Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 28, 2012 5:58AM ET
For the second time this month, a man in New York City has been murdered when a total stranger pushed him off a subway station platform and in front of a moving train.
Dec 27, 2012 8:02PM ET
General H. Norman Schwarzkoph, the general who commanded coalition forces during the Persian Gulf War, died on Thursday, a U.S. official told the AP. He was 78.
Dec 27, 2012 7:52PM ET
Nathan Weaver was trying to figure out how to make it safer for turtles to cross highways. What he ended up finding was that there will always be drivers who intentionally run over or try and aim their vehicles at the defenseless reptiles.
Dec 27, 2012 6:52PM ET
The team hasn't used their "Screaming Indian" logo in any capacity since 1989. Today, some 23 years later, they're bringing the offensive Native American imagery back — not that anyone in particular was asking for it.
Dec 27, 2012 3:56PM ET
Scott Brown will soon be out of a job, and it's no real secret that he will become the leading contender — even with new competition — in a special election to fill John Kerry's soon-to-be vacant Senate seat. So why is he making all this stuff up?
Dec 27, 2012 3:50PM ET
Federal authorities have arrested Nouel Alba, who they allege posed as an aunt of one of the 20 first-graders killed in the Newtown shootings, claimed to have identified his body, and proceeded to collect and solicit money over Facebook.
Dec 27, 2012 2:28PM ET
Drinking and driving is depressingly common around the holiday season, but if you're going to do it, maybe you should avoid getting busted for parking on the front lawn of the Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder's house.
Dec 27, 2012 1:02PM ET
Fifteen major ports, including the ports in surrounding New York harbor, will grind to a halt on Sunday if a deal can't be reached. So what are they fighting over? And what does that mean for industry?
Dec 27, 2012 11:09AM ET
A double-digit jump from last year, when just 44 percent answered likewise, and the highest percentage recorded by Gallup since 2004.
Dec 27, 2012 10:10AM ET
Following a segment about the Randi Zuckerberg-Facebook privacy fiasco, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, and Willie Geist revealed they approach Facebook (and, to a lesser extent, Twitter) the same way your parents do.
Dec 27, 2012 9:34AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Dec 27, 2012 9:22AM ET
As part of The Atlantic Wire's Year in Review, we've gathered our favorites from among all the ridiculous, kernel-of-truth in a popcorn-bowl-of-pleasure stories reported by the Times and beyond, and bestowed them with their own special awards.
Dec 26, 2012 11:59PM ET
People lined up around the block in Los Angeles on Wednesday, some waiting hours to exchange their unwanted guns for grocery store gift cards as the city tries to get the weapons off the street.
Dec 26, 2012 5:23PM ET
Tom Lindeman at the Washington Post chronicles the leading causes of "violence-related" death in the U.S. from 1999 to 2007 by age group.
Dec 26, 2012 4:13PM ET
You've all seen the photo, which the Obama campaign tweeted on election night and quickly became the most-retweeted in Twitter history. Now Barbara Walters gets the president to induce a collective national moment of "aww."
Dec 26, 2012 3:57PM ET
Home-cooked meth is apparently on the rise in American cities, and the ubiquity of a certain AMC drama is not to blame — not nearly.
Dec 26, 2012 3:12PM ET
The National Weather Service said that 34 tornadoes touched down on Christmas Day as a massive storm system continues to move across the country. This is how social media chased the twisters.
Dec 26, 2012 1:48PM ET
The author of Shutter Island, Mystic River, and Gone Baby Gone is also the owner of a rescue beagle named Tessa. Well, Tessa has gone missing, and Lehane has offered the sweetest sort of reward an author can give.
Dec 26, 2012 12:50PM ET
Because apparently Breezy Point hasn't had enough of its sad images this year, the Sandy-struck New York community discovered this poor guy Wednesday morning.
Dec 26, 2012 12:08PM ET
The Meet the Press host is actually under investigation for showing a 30-round magazine to the NRA's Wayne LaPierre this weekend, and the prospect of Gregory going to prison is actually making a lot of conservatives very happy.
Dec 26, 2012 10:11AM ET
A newspaper plotted everything on Google Maps, and the reaction over Christmas was swift and national, as the local story was swept up by the already powerful voice of gun owners on social media. Here were their main complaints about getting outed.
Dec 26, 2012 8:33AM ET
Dec 25, 2012 5:15PM ET
Without further ado: Pictures of people standing in front of Christmas trees with their brand new guns.
Dec 25, 2012 4:00PM ET
There's something about this Bushmaster AR-15: Both Adam Lanza and William Spangler, the two gunmen in the Newtown and Firefighter shootings, respectively, got their hands on the exact same make of semi-automatic, the .223 caliber rifle.
Dec 25, 2012 11:59AM ET
The correlation between gun violence and violent shooter games is dubious, but there are some very real links between the two industries, with gun-makers using these virtual worlds to advertise their products.
Dec 24, 2012 5:27PM ET
It's unclear how William Spengler, a convicted felon, got the gun he used to shoot at firefighters he'd lured to the scene of a blaze. But data suggests that an NRA-supported loophole makes it pretty easy.
Dec 24, 2012 11:52AM ET
The holidays have been rough for the Newtown Police Department, which is why officers from across Connecticut joining forces, so that not a single Newtown officer has to work on Christmas Day.
Dec 24, 2012 9:40AM ET
It looks like America won't be taking a break from mass shootings this holiday season. At around 6 a.m. on Christmas Eve, a gunman shot at least four firefighters trying to put out a house fire.
Dec 23, 2012 11:47PM ET
On Sunday morning, Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, told the world that armed guards stopped school shootings in Israel. Israel begs to differ.
Dec 23, 2012 11:02PM ET
When you go to the doctor, do you want your doctor to say, "How'd I like med school? I graduated early, breezed right through that business."