Today's Five Best Columns
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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.
Nov 17, 2011 9:27AM ET
Cornel West is leaving Princeton in New Jersey and heading back to New York to teach at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, The New York Times reported, noting that it's the place "where he began as an assistant professor in 1977."
Nov 17, 2011 9:08AM ET
Thousands are streaming across the Brooklyn Bridge as part of the massive day-long protest marking the two-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
Nov 17, 2011 8:44AM ET
Nov 17, 2011 8:24AM ET
Another ironic illustration of the recession's vicious cycle: due to poor economic conditions, college graduates who can't find jobs move back home with their parents, which, in turn, appears to hurt the economy more because new households aren't being created.
Nov 17, 2011 7:52AM ET
A post on a Penn State fan forum was the key break in the Jerry Sandusky case, because it led investigators to coach Mike McQueary who finally "unburdened himself" about what he knew about the coach's sexual abuse of children.
Nov 17, 2011 5:15AM ET
Taking a page out of other cities' books, police in Dallas launched a 1:00 a.m. raid on the local Occupy Wall Street protest Thursday morning, removing tents and arresting about 20 people.
Nov 16, 2011 5:16PM ET
On Tuesday, an organizing group with the Occupy Wall Street protest hit a small roadblock that could be a sign of a larger obstacle when it got kicked out of the atrium at 60 Wall Street.
Nov 16, 2011 4:58PM ET
Discovered: why happier people are happier, bleak outlook for frogs, a theoretically good snack to keep you awake, an odd finding in a heart-attack study, and smoggier living may lead to strokes.
Nov 16, 2011 4:10PM ET
It's a somewhat depressing statistic: one in five Americans took at least one medication commonly used to treat a mental disorder in 2010, with women 25 percent more likely to seek out such drug treatment, according to a report released today from Medco, a health care company.
Nov 16, 2011 3:55PM ET
The new face of the youth-fueled Occupy Wall Street movement is none other than an 84-year-old woman who's spent her life crusading for liberal causes.
Nov 16, 2011 3:38PM ET
State College Police Chief Tom King says that Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary's "discussions with police" about witnessing and stopping Jerry Sandusky's locker room child rape never happened.
Nov 16, 2011 3:36PM ET
The TSA is so sure airport body scanners are safe -- the kind that Europe just banned because of "cancer risks -- are safe, that it'scancelling plans for a health and safety study.
Nov 16, 2011 2:55PM ET
Whether you agree with it or not, the police raid on Occupy Wall Street certainly stirred up media interest the movement, which is something it had already been planning to do itself with a massive "international day of action" on Thursday.
Nov 16, 2011 2:29PM ET
The Secret Service has arrested Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, a suspect for this morning's White House shooting, at a hotel near Indiana, Penslyvania.