Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 23, 2012 2:00PM ET
After seemingly everyone shuddered with dismay at a January 13 column suggesting that Israel should assassinate President Obama, Andrew Adler has resigned as the publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times.
Jan 23, 2012 1:44PM ET
The CIA announced the arrest of John Kiriakou, a former agent, for leaking classified information, marking the second time this month the agency is sending the message that it doesn't like its ex-agents to be talking to reporters.
Jan 23, 2012 1:29PM ET
Just a few years ago he was one of the nation's financial heavy hitters, but former A.F.G. chief executive Aaron Hand has solidified his role as criminal, pleading guilty on Monday to trying to arrange a hit on a witness with his parents' unwitting help.
Jan 23, 2012 11:41AM ET
Law enforcement will need to obtain a court order to place a GPS device on cars they want to track, according to the Supreme Court, which felt that to do otherwise would violate the Fourth Amendment. However, the justices have different ideas as to why.
Jan 23, 2012 10:36AM ET
Always one to detest the TSA's intrusion on people's privacy, Sen. Rand Paul has been detained himself by officials with the agency at Nashville's airport this morning, according to Paul spokesperson Moira Bagley.
Jan 22, 2012 10:47AM ET
The Paterno family announced the death of the legendary Penn State University football coach in a statement.
Jan 21, 2012 9:40PM ET
Reports that Joe Paterno has died at age 85 are false, says a family spokesperson.
Jan 21, 2012 3:19PM ET
A federal appeals court upheld awards for the families of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's victims.
Jan 20, 2012 4:29PM ET
Discovered: The 11th warmest year on record, comet death on camera, banning fast food ads works, red wine's back, ad where you vote matters.
Jan 20, 2012 4:00PM ET
In an apparent attempt to push the question of Internet privacy up to the Supreme Court, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are moving forward with an appeal to challenge a U.S. district court ruling in November.
Jan 20, 2012 12:32PM ET
A Supreme Court decision today means that Texas still doesn't know the boundaries of its 36 congressional district, which is a bit of a problem since primaries for those congressional seats are only three months away.
Jan 20, 2012 9:44AM ET
Ariel Levy on Gingrich's debate, Nicholas Burns on Iran, Jonathan Alter on the State of the Union, David Brooks on the Romneys, and Carlo Rotella on talking heads.
Jan 20, 2012 8:44AM ET
Former Speaker of the House and current Republican hopeful Newt Gingrich released his tax return during last night's debate, proving he's an excellent multi-tasker and isn't afraid to show that he paid just under $1 million in taxes and around $20,000 in alimony for 2010.
Jan 20, 2012 8:08AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Jan 19, 2012 4:55PM ET
Discovered: 19,232 new species, the Choking Game trend, marriage isn't all that healthy after-all, a miracle tree, mental-illness abounds, challenging the women are bad at math research.
Jan 19, 2012 2:53PM ET
A new report found that a third of teenage moms surveyed didn't use protection because, for one reason or another, they didn't think they could get pregnant.
Jan 19, 2012 2:50PM ET
Remember how the guy who owns the WikiLeaks truck was going to sell it and use the money to start building a whole fleet of WikiLeaks vehicles? Well, the eBay sale ended last week and all the bidders backed out at the last minute, so that never happened.
Jan 19, 2012 10:33AM ET
A rich, generous history buff says he'll pony up the $7.5 million needed to fix the earthquake damage to the Washington Monument.
Jan 19, 2012 10:01AM ET
Joe Karaganis on web piracy, Joshua Green on food stamps, Nicholas Kristof on banking, Alan Blinder on the deficit, and George Will on police overreach
Jan 19, 2012 8:46AM ET
The final results of the Iowa Caucuses put Rick Santorum ahead of Mitt Romney by 34 votes, though the Iowan Republican Party's executive director, calls it a "split decision."
Jan 19, 2012 8:03AM ET
Jan 19, 2012 7:36AM ET
Cartoonist Nick Anderson isn't fond of Mitt Romney's tax bracket.
Jan 19, 2012 7:14AM ET
Yesterday's internet-wide protest may not have killed Congress's anti-piracy efforts completely, but a lot of legislators (including some co-sponsors) suddenly can't run away from the bills fast enough.
Jan 18, 2012 3:14PM ET
Discovered: A new type of computer, gossiping is healthy, why even the rich stop spending during a recession, 6.7 million bat deaths and how fruit flies navigate.
Jan 18, 2012 1:41PM ET
Opposite GQ's list of top D.C. insiders in newsstands this month is Esquire's cover with a certain Washington bigwig, Bill Clinton, who cracked wise that MSNBC was in fact created as liberals' ostensive answer to Fox News.
Jan 18, 2012 11:41AM ET
The U.S. State Department has recommended that the president reject a pipeline proposed from Canada to Texas, and the White House has agreed.
Jan 18, 2012 11:17AM ET
Last week, The Village Voice's Steven Thrasher ranked "The 100 Most Powerless New Yorkers" and it was full of people who rarely hear about. On Wednesday, GQ's biennial "50 Most Powerful People in Washington" was released and it, too, is filled out by names you don't know.
Jan 18, 2012 9:55AM ET
Ezra Klein on Romney's taxes, Jamie Stiehm on Showtime's Homeland, Scot Lehigh on young voters, William Pesek on Myanmar, and Arthur Herman on military cuts.
Jan 18, 2012 7:59AM ET
An unknown person appeared to throw some kind of smoke bomb over the White House fence last night during a demonstration by Occupy protestors outside the main gates.
Jan 18, 2012 7:37AM ET