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ComPost: July, 2011

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 07/29/2011

God vs. the approval rating and the debt-ceiling debate

Maybe we should rethink our approach.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:01 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Divine, approval ratings, debt ceiling

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Apocalypse politics — Obama, the debt ceiling, and the hourglass

Is there a snooze button for this thing?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apocalypse, debt ceiling

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 05:55 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Groupon’s funny math

Doesn’t anyone in America understand accounting any more?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:55 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Groupon, money, argh

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Tea Party Hobbits? If only!

Come back to Middle Earth!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:37 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hobbits, Tea Party

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Did the White House just rickroll its 2 million Twitter followers?

Yes. Happy 2008?

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:47 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rickrolls, White House, quickies

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 07/27/2011

The GOP’s debt ceiling movie night — The Town? Really?

Really? The Town? Really?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:19 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, really?, Boehner, The Town

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 02:46 PM ET, 07/26/2011

David Wu resigns — never trust a man in a tiger suit

Why was David Wu still in office?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:46 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Wu, tigers, oy

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 07/26/2011

What the end of the NFL lockout can teach us about the debt ceiling

And here’s the kicker.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:45 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, debt ceiling

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Of course RIM is downsizing. The BlackBerry is over.

Can’t play Angry Birds? Forget it.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:15 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  technology, smartphones, blackberry, dodo

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Amy Winehouse and our celebrity death obsession

The last acts of public lives

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amy Winehouse, celebrity, oy, too soon

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Get there at 11, Speaker Boehner! You won’t like President Obama when he’s angry.

Better show up at 11:00, Speaker Boehner.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:39 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Debt Limit

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 12:59 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Friends with Benefits? It’s too complicated!

A guest perspective on the Hookup Generation.

By Lisa Bonos  |  12:59 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hookups, kids these days, guest voices

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 12:17 PM ET, 07/21/2011

How hot is it? Surviving the heat-wave conversation

Surviving the heat-wave conversation.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Heat, analogies

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 04:37 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Gregor Mendel’s naughty peas and our GM future

Do it the natural way!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:37 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Genetics, foods, Mendel

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Not tonight, Michele Bachmann has a migraine headache

Are migraines a ‘woman’s problem’?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:45 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 06:39 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Help Rupert Murdoch dodge the pie!

A game from The Washington Post.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:39 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Rupert Murdoch’s foam pie in the face

Foam? Why not!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:07 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rupert Murdoch, pie

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 12:45 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Facebook? Google+? Twitter? Which social network are you?

Google+? Facebook? A handy flow chart.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:45 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  social media, Facebook, Google, handy charts

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Google and our delegated brains

We depend on strangers for our facts

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:00 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, kids these days, memory

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 06:53 PM ET, 07/14/2011

The worst thing that can happen if we don’t raise the debt ceiling

Maybe we haven’t been alarmist enough!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:53 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, worst-case scenario

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Bastille Day, France France Revolution and the Founders’ luck

Some Bastille Day reflections

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:54 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  France, revolution, Bastille Day

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Dear Netflix — an open letter

I can switch to Redbox any time!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:35 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Netflix, argh

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Things to consider before you mail Mitch McConnell a weasel

There is a long history of these things!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:32 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  McConnell, weasels

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Did the Most Offensive Viral Ad Ever give Janice Hahn the election?

Know your audience

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Janice Hahn, the Internet

Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Dumb, dull or crazy — the Bachmann problem

How do you solve a problem like Ms. Bachmann?

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:09 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Michele Bachmann

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Give peas a chance! Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and vegetable politics

Vegetable politics.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:20 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, vegetables, Michelle Obama

Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Herman Cain’s gospel album — and other GOP 2012 releases

Please, please let Michele Bachmann have a rap LP.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:17 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain gospel, GOP 2012

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Rupert Murdoch, News of the World, and the endangered scruple

Rupert Murdoch’s dilemma

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:04 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Obama, ‘professional politicians’ and the boring debt ceiling

I’m glad I don’t have to care about these things.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:50 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  professional politicians, Obama, debt ceiling

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Michele Bachmann’s slavery and pornography problem

The foot-in-mouth Marriage Vow

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:50 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage Vow, Michele Bachmann, slavery, pornography

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Atlantis space shuttle launch and watching NASA backwards

Space has always been something long ago and far away.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  space, NASA, misplaced nostalgia

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Bombs in implants? We’re letting the terrorists win

This is officially Too Much.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:42 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Sweeney, Christie, that head-punch and star-crossed bipartisanship

Society won’t accept this.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:56 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Why Facebook’s ‘awesome’ Skype announcement is terrible

Don’t you get it? These are antisocial networks!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:07 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Obama’s Twitter town hall — a social media fail?

And we’d know that if he really answered the questions...

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:49 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, Barack Obama, fail

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Does it matter if Casey Anthony was innocent?

Judgment has been passed.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:28 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Casey Anthony, shows, public opinion

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and those awful French

Liberty? Equality? Only if you’re already in the fraternity.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:38 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dominique Strauss-Kahn, The French

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Mark Halperin and the zero words you can never say on the Internet

Lot of thingummies and whatsits in the news these days

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:55 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Patriot? Happy Fourth of July — just don’t use the P-word

‘I love America, just not that way.’

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:52 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Patriotism, Independence Day, kids these days

 

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