Today's Five Best Columns
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Nov 21, 2011 4:34AM ET
The NYPD announced on Sunday night that they arrested a 27-year-old American citizen who they say was planning to attack government and military targets with homemade pipe bombs.
Nov 20, 2011 4:17PM ET
Former CIA Director William Colby comes off as cold, mysterious and ultimately suicidal in his son's documentary, The Man Nobody Knew. The rest of Colby's family disagrees.
Nov 20, 2011 11:41AM ET
'I feel like Dr. Phil,' says moderator Frank Luntz
Nov 19, 2011 6:06PM ET
The New York Times and the Census Bureau teamed up to discover how many people are holding on, just above poverty. The answer: even more than they'd feared.
Nov 19, 2011 4:38PM ET
One woman was killed and two others were injured when a U-Haul truck filled with beer kegs struck them in a tailgating area before the Yale-Harvard Big Game on Saturday.
Nov 19, 2011 2:12PM ET
Another video of cops spraying seemingly harmless protesters with pepper spray triggers outrage, while a high-powered lobbying firm offers to attack with "negative narratives," for a fee.
Nov 19, 2011 11:25AM ET
CNN goes deep into the disgraced former football coach's memoir to try to chart the origins of his alleged abuse of young boys.
Nov 18, 2011 5:25PM ET
Everybody's been waiting for the expletive-filled YouTube video that sums up the standoff between the 99-Percenters and the 1-Percenters down on Wall Street. Found it.
Nov 18, 2011 4:58PM ET
Joe Paterno's son, Scott Paterno, has announced that his father has a treatable form of lung cancer, reports the AP. "His doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery," said the son.
Nov 18, 2011 4:01PM ET
A judge sentenced self-help superstar Ray Adams to two years in jail for accidentally killing three people at a "spiritual warrior" retreat in a dangerously ultimately deadly hot Sedona, Arizona, sweat lodge.
Nov 18, 2011 3:59PM ET
Discovered: swimming robots, dandelion light material, antibiotics aren't a cure-all, the better ways to wake up, and three's a trend for declining birth rates.
Nov 18, 2011 3:03PM ET
It's another one of those images that galvanizes activists, embarrasses police, and makes competing photographers seethe with jealousy, and Portland Oregonian shooter Randy L. Rasmussen didn't even know he had taken it.
Nov 18, 2011 2:25PM ET
For many, the feline agility competition — we prefer the term "cat gymnastics" — is very serious, perhaps even fierce athletic enterprise.
Nov 18, 2011 1:54PM ET
Today's New York Times spotlights a $6.1 million ad campaign by the Mormon Church aimed at bringing new converts to the faith. One group of followers they may not have expected to attract? Hordes of Internet trolls.
Nov 18, 2011 12:20PM ET
Mundane mayhem isn't usually our fancy until it involves an organized, $1 million crime ring of waiters and waitresses in New York City's best (more on that later) steakhouses or someone stealing Marc Jacobs's entire spring collection.
Nov 18, 2011 12:16PM ET
There were clues that something was up with Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, the man who has been accused of attempted assassination, in the months leading up to his White House shooting spree last Friday night.
Nov 18, 2011 12:15PM ET
On Thursday, Occupy Wall Street protesters nationwide marched along with New York's huge crowds, but uprooted from Zuccotti Park, the movement's focus looks to be shifting toward Washington, D.C.
Nov 18, 2011 10:20AM ET
Waking up from a big news day like Thursday is a little like waking up with a hangover: The images of the night are still swirling around, but you're not quite ready to put the whole thing into a narrative yet.
Nov 18, 2011 9:32AM ET
Peggy Noonan on Herman Cain, Michael Bérubé on Joe Paterno, Jay Rockefeller and Michael Chertoff on cyberattacks, Ezra Klein on American opportunities, and John Arnold and Katherina Rosqueta on holiday food drives.
Nov 18, 2011 9:06AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Nov 18, 2011 8:22AM ET
Cartoonist Tony Auth isn't filing away the Penn State scandal just yet.
Nov 18, 2011 6:09AM ET
Bernie Fine, a long-time assistant basketball coach at Syracuse University, has been accused by two former ball boys of sexual molestation, but Fine's boss says the accusers are lying.
Nov 18, 2011 5:14AM ET
One of the most impressive moments of yesterday's Occupy Wall Street marches, was when someone projected a giant 99% "bat signal" on the side of one of lower Manhattan's skyscrapers as thousands of people swarmed across the nearby Brooklyn Bridge.
Nov 17, 2011 6:00PM ET
Today in academia: the hardest college major, professors of the year, a taxes and tuition dilemma, and an Ivy T-shirt trademark squabble.
Nov 17, 2011 5:17PM ET
One set of people calls Zucotti Park home the other is protesting in Midtown, some 60 blocks away, but both sets are braving the elements, fighting against a conglomerate bigger than themselves and are doing it for the will of the people.
Nov 17, 2011 3:33PM ET
Federal prosecutors have charged the man accused of firing shots at the White House with attempting to assassinate President Obama, the Associated Press reports
Nov 17, 2011 3:07PM ET
Discovered: war on super bugs, the love hormone and broken heart syndrome, a smoking gene and respect for the lowly fly.
Nov 17, 2011 1:44PM ET
The California State Supreme Court ruled today that proponents of Proposition 8, the referendum that banned gay marriage there, have the right to defend the law in court, likely pushing the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Nov 17, 2011 12:16PM ET
Steve Jobs, Ghandi, Jesus, or Wisconsin's Jesus, Aaron Rodgers, are all pretty popular with Americans, just not more popular than "yourself."
Nov 17, 2011 9:36AM ET
Paul Starr on health care in 2012, Joshua Green on Occupy Wall Street, Lawrence Lessig on campaign finance reform, Dana Milbank on the supercommittee, and David Pilling on the Pacific century.