Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 8, 2012 9:29AM ET
Daniel Sunshine, director of strategic content for our friends at National Journal, put together this fascinating chart as part of a presentation that is one of the benefits of the National Journal Membership program.
Mar 8, 2012 8:02AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Mar 8, 2012 7:18AM ET
U.S. officials are searching hard for signs that the inner circle of Bashar Al-Assad may be fracturing, as at least one high ranking minister has apparently defected to opposition.
Mar 8, 2012 6:19AM ET
A woman in Michigan won $1 million from a state lottery game, but is still collecting state food assistance, a fact that is sure to open another front in the ongoing class war.
Mar 7, 2012 6:32PM ET
As predicted, the story of the "Mommy Madam" has continued to unleash tabloid-ready twists and turns. But what about the building itself where the alleged prostitution occurred?
Mar 7, 2012 4:42PM ET
Not everyone likes the explanation, but many doctors believe conversion disorder is what's behind the twitching disorder that has stricken the teenage girls of Le Roy, NY. In other words, the mysterious involuntary spasms are a physical manifestation of stress.
Mar 7, 2012 2:31PM ET
A solar flare erupted from the sun this week causing radiation storms that could affect Earth.
Mar 7, 2012 2:30PM ET
It would be tempting to say that no one has won with the initial slut-shaming and the firestorm that has ensued with Rushgate. But, if we're being honest, we have to admit that this may not have gone that terribly for quite a few people.
Mar 7, 2012 12:00PM ET
We took a look at some of the media's recent dietary darlings (aimed at both women and men) to see how they compare to the current gluten-free blitz.
Mar 7, 2012 9:50AM ET
No one really wants to be the bad guy who ordered the dumping of 9/11 victims' remains into a landfill, so one official at Dover Air Force Base is clearing his name and blaming his bosses
Mar 7, 2012 9:48AM ET
The Upper East Side "Mommy Madam," Anna Gristina, 44, who was charged yesterday with promoting prostitution is getting a lot of attention in the tabloids today. While no client list has been released, the details coming out about Gristina's personal life are fascinating.
Mar 7, 2012 9:39AM ET
Clarence Page on Rush Limbaugh, Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. on Apple's closed ecosystem, Dana Milbank on Obama's lobbyists, Samuel Waksal on paying for drug treatment, and Wendy Kopp on publicizing teacher rankings
Mar 7, 2012 9:00AM ET
Mar 7, 2012 8:17AM ET
Less than a week after calling Sandra Fluke a "slut" on the air, Rush Limbaugh ran his mouth again on Tuesday, calling investigative journalist Tracie McMillan a "babe", an "authorette" and, more broadly, one of "these single white women."
Mar 7, 2012 6:14AM ET
The Indianapolis Colts are expected to announce today that they will cut Peyton Manning after 14 years of service, four MVP awards, and a Super Bowl trophy in 2007.
Mar 6, 2012 5:12PM ET
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson gave one of the best performances in HBO's The Wire in part because she grew up around the Baltimore streets the show portrayed. Newly found recordings of her on a real police wiretap don't exactly evoke her ruthless television character.
Mar 6, 2012 2:54PM ET
A group of economists has found that women who had better access to the Pill were earning 8 percent more than those who didn't by the time they reached age 50.
Mar 6, 2012 2:47PM ET
Kirk Cameron said Tuesday he's not pleased with the public's response to his remarks on gay people. Perhaps with these new comments, he can quickly return to the quiet anonymity more fitting of a former 1980s sit-com star.
Mar 6, 2012 1:56PM ET
Jurors in the trial of Allen Stanford said on Monday they couldn't come to a decision on whether the financier had carried out a $7 billion ponzi scheme, but they changed their mind on Tuesday and convicted him on all but one of 14 criminal counts.
Mar 6, 2012 11:03AM ET
Mar 6, 2012 9:43AM ET
Michael Kinsley on the Limbaugh fallout, William McGurn on Reagan and Romney, Gideon Rachmann on democracy, Peter Popham on Myanmar sanctions, and Charles Lane on electric cars.
Mar 6, 2012 9:23AM ET
It's not every day that a married "Ugg-wearing" soccer mom with four kids gets busted for operating a prostitution ring out of an apartment on East 78th Street. Thus, New York Post editors are making the most of it, with an array of porny stock photos and puns.
Mar 6, 2012 8:46AM ET
Mar 6, 2012 7:04AM ET
All the Republican candidates have gone after Barack Obama for his handling of the Iranian problem, but if one of them gets elected president, would they really handle things any differently?
Mar 6, 2012 5:56AM ET
A new study of large school systems shows that the racial gap in the punishment of students is similar to the disparities found in the criminal justice system for adults.
Mar 5, 2012 5:37PM ET
After the United States killed Anwar al Awlaki, a U.S. citizen, in a drone strike last year, people had a lot of uncomfortable questions about why that was OK under U.S. law. On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder tried to answer them without mentioning the specifics of Awlaki's case.
Mar 5, 2012 4:36PM ET
Despite the popularity of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, there's still a major disconnect between the rigorous data mining being presented and the people who can only believe what they see with their own eyes.
Mar 5, 2012 1:25PM ET
Jared Lougner's lack of sanity has kept him out of the defendant's chair since a judge ruled him unfit to stand trial last year, but a ruling on Monday dealt a serious blow to Loughner's fight to remain crazy as he faces a trial for the mass shooting that killed six and injured Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others.
Mar 5, 2012 9:37AM ET
Mar 5, 2012 9:22AM ET
Paul Begala on the foreign policy election, L. Gordon Crovitz on self-driving cars, Joel Klein on candidates and education, Luke Harding on Putin's election, and Bill Keller on New York transit.