Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 12, 2011 8:36AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
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.
Dec 9, 2011 10:31AM ET
Virginia state police are confirming this morning at a press conference that the gunman at yesterday's shootings at Virginia Tech in fact took his own life, but have yet to give his or her name or other identifying information just yet.
Dec 9, 2011 10:21AM ET
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Friday that police didn't stop journalists from covering the Nov. 15 clearing of Zuccotti Park: "We didn't keep anybody from reporting, you just had to stand to the side."
Dec 9, 2011 8:13AM ET
Dec 9, 2011 7:32AM ET
NBA Commissioner David Stern vetoed a major trade that would have sent superstar Chris Paul to the L.A. Lakers, after small-market owners revolted over the deal.
Dec 9, 2011 5:40AM ET
A fake "Zuccotti Park" camp built for an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU quickly became the target for the real Occupy Wall Street protesters who moved in to claim the tents as their own on Thursday night.
Dec 8, 2011 6:35PM ET
The Environmental Protection Agency has weighed in on the fracking debate to say, for the first time, that the controversial practice may contribute to groundwater pollution.
Dec 8, 2011 3:49PM ET
Today in academia: recruiting programmers, the homework-free week myth, a Columbia squabble, Biden's for-profit promoting brother, Harvard's action against instructor who wrote inflammatory op-ed.
Dec 8, 2011 1:16PM ET
After a police officer and an unidentified bystander were shot and killed during a routine traffic stop at Virginia Tech, local and federal law enforcement agents are joining forces to track down the suspect.
Dec 8, 2011 12:07PM ET
Esquire resorts to Photoshopping to answer the very important question raised by Rod Blagojevich's sentencing to 14 years in prison: What will happen to his hair?
Dec 8, 2011 10:30AM ET
Discovered: sharp-eyed shrimp, when yawning is less contagious, checking in on the climate conference, and a way to figure out if you've got math skills.
Dec 8, 2011 9:43AM ET
Scott Clement on Israel in 2012, Joshua Green on Obama's speech, Stephen Carter on Congress's exemptions, Karl Rove on Gingrich's disorganized campaign, and Gail Collins on Ginger White.
Dec 8, 2011 8:03AM ET
Dec 8, 2011 5:18AM ET
Officials at Dover Air Force Base have revealed that they dumped the partial, cremated remains of at least 274 American soldiers into a Virginia landfill, finally putting a number to unfortunate "gross mismanagement" at the military mortuary.
Dec 7, 2011 4:23PM ET
It's pretty well-established that Occupy Wall Street is no fan of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, but after one Occupy-friendly videographer test-flew a video-capturing drone he hopes to use to film protests, it looks like they've got something very specific in common.
Dec 7, 2011 3:59PM ET
By many measures, North Dakota is one of America's less extraordinary states. Petroleum production is not one of those measures.
Dec 7, 2011 2:02PM ET
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was just arrested at his home in Pennsylvania after two new accusers came forward to claim he sexually abused them as well.
Dec 7, 2011 1:43PM ET
Rod Blagojevich, who's managed to avoid jail time since infamously trying to sell then-congressman Obama's Senate seat, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Wednesday.