ComPost: Congress


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 04:53 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Jared Polis’ wardrobe is excellent and I salute him

Represent, sir.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:53 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, fashion, Jared Polis, such fashion

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina, so I hope Ruben Studdard isn’t

And there’s already an attack ad!

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, golden tickets, hollywood, stars

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/02/2013

John Boehner, Harry Reid and insults from the edge of the 'cliff'

There is nothing like being forced to repeat a withering insult that you have just leveled at someone after he responds, "What are you talking about?"

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, fiscal cliff, Harry Reid, insults, John Boehner

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Jim DeMint heads to the Thinkery

What Aristophanes can teach us about the South Carolinian's decision.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:19 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Congress decrees an end to 'lunatics'

You can take the 'lunatics' out of the law, but can you take the lunacy out of the law?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:26 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, words

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 12/04/2012

From vaccines to Panetta-Burns, our fictional concerns

Surely it is enough to worry about things that are actually happening.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:33 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Magical Problems

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 02/16/2012

The hysterical contraception debate

And this will keep happening.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:24 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contraception, Congress

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Move over, ketchup! Pizza is a vegetable.

Pizza is much with us lately.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:53 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pizza, Congress, oy

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 11/02/2011

In God We Trust. In Congress, not so much

It’s a better national motto than “Hey, we have no idea how to fix the economy either!”

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:48 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, oy

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Why congressional approval has hit single digits

Single-digit approval rating

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:20 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, oy

Posted at 08:47 PM ET, 09/08/2011

What should we pass, President Obama? When?

I think it was something about a jobs bill.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:47 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Congress, jobs

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Congress, Barack Obama, and the Malia-Sasha middle school test

The dog ate it.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:20 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, congress, kids these days

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 04/12/2011

After Jon Kyl, this is not intended to be a factual statement

Is that an excuse we can use?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:01 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oops, Congress

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 03/17/2011

After House vote to defund NPR, some new show titles

House votes to defund NPR — new titles?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:48 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NPR, Congress, belt-tightening

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Is streaming a felony? And what’s this about wiretapping?

Is streaming a felony? And what about wiretaps?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, kids these days, Congress

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 01/06/2011

Why the Constitution Congress read was just fine

Today the Congress reached a new three-fifths compromise: they only read three-fifths of the Constitution! Well, sort of. If you consider the Constitution to be the whole body of governing text that has accumulated and been discarded by the American...

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:38 PM ET, 01/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress, Congress, Congress | Tags:  Congress, Constitution, apologies