Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 23, 2013 10:47AM ET
Twitter exploded Saturday morning after a gunman wearing body armor was reportedly spotted on the MIT campus, which is terrifying. Except after the smoke cleared and no gunman was found, it appears the whole thing was a hoax.
Feb 22, 2013 5:52PM ET
"The kids who are opting out are getting teased and bullied ... We have one little girl whose classmates told her her parents are stupid because she opted out. That’s not supposed to happen in our schools," argues attorney Dean Broyles while explaining why yoga should be kept out of public schools.
Feb 22, 2013 3:18PM ET
The gun lobby's task force of "trained security officials" are putting together a new rubric, all in the name of "safety standards," according to Asa Hutchinson, the man tapped by the NRA to develop its proposal of putting an armed guard in every school in America.
Feb 22, 2013 12:59PM ET
Christmas has come early for early adopters today. Google has finally given us a release date and price point for their nerdy (and potentially sort of stylish) augmented reality glasses.
Feb 22, 2013 12:26PM ET
After weeks of speculation about how they would respond to Lance Armstrong's recent doping admission, the Justice Department has decided to join a whistleblower lawsuit that could cost the cyclist millions in damages.
Feb 22, 2013 9:39AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Feb 22, 2013 7:26AM ET
An internal disciplinary report obtained by CNN shows how the FBI has had to either suspend or fire numerous employees for things like sexting, spying on their bosses, and getting "happy endings" at a massage parlor.
Feb 21, 2013 10:58PM ET
It's snow season in America, and although the East Coast has been hogging all the weather-attention this year, the Midwest put Blizzard Nemo to shame on Thursday.
Feb 21, 2013 4:28PM ET
America's friskiest government agency offered an apology to 3-year-old Lucy Forck on Wednesday, which, like so much of the TSA's second guessing in the last decade — at least when it comes to disabled child passengers — arrived only after an airport screening went viral.
Feb 21, 2013 3:26PM ET
More than a week after President Obama demanded that gun violence victims "deserve a vote" on new legislation, members of Congress across the country don't appear to be budging, from Connecticut to Colorado.
Feb 21, 2013 2:16PM ET
He gained a few unexpected fans in the gay community today, but the notoriously God-fearing quarterback scared off the very supporters who saw him as a Christian celebrity — they're calling his about-face on an anti-gay marriage pastor "disastrous."
Feb 21, 2013 10:36AM ET
The former First Lady is taking issue with Respect for Marriage's $1 million ad campaign, insisting that her name and image be removed because, well, because she says so.
Feb 21, 2013 9:38AM ET
Feb 21, 2013 9:14AM ET
As the Obama Administration maneuvers to secure John Brennan's appointment to CIA director, they are reportedly offering to give Republicans new information about the attack on Benghazi, in the hopes that Senators will back off on demanding more information about its drone program.
Feb 21, 2013 7:58AM ET
Health officials in Los Angeles have issued a do-not-drink order on the water at Los Angeles's Cecil Hotel after a missing tourist was found dead inside the building's water tank.
Feb 20, 2013 5:10PM ET
During a televised shouting match over guns, Bob Beckel — the token liberal on Fox News' roundtable show The Five — expressed his own ignorance about rape by asking, "When was the last time you heard about a rape on campus?"
Feb 20, 2013 3:52PM ET
In today's tour of state-sponsored propaganda: the link between video games and Korea's propaganda factory, how the end of Olympic wrestling brought Iran and the U.S. together, and China cracks down on food — not hackers.
Feb 20, 2013 2:42PM ET
A Washington state man celebrated his birthday this year by treating himself to the most expensive drink you can custom-order at Starbucks. Let's hope he didn't chug that toxic — and potentially lethal — dose of caffeine in one sitting.
Feb 20, 2013 2:39PM ET
Sony is set to unveil the first new PlayStation console in seven years at an event this evening, in hopes of catching up to Microsoft and Nintendo.
Feb 20, 2013 2:38PM ET
In court, Oscar Pistorius remains innocent until proven guilty, but in the world of corporate branding the Olympic sprinter has already lost his case.
Feb 20, 2013 10:09AM ET
Hear that rumor that Chuck Hagel accepted money from a group calling itself "Friends of Hamas"? It's false, and here's how a New York Daily News reporter is speaking out a lot more than the Breitbart reporter who sent it into the conservative slipstream.
Feb 20, 2013 9:43AM ET
Feb 20, 2013 8:16AM ET
After 174 days, a bone marrow transplant, and a fight against a life-threatening illness Robin Roberts finally made her return to Good Morning America this morning, capping one of the most inspirational and emotional comeback stories of the past two years.
Feb 20, 2013 8:09AM ET
The NPR senior strategist plays "online news anchor" by weaving together tweets and social-media footage, all while engaging his followers to take an active role in helping him cover the news. Here are some of his must-follows.
Feb 20, 2013 7:34AM ET
Days after cybersecurity firm Mandiant published an eye-popping report of state-sponsored cyber espionage by the China's People’s Liberation Army, the Chinese have fired back.
Feb 20, 2013 6:53AM ET
At least 14 people were injured, some critically, and authorities fear there may be some deaths after a gas explosion leveled a restaurant in Kansas City.
Feb 19, 2013 11:26PM ET
Frontline finally aired the findings of its weeks-long investigation into Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza, his mother, and his mental health on Tuesday night. Answers were not among the findings.
Feb 19, 2013 10:00PM ET
Yes, you read that headline right. Strapped for cash and obviously desperate, the United States Postal Service is launching a new line of "'smart apparel' — also known as wearable electronics."
Feb 19, 2013 9:14PM ET
Warren Hill, a convicted murderer with an IQ of about 70, had already taken sedatives to get him ready for his lethal injection on Tuesday night when both a federal and a state appeals court granted him a stay.
Feb 19, 2013 3:10PM ET
A bunch of Wesleyan seniors were kicked out of a Connecticut museum this past weekend after some of them were caught having sex and consuming drugs in a bathroom, vomiting over a stairwell railing, and mounting a (possibly animatronic) dinosaur.