Today's Five Best Columns
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Nov 8, 2011 4:44PM ET
For reasons not immediately apparent to us, Occupy Wall Street protesters apparently blindfold journalists before taking them to their secret media operations room in NoHo and require them to keep its exact location a secret.
Nov 8, 2011 4:29PM ET
The rage that has built up in your heart from the suddenly dark afternoons is understandable -- but before you go screaming into the Twitterverse, it might help if you were to have the facts straight. Message to the numerous tweeters who insist on getting it wrong (see our slideshow): this isn't Daylight Saving time -- it's standard time.
Nov 8, 2011 3:40PM ET
Aside from one controversial abortion referendum in Mississippi, Tuesday's election reflects how states are struggling through tough times.
Nov 8, 2011 3:17PM ET
Today in research: traffic exhaust's effect on the brain, when working from home gets too stressful, one reason why Nobel winners are getting older, and the downside of e-cigarettes.
Nov 8, 2011 2:03PM ET
The U.S. Air Force has disciplined three officials at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware after whistle blowers reported that they had mishandled the remains of American soldiers killed overseas.
Nov 8, 2011 1:39PM ET
More than a quarter of U.S. homeowners owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth.
Nov 8, 2011 1:24PM ET
Occupy Wall Street got its generators back after its legal team pressed the Fire Department of New York to release them.
Nov 8, 2011 12:43PM ET
According to The New York Times, the departure of the veteran football coach is likely.
Nov 8, 2011 11:22AM ET
Tuesday's excitement at Zuccotti Park was supposed to come in the afternoon, with David Crosby and Graham Nash scheduled to play a concert, but they may not make it into the park as police and firefighters have reportedly barricaded the area after a bomb scare.
Nov 8, 2011 10:04AM ET
A new, scary species, an old, scary species, and the demise of a famous cat take their tolls on the adorable side of the animal kingdom on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the cuteness factor of the day's non-human interest stories.
Nov 8, 2011 9:34AM ET
Dana Milbank on Cain's new accuser, Jeffery Goldberg on Iran's bomb, and Jonathan Turley on videotaping the police.
Nov 8, 2011 8:15AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Nov 8, 2011 4:32AM ET
Former heavyweight champion of the world Joe Frazier has died, just days after his family announced that he was suffering from liver cancer. He passed away in his home town of Philadelphia.
Nov 7, 2011 6:29PM ET
Today in academia: the latest way to compare degree vs. degree, the never-ending plagiarism arms race, gender gaps around the world, and a new turn in a school nickname controversy.
Nov 7, 2011 4:29PM ET
To the delight of anyone who would ever lay eyes on cigarette boxes a Federal judge has halted the FDA's disgusting new warning labels for cigarette packages in the name of tobacco company free speech.
Nov 7, 2011 2:45PM ET
Discovered: dinosaur power-walkers, brain scans potential to treat psychosis, another good thing about fatherhood, and still no need to worry about an end-of-the-world asteroid.
Nov 7, 2011 1:20PM ET
Various news outlets are reporting on a protester who's found latest, greatest way of getting attention for his issue: hanging off of a rope ladder over the Hudson River.
Nov 7, 2011 1:00PM ET
The White House has released this official photo of a performer named John Cassidy doing a "balloon act" in the White House's Diplomatic Reception Room while First Lady Michelle Obama watches in amusement/horror.
Nov 7, 2011 12:34PM ET
The New York Times-Huffington Post media spat over Lisa Belkin's Parentlode blog just got legal after The Times filed a lawsuit against the news website.
Nov 7, 2011 10:08AM ET
The crime of having a little bit of weed was was all the rage in New York City last year, according to the AP.
Nov 7, 2011 9:49AM ET
If Occupy Wall Street didn't occupy your weekend, now's your chance to catch up with our round-up of news from the protest in New York and elsewhere.
Nov 7, 2011 9:48AM ET
Robert Samuelson on deficit reduction, James Surowiecki on consumer spending, and Albert Hunt on Herman Cain
Nov 7, 2011 8:21AM ET
Adding more fuel in the "Sucks to Be Us" or "Generation Jobless" vein, a new analysis of Census data from the Pew Research Center finds the wealth gap between older and younger adults gets even bigger, the Associated Press reported.
Nov 7, 2011 8:09AM ET
Nov 7, 2011 7:08AM ET
The single Occupy Atlanta protester pictured above was arrested after ignoring a curfew order last night, as the ongoing tug of war between police and demonstrators continued over the weekend.
Nov 6, 2011 3:02PM ET
The proposed pipeline would ship oil derived from Canadian tar sands all the way to the Gulf Coast, unless a opponents sway Obama to block it.
Nov 6, 2011 2:26PM ET
Ezra Klein says Ron Suskind didn't prove his anti-Larry Summers thesis in Confidence Men. The real confidence man: Barack Obama.
Nov 6, 2011 12:40PM ET
Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya set a course record in winning the marathon Sunday. So did the two guys who finished right behind him.
Nov 6, 2011 9:40AM ET
The former defense coordinator for Penn State's football team is charged with sexually abusing eight boys through a charity he ran — and university officials are charged with covering it up.
Nov 6, 2011 9:19AM ET
The largest quake struck Saturday night, a magnitude 5.6 that was the largest in state history.