Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 22, 2012 10:16AM ET
The Obama administration has a new corporate tax plan that is sensible, supported by both parties, and sure to fail.
Feb 22, 2012 9:52AM ET
Buddy Roemer still wants to be president, just not as a Republican, he said on Wednesday. He's planning to run as an independent.
Feb 22, 2012 7:29AM ET
We know how the super PACs have come to dominate the presidential campaign, but a further digging into financial disclosure numbers shows how just a tiny handful of billionaires are dominating those super PACs.
Feb 21, 2012 8:01PM ET
If you have been reading the political web today, you've probably come across Bob Morris, an Indiana State Representative who has condemned the Girl Scouts as "sexualizing" young girls and molding them into "feminists, lesbians, or Communists." Let's get to know him better.
Feb 21, 2012 6:44PM ET
Theodore Roosevelt's finally giving his big Progressive platform speech, while President Taft offers progress to railroad workers who are killed on the job.
Feb 21, 2012 3:09PM ET
Rick Santorum was sitting at the center of the Drudge Report's homepage Tuesday afternoon looking like a religious nut.
Feb 21, 2012 2:11PM ET
The Virginia Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow adoption agencies to turn away parents based on their moral beliefs (read: sexual orientation), and the governor is expected to sign it into law.
Feb 21, 2012 11:15AM ET
Buzzfeed's McKay Coppins has a really interesting look at the social media dynamic and online lives of the Romney family a majestic picture of a shirtless Craig Romney that has made some on the Internet blush.
Feb 21, 2012 11:01AM ET
It's not that Mitt Romney's money is no good in the Republican primary, it's just that his money buys a lot less than everyone else's.
Feb 21, 2012 10:53AM ET
The good news for Rick Santorum is that the latest poll numbers from Gallup have him leading Mitt Romney by 10 points; the bad news is that respondents also think Romney, not Santorum, is the GOP's best shot at beating Barack Obama.
Feb 21, 2012 10:14AM ET
GOP fundraisers have created a monster. Or better yet, an army of monsters. The super PACs assembled to support the GOP presidential candidates have become more powerful and more self-sufficient than the candidates' own campaigns.
Feb 21, 2012 9:05AM ET
There was only one candidate to become Yemen's next president on Tuesday's poll, and The New York Times describes the election as "hardly an exercise in democracy," but Yemenis took to polling stations despite reports of violence.
Feb 21, 2012 8:56AM ET
If Sheldon Adelson is to be believed, expect Newt Gingrich to stay an advertising feature in the race for a long time with up to $100 million in super PAC donations, even though Adelson himself says he doesn't like the influence of rich donors.
Feb 20, 2012 8:16PM ET
The family history behind a Roosevelt betrayal, Woodrow Wilson shuns Wall Street while Roosevelt Jr. finds a job there, and what makes Washington D.C. laugh.
Feb 20, 2012 5:29PM ET
Mitt Romney is polling just ahead of Rick Santorum in Arizona, with 36 percent to 33 percent, respectively, Public Policy Polling finds.
Feb 20, 2012 4:26PM ET
As the Republican primary season rumbles on, there can only be more campaign ads. Which ones succeed? Which fail? In Ad Watch, we review them as they come out. Today: Sarah Palin reminds us she exists and Romney goes after Santorum.
Feb 20, 2012 3:56PM ET
On this holiday reserved to honor and appreciate the accomplishments of all American presidents, it's also a moment to take stock of what the losers have given us.
Feb 20, 2012 3:41PM ET
Rick Santorum got pretty feisty on the campaign trail this weekend, and now "our less-than erudite members of the national press corps," as he put it, keep asking him if he really meant what he said
Feb 20, 2012 3:03PM ET
Ron Paul may have an army of small donors but when it comes to billionaire sugar daddies, PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel is the financial stalwart of the campaign.
Feb 20, 2012 2:47PM ET
The pro-Mitt Romney super PAC's ad war against his two main opponents cost it $14 million in January, The New York Times reports.
Feb 20, 2012 2:12PM ET
Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are trying to prove their working-class roots as they campaign across the U.S., but the man who is truly one of us is Newt Gingrich, who, like so many Americans, is a crash dieter.
Feb 20, 2012 1:59PM ET
A candidate for about one second, Tim Pawlenty is almost done paying back his outstanding campaign debts.
Feb 20, 2012 12:30PM ET
Rick Santorum "gets pegged as a one-trick pony, but he’s not," his national political director said last month. Maybe that's true, but how can you ignore how candidate lights up when talks about his conservative Christian credentials?
Feb 20, 2012 9:59AM ET
Mitt Romney says that he opposed the government bailout of Detroit because the private market would have provided loans so GM and Chrysler could go through managed bankruptcy, but it turns out the firm Romney once led, Bain Capital, turned down the chance to do so.
Feb 20, 2012 8:19AM ET
The ProPublica editor explains two of his media obsessions: Sports and women's fashion.
Feb 20, 2012 5:37AM ET
With just over one week to go before the big Michigan primary, new polls show Mitt Romney has closed the gap on Rick Santorum, but still has his work cut out for him in the Great Lakes State.
Feb 19, 2012 11:40AM ET
Rick Santorum has clarified that he accepts Barack Obama is a Christian. All he meant by his "phony theology" comment was that the President's "world view...elevates the world above man."
Feb 18, 2012 8:00PM ET
Rising Republican star Paul Babeu, the face of Arizona's severe anti-immigration policies, has been outed as gay by his longtime Mexican lover, who claims Babeu threatened to deport him when he refused to sign a gag order.
Feb 18, 2012 4:00PM ET
At a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio, today, Rick Santorum derided President Obama's "agenda," saying it was based on "some phony theology." The Obama campaign, meanwhile, has begun to take him seriously as a contender.
Feb 17, 2012 6:10PM ET
The cause of gay marriage in Maryland has brought together two unlikely allies: former Vice President Dick Cheney and Michael K. Williams, who played Omar Little on The Wire.