Today's Five Best Columns
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Apr 12, 2012 1:14PM ET
Republican pollster Resurgent Republic had a nifty idea for figuring out how swing voters see President Obama: Have them compare him to cars. But the biggest revelation: voters have a detailed knowledge of the car industry going back decades, but less knowledge about politics.
Apr 12, 2012 11:19AM ET
Ann Romney went on Fox News today to set the record straight about her husband's commitment to women and her own hard work as a mother, rebutting Hilary Rosen's CNN comments that she never worked a day in her life.
Apr 12, 2012 11:03AM ET
Hilary Rosen has had a lot of jobs: a Napster-killing lobbyist, the Huffington Post's political director, Democratic talking head on CNN, and, on Wednesday night, she became conservatives' current Enemy No. 1.
Apr 12, 2012 9:40AM ET
Mitt Romney's campaign has launched an all-out war against President Obama to win the ladies back. Unfortunately, the weapons at its disposal are quite limited.
Apr 12, 2012 8:39AM ET
During his concession suspension speech on Monday, Rick Santorum said he "was winning in a different way," which was right in Jon Stewart's wheelhouse.
Apr 12, 2012 8:01AM ET
Cartoonist Nick Anderson on the politicization of the Supreme Court.
Apr 12, 2012 6:59AM ET
What could possibly move Ann Romney to start using Twitter? How about an attack on her credentials as a "working" mom?
Apr 11, 2012 6:25PM ET
Polls of Americans' economic behavior indicates the economy is gaining momentum, but voters haven't noticed. Even if they still think the economy is weak, President Obama has a surprising lead over Mitt Romney in North Carolina. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Apr 11, 2012 5:00PM ET
For your daily dose of reportorial overreach: The Washington Free Beacon has an article criticizing an Obama campaign staffer for blasting Mitt Romney's record on women's issues while herself ... following woman-beaters on Twitter. Scandal!
Apr 11, 2012 4:49PM ET
Scan a few racist websites and you'll find a pervasive fear that white people are persecuted and threatened with extinction. But this is actually just a bit of projection, because it's actually the people who make a living off being racist who are the endangered species.
Apr 11, 2012 3:50PM ET
Sarah Palin did not like Game Change because it made her look like an uninformed diva more obsessed with her image than politics, which is why it's funny that her political action committee spent $19,000 on a video rebutting the film, but nothing on actual politicians.
Apr 11, 2012 1:06PM ET
Mitt Romney's campaign has made it pretty clear he won't have a running mate like Sarah Palin, one plucked from obscurity with only a couple years in office and little experience with foreign policy. Unfortunately, that describes pretty much all their non-Palin options.
Apr 11, 2012 1:01PM ET
At last, the Fox News mole has outed himself in a post on Gawker's web site. His name is Joe Muto and he is (or was) an associate producer at The O'Reilly Factor.
Apr 11, 2012 11:27AM ET
It's hard to tell what's more disturbing: That Rep. Allen West says that up to 80 House Democrats are secretly members of the Communist Party or the fact that he and others may actually believe it.
Apr 11, 2012 10:46AM ET
The National Organization for Marriage sounded like a group of cogent human beings ashamed of their stance on gay marriage and playing on fear mongering and racial divide to get their point across this morning. They can thank their hacker for that.
Apr 11, 2012 10:36AM ET
Appearing on Fox News Wednesday, Mitt Romney provided another of his delicious soundbites, saying: "The person I'm out of touch with is Barack Obama. I'm in touch with the American people."
Apr 11, 2012 10:06AM ET
Part of the schtick of MSNBC's Morning Joe -- along with lots of literal coffee references -- is the bristly chemistry between Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, but in Andrew Goldman's New York Times Magazine's Q&A this week, Brzezinski added a new wrinkle.
Apr 11, 2012 9:51AM ET
George Zimmerman's former attorneys say their client has gone rogue, which may be true, but they're the ones whose professional conduct is baffling legal experts.
Apr 11, 2012 9:34AM ET
Remember those crazy days when Mitt Romney was struggling to defend himself as conservative enough against Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential primary? When was that? Oh yes, yesterday.
Apr 11, 2012 7:45AM ET
Cartoonist Tony Auth on the Republican party.
Apr 10, 2012 6:12PM ET
Mitt Romney needed friends back in February, when it looked like Rick Santorum might actually beat him in the Republican presidential primary. Sadly, some friends rushed to his side only after Santorum said he was quitting the race.
Apr 10, 2012 6:06PM ET
For some people, it wasn't easy to say goodbye to Rick Santorum on Tuesday, when the Republican hopeful announced he'd be dropping out of the presidential race.
Apr 10, 2012 5:54PM ET
Rick Santorum's campaign for the presidency is over but instead of throwing in the towel with a decisive phrase like "I'm finished," he announced that "we'll suspend our campaign effective today."
Apr 10, 2012 5:11PM ET
It's been something of a rocky round between women and Rick Santorum in the past, as he seemed to have had a special way of offending some female or another at nearly every turn. And now that he's gracefully bowed out, we'd like to gracefully thank him.
Apr 10, 2012 4:42PM ET
Rick Santorum's "suspension" (read: termination) of his presidential campaign has caused an unintentional (we think) meme has sprung fully formed from Twitter's brain.
Apr 10, 2012 3:57PM ET
Unlike most of the Republican field, no one thought Rick Santorum was running to sell books or win a Fox News job. It's a good thing, too, because the most memorable moments of the Santorum campaign were accidents — most of them unhappy ones.
Apr 10, 2012 3:18PM ET
It is very hard to believe that Hillary Clinton texted "nice selfie" to the guy who runs Texts From Hillary, but in fact she did, and she finds the whole site hilarious.
Apr 10, 2012 2:05PM ET
Speaking from Gettysburg, Tuesday, Rick Santorum announced he will suspend his campaign for president, adding "we are going to continue to fight."
Apr 10, 2012 11:41AM ET
Just how bad of an offense was Ozzie Guillen's interview with Time magazine in which he said he "loved" Fidel Castro? Well, the Miami Marlins have slapped Guillen with a five-game suspension, the same type of punishment the MLB would dole out for a pitcher intentionally throwing at someone.
Apr 10, 2012 11:04AM ET
Remember George W. Bush? No? Well, on Tuesday he appeared the New York Historical Society and said he wished the tax cuts he presided over were less associated with him, not because he'd had a change of heart about them but because he feared his moniker would be their death knell.