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ComPost: February, 2012

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Donald Trump to join Mitt Romney’s lackluster endorsements

What was the thought here?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:59 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney, Trump

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Facebook IPO cures cancer, creates world peace

Forget the hype.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Newt Gingrich, moonstruck in Florida

Newt’s moon is down in Florida.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:04 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Burmese pythons and the Florida GOP primary

And I’m not talking about Newt.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:07 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 01/30/2012

In the face of eviction, Occupy D.C. dreams on

No rude awakening for occupants — yet.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:39 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Occupy DC

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Florida and the trouble with fun

So is the whole race, in fact.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:21 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Yale quarterback Patrick Witt’s sad saga

And the vagaries of coverage.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:16 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Yale, Sports, Paterno

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/27/2012

What is Rick Santorum thinking?

A Venn diagram.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/27/2012

What is Ron Paul thinking?

A Venn diagram.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:45 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s finger-pointing problem

Is it ever okay to point at the president?

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Jan Brewer

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Mitt’s priceless performance, Newt’s loony business

And Ron Paul was there!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:54 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 01/26/2012

On Gingrich, Bob Dole says it all

Dole says it all.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:30 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Dole, Florida

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Space cadet Gingrich promises the moon

As long as he goes there first, I’m sold.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:03 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  moon, nasa

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 01/26/2012

What is Mitt Romney thinking?

A Venn diagram.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:51 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 01/25/2012

A history of the world, by Newt Gingrich

A historical timeline and a Venn diagram

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Google’s no-opt-out privacy changes and the end of the anonymous Internet

Welcome to the end of the anonymous Internet.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:57 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, oy

Posted at 12:21 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Spilled milk and Osama bin Laden — Obama’s State of the Union address

The Union’s in pretty bad shape.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:21 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  SOTU, milk, jokes

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Top ten things the State of the Union address should say...

We’re overlooking some big ones!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:16 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  State of the Union

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 01/24/2012

State of the Union and dead cats

I wish I were making this up.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:46 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  SOTU, cats

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Mitt Romney self-deports

Stop doing this to yourself, Mitt.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, GOP 2012

Posted at 12:40 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Republican debate winner in Florida? Nobody who watched

Although we should congratulate Ron Paul on remaining awake.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:40 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Rand Paul is right about the TSA

No lightbulbs, no pat-downs!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:27 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TSA, Rand Paul, oy

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Orwell, GPS, tiny constables, and the Supreme Court ruling

The Founders would have been terrified by the horseless carriages.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:15 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Supreme Court, GPS, Orwell

Posted at 11:07 PM ET, 01/21/2012

Gingrich win, or how to secede in South Carolina without really trying

What Massachusetts moderate?

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:07 PM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Newt Gingrich

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 01/21/2012

Barack Obama sings Al Green

The John Cusack approach to reelection.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:20 PM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/21/2012

What will make Gingrich win — or lose — in South Carolina

Ask his supporters.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 01/20/2012

South Carolina, Santorum, and the penguin show

All this politeness unnerves me.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:45 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Newt Gingrich, Stephen Colbert, and how to be a joke candidate

It’s easier than it looks.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:19 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Grandiose Gingrich and Mitt Romney’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad debate

Starring Grandiose Gingrich.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:07 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, wow

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Herman Cain endorses...

It’s unconventional — and exciting!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:39 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Things Americans would rather think about than Newt Gingrich’s open marriage

Can’t we talk about something else? Anything else?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:39 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Rick Perry leaves and endorses Gingrich — he had me at ‘Oops’

Failing was the only thing he excelled at.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Paula Deen and our unhealthy fixation

Our food fixation.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:48 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  food, oy

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Why we need trivia — censorship and the Wikipedia blackout

We need help.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wikipedia, the Internet

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 01/17/2012

The GOP South Carolina debate versus ‘Downton Abbey’

I know which I‘d rather watch.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:12 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Downton

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Beyond the Wikipedia blackout, don’t drop the SOPA

Wikipedia is right to draw attention to this one.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:28 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  SOPA, the Internet

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 01/16/2012

Martin Luther King Jr. and the art of misquotation

He had a dream. We think.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:50 PM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin Luther King, misquotation

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 01/16/2012

What next for the Huntsman voter?

Not voting for Romney, probably.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:11 AM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 01/13/2012

The stupidest attack on Mitt Romney yet, pardon my French

Pardon my French, but this is asinine.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:06 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Google’s new search ruins everything

Stop the personal search, I want to get off.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:38 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, oy, why

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Run, Stephen Colbert, run!

Colbert’s not the joke. Campaign finance is.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:40 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stephen Colbert, jokes, oy

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Haley Barbour’s pardonable pardons

Those men had already paid the ultimate price.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:49 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prison, Haley Barbour

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Is Ron Paul right?

It’s a two-man race.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:24 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ron Paul, GOP 2012

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Farewell, my Twinkie, as Hostess files for bankruptcy

A gustatory rumination.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:47 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Supreme Court justices, bare buttocks and the FCC

About those FCC regulations ...

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Mitt Romney’s New Hampshire fire in the belly

After tonight, there are just five people who think he’s not the nominee.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:52 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Why the Doomsday Clock really moved

The Mayans were right.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:57 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 01/10/2012

A last-minute primer for the New Hampshire primary

It’s Mitt’s to lose.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:52 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Goodbye, Bill Daley; Christie goes down; Todd Palin endorses

I hear Chicago is lovely this time of year.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:17 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Barack Obama, in other news

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 01/09/2012

In New Hampshire, the race for last

Remember the Alamo? Perry doesn’t.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:48 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Rick Perry

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/08/2012

The contraception debate — or 6 Republican candidates give us ‘The Talk’

One word: yeeegh.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/07/2012

New Girl Scout cookie deserves a better name

In other news...

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cookies, in other news

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/07/2012

Ron Paul supporters and that awful Huntsman attack ad

Stop doing this, whoever you are.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ron Paul, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Temporal cloaking, undetectable events, and Rick Santorum

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:08 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  science, Santorum

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Next, Kanye West will fix the economy

In other news. . .

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kanye West, Economy, oy

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Goodbye, Barnes and Noble

Nook, but no niche.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:04 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, oy

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/05/2012

One thousand words’ worth of reasons to keep Perry in the race

The last joke candidate left.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Perry, wow

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Rick Santorum, the morning after

What just happened?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:56 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santorum, Legends of the Caucus, GOP 2012

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 01/04/2012

What I’ll miss about Michele Bachmann

This is the worst reality TV show ever.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:51 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Mitt Romney’s not-so-super eight

How hard is it to get more than eight people to want you?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:18 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Legends of the Caucus

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 01/04/2012

The best argument against the Iowa caucus — the Iowa caucus results

I love you, Iowa caucus, but this is ridiculous.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:15 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Legends of the Caucus, GOP 2012

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Your last-minute guide to the Iowa Republican caucuses

Still trying to choose? I have you covered.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:50 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Michele Bachmann in Iowa — living on a prayer

Let go and let God.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:09 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michele Bachmann, Legends of the Caucus, GOP 2012

Posted at 09:13 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Rick Perry’s Perry, Iowa Rally -- most patriotic event ever, or most patriotic event of all time?

Just add eagles.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:13 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, GOP 2012, Legends of the Caucus

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 01/02/2012

The Duggars, and a vacuum, join the Santorum party

The Republican field abhors a vacuum.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:31 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Legends of the Caucus, GOP 2012

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

Mitt Romney loses Iowans to cheese balls

Not Romney is out in force in Iowa.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:26 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, GOP 2012, Legends of the Caucus

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/01/2012

The other Mayan calendar’s top 2012 predictions

The future according to the Mayan calendar.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012

 

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