Today's Five Best Columns
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Jul 20, 2012 1:35PM ET
The first pictures of James Holmes, the 24-year-old who allegedly opened fire on a theater full of people in Aurora, Colorado, are making their way to the public, as a biography begins to emerge of the man accused in one of the nation's deadliest recent massacres.
Jul 20, 2012 1:02PM ET
Hours after the tragic shooting deaths in Aurora, Colorado advocates on both sides of the gun control debate began reciting the same talking points they've reiterated for years.
Jul 20, 2012 12:45PM ET
When something like this happens, what happened in Colorado, the meaningless shooting of a theater full of people there to do the simplest of things—watch a movie—it's hard to know how to react, on the Internet or off of it.
Jul 20, 2012 10:02AM ET
For the first time in U.S. history, the Defense Department has announced that it will, for one day only, allow service members to march in uniform in San Diego's Gay Pride Parade on Saturday.
Jul 20, 2012 9:41AM ET
Peggy Noonan on communication failures, Mark Edmunson on online education, Joshua Green on Romney's campaign strategy, Barack Obama on cybersecurity, and Taner Akcam on Turkey's human rights
Jul 20, 2012 9:39AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Jul 20, 2012 9:38AM ET
A recent feature in People magazine with Anthony Weiner, his wife Huma Abedin, and their baby Jordan had a lot of people wondering if this meant that Weiner was spurring up public goodwill for a comeback. Maybe it wasn't about him at all.
Jul 20, 2012 4:40AM ET
A gunman opened fire during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and wounding at least 59 more. Click here for continuing updates on the tragedy.
Jul 19, 2012 10:34PM ET
F.B.I. agents arrested two people in Miami on Tuesday in connection with an art heist that sounds exactly like it was executed by Thomas Crown.
Jul 19, 2012 6:02PM ET
The image of a woman drinking is often a reminder of the bad old days when people didn't know better — but new study shows it persists.
Jul 19, 2012 3:45PM ET
Everybody knows that Europeans took a lot of land from Native Americans, but this animated GIF by Tumblr user sunisup gives a great sense of just how fast the people living in North America were pushed west after Christopher Columbus "discovered" the continent.
Jul 19, 2012 2:52PM ET
In your daily recap of Olympics news: the Games lose a big name, a strike threatens London's aiports, and how to make the sounds of the Games realer than real.
Jul 19, 2012 1:13PM ET
New research is always popping up to enlighten (or terrify, or depress) us about what all of this time spent on the Internet is doing to our brains. What does it do, though, to not only our brains but also to our emotions and characters and personalities?
Jul 19, 2012 10:13AM ET
In an especially Emperor's New Clothes sort of twist, a new store in Manhattan's East Village is selling New York City tap water that they filter via a special technique back to discriminating water consumers.
Jul 19, 2012 9:36AM ET
Juliette Kayyem on Bachmann's crusade, Gail Collins on the VP picks' writings, Michael Kinsley on Romney's faith, Joseph Thorndike on tax returns, and Maggie Shipstead on weddings.
Jul 19, 2012 9:29AM ET
Jul 19, 2012 9:20AM ET
The New York Post follows Anthony Weiner's pro-family People photo shoot and interview with a front page today warning of "Operation Comeback!" Should we be so warned?
Jul 19, 2012 8:55AM ET
In a fight that was never really about and means more than paperwork, permits, and inspections, a federal judge has ruled that Muslims in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, should be allowed to worship there to celebrate Ramadan tonight.
Jul 19, 2012 5:55AM ET
In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity last night, George Zimmerman apologized to Trayvon Martin's family, but also says he doesn't regret anything he did on the night of their deadly encounter.
Jul 18, 2012 6:41PM ET
In the fight for control of news coverage between powerful politicians and business moguls and the reporters who cover them, it's clear who is winning: The powerful, not the reporters.
Jul 18, 2012 6:39PM ET
Students are paying for more of their college education on their own now than they have for the past four years.
Jul 18, 2012 5:57PM ET
Today's post about Samuel Williams, the 71-year-old man who fired upon two robbers fleeing from an Internet cafe in Florida, solicited a pretty informative comment.
Jul 18, 2012 5:41PM ET
The State Department's latest counterterrorism effort is apparently an Internet trolling (no, we're not kidding) initiative called Viral Peace. From whom should the government learn to troll?
Jul 18, 2012 5:04PM ET
One awesome side effect of dramatic weather, especially if you're indoors and not subjected to things like grape-sized hail, is the dramatic photography it yields.
Jul 18, 2012 1:17PM ET
The Jeremy Lin fiasco may have finally pushed New York basketball fans over the edge, but for the first time in a long life of disappointments they finally have another option besides quiet rage: Move to Brooklyn.
Jul 18, 2012 9:49AM ET
You know a story is a perfect tabloid story when you get not only an "exclusive" New York Post news story about it but also a dedicated rant from Andrea Peyser on the topic. Today, we get both, about a woman and her shoes.
Jul 18, 2012 9:48AM ET
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen on Mexican drug crime, Ta-Nehisi Coates on Joe Paterno's statue, John Lloyd on London's Olympics gloom, Peter Orszag on summer vacation's harm, Clifford Winston on the driverless car
Jul 18, 2012 9:35AM ET
Samuel Williams was just your average 71-year-old chilling in an Ocala, Florida, Internet cafe with a concealed weapon ... until the robbers showed up.
Jul 18, 2012 9:33AM ET
Jul 18, 2012 9:09AM ET
Airport security officials are asking a lot of questions today after a pilot wanted for murder broke into an airport, stole an empty plane, crashed it trying to take off, then killed himself inside.