Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 10, 2014 5:38PM ET
The Obama administration announced a new round of changes to the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate on Monday.
Feb 10, 2014 5:23PM ET
Patrick Kennedy, one-time member of Congress and lifelong member of the Kennedy clan, will appear on The Colbert Report on behalf of an anti-marijuana-legalization group. Which is pretty ironic, given Kennedy's drug-related arrests.
Feb 10, 2014 5:11PM ET
The Department of Justice issued a memo on Monday ordering all federal employees to "recognize lawful same-sex marriages as broadly as possible" under federal law.
Feb 10, 2014 4:34PM ET
If you were hoping to prove your conservative bona fides this week, there was one important place to be seen: the 50th birthday video created by a conservative women's PAC for Sarah Palin.
Feb 10, 2014 3:16PM ET
A French website alleged that the U.S. and Russian Olympic teams were conspiring to cheat in the Olympics. Which allows us the chance to explore the rich history of Olympic cheating scandals that benefitted the Russians.
Feb 10, 2014 3:12PM ET
In an attempt to prove that the right-leaning network isn't just content with starting imaginary fights with real people, the network has also proven it can do the opposite and start real fights with imaginary things. Case in point: Fox Business's beef with The Lego Movie.
Feb 10, 2014 1:59PM ET
Another victim of Chris Christie's bullying has come forward to criticize him: Rand Paul.
Feb 10, 2014 12:53PM ET
"Voters need to meet the real Hillary Clinton," a 1992 memo drafted for the Bill Clinton electoral effort read, marking perhaps the first time that particular effort was being undertaken. It has barely stopped since.
Feb 10, 2014 12:07PM ET
The French media is convinced that President Hollande isn't the only one having affairs these days.
Feb 10, 2014 10:56AM ET
Today, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In organization will announce a partnership with Getty Images, one of the largest providers of stock photos for ads and editorial outlets.
Feb 10, 2014 10:52AM ET
Sen. Chuck Schumer called the Republican party's bluff on Sunday, suggesting that immigration reform could be passed this year and go into effect after the president's term.
Feb 10, 2014 10:25AM ET
James Surowiecki on the twilight of brands, Robin Givhan on do-gooder fashion, Paul Krugman on the long-term unemployed, Jonathan Cohn on Republicans' immigration bluff, and Dave Weigel on the libertarian shell game.
Feb 10, 2014 10:06AM ET
The unpalatable candidates of 2010 and 2012 are being weeded out before there are even primaries because, after five years of Tea Party insurgency, the GOP establishment is finally hitting back.
Feb 9, 2014 2:52PM ET
Republican lawmakers in southern states are reportedly contemplating proposals that would allow the use of medical marijuana for very, very specific conditions.
Feb 7, 2014 5:43PM ET
As the cost of college remains exorbitant, recent trends indicate schools in the United States are trading tenured professors for non-academic administrative staff.
Feb 7, 2014 3:27PM ET
Pat Roberts has represented the great state of Kansas in the U.S. Senate since 1997, bringing "Kansas values to Washington." Not that he actually lives in Kansas.
Feb 7, 2014 1:25PM ET
Speaker John Boehner appeared to drop the other shoe on Republican immigration reform efforts, saying that he "never underestimated the difficulty in moving forward this year." This may have simply been smart politics.
Feb 7, 2014 12:37PM ET
While the GOP probably has the edge ratings-wise going into the midterms, Dems are better at identifying likely liberal voters and getting them to the polls.
Feb 7, 2014 12:30PM ET
The NSA's vaunted cell phone metadata collection program only collected about 30 percent of all such information as of last summer.
Feb 7, 2014 10:11AM ET
Julia Ioffe on life in Sochi, Robert S. Hoffman on heroin-related deaths, Jonathan Chait on Republican healthcare proposals, Andrew Cohen on the death penalty, and Alex Pareene on why the Left should embrace the CBO report.
Feb 7, 2014 8:51AM ET
Vice President Joe Biden can only think of one reason not to run for president in 2016: He wouldn't be able to drive Corvettes. That's it. We went ahead and thought of several others.
Feb 7, 2014 2:22AM ET
The National Republican Congressional Committee appears to have set up at least 16 websites meant to appear like the official websites of Democratic candidates, spurring a debate over fair campaign tactics.
Feb 6, 2014 5:42PM ET
People visiting Sochi should "watch their backs," California Sen. Dianne Feinstein told CNN's Jake Tapper. At the same time, the TSA announced new restrictions on carrying liquids and gels on planes.
Feb 6, 2014 4:42PM ET
Vice President Joe Biden compared LaGuardia Airport in New York City to a third world country. To which we say: People who live in Delaware houses should not throw stones.
Feb 6, 2014 2:35PM ET
If elected, Davis plans to expand, not limit, gun rights in Texas.
Feb 6, 2014 2:00PM ET
thanks to a leaked phone conversation, Victoria Nuland's international relationships might be a bit awkward right now.
Feb 6, 2014 1:58PM ET
AOL's Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong said Thursday that everyone at the company can blame their new, objectively worse 401K policy on Obamacare, according to The Huffington Post, an AOL company.
Feb 6, 2014 1:33PM ET
Following months of insinuation that he is an accomplice to a crime, Glenn Greenwald told Salon's Brian Beutler that he plans to return to the U.S., essentially on a dare. "On principle I’m going to force the issue."
Feb 6, 2014 12:29PM ET
Attention, media: Hillary Clinton will do things between now and 2016 that 1) may not warrant media coverage and 2) may not be related to running for president.
Feb 6, 2014 12:22PM ET
Welcome to today's Congress, which in 2013 was more polarized than any Congress since National Journal began calculating its ratings in 1982. Here are the 12 most important takeaways from National Journal's 2013 ratings.