Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 13, 2011 9:49AM ET
Richard Russo on Amazon's price check promotion, Marc Thiessen on Amnesty International, Jonah Goldberg on 'Newtzilla', Charles Krulak and Joseph Hoar on the defense bill, and Jonathan Macey on insider trading.
Dec 13, 2011 9:17AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Dec 13, 2011 9:03AM ET
Former Pennsylvania State University football coach and accused child rapist Jerry Sandusky arrived at court for his preliminary hearing on more than 50 criminal counts Monday, and after a short meeting with his lawyers, waived his right to the evidentiary hearing.
Dec 13, 2011 8:05AM ET
Cartoonist Ben Sargent on America's missing middle class.
Dec 13, 2011 6:57AM ET
The former First Daughter gave her first effort as TV news reporter last night, providing media pundits the chance to dissect the most high-profile debut in some time.
Dec 12, 2011 6:35PM ET
This Saturday will be the one-month anniversary of the massive protest that followed Occupy Wall Street's eviction from Zuccotti Park (and the four-month mark since Occupy Wall Street began), and to mark it the protesters plan to occupy another space in Lower Manhattan.
Dec 12, 2011 5:58PM ET
After a morning of protests that focused on a goofy new tactic called squidding, a second Occupy Wall Street action turned tense as police confronted protesters and journalists -- including a New York Times photographer taped in a back-and-forth with a stubborn cop.
Dec 12, 2011 5:02PM ET
A Pennsylvania judge just overturned a prior ruling that prohibited reporters from tweeting or emailing during alleged sex offender and former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's preliminary hearing on Tuesday.
Dec 12, 2011 4:39PM ET
Michele Flournoy, the highest ranking female offiicial at the Pentagon, will be stepping down next February.
Dec 12, 2011 4:05PM ET
You're probably out of luck if you asked Santa Claus for a new Sarah Palin television adventure this year.
Dec 12, 2011 2:51PM ET
One of the reasons Occupy Wall Street has been so notable is the movement's often outrageous creativity in coming up with protest tactics, and their latest one is one of the strangest and most specific.
Dec 12, 2011 1:20PM ET
Today in academia: bug infestations at Princeton, a sexual harassment lawsuit at Columbia, Goldman Sachs cancels at Penn, adderall at Duke, and a philosopher 'fraternity rush.'
Dec 12, 2011 1:07PM ET
It turns out vocal fry, what the Internet is reporting as a new linguistic trend "creeping" into women's speech isn't much of a trend at all.
Dec 12, 2011 12:37PM ET
As the U.S. Supreme Court decides to take up the White House challenge to Arizona's immigration law today, the high court's newest justice, Elena Kagan, has decided to recused herself from the case.
Dec 12, 2011 12:16PM ET
Discovered: new tiniest frogs, climate change solution is more talking, email habits, autism diagnosis and a drinking age gap.
Dec 12, 2011 12:15PM ET
Protesters who said they wanted to shut down ports along the West Coast Monday appear to be getting traction in Oakland, Portland, and Long Beach, where they've blocked access roads and stopped trucks from making deliveries.
Dec 12, 2011 10:03AM ET
James Surowiecki on bankruptcy, Juliette Kayyem on medical marijuana, Helen Ladd and Edward Fiske on public education, E.J. Dionne on Obama's foreign policy, and Noah Feldman on Sunni-Shiite violence.
Dec 12, 2011 8:36AM ET
Dec 12, 2011 6:39AM ET
A Christian family group has called for a boycott of advertisers supporting a reality TV show about American Muslims, leading others to call for a boycott of the advertisers who caved to the pressure.
Dec 12, 2011 5:37AM ET
Occupy Wall Street supporters from San Diego to Anchorage are planning a "West Coast Blockade" on Monday, hoping to shut down the nation's major ports with massive protest marches.
Dec 11, 2011 6:06PM ET
The New York Times' Diana B. Henriques reports on the lingering hard feelings, three years after Bernie Madoff's arrest. She also dishes on his emails from prison.
Dec 11, 2011 3:23PM ET
The Wall Street Journal examines how a statue of Lincoln is soon to displace a monument to the discoverer of a very special set of glands in Brooklyn.
Dec 11, 2011 2:33PM ET
The federal government is weighing whether to shut down the cod fishery in the Gulf of Maine, citing scientific projections of decline that the fishermen themselves don't believe.
Dec 11, 2011 12:57PM ET
Dave Carney rode the highest moments of Rick Perry's Presidential campaign. Can he revive it now?
Dec 9, 2011 6:33PM ET
Police just released the identity of the man who killed a Virginia Tech Police officer and then shot himself on Thursday as 22-year-old Ross Truett Ashley, a student at nearby Radford University.
Dec 9, 2011 2:54PM ET
There are a lot of layers of meta to last night's "occupation" of a Law and Order set depicting Occupy Wall Street, but somewhere in there a few members of the so-called 99 percent are pretty seriously put out that protesters disrupted a crew of workers just trying to make a living
Dec 9, 2011 1:59PM ET
Today in academia: exams tomorrow at Virginia Tech, gun activists at Plymouth State, UNC students protest Bloomberg, more students are applying earlier, and an irresistible list.
Dec 9, 2011 1:45PM ET
An anonymous account of two Yeshiva University students' hot night in a hotel room in the campus paper includes no NSFW details, no naughty cameraphone snaps, nor even a bad word, but the the Orthodox Jewish university in New York City is nonetheless up in arms over the a pre-marital sex column.
Dec 9, 2011 12:15PM ET
There was supposed to be a police crackdown at Occupy Boston overnight, but instead the protest site turned into a very literal love fest when a couple got married there as protesters stood down cops.
Dec 9, 2011 10:40AM ET
Discovered: giving rats their due, nostalgia for cave-dwelling, shrubbery as global warming data point, and shifting the burden of responsibility for eating cookie dough.