Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 3, 2012 4:00PM ET
With all eyes on Super Tuesday, Rick Santorum gets philosophical over a Subway sandwich.
Mar 3, 2012 1:00PM ET
President Obama has offered his oratorial services to Barnard College, the 124-year-old women's college affiliated with Columbia University, and the school has responded with an enthusiastic, "Yes, please!"
Mar 2, 2012 6:54PM ET
There's a word that's starting to pop up with some frequency in the coverage of the 2012 Republican presidential primary -- "suicidal." Why is that?
Mar 2, 2012 6:14PM ET
Friday, Rick Santorum admitted that his comment that President Obama is a "snob" for encouraging every American to go to college may not have been "not the smartest thing" to say, marking the second well-publicized gaffe he's walked back this week.
Mar 2, 2012 5:34PM ET
From Cubans hawking cigar products to Egypt's corrupting state media to the vaunted penmanship of North Korea's "dear respected leader," today's propaganda report keeps you informed on the latest in state-sponsored agitprop. We begin in Iran!
Mar 2, 2012 3:48PM ET
George Will has some advice for how the Republican Party can win in 2012: just give up hopes of beating Obama and focus on winning the Senate back from the Democrats. An intriguing stratagem, but if history is any guide, one that would almost certainly fail.
Mar 2, 2012 2:01PM ET
The states voting in the next few days are supposed to be less friendly turf for Mitt Romney, but polls show he's doing not too bad. Meanwhile Newt Gingrich, who's been aiming to own the South on Super Tuesday, has a long way to climb and not much time to do it.
Mar 2, 2012 1:28PM ET
After Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" for testifying to Congress about the need for contraceptive health care coverage, the Georgetown law student became something of a lightning rod. Now President Obama has called to thank her.
Mar 2, 2012 11:11AM ET
Ken Mehlman, who managed George W. Bush's 2004 reelection campaign, is explicitly apologizing to the people hurt by the anti-gay marriage tone of the campaign. It's not the first time he's walked back his party's rhetoric.
Mar 2, 2012 10:08AM ET
“I recommend you watch the recent debates,” Obama said at a fundraiser last night. “I’m thinking about just running those as advertisements."
Mar 2, 2012 9:49AM ET
Mitt Romney has been attacking Rick Santorum for growing the government for weeks, but in 2002, back when Santorum was in Congress making those earmarks, Romney was bragging how good he was at securing them.
Mar 2, 2012 7:58AM ET
Cartoonist Tom Toles makes sure his message is loud and clear.
Mar 1, 2012 6:11PM ET
Mitt Romney finally found an army of real die-hard fans -- something we've searched for for months -- not in his home state, but in Idaho.
Mar 1, 2012 5:12PM ET
The hunt for a third-party candidate to heal the nation's partisan-ravaged woes broke wide open Tuesday with Olympia Snowe's surprise departure from the Senate, followed by her veiled promise to work toward change "outside the United States Senate."
Mar 1, 2012 4:41PM ET
Thanks to Citizens United and other recent court decisions, individuals, corporations and unions can make unlimited donations to so-called super PACs that support a candidate. The money is flowing in. So, exactly who is donating, and what do they want?
Mar 1, 2012 4:22PM ET
Doing his best to shift attention from the Federal investigations into his office's discrimination against Latinos and abuses of power, Arizona's notorious sheriff Joe Arpaio is resorting to a well-worn headline-grabber: birtherism.
Mar 1, 2012 3:08PM ET
Shirley Sherrod deserves high praise for speaking with such fairness and empathy about Andrew Breitbart's unexpected death on Thursday.
Mar 1, 2012 2:55PM ET
After their unsuccessful campaign to get enough Democrats to vote for Rick Santorum and prolong the Republican nominating contest, mischievous liberal voters now can't decide which losing GOP candidate to "support."
Mar 1, 2012 2:13PM ET
President Obama hasn't been cool on college campuses for months, so you could hardly expect young people to be excited to vote for the so-four-years-ago president. Poll numbers showing a 28 percentage point drop in enthusiasm among Democrats under 30 should alarm Obama's reelection campaign.
Mar 1, 2012 8:41AM ET
Senator Roy Blunt's bill to exempt employers from providing contraceptives serves no other purpose other than giving politicians on both sides something to point to when November's election rolls around. Mitt Romney, for one, was "too confused" to take advantage of the opportunity.
Mar 1, 2012 7:31AM ET
Cartoonist Tom Toles on Olympia Snowe's sudden departure.
Mar 1, 2012 7:00AM ET
Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, on the fall of newspapers, cable news, and blogs and the rise of Twitter in his media menu.
Mar 1, 2012 6:58AM ET
The sudden retirement of long-time Maine Senator Olympia Snowe may spell the end of Republican hopes to take back the Senate this November.
Mar 1, 2012 4:37AM ET
It took a whole month of meetings and voting, but while everyone was sleeping/obsessing over Michigan, Mitt Romney quietly won the Wyoming caucus.
Feb 29, 2012 7:33PM ET
After a week-long media frenzy, Roosevelt finally admitted the obvious — he's running for President — but the candidate and the reporters trailing his every move, including a stop by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club, are getting on each other's nerves.
Feb 29, 2012 5:49PM ET
What to say about the great Mustache Scandal of 2012? Well, it serves to make a lobby for men with mustaches look better than the gullible Congressional candidate entangled in the crosshairs.
Feb 29, 2012 4:02PM ET
In his reply to a letter sent from a Koch Companies employee Wednesday, Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina criticized the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity Fund and helped advance the ever-growing Koch-Obama spat.
Feb 29, 2012 3:19PM ET
Could Newt Gingrich, of all people, think he's got an opportunity with Republican women?
Feb 29, 2012 1:48PM ET
Every week we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters. This week: Nintendo wakes up, Volkswagen gets emotional and Harley-Davidson posts pretty pictures
Feb 29, 2012 1:26PM ET
It's not just journalists and political nerds fantasizing about a brokered convention for Republicans in August. Now, even Sarah Palin is talking about it.