Today's Five Best Columns
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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
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
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.
Feb 3, 2012 5:29PM ET
Like it or not, Lance Armstrong is not a criminal -- or at least he won't be considered one anytime soon. In a late Friday press release, the Department of Justice announced that it was going to drop its case against the seven-time Tour de France winner.
Feb 3, 2012 4:53PM ET
Some more sunny economic news today: The Dow shot way up today, buoyed by good jobs numbers released Friday morning, closing at a high it hasn't seen since May 2008.
Feb 3, 2012 3:51PM ET
Time's military guy Mark Thompson managed to get ahold of the Excel spreadsheet showing the U.S. military's snack plans for the big game on Sunday.
Feb 3, 2012 2:01PM ET
Last night, in the fervor against Komen for cutting their Planned Parenthood funding (a decision now reversed), someone discovered a pink gun sold by Discount Gun Sales, which lead Scott Wooledge to quip, "Perfect for shooting yourself in the foot!" Might it also be good for killing off pink for good?
Feb 3, 2012 11:40AM ET
The Susan G. Komen foundation has reversed its position on Planned Parenthood, and will continue funding the organization after all, issuing a statement that apologizes "for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives."
Feb 3, 2012 11:28AM ET
Some wonderful Internet sleuthing has given a happy ending to the feel-good Internet story of the week -- the one in which an ex-master asked an ex-slave to return to him and the ex-slave refused.
Feb 3, 2012 9:55AM ET
In an example of how secret deals lead to the worst optics ever, today we learn that the Sierra Club took about $26 million dollars over the course of three years from a natural-gas company all while talking up natural gas as a clean alternative to coal.
Feb 3, 2012 9:45AM ET
Jill Lepore on Planned Parenthood, Jonathan Alter on Gingrich's attacks, Robert Pape on humanitarian intervention, Peggy Noonan on Obama's Catholic decision, and Charles Krauthammer on Syria and Iran.
Feb 3, 2012 9:32AM ET
Amid a flurry of resignations, a website hack, and national uproar over the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation's decision to cut off Planned Parenthood, its founder, Nancy Brinker, told reporters last night that the decision had nothing to do with abortions.
Feb 3, 2012 9:27AM ET
Giving the term "white-glove doormen" a new meaning, The New York Post reports today on a drug smuggling ring that came up with the idea to bribe doormen at high-end city buildings to sign for packages containing cocaine.
Feb 3, 2012 8:52AM ET
Feb 3, 2012 8:38AM ET
The unemployment rate posted another decline in January, dropping to 8.3 percent from 8.5 as the U.S. economy added 243,000 jobs.
Feb 3, 2012 7:48AM ET
Despite the angry words and hurt feelings on both sides of the argument, this week's controversy will see both the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation and Planned Parenthood come out ahead in one very important area: fundraising.
Feb 3, 2012 6:08AM ET
The Associated Press reports that the federal government's list of those who are banned from flying in or to the United States has more than doubled in the last year, to 21,000 names.
Feb 3, 2012 5:26AM ET
As four states prepare to hold Republican caucus votes in the next week, The New York Times would like to remind you that the entire caucus system is a terrible way to elect a candidate.