Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 27, 2012 5:47PM ET
A peek at the calendar reveals that it's late January, but to look around New York, you'd think otherwise.
Jan 27, 2012 5:40PM ET
Unfortunately for President Obama (and the TV networks that carried his State of the Union address), all his oratory skill could stop more than as quarter of viewers from tuning out right away, opting mainly for (sigh) sitcom reruns and college basketball.
Jan 27, 2012 4:28PM ET
Discovered: lube works, caffeine alters estrogen levels, rap meets medicine and conspiracy theorists don't care about the truth.
Jan 27, 2012 3:23PM ET
Colton Harris-Moore, aka, the Barefoot Bandit, was sentenced to six and a half years in prison Friday.
Jan 27, 2012 2:51PM ET
Occupy D.C. is one of the last major Occupy encampments left, and now its last stand has been scheduled.
Jan 27, 2012 1:09PM ET
Aneesh Chopra, who helped author President Obama's position against SOPA, is leaving his post with a bit of bang, possibly setting up whatever political aspirations he may have in his home state of Virginia.
Jan 27, 2012 11:30AM ET
After their heated tarmac encounter, both Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and President Obama are in explaining mode about what lead to that much-discussed Associated Press photo.
Jan 27, 2012 9:27AM ET
The rape accusation against Greg Kelly, local Fox anchor and son of the New York police commissioner, is getting more complicated with the accuser saying she got pregnant from the alleged attack.
Jan 27, 2012 9:21AM ET
In a rather ingenious method of international drug smuggling, two diplomatic bags were shipped from Mexico to the U.N. headquarters in New York containing about 35 pounds of cocaine.
Jan 27, 2012 8:34AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Jan 27, 2012 7:33AM ET
The tragic story of a deadly Christmas Day fire in Connecticut took another sad turn after it was reported that the woman who survived attempted to kill herself.
Jan 27, 2012 6:48AM ET
Former Yale quarterback Patrick Witt supposedly gave up a chance to win a Rhodes Scholarship for a chance to play a game against rival Harvard, but a new report in The New York Times says there may have been another reason why he lost his shot at Oxford.
Jan 26, 2012 5:33PM ET
After a probe resulted from reports that the CIA was helping the New York Police Department set up surveillance programs in the Muslim community, the CIA is removing its agent from the NYPD, reports the Associated Press.
Jan 26, 2012 5:16PM ET
There's some sour news today for high schoolers who just finished their college applications.
Jan 26, 2012 4:38PM ET
An immigration group sent East Haven, Conn. Mayor Joseph Maturo 500 tacos to protest his now infamous comment that he might "eat tacos" to reach out to Latinos in the community.
Jan 26, 2012 4:09PM ET
Having finally talked with Oklahoma State Sen. Ralph Shortey, we can tell you this: He did not expect the little ban on fetuses in food he's proposed to get the kind of attention it's gotten.
Jan 26, 2012 3:56PM ET
Discovered: An even better invisibility cloak, the crime genes, working hard is depressing, the speed limit of particles, and heart attack deaths halved over the last 10 years.
Jan 26, 2012 3:00PM ET
One way to tell that the world (or at least this country) is warming is to take a look at the map the USDA puts on the back of seed packets, which shows that winter temperatures have risen pretty much everywhere in the U.S.
Jan 26, 2012 12:47PM ET
Another piece of evidence casts doubt on whether or not Sen. Rand Paul was really "detained" at Nashville's airport. Security footage found by the The Tennessean shows Paul peacefully sitting in a TSA glass cubicle.
Jan 26, 2012 12:42PM ET
New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has had a really tough week, but with a day and a half to go before the weekend he gets a minor respite: The only Muslim member of New York's City Council defended that anti-Muslim film used in police training.
Jan 26, 2012 11:47AM ET
In a purely political and moderately funny stunt a state legislator has suggested that New York City's Central Park be declared a federal wilderness so that the city couldn't do anything with the land without an act of Congress.
Jan 26, 2012 10:14AM ET
The allegations against the Good Day New York co-anchor add to his father's week of bad news.
Jan 26, 2012 9:44AM ET
Dana Milbank on Ben Bernanke, Ezra Klein on election year rhetoric, Amy Davidson on women at the State of the Union, Henry Levin and Cecilia Rouse on graduation rates, and Richard Thaler on corporate responsibility.
Jan 26, 2012 9:39AM ET
The Pentagon has a new game plan for a leaner military: fewer soldiers and more drones.
Jan 26, 2012 8:57AM ET
Jan 25, 2012 6:05PM ET
Discovered: Best photo of the Earth, ever, what technology is doing to young girls, the super-flu isn't so super after-all, party hosts party hardest, eating marine mammals is a thing.
Jan 25, 2012 4:33PM ET
It looks like the Obama administration will keep its promise to make sweeping, cost-cutting reductions to combat troops over the next five years, trimming $260 billion from the Pentagon budget.
Jan 25, 2012 3:09PM ET
Occupy Wall Street protesters get arrested a lot, and for many different charges. Sometimes those charges are just plain silly.
Jan 25, 2012 12:49PM ET
A painting that hung for decades over Elizabeth Taylor's fireplace in Southern California just sold in New York for $2.1 million, about double what it was predicted to fetch.
Jan 25, 2012 12:33PM ET
The mayor of East Haven, Connecticut made a racially insensitive comment this week at a rather racially sensitive moment, and now he's learning that there are just some statements so dumb that they can't be blamed on media sensationalism.