Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 10, 2012 9:26AM ET
Most winters bring news of a particularly bad Alaskan deep freeze, but this year's is so harsh that residents running out of fuel are burning their stuff because it's too cold to even go outside and get wood.
Jan 10, 2012 9:15AM ET
It may not sound like it, but the news of someone declining to meet with the FBI might actually mean progress in finding that $1.2 billion dollars.
Jan 10, 2012 8:27AM ET
For many Americans, traveling under TSA's rules are bad enough, and then there's the special kind of torture reserved for those people whose careers make traveling with knives and scissors absolutely necessary.
Jan 10, 2012 7:28AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Jan 10, 2012 5:17AM ET
New Jersey State Assemblyman Alex DeCroce collapsed and died in the Statehouse late on Monday night, just hours before lawmakers were set to begin the new legislative year.
Jan 9, 2012 3:27PM ET
Discovered: Why character building names build character, more evidence of man-made climate change, super silk worms, the tobacco industry's lies.
Jan 9, 2012 2:16PM ET
The controversial new lottery ticketing system for Burning Man worked wonderfully on Monday, when tickets went on sale, and based on the chatter, we'd expect a repeat of last year's sold out party, the first of its kind in the event's 25-year history.
Jan 9, 2012 12:10PM ET
Federal authorities say they've arrested an "Islamic extremist" who they allege tried to buy weapons to attack sites around Tampa, Florida, using vehicle bombs, assault rifles, and grenades that an F.B.I. agent disabled before selling to him.
Jan 9, 2012 11:28AM ET
The Swiss drug maker Novartis has recalled some of its over-the counter medications after it discovered they could have been contaminated with other drugs, which according to the FDA could include powerful, opiate-based painkillers like Percocet.
Jan 9, 2012 9:37AM ET
Bill Keller on Vice President Clinton, L. Gordon Crovitz on internet regulation, James Surowiecki on volatile markets, Jon Sununu on Romney's steady campaign, and William Cohan on Wall Street cartels.
Jan 9, 2012 8:50AM ET
Jan 8, 2012 3:04PM ET
The remains found at a royal estate belonged to 17-year-old girl reported missing in August.
Jan 7, 2012 10:27AM ET
A former high-ranking insider is the latest to criticize the Church of Scientology's fundraising practices and treatment of its members.
Jan 6, 2012 5:45PM ET
There's one woman behind the take-down of both the egregious Verizon Wireless and Bank of America fees enacted earlier this year: 22-year-old Meredith Katchpole.
Jan 6, 2012 2:54PM ET
Discovered: Everyone's doing drugs, a reason to play outside more often, we lie about our romantic attractions, when our brains start dying, the right type of food and exercise.
Jan 6, 2012 11:12AM ET
The good news is that it's the first pay increase since President Obama ordered a two-year pay freeze for federal workers. The bad news? That works out to an average of about $375 per employee.
Jan 6, 2012 9:53AM ET
Plastic surgeons say there's an uptick in young patients wanting a to correct their "earlobe stretching" and coupled with the inevitable fact that people get older, it possibly signals the death of the once-popular body modification trend.
Jan 6, 2012 9:50AM ET
Michael O'Hanlon on one-war capability, Peggy Noonan on Romney's attackers, Laurence Tribe on recess appointments, Paul Krugman on Romney's job creation, and Virginia Postrel on liberal arts majors.
Jan 6, 2012 9:02AM ET
Jan 6, 2012 7:05AM ET
Iran promises more military action in the Strait of Hormuz, western nations try turn up the economic and regular Iranians prepare for the real possibility of war.
Jan 6, 2012 5:23AM ET
A Iowa caucus goer claims the Republican Party's vote totals were off by 20 votes in favor of Mitt Romney, a error that if fixed would be enough to swing the final tally to Rick Santorum.
Jan 5, 2012 7:47PM ET
The New York Times Magazine has posted an expose on "How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body," detailing rib and back injuries of yoga practices gone awry. We discuss.
Jan 5, 2012 6:03PM ET
Discovered: The writing diet, how blogging helps mental health, licorice that's good for your teeth, promising cancer and herpes treatments, and why parents treat their kids like dogs.
Jan 5, 2012 3:41PM ET
First the producers of Occupy Wall Street's livestream team got arrested, and now a nasty feud over money and work ethic among the producers of The Other 99 has spilled over into the public sphere. It's been one hell of a week to broadcast the revolution.
Jan 5, 2012 1:31PM ET
The teen who accidentally got deported to Colombia spent a lot of time doing what lots of American teens do: talk about drugs, sex and boredom.
Jan 5, 2012 8:46AM ET
Jan 5, 2012 8:22AM ET
Cartoonist Steve Benson has a spiritual message for Tim Tebow.
Jan 5, 2012 7:15AM ET
A 15-year-old girl who ran away from home in 2010 was mistakenly deported to Colombia, despite being an American citizen who doesn't speak Spanish.
Jan 5, 2012 5:33AM ET
A series of bombings struck across Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing 24 people in the latest round of sectarian violence since the departure of American soldiers.
Jan 4, 2012 4:22PM ET
Discovered: Hairy chested crabs, a invisibility cloak that erases time, a beautiful image of the next generation of stars, the key to dieting success, the effects of climate change are worse than we predicted