ComPost: history


Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Rocket cats from the 16th century unearthed in manuscript

This is purrfect.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cats, history

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Six ways you are disappointing George Washington

Like all parents, the Founding Father is less angry than disappointed.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:04 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  george washington, history

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 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 03:13 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Why we should honor Thomas Jefferson

History, stop being so mean.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:13 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jefferson, history

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/20/2010

Textbook error: Virginia's Confederate troops and the perils of online research

There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Facts I Found Online. That seems to be the lesson of the recent debacle over a Virginia textbook's depictions of thousands of black soldiers fighting for the Confederacy. As...

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Petri, Petri | Tags:  History, reenacting