Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 21, 2009 3:31PM ET
John McCain's hour-long interview Sunday has brought into question whether he matters to today's political debates
Aug 21, 2009 2:35PM ET
Activists get ready for a long-brewing civil war on the left
Aug 21, 2009 12:34PM ET
Gene Lyons says Democrats can win the health care debate if they start appealing to townhallers instead of making fun of them. Some aren't convinced.
Aug 21, 2009 12:25PM ET
Perhaps Obama is not alone in needing some time off
Aug 21, 2009 11:12AM ET
Allegations that Bush manipulated terror alert levels have made the left feel like it's 2004 all over again
Aug 21, 2009 10:55AM ET
How and why did Blackwater become so entrenched in American national security?
Aug 21, 2009 9:51AM ET
A catfight between a model and a blogger turns into a serious legal debate
Aug 20, 2009 5:01PM ET
Should Massachusetts change its rules in case the ailing senator needs to be replaced?
Aug 20, 2009 2:36PM ET
The FBI pursues even the smallest terrorism leads, but is this attention, time, and energy warranted when no plots have been foiled?
Aug 20, 2009 1:08PM ET
Desperate to pass health care reform, Dems consider an unusual move.
Aug 20, 2009 10:35AM ET
Revelations that the CIA outsourced to Blackwater continue debate on the agency's character.
Aug 19, 2009 1:13PM ET
Barney Frank, besieged at a town hall, delights the blogosphere with a bit of comedy.
Aug 19, 2009 10:32AM ET
Does the public option omission get Obama the votes he needs?
Aug 19, 2009 10:21AM ET
With the public option at risk, liberal Democrats in Congress and in opinion are getting organized.
Aug 18, 2009 4:59PM ET
Unbelievably, the Niall Ferguson-Felix the Cat debacle has popped up again.
Aug 18, 2009 4:11PM ET
Commentators compare the president to Machiavelli, LBJ, and FDR over his health care push
Aug 18, 2009 1:42PM ET
The right has fielded some of the sharpest critics of legally brandishing firearms near the President.
Aug 18, 2009 11:27AM ET
Liberals grapple with whether principles or political expediency are more important in the health care fight.
Aug 18, 2009 11:05AM ET
Reflecting on the president's character, pundits are in a mood for finding flaws
Aug 18, 2009 10:39AM ET
Figuring out how this central component of Obama's health care reform got pushed out
Aug 18, 2009 10:04AM ET
Or is it just another distraction? Columnists are abuzz over David Goldhill's cover story in The Atlantic.
Aug 18, 2009 9:20AM ET
Columnists say the bitter battles over health care suggest that something is deeply amiss in our society
Aug 17, 2009 4:29PM ET
Tom Stoppard had his 15-Minute Hamlet. The Atlantic Wire takes the same amount of time to explain a curious debate kicking around the blogosphere for days.
Aug 17, 2009 4:09PM ET
A new poll shows most don't see effects of the economic recovery package, prompting comparisons with sagging support for medical reform
Aug 17, 2009 9:52AM ET
A cabinet official said the public option is expendable for health care reform, but the White House pushes back. Decoding the two-step.
Aug 17, 2009 9:22AM ET
5 views on how the loss could be a catastrophe or a minor setback for health care reform.
Aug 14, 2009 4:07PM ET
Is the first family's vacation choice of Martha's Vineyard logical for privacy or a rub to financially struggling families?
Aug 14, 2009 12:29PM ET
If former presidential candidate confirms that he is the father of an 18-month-old girl, other lies could be confirmed as well
Aug 14, 2009 11:59AM ET
Bill Clinton's other troubled marriage: his relationship with liberal bloggers.
Aug 14, 2009 10:18AM ET
Charles Krauthammer says the "prevention" fix won't work: are there any alternatives?