Today's Five Best Columns
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Oct 21, 2011 4:36PM ET
A lot of people are not pleased with President Obama after he approved a plan for BP to drill up in the Gulf of Mexico, the first of its kind since last year's Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Oct 21, 2011 3:42PM ET
We figure there were lots of media outlets that called NYPD Det. Rick Lee, also known as the Hipster Cop, looking for an interview (including us), it looks like he settled on GQ for a very specific reason.
Oct 21, 2011 3:07PM ET
The Associated Press got its hands on an advance final copy of Kansas's abortion clinic regulations, but some say they're still too extreme.
Oct 21, 2011 3:06PM ET
It's been a busy week for Princeton's Cornel West, who was arrested in D.C. on Sunday, and was just arrested again in New York this afternoon.
Oct 21, 2011 1:36PM ET
Though it may be pocket change for New York's mayor, John Haggerty isn't getting off easy for stealing from Michael Bloomberg's campaign.
Oct 21, 2011 12:32PM ET
Even though Mayor Bloomberg seems to have mixed feelings about Occupy Wall Street, he's making it clear that he's not one to tolerate protests without permits, in Zuccotti Park or elsewhere.
Oct 21, 2011 10:03AM ET
Fouad Ajami on Libya, Lisa Jackson on the environment, and David Ignatius on Obama's foreign policy.
Oct 21, 2011 8:57AM ET
The state of California's clean air agency adopted the nation's first-ever state-level cap-and-trade program after a tense hearing Thursday.
Oct 21, 2011 8:32AM ET
President Obama's jobs proposals are having no easier passing as individual policies as they did as one big package, as the Senate stayed up late on Thursday evening to reject a plan to give states and cities $35 billion to rehire up to 400,000 public workers.
Oct 21, 2011 8:16AM ET
At a community board meeting on Thursday night, the protesters and the residents living close by Zuccotti Park hashed out ideas that tried to satisfy both parties, limiting drum beats and arranging for bathroom access.
Oct 20, 2011 6:48PM ET
The leaderless Occupy Wall Street encampment is shifting away from its anarchic roots to something resembling a governed society, and not everyone in Zuccotti Park is happy about it.
Oct 20, 2011 3:38PM ET
Anthony Bologna, who gained notoriety after a video went viral of him pepper spraying several women at Occupy Wall Street, told sources for DNAInfo's Murray Weiss "I did not intend to spray the women."
Oct 20, 2011 10:42AM ET
Maybe gold is the more appropriate color for New York's famous yellow cabs.
Oct 20, 2011 10:21AM ET
Lisa Simeone, the freelance host of public radio Soundprint and World of Opera, confirmed on Thursday that she had been dismissed from Soundprint after it was discovered she had been working as a spokeswoman for Occupy D.C.
Oct 19, 2011 4:03PM ET
Just as some liberal critics of the Tea Party labeled it a broadly racist movement, right-wing critics of Occupy Wall Street are tarring it with charges of anti-Semitism.
Oct 19, 2011 4:01PM ET
Discovered: Facebook friends and gray matter, what makes waves glow, cobbling together an invulnerability suit, and materialism strikes back.
Oct 19, 2011 2:48PM ET
Zuccotti Park is not a restaurant, night club, art gallery or fashion show, but that won't stop culture writers from trying to convince us otherwise.
Oct 19, 2011 1:51PM ET
While the movement has been identified as a millennial driven movement, the demographics are much more diverse than that.
Oct 19, 2011 12:54PM ET
Alec Baldwin called his Tuesday night visit to Zuccotti Park "too brief," but it looks like the trip was a very long two hours.
Oct 19, 2011 12:26PM ET
Forced to choose in a Gallup poll, 64 percent of people surveyed picked the federal government as having the most blame for the country's economic problems, with just 30 percent picking Wall Street.
Oct 19, 2011 11:51AM ET
Jack Hanna, the guy in cargo pants who's always getting bitten by monkeys on Good Morning America, is leading the effort to collect the escaped wild animals in Zanesville, Ohio.
Oct 19, 2011 10:00AM ET
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is reporting that for the first time ever Americans owe more than $1 trillion in student loans altogether--which helps explain why said Federal Reserve Bank has been surrounded by said loan-laden Occupy Wall Streeters.
Oct 19, 2011 9:44AM ET
Arthur Laffer on 9-9-9, Robert Jeffress on religion and politics, and Jordan Tama on the Super Committee
Oct 19, 2011 9:09AM ET
Dozens of tigers, wolves, mountain lions, cheetahs, bears, and other beasts escaped from a wildlife preserve in southern Ohio town overnight.
Oct 19, 2011 8:28AM ET
Feminist author Naomi Wolf was arrested in New York outside an event that was awarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Oct 18, 2011 5:53PM ET
Almost all the major airlines, except American, have managed to stay profitable during the economic downturn, thanks to all those terrible little fees for everything from checking a bag to having lunch.
Oct 18, 2011 5:24PM ET
Today in Academia: Monmouth University will be a Boss mecca, double-checking college cost calculators, M.B.A. applicants keep dwindling, Cornell and Stanford duel in New York, and Princeton names Steve Carell as its commencement speaker.
Oct 18, 2011 3:46PM ET
Counting 10 trillion digits of Pi, encouraging progress for a malaria vaccine, another TV watching warning, and MIT researchers who are peering through concrete walls.
Oct 18, 2011 3:44PM ET
In his latest farewell to The New York Times' food critic beat, Sam Sifton shares some of the details we would have asked him about if we had ever had the chance to dine out with him on the job.
Oct 18, 2011 11:47AM ET
No matter which side of Occupy Wall Street they're on -- protesters, cops, the media covering them, the office workers, and the gawkers -- everyone's gotta eat.