, and apparently Kate already has some really terrible morning sickness.
Dec 3, 2012 10:00AM ET
It's a bleak Monday morning for newspapers young and old. First, News Corp. announced plans to fold its iPad newspaper The Daily, and now The Gray Lady wants 30 newsroom managers to take buyouts.
Dec 3, 2012 9:58AM ET
During the halftime segment of Sunday Night Football this week, Bob Costas went long on gun control and the weekend murder-suicide by Kansas City Chief Jovan Belcher. Shortly thereafter, #BobCostasLogic was born.
Dec 3, 2012 9:41AM ET
Dec 3, 2012 9:31AM ET
It's pretty fantastic, this picture from the Kennedy Center Honors Gala dinner at the State Department last night: Meryl and Hillary are an itsy-teeny bit just like us!
Dec 3, 2012 8:48AM ET
David Oliver Relin, who co-authored the controversial Three Cups of Tea with Greg Mortensen, killed himself in a suicide last month, police say.
Dec 3, 2012 6:42AM ET
Just two days after an NFL player with a history of head injuries committed a murder-suicide, a new study was released connecting even more former athletes to a degenerative brain disease that often leads to depression and suicide.
Dec 2, 2012 11:01AM ET
Frank James MacArthur, a local Baltimore blogger, streamed parts of his five hour standoff with police, including his conversation with the police negotiator, who came with a court-ordered warrant for his arrest.
Dec 1, 2012 12:06PM ET
Details are slowly emerging about an unsettling incident involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, his girlfriend and a morning full of violence.
Nov 30, 2012 5:38PM ET
A sign of good times? The Wall Street Journal reports that 90 percent of 105 companies surveyed by the firm Battalia Winston will throw parties this holiday season.
Nov 30, 2012 4:43PM ET
What does age mean when the contraints of being old are evolving every day? It means it's getting better all the time.
Nov 30, 2012 4:25PM ET
Advocates are rallying around a Montana man facing a lifetime behind bars for cultivating what he emotionally insists was legal pot.