Today's Five Best Columns
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May 10, 2012 9:11AM ET
John Edwards' trial over campaign finance violations has gone on for some three weeks now, transporting us back to 2008 and exposing the darker side of the man who might have been president.
May 10, 2012 8:45AM ET
Did you get up at 4 a.m. today? And are you THIS EXCITED for today's initial unemployment claims figures? Or do you want to read about someone who is? Meet Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal.
May 10, 2012 8:17AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
May 9, 2012 5:33PM ET
By no means do we agree with Naomi Schaefer Riley's assertions about black studies. But today we do find ourselves in a weird place where we're actually on the same page with Schaefer Riley, at least when it comes to questions about her editors.
May 9, 2012 4:10PM ET
The fortuitous timing of President Obama's announcement on same sex marriage meant that it came during Shepard Smith's show on Fox News, giving him the first incredible reaction on the network.
May 9, 2012 4:05PM ET
Famed British hairdresser Vidal Sassoon passed away Wednesday at 84 of an "unspecified illness" at his home, The Los Angeles Times' Andrew Blankstein reports, and his family was there. So this doesn't sound unexpected, but still, of course, quite sad.
May 9, 2012 3:49PM ET
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper announced a full internal review to determine who might have leaked information to the media about the suicide bomb plot that was thwarted by an Al Qaeda spy.
May 9, 2012 2:31PM ET
Good and bad news for snail mail fans: To save money the U.S. Postal Service won't close your local branch, but it might reduce its hours to as little two a day.
May 9, 2012 12:24PM ET
America has a long tradition of being obsessed with royals, mostly because we don't have any of our own.
May 9, 2012 9:49AM ET
Amy Davidson on North Carolina's ban, Jonathan Chait on Dick Lugar's defeat, Derrick Jackson on the obesity crisis, David Ignatius on threats to airplanes, and Adam Kirsch on Obama's literary criticism.
May 9, 2012 9:38AM ET
Food blogs and local papers have been chewing over a something that gets us very, very nervous. They say there is a war on brunch.
May 9, 2012 9:06AM ET
Logic takes us strange places sometimes, like when a judge found herself writing this little gem: "The purposeful viewing of child pornography on the internet is now legal in New York."
May 9, 2012 8:27AM ET
Sarah Lacy of PandoDaily reports that AOL is looking to unload two of its signature blog properties, Engadget and TechCrunch, after a year of messy public fights over their leadership.
May 9, 2012 8:11AM ET
There's some troubling news coming from Indonesia this morning where a Russian airliner, the Sukhoi Superjet 100, carrying 44 people has disappeared off the radar during a demo flight near Jakarta.
May 9, 2012 7:40AM ET
May 9, 2012 6:34AM ET
In a shocking revelation from intelligence sources, the suicide bomber reportedly thwarted trying to blow up a U.S. airliner last month, was actually an informant who willingly turned over the bomb and a top al-Qaeda operative to the CIA.
May 9, 2012 5:26AM ET
It was rough night for liberals as primary season turned its focus from presidential candidates to more local concerns.
May 8, 2012 5:59PM ET
Mike McQueary, famed for observing Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting a child, is now filing a whistleblower lawsuit against his university, and while details are still thin, any case with McQueary will eventually make big news, we imagine
May 8, 2012 5:46PM ET
Our takeaway from a new study on HPV? We all seem to have forgotten about HPV.
May 8, 2012 5:14PM ET
Twitter joined the battle to keep New York's District Attorney out of Occupy protestor Malcolm Harris's tweets on Thursday in what might be a landmark move.
May 8, 2012 5:13PM ET
Forgive us for being jerks and ruining your feel-good meme of the day, but that story about our beloved Abraham Lincoln inventing his own version of Facebook in the 1800s is a hoax.
May 8, 2012 3:12PM ET
Although widely understood as "national" guidelines, the draft rules would in fact only apply to a sliver of the nation's natural gas supply.
May 8, 2012 2:59PM ET
Rielle Hunter is the remaining wild card in the John Edwards trial. Will the prosecution actually risk having her on the stand? And what might they gain—or lose—if they do?
May 8, 2012 1:30PM ET
If you haven't heard, Naomi Schaefer Riley has been sacked by The Chronicle for Higher Education for her two, trolling blog posts about the elimination of black studies in universities. But that hasn't stopped some of her defenders from taking various routes to defend her racist posts.
May 8, 2012 1:22PM ET
The Guardian, in the latest salvo in its British invasion, has published the best and perhaps most colorful aggregation of the state-by-state fight for gay rights in the U.S.
May 8, 2012 1:05PM ET
If you've ever had the inkling to legally hunt down a sasquatch, your best bet will be setting up shop in Texas ... but if you're a bigfoot afraid of humans with guns, run, don't walk, to the safe haven of Tennessee! Or just stay put in Washington.
May 8, 2012 1:00PM ET
Can one even begin to count the contributions to kid lit, and later, to our adult lives, made by Maurice Sendak?
May 8, 2012 11:51AM ET
Based on accounts we've seen, the first stop on Facebook's IPO roadshow was a hectic event.
May 8, 2012 11:37AM ET
People have good reason for freaking out about a New Jersey roofer who reportedly jumped into a vat of acid to save a co-worker, because who actually likes their co-workers that much?
May 8, 2012 9:51AM ET
The New York Post and the Daily News devote their front pages to the story of Michael Pena, who was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison yesterday on three counts of predatory sexual assault.