Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 6, 2013 10:15AM ET
In a week that has already seen the Obama administration's targeted killing program rise from clandestine legalise to coffee-table conversation, many unanswered question still remain: How much else does Brennan know? How much does the Senate? And how much will his confirmation hearing divulge by week's end?
Feb 6, 2013 9:42AM ET
Between Croatia's economic troubles and the rogue stories about Nora Situm's treatment costs skyrocketing at the last minute, the public shaming of Children's Hospital escalated quickly, from Zagreb to Philly and social media in between. Maybe too quickly.
Feb 6, 2013 9:29AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Feb 6, 2013 8:28AM ET
On the day of the FBI raid on Jimmy Lee Dykes's bunker, he may have been very close to detonating one of his crude, home-made bombs.
Feb 6, 2013 8:21AM ET
The feline token has beat out fellow newcomers like the robot and the guitar, and will be replacing the unloved iron as the newest game piece in the classic board game, Monopoly.
Feb 6, 2013 7:47AM ET
CBS News reported this morning that the United States Post Office has decided to end Saturday delivery and will phase out the practice by the end of this summer.
Feb 5, 2013 12:37PM ET
Today's big immigration hearing at the House Judiciary Committee got off to a rocky start this morning, when Rep. John Conyers opened the proceedings by asking everyone to please stop saying the words "illegal immigrants."
Feb 5, 2013 11:49AM ET
Michelle Rhee on her school-voucher conversion, Ramesh Ponnuru on the hidden cost of reusable grocery bags, Joe Nocera on the N.C.A.A., Evgeny Morozov on Wikipedia and social change, and Jonathan Chait on the GOP electoral scheme.
Feb 5, 2013 11:42AM ET
Had he not been killed, Trayvon Martin would have turned 18 today. And had George Zimmerman not shot Martin to death, we wouldn't have to report that a Florida judge just denied the defense's motion to delay the second-degree murder trial past June 10.
Feb 5, 2013 10:13AM ET
Everyone is anxious about the "white paper" that finally begins to detail the Obama administration's opinons on targeted assassination, but what seems to have even more people worried on the morning after — and less than 48 hours from John Brennan's confirmation hearing — is what's missing from that argument.
Feb 5, 2013 10:12AM ET
Feb 5, 2013 9:33AM ET
Someone took Sheriff Joe Arpaio's credit-card information and went on a supermarket sweep, and unlike his obsession with Obama's birth certificate, it sounds like he might actually take it easy on this slightly less important fraudster.
Feb 5, 2013 8:25AM ET
Japan's Ministry of Defense is upset with the Chinese navy frigate that locked onto a Japanese navy ship with radar usually used to shoot missiles.
Feb 4, 2013 9:05PM ET
It was initially unclear what happened inside Jimmy Lee Dykes' bunker in Midland City, Alabama on Monday afternoon, but by combing through reports, we've been able to piece together an account.
Feb 4, 2013 5:03PM ET
After hostage negotiations broke down and the kidnapper was found to have a 5-year-old boy in "imminent danger" with a gun, the kindergartner known as "Ethan" was rescued today by a team of FBI agents.
Feb 4, 2013 3:33PM ET
So much for the hype from the early overnights. Super Sunday notched an official rating of 108.41 million for CBS, falling short of last year's record of 111.3 million.
Feb 4, 2013 2:01PM ET
The famed former sniper was killed over at a shooting range by a former Marine he was helping deal with PTSD. For whatever reason, Paul felt the need to weigh in with some misguided comments about PTSD treatment on Twitter, for which he was roundly mocked.
Feb 4, 2013 12:55PM ET
As President Obama takes to the road to sell a "comprehensive set of commonsense ideas" about gun violence, Senate Democrats are reportedly working on a gun-control bill that will include all of the his policy proposals — except the one that might be the biggest.
Feb 4, 2013 12:00PM ET
One way to look at the effects of gun violence in America is how many people have been killed. Another way to look at the impact: How many years have been taken from the lives of gun victims?
Feb 4, 2013 11:12AM ET
After speaking publicly for the first time since her attack at the hands of the Taliban, the 15-year-old Pakistani shooting victim had two surgical procedures to repair her skull and restore her hearing.
Feb 4, 2013 9:27AM ET
Feb 4, 2013 6:51AM ET
While everyone was tuning into the Super Bowl last night, emergency crews were called to California's Route 38 in San Bernadino County where a crash involving a tour bus killed at least eight people and injured 42.
Feb 4, 2013 6:43AM ET
Authorities still have no motive in the killing of Navy sniper Chris Kyle, but most signs seem to point the post-traumatic stress disorder as a possible culprit.
Feb 3, 2013 11:15PM ET
As the possibility of destructive cyberwarfare inches towards reality, the government is scrambling to figure out who holds the keys to America's malware arsenal. Obviously, it's President Obama.
Feb 3, 2013 4:32PM ET
One school district in Washington is looking to put a copyright on everything created by their employees or students, which means they would own new lesson plans, an app created in a computer science class, or even just your everyday homework.
Feb 3, 2013 9:53AM ET
Chris Kyle, a retired Navy SEAL who is recognized as the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, was shot and killed at a gun range in Texas on Saturday by a fellow former soldier who he was trying to help overcome post-traumatic stress disorder.
Feb 2, 2013 3:58PM ET
Chris Culliver's two biggest concerns right now are winning the Super Bowl and trying to recover from the media maelstrom following his homophobic comments on Media Day. After the Super Bowl, Culliver will start his attempt to redeem himself in the public eye.
Feb 2, 2013 2:53PM ET
The U.S. is open to direct talks with Iran over this whole nuclear weapon fiasco, but only if Iran is serious about coming to the table, Joe Biden said at a Munich security conference Saturday.
Feb 2, 2013 1:28PM ET
Between 60 and 70 Harvard students were forced to withdraw from school on Friday in the ultimate conclusion of a cheating scandal that could have happened at any school, but withdrawing probably doesn't mean what you think it does.
Feb 2, 2013 11:09AM ET
Addressing the controversy that arose after people didn't believe the President when he said he shoots skeet at Camp David, the White House released this photo Saturday to hush up the non-believers.