Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 15, 2012 4:17PM ET
Rick Santorum is the latest politician to promise to ban online porn, but is it possible?
Mar 15, 2012 3:10PM ET
This feels like a Catch-22: An election board in Sen. Richard Lugar's Indiana hometown ruled him ineligible to vote Thursday because he's lived in Virginia since voters sent him to Washington in 1977.
Mar 15, 2012 3:05PM ET
Even though conservatives love to bat around the phrase "American exceptionalism" these days, the phrase itself has very lefty origins.
Mar 15, 2012 1:53PM ET
President Obama is receiving a fair amount of amused attention for lobbing a seemingly random dig at Rutherford B. Hayes Thursday, but maybe Hayes can thank Obama, because America is sure paying a lot more attention than usual to our 19th president.
Mar 15, 2012 1:18PM ET
Mitt Romney was an agitated and evasive candidate on Fox News Wednesday. He was a relaxed and able explainer of his policies on Fox News Thursday.
Mar 15, 2012 12:59PM ET
So many people have fainted in front of President Barack Obama that he's an expert by now. He was unfazed by the latest fainting during his speech on energy policies: "You got to get something to eat, you've got to get some juice."
Mar 15, 2012 11:30AM ET
A Washington Post profile of Joe Biden calls him the Obama administration's "traveling everyman," and he's got a simple strategy to connect with every man (and woman) in the far-flung parts of America he visits: He'll figure out how he's related to them.
Mar 15, 2012 9:38AM ET
If politics is a zero-sum game, there has to be at least one winner, right? But to read the latest news from the top three Republican presidential campaigns, it sounds like every campaign is in disarray, or close to it.
Mar 15, 2012 7:45AM ET
Cartoonist Nick Anderson on the GOP and contraception.
Mar 14, 2012 6:10PM ET
President Obama's reelection team was quick to conjure the horror of a Mitt Romney victory in November in an email to supporters Tuesday, but maybe they jumped the gun. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Mar 14, 2012 5:55PM ET
If his bosses get their way, 24-year State Department veteran Peter Van Buren will need to look for a new job, thanks to a list of offenses related to some critical commentary on the United States and, among other things, linking to Wikileaks from his blog.
Mar 14, 2012 5:03PM ET
Campaigning in Puerto Rico, Rick Santorum doesn't show any signs that he wants to pander Wednesday, telling voters (erroneously) that they must declare English their only official language to achieve statehood.
Mar 14, 2012 3:46PM ET
It was unfair to ignore him before voting had begun. But now it has, and Paul is losing. And so the reporters are assigned to cover his campaign are dwindling.
Mar 14, 2012 3:17PM ET
Just one day after the president kicked off his annual March Madness bracketing, that other yearly ritual of overanalysis and conservative criticism has begun.
Mar 14, 2012 12:05PM ET
Obama adviser David Axelrod not-so-gently teased Mitt Romney after his disappointing Southern Super Tuesday, tweeting, "You know what they say: as America Samoa goes, so goes the nation!"
Mar 14, 2012 10:47AM ET
Hillary Clinton is already an odds-on favorite to run for president in 2016, if you take your odds from people like Maureen Dowd and Game Change authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.
Mar 14, 2012 10:35AM ET
In its latest ad, the Democratic National Committee is latching onto the pro-contraception zeitgeist within its party by dinging Mitt Romney on his Planned Parenthood stance.
Mar 14, 2012 10:18AM ET
What hurts Newt Gingrich the most about his second-place finish in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday? That his southern brethren didn't back him? That conservative leaders are now screaming for him to pull out of the Republican presidential race?
Mar 14, 2012 6:44AM ET
Big defeats in Alabama and Mississippi look bad for Mitt Romney, but when it comes to the all-important delegate count, he will likely still win Tuesday's primary night.
Mar 13, 2012 4:27PM ET
This is it, you guys: the very last chance all primary -- maybe all election -- to try out your jazziest Dixieland cliches.
Mar 13, 2012 4:19PM ET
The Congressional Budget Offices released a mixed batch of budget figures on Tuesday afternoon (PDF) that are bound to impact the election, though it's not clear who looks worse.
Mar 13, 2012 3:51PM ET
Newt Gingrich sure looked bored while he read his own campaign website on the Rick & Bubba radio show in Alabama Tuesday.
Mar 13, 2012 2:02PM ET
Rick Santorum isn't having a great day, from an embarrassing typo to a retracted endorsement and admitting he didn't do all that well on Super Tuesday.
Mar 13, 2012 1:17PM ET
Rick Santorum's campaign sent out an e-mail to reporters Tuesday with an unfortunate typo: "MEDIA ADVISORY: SANTORUM PUBIC SCHEDULE," and no, we journalists are not above having a little fun with it.
Mar 13, 2012 12:46PM ET
Game Change, HBO's docudrama about the McCain-Palin presidential bid, pulled in 2.1 million viewers on Saturday night.
Mar 13, 2012 12:45PM ET
It's official: Americans hate super PACs. A new Washington Post-ABC poll says nearly seven in 10 registered voters think they should be illegal.
Mar 13, 2012 11:00AM ET
Though the bulk of Sheldon Adelson's news appearances of late have involved his giving ridiculous amounts of money to Newt Gingrich's flailing campaign, the multibillionaire is making news today for a $375 million lawsuit involving his casino company.
Mar 13, 2012 10:05AM ET
Right after releasing an ever-growing-list companies that don't want anything to do with Rush Limbaugh on Monday (the count is at 140), the broadcaster's distributor has sent out a memo telling affiliates to suspend national advertising spots for the next two weeks.
Mar 13, 2012 9:53AM ET
There's a chance -- just a chance -- that the Republican primary will finally end tonight if Mississippi and Alabama pick Mitt Romney.
Mar 13, 2012 9:16AM ET
Newsflash: Some of Mitt Romney's good friends own football teams. That's in addition to his great friends who own NASCAR teams.