Today's Five Best Columns
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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
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
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.
Mar 5, 2012 8:36AM ET
Anthony Garcia collected more than $30,000 in unemployment--not bad when you consider he was sitting in a Los Angeles jail serving a sentence for murder.
Mar 5, 2012 7:43AM ET
Cartoonist Tom Toles toasts Mitt Romney's gaffes.
Mar 4, 2012 11:00AM ET
Rush Limbaugh has issued an apology to Sandra Fluke: He never meant to "attack" the Georgetown law student by calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute." Advertisers are dropping out, anyway.
Mar 3, 2012 1:40PM ET
As the death toll climbs from yesterday's record-breaking storms across the central and southern U.S., a miraculous discovery leaves many asking, "How?"
Mar 3, 2012 11:00AM ET
100,000 victims of the nightmarish BP oil spill have been awarded $7.8 billion in damages, with the contingency that any of them can reject it and sue the company directly.
Mar 2, 2012 4:49PM ET
The rash of twisters wreaking havoc on the South this week has apparently claimed an entire town in Southern, Indiana. Clark County Sheriff's Department Maj. Chuck Adamstold reporters that the town of Marysville is "completely gone."
Mar 2, 2012 2:28PM ET
With fewer adults deciding to marry than ever in American history, it's not hard to wonder what a post-marriage society would look like—and are we on our way there already?
Mar 2, 2012 11:37AM ET
We do not know exactly what happened with the Morgan Stanley executive arrested for balking on his fare and then stabbing the cab driver outside his home, but we do that Jennings is in for a hell of a time in the press.
Mar 2, 2012 11:02AM ET
Rush Limbaugh's recent, awful attacks on Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, who had the audacity to testify about contraception at a hearing led by House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi last Thursday, have inspired calls for Limbaugh to apologize as well as at least one company to pull advertising from his radio show.
Mar 2, 2012 10:46AM ET
Though he didn't consider it a "great literary moment in my life," that isn't stopping folks today from remembering James Q. Wilson for his seminal 1982 analysis of urban crime for The Atlantic.
Mar 2, 2012 9:43AM ET
Robert Samuelson on Obama's reelection odds, Timothy Geithner on forgetting the crisis, Scot Lehigh on candidate gaffes, Aram Nerguizian on Assad's support, and David Brooks on self-control.
Mar 1, 2012 5:29PM ET
Maryland's governor signed a gay marriage bill into law Thursday, but the likelihood of a statewide referendum on gay marriage remains high.
Mar 1, 2012 4:54PM ET
We'd pay more attention to Herman Cain's points about the economy in his latest ad if we weren't completely baffled by the creepy, goldfish-abusing child and suffocating goldfish starring in it.
Mar 1, 2012 2:03PM ET
This weekend's MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference will have over 2,200 attendees; nearly 700 more than last year, with a waiting list in the hundreds. All this to listen to math geeks talk about batting average and rebounds per 48 minutes?
Mar 1, 2012 1:42PM ET
With Thursday's news that another of the four Republican senators in New York who voted for gay marriage had lost the support of a local conservative committee, we're starting to see the contours of the case against them, which isn't based on their gay marriage vote—or so the opponents say.
Mar 1, 2012 1:08PM ET
Sen. Roy Blunt's contraception amendment was just defeated in the Senate by a vote of 51 to 48. This means things have gone just about perfectly for the Democrats, and for the Obama Administration.
Mar 1, 2012 12:55PM ET
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints posthumously baptized Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was killed by Pakistani militants in in 2002, and now Pearl's father says they should take it back.
Mar 1, 2012 12:05PM ET
The Republican-led measure to negate Obama's contraceptive mandate met its end, as the Senate voted 51-48 to table the amendment.
Mar 1, 2012 10:19AM ET
Fortune's new in-depth look at Facebook confirms that Mark Zuckerberg has created the type of intense cult it takes to build a successful tech company, but it's a very different from the one created by the tech industry's other mega-successful cultish leader, Apple's Steve Jobs.
Mar 1, 2012 9:42AM ET
Andy Kessler on social media in campaigns, Fareed Zakaria on the Afghanistan drawdown, Ezra Klein on the welfare state, Joshua Green on a Romney-Paul 'bromance', and Kirsten Powers on Obama's apologies.
Mar 1, 2012 9:21AM ET
Andrew Breitbart's news sites Big Journalism and Big Government, are reporting the death of their founder shortly after midnight in Los Angeles.
Mar 1, 2012 8:06AM ET
Mar 1, 2012 6:58AM ET
The sudden retirement of long-time Maine Senator Olympia Snowe may spell the end of Republican hopes to take back the Senate this November.
Mar 1, 2012 4:37AM ET
It took a whole month of meetings and voting, but while everyone was sleeping/obsessing over Michigan, Mitt Romney quietly won the Wyoming caucus.
Feb 29, 2012 5:13PM ET
One of the most amusing (and enlightening) reads of the day may be senior Reuters Opinion editor Chadwick Matlin's live tweets of Tuesday night's monthly members meeting of the Park Slope Food Co-op.
Feb 29, 2012 5:11PM ET
Two years after judges blocked the most controversial parts of a tough Arizona immigration law, a judge has blocked a less publicized part of the law in a move that seems likely to give its opponents even more hope.
Feb 29, 2012 4:08PM ET
Think of it as the next level of "I'm going to give you a bad review on Yelp": A couple of unhappy customers threw a temper tantrum when they couldn't get the table they wanted at WD-50 in New York, and in their frustration tried to get their way by claiming they were with Michelin.