Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 13, 2013 3:00PM ET
Scientists have discovered what appear to be 125-mile high geysers of water spouting from the surface of Europa.
Dec 13, 2013 2:25PM ET
On Friday afternoon, federal officials announced the arrest of Terry Lee Loewen, 58, who was allegedly planning a suicide bomb attack on Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas.
Dec 13, 2013 1:13PM ET
Like the AP, the The New York Times and ABC News withheld the story about Robert Levinson's CIA work from the public due to fears for his safety.
Dec 13, 2013 12:22PM ET
As a teaching assistant in the economics department at Columbia, I too inflated student grades, but for none of the suspected reasons. I just didn’t want to deal with all the complaining.
Dec 13, 2013 10:31AM ET
If you live in an apartment complex that includes parking (even parking that comes with an extra fee), its costs are likely tucked into your rent.
Dec 13, 2013 3:41AM ET
A new study from Fordham Law School expected to be released on Friday reveals that as schools begin to move more student data into the cloud, they are neglecting to make sure that privacy protections are in place.
Dec 12, 2013 4:26PM ET
The Federal Communications Commission took a big step towards allowing in-flight phone calls during air travel on Thursday, voting 3-2 to review its rules that ban them.
Dec 12, 2013 2:01PM ET
Chameleons, famous for shifting colors to blend into their natural surroundings to avoid predators, may also be using their chromatic superpowers for a totally different reason: To win fights.
Dec 12, 2013 10:21AM ET
Ryan Loskarn, Senator Lamar Alexander's former chief of staff, is expected to appear in court on Thursday on child pornography charges.
Dec 12, 2013 9:25AM ET
NSA Director Keith Alexander said that dragnet surveillance methods are a necessary means of fighting increasing terrorism threats.
Dec 11, 2013 11:20PM ET
Dominique Ansel, inventor of the Cronut, has now created a cereal. It costs $15. That's insane. Why would you buy that? Here's how to make your own version for a fraction of the price.
Dec 11, 2013 9:18PM ET
Florida prosecutors have decided not to pursue its case against George Zimmerman, who was arrested after a November domestic dispute with his girlfriend after his girlfriend recanted her statements.
Dec 11, 2013 8:31PM ET
On September 2, 2005, a few days after the devastating Hurricane Katrina hit, New Orleans police officer David Warren shot and killed Henry Glover. Today, Warren is a free man.
Dec 11, 2013 5:37PM ET
Ayo Kimathi, a.k.a. “the Irritated Genie," a.k.a. the black supremacist employee of the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is "no longer an ICE employee."
Dec 11, 2013 4:06PM ET
Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise has fired the group's longtime executive director, Paul Teller, multiple sources told National Journal.
Dec 11, 2013 2:54PM ET
California is charging Kevin Christopher Bollaert with 31 felony counts of conspiracy, extortion and identity theft for allegedly operating revenge porn site "ugotposted.com" and demanding money from those who appeared on it.
Dec 11, 2013 2:46PM ET
It seems online students are pretty much the same as regular college kids. They don't bother to go to class, even in cyberspace.
Dec 11, 2013 2:00PM ET
Time magazine revealed this morning that Pope Francis is their 2013 Person of the Year, beating out Snowden to the chagrin of many.
Dec 11, 2013 12:55PM ET
On Tuesday, America had a collective red-faced meltdown after President Obama was spotted on camera shaking hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro. But the baby steps towards turning America into a communist paradise had already begun.
Dec 11, 2013 12:15PM ET
Everyone agrees the U.S. Postal Service is a frustratingly lousy company, but Americans can take solace in the fact that mail delivery is pretty terrible everywhere.
Dec 11, 2013 10:57AM ET
The real American crisis over the holiday happened centuries ago. And back then, the attackers were the Puritans.
Dec 11, 2013 10:51AM ET
Nearly 260,000 Americans enrolled in private health insurance plans through the federal and state-run exchanges in November, according to the latest Obamacare numbers.
Dec 11, 2013 7:47AM ET
Congratulations to Pope Francis, Time magazine's person of the year.
Dec 11, 2013 1:32AM ET
It's that time (get it?) of year again, when Time magazine decides definitively once and for all, who the Person of the Year is.
Dec 11, 2013 12:19AM ET
The National Security Agency analyzes tracking cookies used by online advertisers in order to find and target surveillance subjects, according to The Washington Post and documents provided by Edward Snowden.
Dec 10, 2013 6:31PM ET
Congressional negotiators reached a deal on the budget on Tuesday, days ahead of a December 13th deadline.
Dec 10, 2013 5:27PM ET
Ronald Reagan-lovers and conservatives are upset, and maybe a little heart broken, after an effort to name an obscure Nevada mountain after the 40th president was derailed.
Dec 10, 2013 3:21PM ET
Nobel Prize laureate Randy Schekman announced yesterday that he will no longer submit to top science journals.
Dec 10, 2013 1:57PM ET
Russia could possibly pardon two jailed members of Pussy Riot, along with a group of Greenpeace protesters and many others, under an amnesty deal being considered in the country's parliament.
Dec 10, 2013 2:35AM ET
President Barack Obama delivered a stirring address as thousands came out in the pouring rain to honor Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa.