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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Nap time has been cancelled. A follow-up letter to career-ready kindergarteners

First they came for the kindergarten show . . .

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:52 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Everything you need to know about Capital -- the hot summer beach read

Some tips for surviving the inevitable conversations.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:59 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, capital

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Cliven Bundy’s awful views should not be news

But they are.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:59 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cliven Bundy, Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/24/2014

The Supreme Court justices ask some hard-hitting phonograph questions

It could have been worse.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aereo, phonograph, supreme court, the supremes

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Happy 450th birthday to Shakespeare, the indispensable

He’s still relevant.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:00 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  birthday, shakespeare

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Who is your Shakespearean drinking buddy?

Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:14 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quizzes, shakespeare

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Which Shakespeare heroine are you?

The quiz is the thing!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:11 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quizzes, shakespeare

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Which Shakespeare hero are you? Take the quiz and find out.

Take this quiz and find out!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:04 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quizzes, shakespeare

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 04/22/2014

On Earth Day, some pros and cons of our favorite planet

For Earth Day, a critical evaluation.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:47 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  earth

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 04/21/2014

No one knows where anything is on a map, and it’s a problem

From Ukraine to the Sun.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  geography, oy

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 04/21/2014

WWJD: On Charlotte Bronte’s birthday, Jane Eyre answers your questions

Happy Birthday, Charlotte Bronte!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:04 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  birthdays, ladies, literature

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Senator avoids getting hit by oncoming train during press conference on train safety

“Safety, as you know, is paramount.“

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:48 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  irony, safety, trains

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/18/2014

How will the Chelsea Clinton baby impact

Now you know!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  baby, chelsea clinton, clinton

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant, and everything is terrible

Make it stop.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  clinton

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Get that beach body! The guide they don’t want you to see

You’re welcome, ladies!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:23 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  beach body, ladies

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/17/2014

KFC’s Double Down is back. Are we approaching the bacon backlash?

The signs are everywhere.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bacon

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 04/16/2014

The Titanic Sank. And CNN is ON IT!

Thank heavens they told us!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  news, titanic

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Bet you can’t pass THIS new SAT

This is how the test always felt for me.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:06 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  SAT, testing, vocabulary

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Phyllis Schlafly’s funny logic on the wage gap — and the husband gap

Mo’ money, fewer husbands.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:42 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ladies, oy

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 04/15/2014

400 Headlines That Will Make You Feel Old

Here is a video that will help.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:14 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aging

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 04/15/2014

I guess you COULD get Google Glass

But only if you’re ready to face reality.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:47 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  glass, Google, google glass

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Boehner’s opponent takes crude shots in ‘electile dysfunction’-themed ad

J.D. Winteregg takes crude aim at his opponent.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ads, innuendo

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Teenager who tweeted threats to American Airlines is now in custody

Being a teenager is more hazardous than it used to be.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:16 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  teenagers, Twitter

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 04/14/2014

In defense of spoilers, from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘House of Cards’

Shows are being spoiled, and that’s a good thing.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:13 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spoilers

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 04/11/2014

What shoe to throw at this politician? A guide, after Hillary Clinton’s footwear incident

For maximum disrespect.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:38 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  america, shoes

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Never mind Khaleesi -- the most recent crop of baby names is good news!

A Rose by any other name would still grow up fine, probably.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:43 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Stephen Colbert’s move to late night — and the death of ‘Stephen Colbert’ — is a sad day for satire

He’s going to be seriously missed.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:54 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  colbert, RIP, satire

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Heartbleed! Quick, change your password, using these tips

Good luck.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:49 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oy, passwords

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 04/09/2014

There is nothing wrong with the Franklin Regional student’s recovery selfie

The kid is all right.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:29 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  civilization, selfie

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 04/08/2014

‘Don’t risk dudeness’? Veet’s new ad hair-removal is a throwback dud

This is a terrible ad.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:09 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ads, beauty, oops, Veet

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 04/08/2014

The most awkward thing of all is March Awkward Madness results

The winner of March Awkward Madness is declared.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:47 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awkward, winner

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Twitter is changing to look like Facebook and it needs to not

I don’t want to become obsolete!

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Twitter

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Sorry, but you can’t fix the Comic Sans font

You can’t replace it either.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:24 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  font, fonts, type

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 04/07/2014

The March Awkward Madness Finals -- it’s down to failed jokes and failed introductions

Telling a joke and no one laughs takes on introducing someone whose name you’ve forgotten.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:25 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awkward

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Study finds our brains are losing their ability to read long, focused books, so here are some TL; DR summaries of the classics

Print books are on the way out!

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:29 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ack, books, reading

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Brendan Eich, Mozilla, and the right to be wrong

Stop the belief litmus test.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:24 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brendan Eich, free speech, gay rights, Mozilla

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 04/04/2014

George W. Bush’s eerie, amazing, creepy paintings of Putin, cats and beyond -- an analysis

It’s worth a thousand words.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:42 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Bush, paintings

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 04/03/2014

March Awkward Madness, Final Four: ‘Waving back at someone who wasn’t waving at you’ takes on ‘Telling a joke and no one laughs’

May the cringiest prevail.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:09 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awkward

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 04/03/2014

David Letterman to leave late-night TV — why not replace him with a woman?

No ladies need apply.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:04 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jimmy, late night

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 04/02/2014

It’s okay, I played Jesus and George Washington, says Vampire LARPer/Florida GOP candidate

Actually, a Vampire LARPer might be just what Congress needs.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:41 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, florida, larp, vampires

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Stephen Colbert’s modest proposal: Do not #CancelColbert

And Jonathan Swift makes a cameo, so you know it’s serious.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:19 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  colbert, context

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 04/01/2014

How I Coped With Your TV Show Finale (for instance, on How I Met Your Mother)

Well, you waited for it, and it was -- dary.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:40 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Finales

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 03/31/2014

The March Awkward Madness Elite Eight -- restroom conversation rides high, waving squeaks through

Will Restroom Conversation take it all?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:46 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awkward

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Black Death might have been airborne, U.K. scientists suggest

Hey, sign up for that health care!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:10 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  plague

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Kerning, kerning, kerning through the years

Printer ink is a luxury

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fonts

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Think the Bridgegate Christie report was sexist towards Bridget Anne Kelly? Check out this draft!

You should see this draft!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:26 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bridges, christie, thrown under bridge

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Don’t #CancelColbert over that tweeted slur. Obviously not.

Save the context!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:08 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  colbert, context

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 03/27/2014

This gosh-awful UNC NCAA athlete’s paper got an A-

This is no good.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  learning, ncaa

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Bad job, Self

The only lame thing on the page was the caption.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:22 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fashion, oops

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 03/27/2014

March Awkward Madness, Round of 16 -- restroom conversation versus phone chats!

Will Left Hanging For a High Five go all the way?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:59 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awkward

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Some Goop-recommended post-break-up (whoops, ‘conscious uncoupling’) snacks

Take the week off, Gwyneth.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conscious uncoupling, goop

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Oculus bought by Facebook, and the trouble with Kickstarter

You aren’t an investor!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:16 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, oculus

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/26/2014

For the AP Stylebook, it’s ‘more than’ over

Another small step back for grammar, another leap for usage.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  grammar, ugh

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Beyond NYT Now and Times Premier, some more options for the New York Times

Hey, worth a shot!

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:38 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  times

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 03/24/2014

In March Awkward Madness, Round of 32, Holding the door for someone who is too far away takes on Left hanging for a high five

Some interesting match-ups, this time through.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:28 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awkward

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 03/21/2014

It’s a bird! It’s a dinosaur! It’s the Chicken from Hell!

Nightmare dinobird.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:02 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chicken, hell, Science

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 03/21/2014

How not to appeal to millennials, as demonstrated in the RNC’s awful new ad

Here’s a parody of a parody.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:56 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ad fail, millennial, Republicans

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 03/21/2014

The most ludicrous Hitler comparison, ever

We need to find new comparisons, because this is completely absurd.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:25 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hitler, stop

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Some Starbucks-themed pick-up lines

For the bar-barista scene.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:02 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, starbucks

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 03/20/2014

What’s the most awkward? The March Madness Awkward Bracket of 2014

Get ready to cringe!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:57 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awkward, march madness

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Better things to do than picket the Fred Phelps funeral

He made hate look hateful.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:57 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RIP

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Everything you need to know about the news, from Crimea to Flight MH370, fits into just one headline

According to a recent survey.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:44 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  news

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 03/18/2014

The most ominous thing about the NSA

Those PowerPoints. And the clip-art. Great Scott, the clip art.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:15 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSA

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/18/2014

The one problem with that Jenny McCarthy Twitter backlash

It makes it seem as though vaccinations are a matter of debate.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ack, Science

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Don’t believe the correction -- the Goat War is upon us

It’s imminent, and the signs are everywhere.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:56 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  goat war, goats

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Why is it still snowing?

A chart.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:14 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Snow

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 03/17/2014

You can be anything (as long as it’s pink!) -- the icky results of a Girl Scout -- Barbie partnership

It’s an uncomfortable pairing.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:59 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barbie, girls, ladies, pink

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Things likelier than winning the Powerball jackpot

Some things to consider for comparison’s sake.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a grand week!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012

The War on Thanksgiving is over

Forget the War on Christmas.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 11/13/2012

The real scandal of the Petraeus affair — the lie of privacy

Online privacy? Ha.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012

The last-minute voter’s guide to the election — the ballot

A last-minute voter’s guide.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 10/31/2012

The developing Trump disaster

Enough, already. He is a disaster.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:26 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Obama response to Sandy — too fast? Bush’s FEMA head worries.

So worried Bush’s FEMA head.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:30 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Joe Biden’s ‘four to six hours a day’ with the president

Quality time with the president.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Congratulations, Twitter humor contest winners!

Here are the top entries!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012

There is no God — Lena Dunham has a $3.5 million book deal

As everyone who isn’t Lena Dunham always says.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012

40 things to die before you say

A compendium of irritants.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 10/07/2012

In Maine, the World of Warcraft candidate

Judge not, lest ye be judged.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Honor the mustache! Vote for the Goulet Award

Who is that mustached man?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Unavoidable Bacon Shortage is not real

The best news you’ll read all year.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:30 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Replacement refs, Barack Obama and Paul Ryan

The slippery metaphor slope.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Mrs. Jesus and the dinosaurs

Dogma needs to stay put.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:51 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Mitt Romney might have killed Osama?

Stranger things have happened at sea, I guess.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:45 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Awkward times for hate as an anti-Semitic politician discovers his roots

Uncomfortable discovery for anti-Semitic party’s rising star.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:55 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Green alien of variable gender indoctrinating preschoolers

Be afraid.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 08/01/2012

The real question of the Romney tour

Gaffes in the best American tradition.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:00 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/26/2012

You didn’t build what? Grammar vs. the president

Grammar continues its rampages.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  grammar

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/26/2012

The Gaffe Generator — from “You Didn’t Build That” to “I like being able to fire people”

How to build a gaffe with no effort at all!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gaffe

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Some alternatives to Skype

Is Microsoft listening in?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:16 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  skype

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Ann Romney vs. You the People

Ann Romney opens mouth, inserts foot.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:15 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Would Americans prefer to sit next to Obama or Romney on a long flight?

We’d rather sit next to Obama, it seems.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airplanes

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/17/2012

The veepstakes are almost at an end

And other dubious battles.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/26/2012

After hand-holding, other banned Tennessee behaviors

Tennessee’s next bill.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Whither I’ll Have Another? A Q& A

A Q&A.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:35 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Nuns, sex, and how to ban a book

The Vatican seems unclear on the concept.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/28/2012

Space X, ‘Star Wars’ and the end of our imaginative space domination

I miss being the aggressors in space!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  space

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 05/24/2012

The end of the daily Times-Picayune, and nostalgia for newsprint

The end of the daily New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:35 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012

For the IPO, the eight people you meet on Facebook

Before you invest in the IPO, consider what you’re getting.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 05/12/2012

No Mayan apocalypse after all — some backup world-ending prophecies

Thanks for nothing, Mayans!

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:30 AM ET, 05/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Safety first! No water guns at Tampa GOP convention. Just regular guns.

The Second Amendment rides again.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:43 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Live chat at 11 AM E.T.!

Come join!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:30 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/22/2012

Sorry, Earth — an Earth day millennial reflection

Do we care about anything?

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Earth

Posted at 12:55 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Live chat is happening 11 a.m. EST Tuesday!

Tune in!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:55 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Mitt Romney — raw, wild, and unleashed

Let Mitt all hang out

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Mitt Romney and the Etch a Sketch

Why is this an insult?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Etch-a-Sketch

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012

TSA pats down toddler in wheelchair

The video went viral, surprising absolutely no one.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport security, TSA

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Honest March Madness picks

Here’s how it looked to me.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  March Madness

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Beef — er, pink slime — it’s what’s for school lunch. And I’m okay with it.

ComPost | Slap it on my burger!

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/06/2012

No sex please, we’re Republicans

Laurens County, SC’s purity pledge.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election, sex

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012

In more Romney money awkwardness, Ann Romney doesn’t consider herself wealthy

You don’t? We do.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Santorum emerges from the bottom spot in Google results

His Google problem is either better or worse now, depending on your attitude.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:15 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santorum

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/24/2012

No, Nielsen, we aren’t Generation C

The term is Millennials, for better or for worse.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Millennials

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/18/2012

For Presidents’ Day, what your favorite president says about you — Nixon

A Venn diagram

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidents

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/18/2012

For Presidents Day, what your favorite president says about you — Taft

A Venn diagram

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidents

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012

What your favorite president says about you: Cleveland

A Presidents’ Day Venn Diagram

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidents day

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012

What your favorite president says about you: JFK

A Presidents’ Day Venn diagram

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidents day

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Jeremy Lin, a celebration

First things first.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeremy Lin

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Other things with stronger bases of support than Mitt Romney

A handy chart.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney, Santorum, election, Gingrich

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Gay marriage — the end of the world?

We were warned that this would happen.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Rick Santorum takes the lead

Happy Valentine’s Day!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:00 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012, santorum

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012

How interested are you in the Super Bowl?

A helpful chart.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Super Bowl

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Best Romney Secret Service code names

Thanks, Twitter!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:35 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 02/01/2012

The too-quotable Mitt Romney and the very poor

He should at least be concerned about the very poor quotes.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:20 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney, GOP 2012

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Facebook IPO cures cancer, creates world peace

Forget the hype.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/27/2012

What is Rick Santorum thinking?

A Venn diagram.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/27/2012

What is Ron Paul thinking?

A Venn diagram.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:45 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s finger-pointing problem

Is it ever okay to point at the president?

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Jan Brewer

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 01/21/2012

Barack Obama sings Al Green

The John Cusack approach to reelection.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:20 PM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/21/2012

What will make Gingrich win — or lose — in South Carolina

Ask his supporters.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Supreme Court justices, bare buttocks and the FCC

About those FCC regulations ...

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/08/2012

The contraception debate — or 6 Republican candidates give us ‘The Talk’

One word: yeeegh.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/07/2012

New Girl Scout cookie deserves a better name

In other news...

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cookies, in other news

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/07/2012

Ron Paul supporters and that awful Huntsman attack ad

Stop doing this, whoever you are.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ron Paul, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Next, Kanye West will fix the economy

In other news. . .

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kanye West, Economy, oy

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Your last-minute guide to the Iowa Republican caucuses

Still trying to choose? I have you covered.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:50 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 12/21/2011

The official guide to last-minute Hanukkah and Christmas giving

Look no further.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:30 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays, gifts, kids these days

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Ron Paul, the Betty White of GOP politics?

The Betty White of Republican politics.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Ron Paul

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/17/2011

NTSB, you will have to tear my cellphone from my cold, driving hands

Never let the phone go.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Dollar dollar bills, y’all — an end to dollar coins

Dollar dollar bills, y’all.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 11/24/2011

What your Thanksgiving chef is Googling right now

It’s terrifying!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:32 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Thanksgiving

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Nascar crowd boos Michelle Obama

Crowds these days need to get their acts together

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NASCAR, boo

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/19/2011

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez — Oprah and the assassins’ league

And the Oprah audition

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oprah, assassins

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Joe Paterno, Penn State and the bystander effect

For all of us, doing nothing comes naturally

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Penn State, ugh, not funny

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/05/2011

Daylight saving is a waste of time

The people who love it

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daylight Savings, lightbulbs

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Bank of America’s debit card fees — a new wave of Change.org?

Don’t get too hopped up on online petitioning just yet.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kids these days, the Internet

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Sing it, Herman Cain!

He looked beyond my faults.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Herman Cain

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Herman Cain’s ‘Vote For the Worst’ surge

Vote for the worst?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain, GOP 2012

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Gene Weingarten is wrong about bacon-cats and journalism

This is actually a Good Thing, regardless of what Gene Weingarten says.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Top ten topical Halloween costumes for 2011

Offensive Ranch?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:45 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Halloween, winning

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 10/13/2011

How Steve Jobs became a saint — the new monoculture

The Steve Jobs rule

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:50 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Steve Jobs, technology, religion

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Preoccupy DC

The revolution will not be organized

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:15 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Occupy Wall Street, kids these days

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011

James Hoffa and the Tea Party Zombies Must Die — indignation? Indignation? Bueller?

Something just broke.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oops, media these days, zombies, Tea Party, Teamsters

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Compost is off this week, unless something really funny happens

Thank you!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Top 10 last-minute 50th birthday gifts for Barack Obama

It’s the thought that counts!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, birthday

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/29/2011

For Shark Week, raise the debt ceiling

Do it for the sharks.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Shark Week, forlorn hope, debt ceiling

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/27/2011

How to compare someone to Hitler, for Glenn Beck and anyone else

I think Glenn Beck missed this primer.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hitler, Glenn Beck, ms paint

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Friends with Benefits? Every generation is the Hookup Generation

I hate to break this to you, but none of this is new.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hookups, kids these days

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Bull Run, 1861 and the urge to reenact

Bull Run and the urge to reenact.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Civil War, reenacting, 1861

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011

GOP 2012 Twitter debate was a joke.

And the punchline was everyone involved.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oops, Twitter

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/20/2011

The Borders are closing. We’re stuck here.

We’re stuck here — in a world without books.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Borders, books, oy

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Charlie Sheen knows best

We can all learn from the Warlock lord.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:07 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlie Sheen, civility, maturity

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Harry Potter, Glee, and our Magical High Schools

We are our Magical High Schools

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  High School, Harry Potter

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Miss USA versus the Scopes — proof of evolution?

Is it science we don’t know? Or history?

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:32 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Science, monkeys, Miss USA

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 06/22/2011

The Palin trademark, Oprah and Tinker Bell politics

Who really wants to be president?

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:15 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, Oprah, Brands

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 06/17/2011

College daze — distractions, cakes and ale

The best eight years of your life!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:20 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College, hook-ups, distractions, kids these days

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 06/15/2011

The John Edwards Rule of Mug Shots

Don’t smile.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:25 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Edwards, mugshot

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 06/13/2011

LeBron James and the clay-foot brigade

Cheap editions of great men.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:35 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, heroes

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Appreciation Month? Awareness Day? Stop it! OR National Stop It Month

George Washington wouldn’t approve of these awareness months!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:29 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Awareness, argh, history

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 06/06/2011

What really happened with Palin and Paul Revere

Those who don’t learn history...

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:08 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, Paul Revere

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Paul Revere’s Ride, as told by Sarah Palin

Longfellow may be rolling in his grave.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:40 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, poetry, history

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 06/02/2011

MyPlate replaces food pyramid — good luck, USDA!

Good luck with that!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:04 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MyPlate, food pyramid, kids these days

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Weinergate — Anthony Weiner’s Twitter image problem

Trouser weasels?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:25 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, weinergate, Twitter

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Newt ‘Murphy’s Law’ Gingrich and the glitter shower

Adding glitter to injury.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:08 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Newt, glitter

Posted at 09:11 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Schwarzenegger and Strauss-Kahn — and other throwbacks

I feel like Rip Van Winkle.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:11 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Schwarzenegger, Strauss-Kahn, ladies

Posted at 08:36 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Some limericks on Osama’s pornography collection

Some limericks

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:36 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Osama bin Laden, from bad to verse

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Gypsy Rose Palin? I’m worried about Bristol.

New book, new chin, new show — a cry for help?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:27 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gypsy Rose Lee, Bristol Palin, Palin

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Common, the White House Poetry Night, and the danger of metaphors

Stay back! This metaphor is loaded!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:09 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Geronimo? Some totally inoffensive code names for Osama, next time

Osama bin Laden by any other name

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:59 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Osama bin Laden, lists

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Seriously, Rashard Mendenhall? Osama and conspiracy theories

From Rashard Mendenhall onward...

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:12 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Osama bin Laden, conspiracy

Posted at 09:08 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Why we Millennials celebrated when Osama died

A Millennial perspective

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:08 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Osama bin Laden, Millennials

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/23/2011

Tennessee’s ‘Don’t say gay’ bill doesn’t go far enough

Doesn’t go far enough, says I

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  states, sex, kids these days

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/19/2011

The ladies who laugh: Twitter, Tina Fey’s Bossypants, and funny women

Don’t believe me? Ask Tina Fey.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  womenfolks, Twitter

Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Donald Trump’s Koran vibes and God in the primaries

File under “oh, dear”

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:30 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trump, 2012, religion

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/12/2011

More time spent consuming media? Of course — the Internet is better now

I don’t want that hour back!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the Internet, kids these days, phones

Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Donald Trump for president can fool 21% of the people all of the time

There are two ways to say ‘I don’t vote’

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:35 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012, GOP, oy

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Planned Parenthood? What’s up with the government shutdown?

A Q&A for latecomers

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  shutdown central, Q&A

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 04/07/2011

How to explain the government shutdown to your school group

The show must go on!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:33 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Glenn Beck’s show will be leaving FOX . . . and I miss him

I miss him already.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:05 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glenn Beck, news

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Sex, worrying, happiness, and studies — only one of them will kill you

One of them will kill you.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:22 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  studies, oy

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Thanks, Epsilon! An open letter to whoever has my data

One man’s e-mail breach is another’s new friend

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  technology, oy

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Terry Jones’s Koran burning and aftermath — relics of the stone age

Koran burning shows how far we haven’t come.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:10 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  primitivism, Terry Jones, religion

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Tea Party loses popularity? Now it’s a real party!

Now it’s a real party!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:20 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tea Party

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Scott Adams and men’s rights: equal pay

Hear me out on this one.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:00 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oy, ladies, the Internet

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Stop it, Oxford English Dictionary. OMG? LOL? Heart? No!

You’re not fourteen.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:50 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kids these days, words, the Internet, argh, apocalypse

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Apple sues Amazon over Appstore! When will these names stop?

Whatever happened to generic words?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:08 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Be the voice of Aflac! Or James O’Keefe might have to.

It could be you! It could be James O’Keefe.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:45 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jobs, Aflac

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Pole dancing for Jesus — stop making life harder for strippers!

Yes, it’s real. And it’s only logical.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:06 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 03/17/2011

College Board SAT includes reality TV question? Really?

I need to rethink my parenting plans.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:52 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  SAT, oops, America

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Aflac, Gilbert Gottfried’s tragic gaffe and the limits of comedy

Are there limits to comedy?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:29 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  too soon?, jokes