Today's Five Best Columns
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May 29, 2012 7:34AM ET
Memorial Day weekend brought news of more U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan as The New York Times raises new questions about President Obama's so-called "Kill List" of terrorists targeted for assassination.
May 29, 2012 5:40AM ET
Researchers say that giant bluefin tuna captured off the coast of the U.S. last fall contained trace amounts of cesium-134, a radioactive element released into the ocean by the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.
May 28, 2012 4:35PM ET
Memorial Day plans rarely change for the President and he didn't spend his afternoon manning a grill. Obama spoke at the Arlington National Cemetery on Monday afternoon.
May 26, 2012 2:37PM ET
There's a new criminal trend spreading across America and it's producing billions of dollars in profits for the people smart enough to pull it off. People are filing fake tax returns and collecting the checks.
May 25, 2012 5:49PM ET
Is there a G-rated word more hideous and nasty to women than the word "cougar"? What about when we apply it to 16-year-old girls?
May 25, 2012 4:35PM ET
New York is expected to arraign the first legitimate suspect in the 33-year-old disappearance of Etan Patz as early as Friday, but from the facts made public by both police and reporters, there's as much reason to doubt they've got the right man as to believe it.
May 25, 2012 3:00PM ET
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn will get 150 new surveillance cameras meant to help catch child predators, but the footage will be controlled not by the police, but by an organization that's been accused of shielding child molesters from authorities.
May 25, 2012 2:50PM ET
You know people are really getting stir crazy when the dressing and flirting habits of a friendly group of female jurors start attracting whispers among court watchers
May 25, 2012 1:37PM ET
As we enter Memorial Day weekend, the season of celebrity commencement speeches is drawing to a close once again, and among the many loftier bits of rhetoric graduating seniors are bound to forget, our nation's elite speakers imparted some valuable life lessons.
May 25, 2012 11:56AM ET
Shockingly, the allegations that former Pennsylvania State University football coach Jerry Sandusky raped kids have hurt donations to his charity, and it's now making plans to close.
May 25, 2012 10:49AM ET
It's hard to tell where the truth ends and spin begins with this one, but here we go: An Albany police unit raided a spa owned by the wife of The Albany Times Union's investigative editor for alleged prostitution--a move that might be retribution for his coverage of the police unit's shady purchases.
May 25, 2012 10:16AM ET
It's official: The first private mission to the International Space Station is a success.
May 25, 2012 10:10AM ET
The story about an escaped monkey wreaking havoc on a plane at JFK provides an object lesson in why SEO is ruining news.
May 25, 2012 9:34AM ET
The New York Times is reporting that Pedro Hernandez, the suspect police had arrested in the Etan Patz case yesterday was admitted to the hospital today and placed on suicide watch.
May 25, 2012 9:33AM ET
Stephen Carter on the 'faculty lounge,' Joshua Green on private equity, Michael Kinsley on China, Charles Krauthammer on the Nationals, and Tom Manion on Memorial Day.
May 25, 2012 8:56AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
May 25, 2012 8:26AM ET
This isn't the way we should start your Memorial Day weekend, but here it goes: apparently someone at Guantanamo Bay might be taking photos of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, smuggling them out, and posting them on a jihadist website.
May 25, 2012 7:53AM ET
Cartoonist Lisa Benson on Memorial Day.
May 25, 2012 5:57AM ET
The candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood and the last prime minister who served under Hosni Mubarak will do battle in a runoff election next month to determine Egypt's next president.
May 24, 2012 5:39PM ET
If you were searching for an afternoon face-palm, D.C. Council member Marion Barry is your man. In the midst of apologizing to Asians for calling them dirty and chastising Filipino nurses (for being nurses?), Barry decided to invoke the term "Polacks."
May 24, 2012 5:13PM ET
The New Orleans Times-Picayune will undergo some radical and painful changes an in attempt to save its life, but if the history of its sibling newspapers is any guide, the cuts will only delay the inevitable.
May 24, 2012 4:14PM ET
Anderson Cooper scored the first in-depth interview with Chen Guangcheng since the blind Chinese activist arrived in the United States last weekend, and the first thing in CNN's teaser for tonight's show is Chen's absolute relief at just being able to go outside.
May 24, 2012 3:46PM ET
Like any city, El Paso, Texas, makes goofy, oversimplified tourist maps for visitors, but in 2010 it oversimplified the map so much that it deleted its violence-plagued neighbor to the south, Ciudad Juarez.
May 24, 2012 3:21PM ET
This is sort of troubling: After a three-month review, the state of New Jersey found that the NYPD did nothing wrong when it spied on Muslim businesses, mosques, and student groups.
May 24, 2012 2:11PM ET
Obviously, you like to look at pictures of cats (otherwise you wouldn't be on the Internet), but if you need your cat pictures to fit a very specific niche, try out this Tumblr devoted only to old time photos of the Siamese variety.
May 24, 2012 1:32PM ET
Paul Fussell, author, cultural critic, and "public curmudgeon" in the words of his New York Times obituary, died Wednesday at 88.
May 24, 2012 12:31PM ET
There's no way this could ever go wrong: The Daily Caller plans to give away a gun a week until election day.
May 24, 2012 11:42AM ET
Every single person interviewed for a story about a secret gay club at evangelical Biola University said they wanted to open a dialogue about the university's relationship with its gay students, but nobody can figure out how to get that conversation started.
May 24, 2012 10:48AM ET
Mad supply-side scientists wanting to clone Ronald Reagan will have to get their source DNA somewhere else, as an auction house selling a sample of the Gipper's blood has decided to cancel the sale.
May 24, 2012 10:40AM ET
In a letter to The Atlantic, novelist Philip Roth explains what happened when he had an adverse reaction to sleeping pills he was prescribed in the late 1980s.