Today's Five Best Columns
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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.
May 24, 2012 9:58AM ET
By now you've seen the photo of Bill Clinton with the porn stars, the one that began circulating on Twitter last evening and is now in Page Six, and in various other tabloids, along with faux shocked headlines like "What would Hillary say?"
May 24, 2012 9:44AM ET
Steve Coll on quitting Facebook, Ezra Klein on Romney's governorship, Thomas Hart Jr. on the high-speed rail, Jonathan Alter on negative campaigns, and Laurence Bherer and Pascale Dufour on Quebec's draconian law
May 24, 2012 9:28AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
May 24, 2012 8:52AM ET
The U.S. military doesn't allow women to serve in front-line combat roles, which is not only sexist, it's not realistic, say two women who are suing to get the ban removed.
May 24, 2012 8:10AM ET
This is big: New York Police may have solved the 33-year-old case of the disappearance and death of Etan Patz. This morning they announced the arrest of a New Jersey man who reportedly told police, "I did it."
May 24, 2012 7:24AM ET
A brother of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has escaped house arrest and made his way to Beijing, potentially setting off another diplomatic crisis like the one sparked by his younger brother's quest for asylum.
May 24, 2012 6:29AM ET
As the first human to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong is a popular target for interviews; a request that he almost never grants. So you can imagine why people are perplexed that he agreed to a full one-hour sit down interview with the head of the Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia.
May 24, 2012 5:35AM ET
Faced with massive budget cuts, The New Orleans Times-Picayune will cut back its frequency to three days a week starting in the fall.
May 23, 2012 5:40PM ET
A couple of commenters touched on a good point tangential to Jen Doll's No Sympathy For the Singles, but we're only featuring the one that taught us a new word.
May 23, 2012 5:17PM ET
It was announced today that M, a soon-to-relaunch men's fashion magazine for guys in their 30s and 40s, is in the works. But before we graduate to M, it's probably as good a time as any to see how M stacks up against today's men's magazines.
May 23, 2012 4:23PM ET
Today in Sports: A new NFL lawsuit, Golden State is building a new home, and NBC is all-in on the Olympics.
May 23, 2012 3:33PM ET
Now that the Secret Service agents fired for that whole Colombian prostitution scandal are fighting their terminations, we're learning a lot more about how and where they party.
May 23, 2012 3:03PM ET
Riding in a New York City taxi cab may occasionally feel like highway robbery, but try not to get mad at the cabbie: he's getting robbed, too.
May 23, 2012 2:23PM ET
The new Digital Government Strategy, released on Wednesday, contains hints that the BlackBerry is on the way out as federal government’s leading mobile device.
May 23, 2012 12:13PM ET
This ought to infuriate all the right(wing) people: A study has found that people who watch no news at all can answer questions about current events better than people who solely watch Fox News.
May 23, 2012 10:25AM ET
This won't make an already complicated story any simpler: Four eyewitnesses to George Zimmerman's shooting of Trayvon Martin have backed away from, or completely changed what they said earlier.
May 23, 2012 10:05AM ET
Guess what, single friends! The Wall Street Journal's Sue Shellenbarger has a tip for you: You're doing it wrong.
May 23, 2012 9:32AM ET
Steve Rattner on Bain and jobs, Richard Grenell on gay Republicans, Reuel Marc Gerecht and Mark Dubowitz on Iran talks, Holman W. Jenkins Jr. on Facebook's IPO, and Dana Milbank on banking regulations