Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 7, 2012 11:22AM ET
Even after backtracking on its cut of funds for Planned Parenthood, the fallout for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation continues this morning with public policy senior vice president Karen Handel's sour-sounding resignation.
Feb 7, 2012 10:46AM ET
Do you love Mad Men like we love Mad Men? Have you been waiting so long for the show to begin its fifth season that you barely even remember where we left off?
Feb 7, 2012 10:08AM ET
In what's becoming a weapon of choice for the digital backers of Occupy Wall Street protests, Anonymous has released the personal data of Oakland city officials in respect to the Occupy protests there that turned violent on Jan. 28.
Feb 7, 2012 9:45AM ET
Frank Bruni on gay marriage, James Dorsey on China's Syria veto, Dana Milbank on Jack Abramoff, Gideon Rachman on Putin, and Bret Stephens on Israel and Iran
Feb 7, 2012 9:22AM ET
Today's breathless ode to the Brooklyn zeitgeist comes from The New York Daily News, which describes a six block stretch of Brooklyn Heights as the new real estate candy to "Wall Street execs." There goes the neighborhood.
Feb 7, 2012 8:47AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Feb 7, 2012 8:42AM ET
2012 is the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese Zodiac, making it a good year to have a baby and a great one if you own a fertility clinic.
Feb 7, 2012 7:46AM ET
The Washington Post has a huge exposé on 33 members of Congress who directed earmarks to projects close to their homes, but it's hard to see how this latest "scandal" should surprise or outrage anyone.
Feb 7, 2012 6:03AM ET
People are still talking about the middle finger and the marching bands, but now they're finally coming back to the forgotten star of Madonna's halftime show — the flying dude in the toga.
Feb 7, 2012 5:19AM ET
Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed resigned today after a "mutiny" by police officers who took over the state broadcaster in the nation's capital.
Feb 6, 2012 5:37PM ET
New York's Midtown denizens constantly gripe about the inter-city bus companies that use Manhattan's curbs as loading zones, and on Monday it turned out their complaints were legitimate as at least one company's coaches were too heavy for city streets.
Feb 6, 2012 5:18PM ET
After the weekend's crackdown on camping at Occupy D.C., the final high-profile Occupy encampment in the country has been reduced to a tiny collection of tents.
Feb 6, 2012 3:41PM ET
Along with rants about the halftime show and tabulations of exactly how much one second of Super Bowl airtime costs, the day after the Super Bowl brings us the time-honored tradition of recapping the commercials that caused an outrage.
Feb 6, 2012 2:25PM ET
Once upon a time, the airport was where you waited to take a plane to go somewhere. Now it's a place where you can make yourself at home, and live for years, if you're so inclined.
Feb 6, 2012 1:50PM ET
About 20 Occupy-affiliated protesters crashed a New York state legislative budget meeting Monday morning, but it doesn't sound as if they had much of an audience.
Feb 6, 2012 12:26PM ET
The Players: Roland S. Martin, journalist and frequent contributor to CNN and admitted soccer hater; The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), critics of homophobia and, now, Martin
Feb 6, 2012 12:19PM ET
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein attracted notice Monday when the Human Rights Campaign posted a 30-second video on the Web that features his endorsement of same-sex marriage.
Feb 6, 2012 11:41AM ET
Meet John Fleming, the unfortunate Republican U.S. Representative from Louisiana who made that wonderful and all-too-common mistake of thinking that an Onion article was real and telling his Facebook followers to read it.
Feb 6, 2012 11:30AM ET
Living alone. Once, perhaps, it was a designation that you were an old maid, destined to someday die alone and be devoured by your cat, if you were lucky. But what if that single life could be forever sustained?
Feb 6, 2012 11:19AM ET
The Simpsons have now joined Barbie as targets of an Iranian crackdown, putting one of the iconic blonde doll's biggest critics on the same blacklist as her.
Feb 6, 2012 9:45AM ET
Bill Keller on online piracy, James Carroll on television, Hendrik Hertzberg on debates, Lisa Levenstein and Jennifer Mittelstadt on food stamps, and Albert Hunt on Obama.
Feb 6, 2012 9:22AM ET
In New York City the battle against new and old is everywhere, but its front lines could be said to be in the East Village, where "old-timers" fight tooth and nail to save their treasured businesses and buildings against the glut of Starbucks and developers.
Feb 6, 2012 8:00AM ET
Feb 6, 2012 7:48AM ET
Cartoonist Nick Anderson has a different "cure" in mind for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation
Feb 6, 2012 6:37AM ET
Josh Powell, a man who was a "person of interest" in the disappearance of his wife two years ago, killed himself and their two children after blowing up his house on Sunday, possibly because he was about to be charged with her death
Feb 6, 2012 5:55AM ET
Did you miss the Big Game? Or just need to catch up on what everyone is saying about it this morning? Here's a recap of what happened... and what happened after the New York Giants pulled of their big 21-17 victory.
Feb 5, 2012 8:00PM ET
Eli Manning guided the New York Giants to a Super Bowl victory, in a game decided by a final-minute touchdown by Ahmad Bradshaw.
Feb 5, 2012 5:30PM ET
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg presses on with his crusade for gun law reform, an issue he hopes to bring to a wider audience than ever this Super Bowl Sunday.
Feb 4, 2012 12:00PM ET
After a pre-dawn raid, Occupy D.C.'s McPherson Square encampment is no more.
Feb 4, 2012 11:30AM ET
The Rhodes Trust offers their account of the Patrick J. Witt controversy, confirming to The New York Times that they suspended the Yale golden boy's candidacy in light of a sexual assault complaint.