Today's Five Best Columns
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Nov 20, 2012 11:00AM ET
Over the past few days we've watched this John McAfee murder scandal grow into full-fledged absurdity that should be paid attention for its utter defiance of reality.
Nov 20, 2012 9:44AM ET
Michael Specter on Marco Rubio the scientist, Alex Pareene on political memes, David Brooks on the conservative blogosphere, John Nichols on Twinkies, and Katrina vanden Heuvel on the war on drugs.
Nov 20, 2012 9:31AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Nov 19, 2012 10:55PM ET
The explosion in a quiet suburb of Indianapolis that killed two people and severely damaged dozens of homes last week was no accident.
Nov 19, 2012 10:05PM ET
The Los Angeles Galaxy just announced that Sunday's MLS Cup will be David Beckham's last game with the club, despite the fact that he has one year left on his contract.
Nov 19, 2012 4:05PM ET
This Friday, hoards of Americans will line up, and wait, and fight, and at way-too-early-for-a-day-off hours, to get discounts that studies have shown aren't even the best deals around—and they'll do it because of reasons outside of their control.
Nov 19, 2012 3:20PM ET
We may have gorged down on high fructose corn syrup-enhanced baking treats for nothing. CNBC is reporting that Hostess and the Bakers Union have agreed to mediation and that (for now) a Twinkies shutdown has been avoided.
Nov 19, 2012 9:44AM ET
Matt Katz on Booker vs. Christie, Robert Kagan on Susan Rice, Daniel Akst on paper, Daniel Altman on inequality, and Peter Beinart on Israel.
Nov 19, 2012 9:20AM ET
Nov 19, 2012 12:05AM ET
It's San Francisco's turn to take the meaning of freedom in America to new levels this week as it votes this week on whether or not to uphold citizens' right to be naked in public.
Nov 18, 2012 5:10PM ET
Allan West demanded a recount after the initial results showed him losing his Florida congressional seat to Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy, but the recount did the opposite of what West wished. It made the distance between Murphy and West even wider.
Nov 18, 2012 11:58AM ET
Paula Broadwell had ambitions beyond being the lady who wrote David Petraeus' biography. According to a report in the New York Post's Page 6, Broadwell was trying to leverage her book fame into becoming a TV regular, or an elected official.
Nov 17, 2012 6:56PM ET
As inspectors finish up their post-Sandy assessments, we're reminded again of the overall effects Sandy had on New York.
Nov 17, 2012 2:58PM ET
Caught red handed, the White House admitted to copy-editing part of the CIA's talking points on the Benghazi attack given to Susan Rice. The only thing they changed, though, was a reference to the building that was attacked.
Nov 17, 2012 11:39AM ET
This is not a tale about a porn star with a heart of gold. Instead, it's about one who went on to become a prosecutor in Upstate New York after a pretty successful career of doing the deed back in the heady days of the 1970s.
Nov 16, 2012 3:56PM ET
Jill Kelley's seemingly endless charms got her into the White House three times this fall.
Nov 16, 2012 9:41AM ET
Nov 16, 2012 9:39AM ET
Jonathan Freedland on Gaza, Jacey Eckhart on military marriages, Daniel Gross on the payroll tax, Christina Larson on Hu Jintao, and Eugene Robinson on Republicans' listening problem.
Nov 16, 2012 9:26AM ET
We think we may have found the award for the grossest repercussion that Hurricane Sandy has left behind: the damaged New Jersey plant dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of partially-treated human waste water into the New York Harbor.
Nov 16, 2012 1:01AM ET
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is facing a strange bit of criticism while on the slow path to recovery since Hurricane Sandy: he isn't really a hugger. We've decided to give him some help.
Nov 15, 2012 5:25PM ET
The sprawling Love Pentagon investigation into the private emails of ex-CIA director David Petraeus, his mistress-biographer Paula Broadwell, and Gen. John Allen has caused multiple reporters to note the irony that our massive surveillance state has started eating itself. It is not yet sated.
Nov 15, 2012 3:47PM ET
Defenders of the FBI agent who emailed a shirtless photo of himself to Jill Kelley said the image was a joke. Now that it's been leaked to The Seattle Times's Mike Carter, we understand why.
Nov 15, 2012 1:17PM ET
Over the past few days we've heard just how upset John McCain has been about Susan Rice's maybe-nomination because of how she handled the terror attacks in Benghazi and the lack of information he's been given regarding those attacks. He was so busy doing that, that he missed a classified Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing yesterday.
Nov 15, 2012 10:15AM ET
Historians painting Thomas Jefferson as a "kinder, gentler" slaveholder have been heaping criticism on Henry Wiencek, who asserts in a new book that the founding father was a calculating and cruel master. In a response published by Smithsonian, Wiencek fires back.
Nov 15, 2012 10:09AM ET
Ezra Klein on tax reform, Alex Pareene on Republican rebranding, Amy Davidson on military sex scandals, Emer O'Toole on Savita, and Stephen Gandel on Goldman Sachs.
Nov 15, 2012 10:00AM ET
One day after getting savaged by New York Times restaurant reviewer Pete Wells, Flavor Town mayor Guy Fieri went on the offense, taking over the Today show to his defend his cooking.
Nov 15, 2012 9:45AM ET
When Paula Broadwell wrote on Facebook, "Can anyone introduce me to Lance Armstrong?" it was not social-climbing, but birthday shopping.
Nov 15, 2012 9:45AM ET
Nov 15, 2012 9:26AM ET
The Love Pentagon did not start with Paula Broadwell sending emails to Jill Kelley, but with her emailing a warning under the alias "KelleyPatrol" to Gen. John Allen in Afghanistan.
Nov 15, 2012 8:00AM ET
James Holmes missed a court hearing in his murder case on Wednesday, and it was later revealed that he was sent to the hospital after slamming his head into a jail cell wall.