Today's Five Best Columns
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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?
Aug 14, 2009 9:52AM ET
Talking about the tug-of-war between Secretary Clinton and her husband
Aug 14, 2009 9:43AM ET
In an age of blogs and reflexive fact-checking, how did the lies take over?
Aug 13, 2009 3:59PM ET
Health care reform is starting to look like a big bailout for the insurance industry to a range of commentators
Aug 13, 2009 11:54AM ET
Liberals and conservatives on what Obama is doing right and wrong.
Aug 13, 2009 10:27AM ET
A G.O.P. senator's remark has left-leaning voices urging an end to working with Republicans on health care
Aug 13, 2009 9:35AM ET
The opinion world sorts out the latest Gallup poll.
Aug 13, 2009 9:28AM ET
The former vice-president plans to slam Bush in his memoir, and pundits are oddly eager.
Aug 12, 2009 4:59PM ET
Obama's pledge to address illegal immigration in 2010 might be a blunder or a savvy political play.