Today's Five Best Columns
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Nov 16, 2011 6:55AM ET
The U.S. Postal Service lost $5 billion last year and would have lost double that amount if the government hadn't stepped in to give them a break on pension payments.
Nov 16, 2011 5:56AM ET
NASA posted a new listing on the federal government's jobs website on Tuesday, in search of a few men or women who might be looking to join their team of outer space explorers.
Nov 16, 2011 5:17AM ET
Seattle photographer Joshua Trujillo captured what may become the defining image of this week of Occupy unrest — an elderly woman being led away from the mayhem, her face covered with pepper spray.
Nov 15, 2011 6:37PM ET
Discovered: lots of hearing loss, the deep-voice appeal, gamers grey matter, the youthful brains of the long-living elderly, and very stressed surgeonfish.
Nov 15, 2011 6:25PM ET
Fewer kids today are losing their virginity during their teenage years than they were just a decade ago, according to the latest report on teenagers' sexual activity from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nov 15, 2011 6:20PM ET
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that one person was shot and a suspect is in custody on the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Campus.
Nov 15, 2011 5:41PM ET
On November 10 officials from several cities nationwide held a conference week to compare notes on their respective Occupy protests, but a spokesperson for Portland's mayor insists there's no conspiracy to end the movement.
Nov 15, 2011 2:14PM ET
While Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant Penn State football coach arrested for sexually abusing young boys, did his public image no favors with his interview on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams, his admissions to Bob Costas could end up hurting him the most in court.
Nov 15, 2011 1:38PM ET
It's been nearly a week since Harvard guards closed and locked the gates of Harvard Yard to keep the Occupy Harvard encampment for Harvard students only, and now the inconvenience to the entire campus could serve as lesson in solidarity for the national movement.
Nov 15, 2011 9:37AM ET
Michael Tomasky on Newt Gingrich, Jeffrey Goldberg on Obama's mic check, Gideon Rachman on Europe's technocrats, Frank Bruni on water-boarding, and Joanna Weiss on politics and late-night TV.
Nov 15, 2011 8:19AM ET
Mayor Bloomberg will be holding a press conference scheduled for 8 a.m. with NYC police pommissioner Kelly and Fire commissioner Cassano and Sanitation Commissioner Doherty this morning. We'll be following it live.
Nov 15, 2011 7:34AM ET
Over the past few days, ABC has been previewing its interview with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords about her recovery: last night, footage aired of her speaking to Diane Sawyer on the topic of returning to Congress, although she had trouble forming sentences.
Nov 15, 2011 7:25AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Nov 15, 2011 5:18AM ET
NBC's Bob Costas landed the first interview with accused former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky and it was not a pleasant experience for the subject or the viewers.
Nov 15, 2011 3:13AM ET
Sometime around 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, New York City police officers moved in on Zuccotti Park, ejecting Occupy Wall Street protesters and clearing the camp of their tents and belongings
Nov 14, 2011 5:41PM ET
Today in academia: how many American students study abroad, McMansions for dorms, a no-email yurt community, and why Ivy Leaguers flock to consulting and banking jobs.
Nov 14, 2011 3:31PM ET
Discovered: when abstract ideas about dating don't matter, the end of invasive research on chimps, a lot of adults with diabetes, going to the dentist for your heart and another way to preserve your brain.
Nov 14, 2011 2:40PM ET
Penn State's wounds are still fresh--a loss to Nebraska this weekend, the threats against and the administrative leave of coach Mike McQueary, and the embarrassing riots--but that hasn't stopped more news from Sandusky's Second Mile charity from unraveling or a new embarrassment for long-time coach Joe Paterno to shoulder.
Nov 14, 2011 2:36PM ET
At least one airline is getting its comeuppance for those hours-long, pre-liftoff runway waits that have passengers scratching their heads while they sit on the tarmac.
Nov 14, 2011 10:55AM ET
Keeping with the timetable many have expected since September, the U.S. Supreme Court says today that yes, it will decide whether or not the health care reform signed by President Obama is constitutional by next July, the AP and Reuters are reporting.
Nov 14, 2011 9:31AM ET
Patrick Witt, star quarterback of Yale's football team, decided to pull his Rhodes Scholarship application in order to play in the Harvard-Yale football game this coming Saturday, Bloomberg News and the Yale Daily News are reporting.
Nov 14, 2011 9:24AM ET
Michael O'Hanlon on Pentagon cuts, Alan Blinder on the flat tax, Virginia Postrel on Amazon's lending library, John Sununu on taxing e-commerce, and L. Gordon Crovitz on privacy and technology.
Nov 14, 2011 8:49AM ET
After watching a college-basketball game that took place aboard a 113,500-ton aircraft carrier, President Obama did something even more absurd by the end of the weekend: he reiterated, yet again, that yes, he believes waterboarding is torture, just like he did when he banend the practice in 2009.
Nov 14, 2011 8:12AM ET
Nov 14, 2011 5:40AM ET
Having met no resistance from the protesters, the police line that had blocked Broadway broke the line and left the scene.
Nov 14, 2011 4:43AM ET
A 60 Minutes report on Sunday examined the ways that members of Congress trade on inside, privileged information to make themselves rich — without breaking any laws.
Nov 13, 2011 2:44PM ET
The comic artist behind Sin City, 300, and The Dark Knight Returns unloaded on the Wall Street protesters, and plenty of his fans are firing back.
Nov 13, 2011 12:28PM ET
The New York Times examines the ethic of Mitt Romney, businessman, through the lens of a private equity deal from the early 1990s.
Nov 12, 2011 5:10PM ET
At Penn State University's football game since its head coach and president were fired for failing to stop a child predator, the usual drama felt "beside the point."
Nov 12, 2011 2:49PM ET
Just a few months ago, the giant retailer was filing lawsuits and dropping affiliates to combat states trying to charge online sales tax. Now, Amazon is on board.