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ComPost: March, 2012

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Current TV vs Keith Olbermann — What they should have said

Some translation seemed in order.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:56 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olbermann

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 03/30/2012

The Route 29 ‘Beltway Batman’ and the superheroes we deserve

We’re holding out for a hero.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:38 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Spike Lee’s Twitter mistake

Even the right address would have been wrong.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:20 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 03/29/2012

The only sure Megamillions strategy

Don’t buy a ticket!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:18 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lottery

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Trayvon Martin’s alleged Twitter doesn’t matter

The trouble with social media.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:33 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 03/26/2012

No posts today

Durn rhinoviruses, or whatever the term is.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:13 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 03/23/2012

The 2012 GOP candidates, in a word

Also, many Americans can’t count.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:46 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

No, Geraldo Rivera, hoodies weren’t to blame

The clothes don’t make you kill the man.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Chaos, Britannica, babies and bathwater

Some things are worth diving in after.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:35 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Mitt Romney and the Etch a Sketch

Why is this an insult?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Etch-a-Sketch

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/21/2012

The scariest thing about Trayvon Martin

What should scare us are the laws based on fright.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Romney wins Illinois. WWLD?

Can we get Lincoln back?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:21 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 03/20/2012

I know where to look for Amelia Earhart

She was in the last place we looked!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:58 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012

TSA pats down toddler in wheelchair

The video went viral, surprising absolutely no one.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport security, TSA

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Live chat with Alexandra Petri at 11 a.m. ET Tuesday

Come one, come all!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:55 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 03/19/2012

From Kony 2012 and Jason Russell to George Clooney to Mike Daisey, the trouble with awareness

There’s an epidemic of awareness, and I want it to stop.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:18 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Rick Santorum, topless, causes stir

Seriously, America?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:46 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santorum

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Mike Daisey’s powerful fiction

It’s a good story.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:51 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Rutherford B. Hayes vs. Barack Obama

The man loved telephones.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:35 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 03/15/2012

The Ides of March, soothsaying and spin

Beware one of the above.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:44 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Encyclopedic Knowledge — Britannica stops the presses

The volumes from Ubiquity to Obscurity.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:16 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Why I am joining Goldman Sachs

I am an ax murderer.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:06 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 03/14/2012

For Pi Day, a pie chart celebration

Pies in literature, film and life.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:06 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pi

Posted at 12:16 AM ET, 03/14/2012

The GOP’s little big night in Mississippi and Alabama

I think we’re confusing size and duration again.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:16 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 03/13/2012

From Ohio Viagra to Georgia cows and chickens, it’s all fun and games until someone passes a law

It’s all fun and games until someone passes a law.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:27 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 03/13/2012

In defense of the teleprompter

It’s doing its best.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:20 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election, teleprompter

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Honest March Madness picks

Here’s how it looked to me.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  March Madness

Posted at 08:12 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Live chat with Petri at 11 a.m. ET Tuesday

Come one, come all!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:12 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Barack Obama is Muslim? And the Time Traveler vote.

It makes sense to me.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:08 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 03/12/2012

For BlackBerry, losing D.C., the writing is on the Myspace wall

When D.C. goes, it’s gone.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:07 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blackberry

Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Speaking of Rush Limbaugh, is politeness dead?

If so, let’s disparage it!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:09 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 03/09/2012

But what about Bill Maher?

One more stop in the ongoing civility debate.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:43 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Limbaugh

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Sorry, Rush Limbaugh: A response from the writer he called ‘b-i-itchy’

My response.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:36 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Limbaugh

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Beef — er, pink slime — it’s what’s for school lunch. And I’m okay with it.

ComPost | Slap it on my burger!

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Rush Limbaugh’s show targets jerks, judging from the latest ads

Specifically, people who would like to cheat on their spouses.

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

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

Goodbye to Mrs. Kucinich — and to the man with her

Our national obsession.

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

Posted at 01:19 AM ET, 03/07/2012

GOP Primaries — not Super, just Tuesday

A good night for Mama Rose Gingrich and nobody else.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:19 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/06/2012

No sex please, we’re Republicans

Laurens County, SC’s purity pledge.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election, sex

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

What were the Super Tuesday candidates thinking?

A retrospective gallery

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

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012

In more Romney money awkwardness, Ann Romney doesn’t consider herself wealthy

You don’t? We do.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Whom to pick? A graphic guide for Super Tuesday voters

Whom to pick?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:37 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Rush Limbaugh’s non-apology, not accepted

Hard to accept something no one offered.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:09 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Limbaugh

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Rush Limbaugh’s sad excuse for entertainment

He does this for our amusement.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:56 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Santorum emerges from the bottom spot in Google results

His Google problem is either better or worse now, depending on your attitude.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:15 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santorum

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Our Google histories, ourselves

Curiosity led to the cat’s getting some weirdly targeted advertising.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:55 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Andrew Breitbart, Jan Berenstain and the grave dancers

Our hobby of maligning the dead is out of control.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:35 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breitbart

 

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