Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 1, 2012 9:48AM ET
Robert Samuelson on tax reform, Jeff Greenfield on the GOP convention, Holman Jenkins Jr. on Wi-Fi, Benjamin Nugent on Asperger Syndrome, and Fouad Ajami on Putin and Syria.
Feb 1, 2012 8:47AM ET
One of the Big Three automakers many people thought was headed for extinction has not only survived the economic downturn but had its best year in a decade and a half in 2011, the company has announced.
Feb 1, 2012 8:42AM ET
Florida A&M University's hazing problem, which has already claimed the life of one student, has gotten so serious that the college has now suspended all of its clubs.
Feb 1, 2012 8:28AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Feb 1, 2012 4:56AM ET
More than 1 million packets of birth control pills are being recalled after packages were made with the incorrect dosage of active and inactive tablets.
Jan 31, 2012 5:36PM ET
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation decided to pull its funding from Planned Parenthood, citing a Congressional investigation into Planned Parenthood, and apparently catching supporters of both organizations off guard.
Jan 31, 2012 4:59PM ET
Discovered: The deal with drinking and health, the cost of sperm, mom's love makes you smarter, tomatoes cure cancer, a sloshing galaxy.
Jan 31, 2012 3:32PM ET
Vanity Fair has released its annual Hollywood cover, and now it's time for the fun though often futile, exercise of determining if the magazine has slighted minority actors and actresses based on their numbers and placement.
Jan 31, 2012 3:09PM ET
A gang of carders -- they're the mean hackers who steal your credit card information online -- came up with a pretty creative way to spot federal law enforcement agents embedded in their networks: forced orgies.
Jan 31, 2012 3:03PM ET
One of the ways Occupy Wall Street has spread its message so broadly is through live streaming video, but after a well-known live-stream operator got accosted on Sunday, it's starting to look like some Occupy protesters are becoming pretty touchy about who controls that live feed.
Jan 31, 2012 3:03PM ET
Susan Sarandon, already a New York City home-owner with places in Chelsea and the Village, has purchased again, this time taking advantage of the sweet real estate deals (and low interest rates) abounding in this economic time.
Jan 31, 2012 12:13PM ET
This fiscal year's federal budget deficit is going to be a bit smaller than last year's, but is still more money than you can probably even wrap your head around.
Jan 31, 2012 10:43AM ET
It's hard to tell whether this is more terrifying or embarrassing, but thanks in part to forgetfulness and a lack of organization it took TSA screeners at New York's La Guardia Airport six hours to call in a bomb squad to deal with some suspected pipe bombs.
Jan 31, 2012 9:58AM ET
This is just kind of ... weird: Cops in New York are going to have to give up their NYPD T-shirts, coffee mugs, hats, and everything else with "NYPD" on it that's not their actual uniform while worn on duty.
Jan 31, 2012 9:43AM ET
George Packer on the 1972 election, Leif Babin on publicizing the Navy SEALs, Jonathan Cohn on Romney's wealth, Andrew Stobo Sniderman and Mark Hanis on drones, and Dana Milbank on Newt Gingrich.
Jan 31, 2012 7:57AM ET
Jan 31, 2012 6:52AM ET
According to a new study, the introduction of non-native snakes into southern Florida swamps has devastated the population of small mammals, almost completely wiping out some vulnerable species
Jan 31, 2012 5:56AM ET
In a candid admission that is both revealing of the inner circle of the White House — and designed to make the president look good — Joe Biden says that he, along with most of Barack Obama's senior advisers, told the president not to undertake the mission to kill Osama bin Laden.
Jan 30, 2012 4:42PM ET
Research: A promising male contraception technique, what started the Little Ice Age, milk does it again, the importance of kindergarten.
Jan 30, 2012 1:44PM ET
Thanks to a plethora of unnamed sources, The New York Post has determined that the case against Greg Kelly is getting murkier.
Jan 30, 2012 1:01PM ET
The tents remain, the crowd is growing, and so far the U.S. Park Police hasn't shown up to enforce the ban on camping in Washington D.C.'s McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza.
Jan 30, 2012 12:08PM ET
Whatever you think of the two Occupy Wall Street demonstrators who became famous for getting pepper sprayed and beaten by police, you have to admit their lawyer is pretty funny.
Jan 30, 2012 11:18AM ET
The head of the East Haven, Conn., police department will step down instead of face firing after four of his officers got arrested by the F.B.I. for harassing Latinos.
Jan 30, 2012 9:57AM ET
It's a little hard to figure out what's more ridiculous about the U.K. tourists banned from entering the U.S. after Twitter jokes: Is it how seriously U.S. security folks take their Twitter or how shocked and appalled the Daily Mail is about it?
Jan 30, 2012 9:45AM ET
Steve Coll on Iran, Gary Greenberg on the APA, Noah Feldman on Newt Gingrich, Grace-Marie Turner on RomneyCare, and Faiza Patel and Elizabeth Goitein on the NYPD.
Jan 30, 2012 8:48AM ET
Jan 30, 2012 7:29AM ET
After a violent and ugly battle at Occupy Oakland this weekend, the Occupy D.C. protest is bracing for a fight today when a noon deadline to evacuate two Washington parks expires.
Jan 29, 2012 6:00PM ET
A brushfire's smoke combines with fog on a Gainesville highway, turning the stretch of road into a mile-long deathtrap.
Jan 29, 2012 1:30PM ET
The Occupy movement rages on in Oakland, where clashes with police have resulted in 400 arrests and significant damage to City Hall.
Jan 28, 2012 7:00PM ET
One day after Joe Paterno's emotionally charged memorial at Penn State, Jerry Sandusky asks a Pennsylvania court to allow him access to his grandchildren.