Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 5, 2013 9:57AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Mar 5, 2013 7:27AM ET
The Daily Caller claims that The Washington Post screwed up its report debunking their report about Senator Bob Menendez and Dominican prostitutes, but their defense isn't much more solid than the original story.
Mar 4, 2013 9:57AM ET
The story of a baby born after his parents were killed in a hit-and-run in New York City with the heartstrings of a city, a religious enclave, and maybe the entire Internet. Our faith in humanity was briefly restored, until Monday morning.
Mar 4, 2013 9:36AM ET
Mar 4, 2013 9:31AM ET
Grammar. In honor of its beauty and, more importantly, its usefulness to all of us, there is a National Grammar Day, a day that grammarians have been celebrating since 2008. How should a word-minded person celebrate?
Mar 2, 2013 5:31PM ET
Adorable sled dogs alert. Today marked the ceremonial kick-off party for the "Last Great Race," or the Iditarod, Alaska's annual sled dog race. The real race starts tomorrow, but for now we'll have to wait with this picture of a dog adorably licking four-time champion Martin Buser's face.
Mar 2, 2013 2:34PM ET
If someone on the Internet told you they had experience jumping off bridges and surviving, would you believe that person? If someone on the Internet told you they had experience cooking and eating humans, would you believe that person?
Mar 1, 2013 6:10PM ET
Scientology's Freedom Magazine has sicced an investigative reporter on one of the best investigative reporters of Scientology: former Village Voice editor Tony Ortega. Freedom reporter James Lynch sent Ortega's former coworker, Foster Kamer, an email seeking dirt on Ortega. Top questions include, Why does Ortega write about Scientology so much?
Mar 1, 2013 2:03PM ET
We now know what killed Urooj Khan, the Chicago lottery winner who died in July 2012, one day before he planned to collect $425,000 of his winnings. We just don't know who killed him.
Mar 1, 2013 1:01PM ET
The other shoe has dropped: the Detroit city government will be forced to cede its authority to an emergency manager chosen by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
Mar 1, 2013 11:03AM ET
Taco Bell is just the latest company in Europe that's been found inadvertently serving horse meat, but as the controversy spreads overseas, the United States may be preparing to bring horse slaughter back to this side of the Atlantic.
Mar 1, 2013 10:32AM ET
The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket by SpaceX — the private space company of which Musk is CEO — contained a number of items destined for the International Space Station, including hand-picked apples. But a significant problem may prevent its arrival.
Mar 1, 2013 9:38AM ET
Mar 1, 2013 8:33AM ET
A 100-foot wide sinkhole opened up directly under a house in the town of Seffner, Florida, nearly killing two brothers and forcing authorities to evacuate the entire neighborhood.
Feb 28, 2013 4:15PM ET
The setting from which Bradley Manning sent Wikileaks "the most significant documents of our time" isn't straight out of a Bond movie — turns out it was a busy Barnes and Noble in suburban Maryland.
Feb 28, 2013 3:37PM ET
Today's announcement that the administration will file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court asking that it overturn California's ban on gay marriage suggests that the president's support — once considered lacking — has now checked nearly every box.
Feb 28, 2013 2:49PM ET
Today in viral videos: why nothing is amazing anymore, some guy who is actually amazing, and the beauty of invisible motion.
Feb 28, 2013 1:33PM ET
Vice has released the first pictures of Dennis Rodman and North Korea's Supreme Leader from their basketball date on Thursday — the first signs of the couple's apparent life-long friendship.
Feb 28, 2013 12:39PM ET
Manning indicated during his statement that he'd attempted to give The New York Times, Washington Post, and Politico the material, but that some combination of weather, vague offers, and unreturned voicemails led him to try Julian Assange instead.
Feb 28, 2013 11:40AM ET
For the first time, Manning offered pleas to the charges filed against him in the Wikileaks case — and they didn't go as far as everyone expected on a video depicting an American air strike in Afghanistan or on charges that he was "aiding the enemy."
Feb 28, 2013 11:20AM ET
Marco McMillian had been missing for nearly a day, and what happened in between remains as big a question as whether his sexual identity and race had anything to do with the potential murder.
Feb 28, 2013 10:58AM ET
The 3-year-old Samoyed died shortly after competing in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, and his human owners are looking at foul play. Was it case of activists poisoning a show dog, a hotel pesticide problem, or something entirely different?
Feb 28, 2013 10:09AM ET
Alex Pareene on Woodward's weird sequester statements, Ezra Klein on better budgeting, Adam Serwer on the Supreme Court's racism blindness, Charles Blow on the Voting Rights Act, and Boris Muñoz on Chavez's would-be successors.
Feb 28, 2013 10:05AM ET
While there remains a loophole as to whether their driving was actually impaired, newfound smokers may be more at risk on the road and with the law.
Feb 28, 2013 9:38AM ET
Feb 28, 2013 7:43AM ET
This past fall, the Army found out the results of a probe meant to determine if psychiatrists were reversing soldiers' PTSD diagnoses to save the government money by denying them medical retirements. Months later, they still don't want anyone knowing what's in those files.
Feb 27, 2013 8:19PM ET
Over the past few days, BuzzFeed has turned the story of a Palestinian filmmaker detained by LAX customs officials on his way to the Oscars into something infinitely more petty: an all-out campaign to distract readers from their own shoddy reporting.
Feb 27, 2013 7:52PM ET
New research from the economists at Delta Dental suggests that last year was the second-best year of all-time to lose all your teeth, provided you have access to a Tooth Fairy.
Feb 27, 2013 5:53PM ET
The story about the gunman-on-MIT campus hoax called in to Cambridge police Saturday morning took a strange turn Wednesday afternoon. According to a school official, the hoax centered around someone seeking revenge for deceased hacker and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz.
Feb 27, 2013 3:57PM ET
After a big hoopla was made from gun rights advocates over media outlets requesting publicly available information on gun owners, a Gawker FOIA request turned up evidence that the people who request public records on gun owners the most often are the gun rights advocates. We would suggest for very different, selfish reasons, too.