Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 17, 2012 12:41PM ET
An official at Newtown High School has said that the Sandy Hook shooter appeared to feel no physical pain, suggesting he may have been congenitally insensitive to it. Research has shown that such conditions can sometimes lead to empathy problems.
Dec 17, 2012 12:23PM ET
The fallout from the leak of information into the Newtown funeral-protesting group made positive waves on Twitter Monday, with Westboro spokesperson Shirley Phelps-Roper getting her Twitter account hacked to look like a full-on decent human being.
Dec 17, 2012 12:03PM ET
In a mysterious, confusing case, there are so far very few surprises, but there are already lessons worth learning.
Dec 17, 2012 10:20AM ET
Public schools in the neighboring towns of Ridgefield, Redding, and Easton, Connecticut, are on lockdown after a resident reported seeing a man possibly carrying a rifle near the Branchville School in Ridgefield Monday morning.
Dec 17, 2012 9:23AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Dec 17, 2012 9:08AM ET
People really liked what they thought were Morgan Freeman's words of wisdom on the media and its coverage of the Newtown shooting. The question now: Will they still like them knowing that Freeman didn't actually say them?
Dec 17, 2012 7:19AM ET
With a nation still mourning the Sandy Hook school shooting, Americans across the country continue to deal with even more public gunfire this weekend, including another shooting at a late night moving screening.
Dec 17, 2012 12:52AM ET
With each passing minute, more heart-breaking details about last week's school shooting pour out of Newtown. Few are as frustrating to read as the story of the town's struggle with gun laws.
Dec 16, 2012 10:30PM ET
It's scary enough to think of what the Assad regime could do with the several hundred tons of chemical weapons that are scattered across Syria. It's simply horrifying to think of what terrorists would do.
Dec 16, 2012 9:24PM ET
When President Obama took the stage Sunday evening in Newtown, Connecticut, there wasn't a dry eye in the house. By the time he read the names of the victims, you could hear the sobs.
Dec 15, 2012 6:06PM ET
Well, that took long. Just days after Susan Rice took her name out of the hat to be Secretary of State, there are rumors flying that John Kerry's appointment is pretty much a done deal.
Dec 15, 2012 4:26PM ET
Officials have released the full list of victims killed in yesterday's attack at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. The list can be found here.
Dec 15, 2012 1:52PM ET
Oh, gosh, the uproar this caused! We learned today that Hillary Clinton took a little tumble this week and she hit her head. Now she can't testify at her Benghazi hearing as scheduled.
Dec 15, 2012 1:19PM ET
During a moment when the gun control debate is at the forefront of everyone's minds, the reports of a shooting in an Alabama hospital early Saturday morning aren't helping anything.
Dec 15, 2012 11:39AM ET
There are conflicting reports as to whether Nancy Lanza, the mother of suspected Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, was actually a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Dec 15, 2012 10:26AM ET
As details emerge about what happened inside Sandy Hook Elementary Friday morning, we're beginning to be able to piece together a narrative, and see who was responsible for preventing any further harm.
Dec 14, 2012 7:05PM ET
Cautious to repeat accidental identifications, and working off leaks from federal agencies as local police remain mum, the media hasn't relayed too many details about his life. But here's what's out there so far, with the first photo.
Dec 14, 2012 6:35PM ET
That's the highest gun-ownership rate in the world.
Dec 14, 2012 6:13PM ET
As the Newtown tragedy unfolded, Americans couldn't look away from one of the worst school shootings in history. Here's what we saw.
Dec 14, 2012 5:22PM ET
Browse a graphic that's at once fascinating and terrifying in light of Friday's horrific events in Newtown: deadly shootings — where they took place, what weapons were used, and how many victims were lost.
Dec 14, 2012 5:17PM ET
Apologies flooded the web late Friday afternoon for connecting a CNN report with the alleged Newtown shooter's brother by way of his Facebook profile.
Dec 14, 2012 4:35PM ET
A small town has been poisoned by history, a parish that will never need its state mentioned after it — a new kind of Columbine, and worse.
Dec 14, 2012 3:14PM ET
Can we talk about this now that so many people have died at a school in Newtown? And if we can't, why can't we? Why haven't we already?
Dec 14, 2012 2:47PM ET
What little bit of detail these "witnesses" have to offer doesn't seem to be worth the insensitive nature of the questioning, at least not according to the outcry online.
Dec 14, 2012 2:35PM ET
The Twitter account of Sandy Hook Elementary's principal Dawn Hochsprung, which has been circulating this afternoon for its haunting messages.
Dec 14, 2012 2:32PM ET
In the wake of the Newtown school shooting — and a year full of gun violence — it's worth remembering that the NRA's favorite laws are passing.
Dec 14, 2012 1:06PM ET
In the latest of its problems with sports and race on TV, ESPN has suspended commentator Rob Parker for calling Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III a "cornball brother."
Dec 14, 2012 9:45AM ET
Yes, this is an actual picture of North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un watching his country's (mostly) successful and not-quite-nuclear launch of a satellite into space this week... while relaxing with a smoke.
Dec 14, 2012 12:22AM ET
Move over Todd Akin. Step aside Richard Mourdock. Derek Johnson has something totally ignorant to say about rape—namely that women's bodies "will not permit that to happen" if they really don't want it.
Dec 13, 2012 3:49PM ET
President Obama's one-time frontrunner for the position has withdrawn herself from consideration. Here's what we know so far.