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ComPost: September, 2011

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Michelle Obama — right on Target

Best news I’ve seen in weeks.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:22 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Target, The Obamas

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 09/30/2011

America has “gotten soft,” Obama says? Not for Millennials

And stop tweeting at us

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:52 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, kids these days

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 09/29/2011

For National Coffee Day, why you should never apologize for the bean

Make it a holiday

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:24 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 09/29/2011

The Onion attacks Congress! Or something.

War of the Worlds 2.0

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:53 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Worst sign of the times: Hallmark unemployment cards

Adding a Hallmark card to insult and injury

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:35 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hallmark, condolences

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 09/28/2011

For Banned Books week, two reasons to ban ‘Brave New World’

In honor of Banned Books Week

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:35 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, irony, kids these days

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Dear Amazon: About that new Kindle Fire tablet

Your monthly Cassandra installment

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:59 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  technology, books, kids these days

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Herman ‘Herb’ Cain — the GOP’s Miss Congeniality

Sarah Palin hits it on the nose.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:45 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Herman Cain

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Washington Monument breaks — and other metaphors

Seems a bit heavy-handed to me

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:39 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Monument, oy, DC

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Super-Christie’s wait gain

The Republicans’ latest candidate-in-waiting.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:07 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Godot, GOP 2012

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 09/27/2011

This dog won’t hunt — Huntsman’s two percent problem

The two percent problem

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:32 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Huntsman, GOP 2012

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Mitt Romney drops the H bomb — Harvard blues

The Harvard problem

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:16 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 09/26/2011

You wanna run? You gotta meet with The Donald.

Since when did running for president require you to meet with Donald Trump?

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:08 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Gary Johnson and those shovel-ready dogs

If there’s one thing we love as a nation, it is scatological humor

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:46 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Shovel-Ready, GOP 2012

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 09/23/2011

With GOP debate crowd, it gets worse — booing a gay soldier

Booing the troops

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:48 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Word clouds and dog piles — Rick Perry at the FOX News Google debate

Also, Mitt Romney knows reasons you should not elect him.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:24 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, GOP 2012, shovelready

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 09/22/2011

New Facebook — beyond Like and the new Timeline, the end of alone

Orwell knew the screen stared back.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:50 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, kids these days, oy

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Law-breaking particle at CERN exceeds the speed of light

CERN finds a particle exceeding the speed of light.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:31 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CERN, light-speed

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Why the GOP 2012 debates need to stop

Even the Fox News/Google debate.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:25 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, debates, better ideas

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Rick Perry’s ‘President Zero’ apocalypse ad

It’s the “2012” movie trailer, but more alarmist.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:42 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  apocalypse, Rick Perry, GOP 2012, Barack Obama

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Troy Davis and the death penalty roar

Most Americans support the death penalty. In theory.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:24 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Is that $16 muffin over the top?

At least it wasn’t a cupcake.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:26 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Muffins, Justice

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Levi Johnston’s inimitable prose — worthy of a William Shatner reading

It deserves the Shatner treatment

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:23 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Levi Johnston, Palin, kids these days

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Google+ is open to everyone — but is it already too late for the anti-Facebook?

But is it already too late?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:14 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Google, Social Wars

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 09/20/2011

RIP ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ — a joke retrospective

And so much for pronoun-swapping.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:07 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DADT, jokes

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Basilisks, Ron Paul and the quest for the Generic Republican

What the doctor ordered

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:02 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Generic Republican, GOP 2012

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 09/19/2011

What the Netflix, er, Qwikster CEO apology letter should have said

Stop renting DVDs by mail.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:34 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Netflix, Qwikster, oy

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 09/16/2011

From Star Wars to the Lion King to the Constitution, stop messing with a good thing

Star Wars, the Lion King (3D), the Constitution.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:11 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kids these days, oy

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 09/16/2011

God only knows! Rick Perry the divine vessel.

At least that’s Rick Perry’s line.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:03 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Michaele Salahi, kidnapped? A Q&A.

This is the sound of hitting rock bottom.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:40 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Q&A, Salahis, oy

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Seriously, Attack Watch?

Who attack watches the attack watchmen?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, 2012, oy

Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Harry Reid’s Twitter Town Hall

And other uses of Oprah’s old time slot

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:17 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Dear Barack Obama: Stop sending us creepy e-mails

Increasingly behaving like America’s ex-boyfriend.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:51 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 09/14/2011

About that Sarah Palin and Glen Rice one-night stand

Stop beating the horse; it died a while ago.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:22 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, McGinniss, Glen Rice

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Aliens invade New York’s District 9 !

Or do they?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:13 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 09/13/2011

The Awkward Magi of the GOP Tea Party Debate

What would you bring to the White House?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:08 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP Debate

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/13/2011

That LivingSocial deal for Whole Foods, and other first-world problems

And other First World Problems.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  First-World Problems, Groupon, Whole Foods

Posted at 11:24 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Perry’s not-so-innocuous inoculation at the Tea Party HPV debate

The Tea Party’s HPV debate

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:24 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Rick Perry

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Before the Florida Tea Party debate, a GOP 2012 hair preview

Er, make that “A Florida Debate Preview.”

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:37 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oy, frivolous, GOP hair

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 09/12/2011

What’s so electable about Rick Perry?

The GOP’s bottom-line calculations.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:50 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, GOP 2012

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Pawlenty endorses Romney — no more Mr. Nice Guy

Guess he will be mowing part of that lawn.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:54 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 09/09/2011

The NBC News Twitter hack — or, how not to yell ‘Fire!’

How not to yell “fire” in a crowded theater.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:16 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, 9/11

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Rick Perry signs ‘Rick’ with a heart over the I

He signs with a heart.This man is unstoppable.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:42 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, Mitt Romney

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 09/09/2011

We are Skymall Nation

For better or for worse — and it explains everything.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:25 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Skymall Nation, Barack Obama

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 09/09/2011

From the Capitol to Richmond, President Obama’s pledge drives

From the Capitol to Richmond, call now!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:56 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, pledge drives

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 03:56 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Not another Sept. 11, 2001, retrospective from another Millennial

Waiting for the other shoe.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:56 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Generation 9/11

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 09/08/2011

President Barack Obama, opening act for the Saints-Packers game

It’ll be an inspiring evening.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:21 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  football, oratory, Obama

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 11:28 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Perry-Romney debate, er, Reagan seance, er, Reagan debate— a great success!

I enjoyed the first monthly Romney-Perry debate with a side of Huntsman!

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:28 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Reagan Debate, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Can Rick Perry debate? Does Santorum still exist?

And other things to watch in the GOP debate.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:14 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, GOP 2012

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Pay phones vs. smartphones, Mitt Romney vs. Obama

Who’s the smartphone guy?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:54 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Brokeback Palin

We’re gonna quit her for real this time.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, GOP 2012, Brokeback Palin

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Who beats Obama and the Republicans? The Neither Party

Good news for one group in Washington Post-ABC News poll

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:24 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Neither Party, GOP 2012, Obama

 

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