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ComPost: December, 2011

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Mitt Romney’s 2008 Groundhog Day

This may happen every four years, forever.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:48 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Mitt Romney, Surely This Is Hell

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Rick Perry: Courting the drunk vote?

In this light, everything he does makes perfect sense

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:54 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, GOP 2012

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Mark Twain, American classic

A brief tribute to the man we praise and don’t read

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:03 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Twain, books, Google

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Facebook privacy — no longer an oxymoron?

Interesting settlement with the FTC

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:39 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, IPOhno!

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Herman Cain reassessing his candidacy

This is an emergency!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:28 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain, GOP 2012, Nooo

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Ginger White and the (alleged) love letters of The Herman Cain

Romantic is certainly one possibility

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:06 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Teenager Emma Sullivan and Sam Brownback’s insulting interlude

Good job elevating the discourse, everyone

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:28 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Happy Cyber Monday!

The only logical holiday

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:45 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 11/25/2011

Shame! MPAA rating system is broken

Watch this, not that

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:26 PM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NC-17, ratings, kids these days

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 11/25/2011

Happy Black Friday! Watch out for the pepper spray

Thanks for the pepper spray

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:04 PM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Black Friday, aiee

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 02:01 PM ET, 11/23/2011

The creepy Thanksgiving creep towards Black Friday

Black Friday draws closer every year

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:01 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Thanksgiving

Posted at 11:56 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Boring mid-season episode of Republican Presidential Debate

National security debate disappoints.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:56 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Megyn Kelly and the benevolence of ‘food product’ pepper spray

Pepper Spray Cop, a really thoughtful guy

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:04 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Occupy Wall Street, seriously, Fox

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Mitt Romney ad’s quote problem

Get Rick Perry’s ad guy in here

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Mitt Romney, oy

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 05:41 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Newt Gingrich vs. Mitt Romney: A side-by-side comparison

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:41 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Election 2012

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 11/21/2011

What failure? We can still save the Supercommittee

It’s baggage carousel syndrome

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:44 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Supercommittee, come on!

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 07:01 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Why on earth would Newt Gingrich want to be president?

That’d be a downgrade

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:01 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt Gingrich, oy

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 11/18/2011

The neutrinos do it again

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:48 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 11/17/2011

PETA protects fictional creatures

It‘s now in the business of protecting fictional animals.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:13 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PETA, oy

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Rick Perry’s Pelosi debate — great idea, or greatest idea?

Give the man some credit.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:25 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Stop SOPA

Either way, it needs to stop.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:37 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, oy

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 01:01 PM ET, 11/16/2011

The Occupy movement needs a new verb

What next for Occupy after Tent City is evicted.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Newt Gingrich, the perfect candidate — except for one thing

There’s just one small problem.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:50 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt Gingrich, GOP 2012

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Sandusky’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad interview with Bob Costas

Please, get this man out of the public eye

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:54 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Penn State, oy

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 11/14/2011

How manly is that pizza, Herman Cain?

It’s the great leveler.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:43 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain, pizza

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Why Occupy Harvard

Go to class

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:45 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Occupy Wall Street, harvard

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Herman Cain loses the mustache vote

Stick a fork in him, he’s done

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:35 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Rick Perry’s big ’Oops!’

He’s just like us! Too bad.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:33 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Christmas tree tax? Bah, humbug!

At least it’s not a holiday tree tax.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christmas, oy

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Herman Cain: The honey badger of Campaign 2012

The honey badger of candidates

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:04 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain, go away

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 02:57 PM ET, 11/08/2011

GIANT ASTEROID AIMED FOR EARTH! Time to get our act together!

Look out!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:57 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 11/08/2011

A modest proposal for the Occupy movement

It’s these durn elderly.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:22 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Occupy Wall Street, old, just a thought

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 11/07/2011

The most important part of Sharon Bialek’s story

Herman Cain upgrades

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:16 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oy, herman cain

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Proposed Mississippi ‘personhood’ amendment doesn’t go far enough

About that Mississippi amendment

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mississippi, laws, science, oy

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 03:48 PM ET, 11/04/2011

We were wrong about Herman Cain and sexual harassment

Herman Cain, post-sexual harassment, seems unstoppable

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:48 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain, oops

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/04/2011

The proctological primaries

More information than you required

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, GOP 2012

Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Don't buy that Groupon IPO!

Groupon is a menace

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:52 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Real-life superhero Phoenix Jones fired, and other sad tales of men in capes

At the risk of sounding like J. Jonah Jameson

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:52 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 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 01:25 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Herman Cain’s faulty memory

At least he’s happy!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:25 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Kim Kardashian and the sanctity of weddings

Marriage may suffer, but weddings are still intact

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:25 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Herman Cain’s anti-smoking PSA

By far the most effective ad I’ve ever seen

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:05 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain, smoking, yes

 

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