Today's Five Best Columns
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Jun 14, 2012 9:20AM ET
The reduction of the "Double Gulp" from an excessive 64 ounces to a moderate 50 ounces, the company says, isn't because of Bloomberg or his nanny state rules about sodas (not that convenience stores would be affected anyways) or your looming diabetes: it's because no one could fit the massive drinks into their car's cup holders.
Jun 14, 2012 9:19AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Jun 13, 2012 5:12PM ET
Lance Armstrong escaped prosecution on the doping charges that have dogged him for years, but he may still lose his seven Tour de France titles thanks to a new investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Jun 13, 2012 4:48PM ET
Not that we needed another piece of evidence for the cultural hegemony of the red Solo cup, but the internet gave us one anyway Wednesday when a clever blog post about the meaning of the ridges on the iconic college party cup took the Internet by storm.
Jun 13, 2012 4:40PM ET
Well, this is the end of it. Unless someone comes up with a whole new narrative about something John Edwards did to break the law, his legal troubles are over.
Jun 13, 2012 3:19PM ET
Your frightening tech news of the day comes from The Economist, which reports that weapons designers are developing a "self-aiming bullet."
Jun 13, 2012 2:39PM ET
Here's a new entry in our apparently on-going examination of our favorite Texas election law: A city council race in Webster, Texas was decided by the roll of a dice.
Jun 13, 2012 12:18PM ET
Today in Sports: Remembering the Dream Team, riots at Euro 2012, and another warning for NFL players.
Jun 13, 2012 10:26AM ET
The New York Post promises "a ribald round of 'Name That John'" with details offered up from the accused Upper East Side madam's alleged little black book. Except the details are so minimal as to be almost amusing.
Jun 13, 2012 10:11AM ET
Former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik's social calendar is obviously a lot clearer now that he's in prison, but he still has to juggle people.
Jun 13, 2012 10:00AM ET
What could possibly go wrong with an unarmed truck advertising that it's holding hundreds of iPhones, iPods, and BlackBerrys?
Jun 13, 2012 9:40AM ET
Maureen Dowd on the Sandusky trial, Nathaniel Frank on gay parenting, John Dickerson on Jeb Bush, Richard Arenberg on the filibuster, and David Mason on Mormonism.
Jun 13, 2012 9:11AM ET
Jun 12, 2012 4:37PM ET
Things are not going well for the Zimmerman family: After a judge revoked George Zimmerman's bail on June 1, his wife Shellie Zimmerman was arrested on Tuesday for perjuring herself during his original bail hearing.
Jun 12, 2012 2:30PM ET
The hospital hosting Ronald Poppo, the homeless man whose face was chewed up by a drug-addled man, released some (very graphic) photos and details documenting his recovery, and now we can look forward to the end of the not terribly funny "zombie apocalypse" meme.
Jun 12, 2012 1:58PM ET
MSNBC host and Mika Brzezinski hair stylist Joe Scarborough wrote a column for Politico describing his easy decision to vote for Ron Paul in the Republican primary (in which Ron Paul isn't really competing).
Jun 12, 2012 1:41PM ET
New documents uncovered from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office indicate that a top Penn State official kept a file about sexual assault allegations against former football coach Jerry Sandusky, and that he and the University president agreed that it would be "humane" to not report Sandusky to authorities.
Jun 12, 2012 1:37PM ET
It's amazing that Mexico's Zetas drug cartel managed to launder money through as huge a U.S. horse-racing operation as it allegedly did for as long as it allegedly did, seeing as how one of its horses was named Number One Cartel.
Jun 12, 2012 10:02AM ET
With a Bronx District Attorney review on the way and alumni stopping donations and creating advocacy websites, we'd say Amos Kamil's New York Times Magazine story on the alleged decades-long history of sex abuse at the Horace Mann prep school has had a big impact.
Jun 12, 2012 9:37AM ET
Katrina vanden Heuvel on administration leakers, Joe Nocera on Europe's crisis management, Ramesh Ponnuru on Wisconsin, Frank Bruni on the 2012 race, and Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers on the death penalty.
Jun 12, 2012 9:23AM ET
Even non-demographers won't find it terribly shocking that four of the nation's 25 zip codes with the biggest white influx over the past decade are in Brooklyn, New York, the most of any single state, let alone a city.
Jun 12, 2012 9:04AM ET
You guys really like that Anna Wintour ambassadorial rumor a lot don't you? Enough to give it three years of legs? Well, sorry to kill your dreams of the icy Vogue editor becoming a U.S. ambassador, but just like in 2009, this isn't happening.
Jun 12, 2012 8:39AM ET
32 years after Lindy Chamblerlain's baby disappeared, a coroner ruled that her baby was killed by a dingo, just as she had famously claimed.
Jun 12, 2012 8:31AM ET
Jun 12, 2012 5:00AM ET
Secretary of Commerce of John Bryson announced late last night that he will temporarily step down from his job to look into the medical issues that may have contributed to his bizarre traffic trouble over the weekend.
Jun 11, 2012 11:41PM ET
People who own iPhones are "in a cult." Android users have "slightly larger than average heads." These were some of the assumptions explored by Queena Kim in a segment that aired Monday on American Public Media's Marketplace.
Jun 11, 2012 9:44PM ET
The initial report came in around 4 p.m. on Monday. An explosion on a yacht named Blind Date sent 21 passengers adrift off the coast of New Jersey, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Jun 11, 2012 3:36PM ET
The drone that crashed in an uninhabited, marshy area of Maryland Monday afternoon was no model plane but a 44-foot-long jet-powered Navy aircraft.
Jun 11, 2012 2:24PM ET
The Wall Street Journal is preparing Baby Boomers (and their kids) for a harsh truth: They may not get those inheritances they expected.
Jun 11, 2012 1:03PM ET
Today in Sports: Picking an NBA Finals villain, a kidnapping drama in Nigeria, and Rafa still owns the clay.