Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 19, 2012 6:22AM ET
President Obama will not call for any "specific measures" on gun policy at a joint announcement with Joe Biden at the White House today, but the president will reportedly task the VP with leading an administration-wide review.
Dec 18, 2012 4:58PM ET
Today funeral services for two more children who died in the attack on Sandy Hook elementary were conducted. We're excerpting obituaries and remarks in celebration of their young lives.
Dec 18, 2012 4:45PM ET
Four and a half days after a 20-year-old man carried legal guns into a Connecticut elementary school and killed 20 small children, the National Rifle Association spoke out on the Newtown massacre with a brief statement late Tuesday afternoon.
Dec 18, 2012 3:51PM ET
The Newark mayor might have to buy a website for that not-so-secret Senate run he hasn't announced yet from one of his top advisors. Or maybe they could work out a deal, because the advisor has owned the domain name since 2010.
Dec 18, 2012 3:18PM ET
America's favorite data geek has brought his trademark analysis to the newfound gun control discussion today, breaking down what gun ownership in the country looks like numerically.
Dec 18, 2012 2:21PM ET
As with every tragedy that takes place in America these days, it didn't take long for "truthers," racists, and other fringe people to concoct myths about the Sandy Hook massacre that would be laughable if they weren't so offensive.
Dec 18, 2012 12:21PM ET
Most of the other schoolchildren of Newtown went back to class Tuesday, but one lingering question remained: where will the kids from Sandy Hook Elementary go to school now?
Dec 18, 2012 11:40AM ET
Do you hear that faint sound? It's the grumbling of conservative pundits who are now churning out a theory that Hillary Clinton is lying about her concussion to avoid having to testify about Benghazi.
Dec 18, 2012 9:50AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Dec 18, 2012 8:48AM ET
Cerberus Capital Management, which helped created one the nation's largest gun manufacturing conglomerates, has announced it is selling off its investment in the group in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
Dec 18, 2012 5:26AM ET
NBC News has revealed that their top foreign correspondent Richard Engel and his crew have been released from captivity after going missing in Syria for nearly a week.
Dec 18, 2012 12:00AM ET
After spending several days trying to extract data from Adam Lanza's damaged computer, investigators say they've come up short.
Dec 17, 2012 6:12PM ET
The New York Times reported on Newtown residents' thwarted efforts to regulate guns earlier this year. One of our commenters wondered if she should take a firmer stance on gunfire in her neighborhood.
Dec 17, 2012 5:26PM ET
A series of new graphs make a compelling case that countries with more video games don't have more gun violence. The United States, as ever, remains something of an outlier.
Dec 17, 2012 5:21PM ET
Researchers have found no connection between autism and violence, but that hasn't stopped the mainstream media from harping on Newtown shooter Adam Lanza's apparent bout with Asperger's syndrome. It hasn't stopped the emotional responses, either.
Dec 17, 2012 4:26PM ET
Just as an investigation went to print Monday afternoon — about how the chain is selling in large numbers the same .223-calibre Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle used to kill 20 first graders and six adults in Newtown — the big-box chain removed its big seller.
Dec 17, 2012 3:55PM ET
With funerals for the young victims of the Newtown shooting beginning Monday, the first reports of the eulogies memorializing the Sandy Hook first-graders are emerging.
Dec 17, 2012 3:48PM ET
The latest ABC News-Washington Post poll finds a five-year high in Americans who want stricter gun laws. But how high is that, really?
Dec 17, 2012 2:43PM ET
Over the weekend, U.S. Marine Corps captain Matthew Phelps proposed to the love of his life, Ben Schock, inside the White House. Now that his bended knee is certifiably viral, we talked to Phelps about his newfound Internet fame and more.
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
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.