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ComPost: April, 2012

Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Panda problems

They really should be extinct by now.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:41 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pandas

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 04/30/2012

As One World Trade Center becomes tallest in nation — our skyscrapers, ourselves

What these massive buildings say about us.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:44 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  height

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Forward, eh, Obama campaign?

And other bad slogans.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:05 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Election 2012

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Sour grapes for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

No more talking about microlending.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:20 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Bad CISPA and the accidental overshare

How I learned to start worrying and dislike the CISPA.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:44 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  SOPA, CISPA

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Joel Ward, Monica Crowley and the Twitter cafeteria problem

Monica Crowley and those Joel Ward tweets.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:44 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Joe Biden and the president’s big stick

And Romney’s historical foreign policies.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:23 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Biden, Romney

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Tareq Salahi is running for governor?

Party-crasher hopes to be Virginia governor.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:41 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Obama, Jimmy Fallon and the race for cool

Student loans aren’t the most important part of the picture.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:48 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Citizen Newt to suspend his campaign

Gingrich suspends campaign.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Guillotine the DC Versailles!

The Bourbons didn’t have neighbors.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:41 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Versailles, DC

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Marco Rubio and the vice presidential mating dance

Veep shenanigans have a long history.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:15 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vice president, romney, rubio

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 04/23/2012

On the Bard’s birthday, is Shakespeare still relevant?

We have smartphones. Who needs him?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:51 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Shakespeare

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Jon Huntsman and the Grand Old Communist Party

He seems to have disappeared.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:04 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Huntsman

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/22/2012

Sorry, Earth — an Earth day millennial reflection

Do we care about anything?

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Earth

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Harry Reid fights for junk mail

It’s enough to make you go postal.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:47 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Talking pineapples and unanswerable questions

In pursuit of the incomprehensible.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:58 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Ron Paul, the video game, and other election-year games

And other game concepts.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:56 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Secret Service and the prostitutes — times you shouldn’t try to save money

Colombian escorts, for example.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:03 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 04/19/2012

The myth of women voters

Saying ‘women voters’ is like saying male female impersonators.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:13 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 04/18/2012

RIP, Dick Clark

New Year’s won’t be the same.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:58 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dick Clark

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Mitt Romney’s dog belongs in back seat

That’s where the issue belongs.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ROmney

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Ted Nugent says something

And we do the unthinkable — pay attention.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:06 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Penguin bites Newt Gingrich

Creature last seen murmuring about moon base.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:20 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Space Shuttle touches down — this is the wrong future

It’s nice looking up together.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  space

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Facebook makes us worse than lonely

It forces us to like it.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:45 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 04/16/2012

HBO’s ‘Girls’ is so zeitgeisty it hurts to watch

So much for watching TV to escape.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:22 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Cory Booker enters legend

Good news, for once.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 04/13/2012

What happened to North Korea’s rocket launch?

A rocket launch ends with a bang and a whimper.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:47 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Ann Romney, Hilary Rosen, Michelle Obama — your mom jokes

This has been a fun teacup tempest.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:46 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Fifty Shades of what? E-readers and the end of shame

E-readers and the end of shame.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:16 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Allen West hunts Communists

Hearkening back to simpler times.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Communist

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Fox News gets mole examined

Media molehill mushrooms into mountain.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:11 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Stop Talking About How We Need To Stop Talking About Ashley Judd's Puffiness

Puffy? Not puffy? What really matters.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:47 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Santorum’s campaign, the Stonewall for sweater vests

His campaign brought sweater vests out of the closet.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:42 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santorum, sweater vest

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

Santorum drops out

He didn’t beat Romney, but he beat the Google problem.

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

Posted at 12:55 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Live chat is happening 11 a.m. EST Tuesday!

Tune in!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:55 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Live chat is happening 11 a.m. EST Tuesday!

Tune in!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:55 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Facebook buys Instagram for a cool billion — what are hipsters worth?

What’s a hipster to do?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:51 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, hipsters

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Bubba Watson and the hug epidemic

What’s wrong with a handshake?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:16 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hugs

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Bad news about dinosaurs

Science, stop it!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:03 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dinosaurs

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 04/06/2012

On Good Friday and Easter weekend — what about quiet believers?

Believers and nonbelievers dominate the news, but there’s another group.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:38 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 04/05/2012

GOP’s war on caterpillars?

We need to make the world safe for bad analogies.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:28 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caterpillars, Women

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Ladies teed off by the Masters Tournament

Don’t let women play golf.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Mitt Romney — raw, wild, and unleashed

Let Mitt all hang out

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney

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

Bond, Heineken? I’m shaken and stirred.

This is frivolous but important.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  James Bond

Posted at 12:19 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Mitt Romney, winner, ‘big stepping’ in it

If talk is cheap, why can’t he afford a human speechwriter?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:19 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Party in the GSA: This is the limit

This is the limit.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 04/02/2012

The Professor Gingrich roadshow

If it were still possible, it wouldn’t be any fun.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:23 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gingrich

 

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