Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 2, 2011 9:33AM ET
Charles Krauthammer on Republican front-runners, Jeffrey Fisher on the sixth Amendment, Alfonso Aguilar on immigration, David Brooks on the German ethos, and Jonathan Alter on Marco Rubio.
Dec 2, 2011 8:42AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Dec 2, 2011 7:05AM ET
Yesterday was "Puppy Day" at George Mason's School of Law, as the university brought in a pack of adorable doggies to help stressed out students deal with the pressure of end-of-semester exams.
Dec 2, 2011 5:53AM ET
Residents on the West Coast are expecting another day of fierce hurricane-force winds after powerful gusts tore up homes and trees and knocked out power lines across California.
Dec 1, 2011 5:42PM ET
When we think of dogs serving in the military, the conjured images might be of the formidably enhanced heros that assisted the Navy SEAL team take out bin Laden--maybe not the estimated 5 percent of K9's who, like many soldiers, are also suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Dec 1, 2011 4:34PM ET
Now that school-specific Occupy camps have popped up on all eight Ivy League campuses, the expected tension between the students who want to protest Wall Street and the students who want to work there is heating up.
Dec 1, 2011 1:41PM ET
Today in academia: Penn State reports more applicants this year, M.B.A's are forgoing non-profit work, ROTC is getting comfortable at Yale, and some schools that don't leave students with as much debt.
Dec 1, 2011 1:39PM ET
There's been plenty of reporting on how the FBI uses sting operations and confidential informants to spy on Muslims, but a new ACLU report claimed on Thursday the bureau actually spies on them through its own community outreach programs.
Dec 1, 2011 10:52AM ET
What exactly is the saddest/funniest thing about The Wall Street Journal's landmark new article "Cool Arrives in a Slice of Chinatown"? Let's try to figure that out.
Dec 1, 2011 10:39AM ET
Discovered: cheaper DNA sequencing, a hopeful HIV mouse study, chewing gum for weight loss, when robots act self-aware, and a math model to identify the origin of one's beer.
Dec 1, 2011 10:37AM ET
At an Occupy Wall Street protest of President Barack Obama's fundraiser in New York on Wednesday, members of the press say police kept them out of an area cordoned off for protesters, in conflict with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's recent directive that cops not interfere with media.
Dec 1, 2011 9:45AM ET
If you're looking for ex-Sheriff Patrick J. Sullivan Jr., he's currently an inmate at Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility in Centennial, Colo., after being arrested for trying to trade crystal meth for gay sex.
Dec 1, 2011 9:40AM ET
George W. Bush on World AIDS Day, Joshua Green on Gingrich, Julene Bair on contaminated farm water, Jack Shafer on privacy and the press, and David Ignatius on civil rights post-revolution.
Dec 1, 2011 8:40AM ET
It all seemed a like shameless ratings stunt, but the campaign by telegenic daytime TV host Dr. Oz to about arsenic levels in apple juice has been echoed by a new Consumer Reports investigation that contradicts the Food and Drug Administration.
Dec 1, 2011 8:01AM ET
Nov 30, 2011 5:56PM ET
Though it's not the career move we would have predicted, Hanson, that trio of pre-pubescent brothers who hit it big in 1997 with "Mmmbop" has gone into the beer brewing business.
Nov 30, 2011 4:29PM ET
The Players: Manhunt, a gay dating site founded in 2001 with over 6.5 million members and their new, racy, gay billboards; Kelly Cole, co-president of the Valley View elementary PTA who thinks those ads are too racy and gay.
Nov 30, 2011 1:19PM ET
Today in academia: a warning label for higher education, maintaining urgency over rising tuition costs, a single-sex dorm complaint gets dismissed and finally getting used to video game-based classes.
Nov 30, 2011 12:11PM ET
The criminal case against Jerry Sandusky is progressing, but one of his alleged victims has filed a civil suit against him and Pennsylvania State University, alleging more than 100 instances of abuse by the former football coach.
Nov 30, 2011 10:37AM ET
The Long Island serial killer is probably one person from Long Island, police now say, revising their theory that as many as three were responsible for the ten bodies found between December 2010 and April 2011.
Nov 30, 2011 10:23AM ET
Discovered: a more competitive age group, why that person who never sleeps has so much energy, learning from weightless space worms and the latest salvo in the "legalize it" debate.
Nov 30, 2011 9:48AM ET
Dana Milbank on Barney Frank, Ian Desai on Gandhi in modern America, Scot Lehigh on Romney, Ruth Marcus on Brownback's twitter critic, and Peter Skerry on Gingrich and immigration.
Nov 30, 2011 9:28AM ET
The national pick-up of the story of a 14-year-old high school student pepper-spraying her Harlem classmates seems to be following the same pattern as the media fascinations with turning other horrible though random events into a trend.
Nov 30, 2011 7:51AM ET
Nov 30, 2011 7:14AM ET
Thousands of public workers across the U.K. staged what's being called the biggest general strike in a generation, shutting down schools, transportation, and some health care facilities, as unions fight with the government over pension reforms.
Nov 30, 2011 4:36AM ET
Police in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles have launched late night raids on their cities' Occupy Wall Street protests, following similar patterns used in other cities.
Nov 29, 2011 5:23PM ET
It turns out the "Greenwich asset managers win the $245 million jackpot to the chagrin of everyone" story may be more complicated: the people you see slightly smiling pictured may have just been collecting the money for a client, according to a neighbor who has talked with plenty of media outlets.
Nov 29, 2011 5:16PM ET
Though much of the country came to the defense of Emma Sullivan, the Kansas high school student who got into a very public Twitter spat with Gov. Sam Brownback this week, her high school classmates haven't been quite as supportive.
Nov 29, 2011 1:26PM ET
As if Contagion weren't enough to freak you out this flu season, the dangerous details of a pair of new flu viruses -- one bioengineered avian, one naturally occurring swine strain -- is almost enough to make you start wearing a biohazard suit to work.
Nov 29, 2011 1:13PM ET
Michael Jackson's personal physician Conrad Murray, who administered a fatal dose of sleeping medication to the singer in 2009, has been sentenced to four years in prison -- the maximum sentence for involuntary manslaughter.