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ComPost: March, 2012

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 03/02/2012

People who complain about Washington, D.C.

An election-year reminder.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:15 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Venn

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Bristol Palin gets a reality TV series

Forget the presidency. I want to be on reality TV.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:41 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Palin

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Leap year, in context

It’s just one day out of many.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:22 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Venn

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/29/2012

The Lorax speaks for the Mazdas

I wish I were making this up.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:29 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  trees, Lorax

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Stop being so mean to rich people!

Their lives are hard, too.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:26 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rich people

Posted at 12:22 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Strange, awkward evening as Romney beats Santorum in Michigan, Arizona

What a strange race this is.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:22 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 02/28/2012

The Virginia Senate’s absurd fetal positions

Surely there must be something more important to talk about.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:28 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Mitt Romney is ‘not going to set my hair on fire’ to win votes

Thank goodness.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:55 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Thank you, Jan Berenstain for the Bears

A Bears reader looks back.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:43 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Mitt Romney, time traveler?

It would explain an awful lot.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:43 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Santorum’s snobbish war on snobs

There’s more than one kind of snobbery.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:21 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santorum, Election, Obama

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 02/27/2012

The end of the age of overshare?

The start of the age of the Unintentional Overshare?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:32 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 02/24/2012

The art of the Romneyism — Mitt Romney in Michigan, talking to trees

Just the right height.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:04 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/24/2012

No, Nielsen, we aren’t Generation C

The term is Millennials, for better or for worse.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Millennials

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 02/23/2012

After Virginia’s invasive anti-abortion bill, a flow-chart

A handy flow chart.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:36 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Faster-than-light neutrinos aren’t?

Still waiting for the results to come back from the lab.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:23 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Satan speaks out on Rick Santorum

In light of Santorum’s remarks, I try to get the number of the Beast.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:49 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 PM ET, 02/22/2012

At CNN Debate, Rick Santorum misses his chance

Being a frontrunner is harder than Mitt Romney makes it look.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:52 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 02/22/2012

The tragedy of George Huguely

This should not happen at college.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:59 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Huguely

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 02/22/2012

The last GOP debate?

If this is not the beginning of the end, it is at least the end of the beginning.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:53 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Google’s cyborg glasses

We are becoming indistinguishable from a society of crazy people.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:27 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Why we care about Rihanna and Chris Brown

We get a great view, but we can’t stop the crash.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:31 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pop culture

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 02/21/2012

On Fat Tuesday, what the candidates should give up for Lent

Looking at you, Newt.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:01 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Santorum aide’s ‘Islamic’ goof

These things are easy to mix up

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:35 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/18/2012

For Presidents’ Day, what your favorite president says about you — Nixon

A Venn diagram

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidents

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/18/2012

For Presidents Day, what your favorite president says about you — Taft

A Venn diagram

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidents

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 02/17/2012

In defense of Foster Friess’s aspirin joke

The world isn’t safe for bad jokes any more.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:49 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012

What your favorite president says about you: Cleveland

A Presidents’ Day Venn Diagram

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidents day

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012

What your favorite president says about you: John Adams

A Presidents’ Day Venn diagram

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidents day

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012

What your favorite president says about you: JFK

A Presidents’ Day Venn diagram

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidents day

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 02/17/2012

What your favorite president says about you — a Presidents Day Venn Diagram

The first in a series of Venn Diagrams

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:59 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidents day

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 02/16/2012

The hysterical contraception debate

And this will keep happening.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:24 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contraception, Congress

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Jeremy Lin, a celebration

First things first.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeremy Lin

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Mitt Romney and the ‘electable’ curse

The worst thing you can call a candidate.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:46 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney, Santorum, election

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Other things with stronger bases of support than Mitt Romney

A handy chart.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney, Santorum, election, Gingrich

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Gay marriage — the end of the world?

We were warned that this would happen.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Virginia’s troublesome personhood bill

Can’t we wait until you’re out of the womb for you to exercise your rights?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:55 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Free ecards, Newt Gingrich, Barack Obama, and other Valentine let-downs

Oh dear.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:12 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 02/14/2012

People against Dogs against Romney

This country’s gone to the dogs enough as it is.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:24 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dogs

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Rick Santorum takes the lead

Happy Valentine’s Day!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:00 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012, santorum

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Topical 2012 Valentines

The only lines you’ll ever need to cure your electile dysfunction.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:06 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election, Valentines

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 02/10/2012

The other CPAC question — why aren’t conservatives funny?

Where’s the wit?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:32 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Rick Santorum and those emotional women

Just when I was warming to him.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:11 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santorum

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Awkward CPAC dating guide

Valentine’s Day, CPAC style.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:56 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CPAC

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 02/09/2012

What really killed the whale shark

‘Twas beauty killed the beast...

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:31 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 02/08/2012

The real problem with Roland Martin and CNN

His tweets aren’t the problem.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:59 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Millennials and Prop 8

Marriage equality over your dead bodies? We can wait.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:42 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Rick Santorum, beyond the sweater

Maybe Mitt should try a vest.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:08 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney, Santorum, Election

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 02/07/2012

President Obama, not-so-super PAC Man

More speech is always better, as Colbert says.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:15 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, election

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Charles Dickens’s birthday and the age of verbosity

It’s not that I dislike the man.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:28 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dickens

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Michele Bachmann was perfect, said Bachmann

It’s good that someone still believes in her.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:20 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election, Bachmann

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Pete Hoekstra’s bad ad

Oh dear.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:19 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ads

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 02/06/2012

The Super Bowl’s halftime crisis

A true American tradition.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:07 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Gingrich, ‘Dancing Queen’ and other Candidate Ringtones

Definitely not ‘Mr. Roboto.’

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:53 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Mitt Romney’s first-world problems

Everything that can go right, will go wrong.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012

How interested are you in the Super Bowl?

A helpful chart.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Super Bowl

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 02/02/2012

What Romney meant to say

Not sure that’s how misspeaking works, Mitt.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:15 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Groundhog Day 2012 results — winter

But what does he know?

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:42 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  groundhog day

Posted at 08:25 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Komen Foundation’s lamentable choice

This shouldn’t be the focus.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:25 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Best Romney Secret Service code names

Thanks, Twitter!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:35 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 02/01/2012

The too-quotable Mitt Romney and the very poor

He should at least be concerned about the very poor quotes.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:20 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney, GOP 2012

 

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