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ComPost: May, 2012

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 05/31/2012

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is decadent, depraved and as American as apple pie

Decadent, depraved and as American as apple pie.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:39 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 05/31/2012

The real joke of the John Edwards verdict

And we are the ones who look ridiculous.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:28 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Mayor Bloomberg, giant soda and the food wars

Mayor Bloomberg needs to stop nannying!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:49 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  soda

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Donald Trump beats George Will

What’s worse than being called a bloviating ignoramus?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Trump

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Mitt Romney’s ‘Amercia’ vs. the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ask a fifth-grader!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:12 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spelling

Posted at 08:54 PM ET, 05/29/2012

The horrible Miami face eater and the price of fame

That horrible story out of Miami.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:54 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 05/29/2012

‘Why do some people hate the Jews’ and other stupid questions

Why, just ask a stupid question.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:32 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Chris Hayes and heroes

What constitutes a hero anyway?

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/28/2012

Space X, ‘Star Wars’ and the end of our imaginative space domination

I miss being the aggressors in space!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  space

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 05/25/2012

John Edwards and the alternate — flirtation with disaster

No one should be this desperate.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:08 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Edwards

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 05/25/2012

Is Mitt Romney a unicorn? 18,000 people want to know

Arizona petitioners demand answers.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:41 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  unicorns

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Marion Barry’s offensive apology

Even more offensive remarks.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:34 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 05/24/2012

The end of the daily Times-Picayune, and nostalgia for newsprint

The end of the daily New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:35 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Dine with the Donald — Trump-Romney dinner most awkward meal of all time?

This dinner trumps everything.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:07 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trump, Romney

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 05/24/2012

From Bain to the Reagan blood, a bad week for vampire capitalists

From Bain to the Reagan blood, they can’t catch a break.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:35 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Taking stock of Facebook

What’s it really worth?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:02 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 05/23/2012

The Great Gatsby trailer — our SparkNotes, ourselves

Our SparkNotes, ourselves.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:28 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gatsby

Posted at 08:14 PM ET, 05/22/2012

The Comma Sutra — bad grammar advice

Where do you put a comma?

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:14 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 05/22/2012

College is too difficult

Work more than an average of 15 hours per week? What is this, 1960?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:08 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 05/21/2012

The other Cory Booker problem

Who exactly is paying attention?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:31 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Romney, Cory Booker

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Pun and games at the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships

Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the O. Henry Pun-Off.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:05 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  puns

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 05/18/2012

10 things less anticlimactic than the Facebook IPO

How was it for you?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:39 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 05/18/2012

With the Facebook IPO, missing Eduardo Saverin

I hear Singapore is lovely this time of year.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:08 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Metrosexual Black Abe Lincoln, Jeremiah Wright and the worst attack ad ever

The dark spaces of negative advertising.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:13 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Coffee, lies, and immortality

Studies show — something or other.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:24 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012

For the IPO, the eight people you meet on Facebook

Before you invest in the IPO, consider what you’re getting.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 05/16/2012

After Americans Elect, it’s Third Party time

The candidate we deserve.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:35 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 05/15/2012

What will we do without Ron Paul?

YouTube comments are flying at half-mast.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:13 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 05/15/2012

George W. Bush, elevators, and the art of the tepid Romney endorsement

The tepid endorsements keep coming.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:49 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Newsweek’s hagiographic design fail — live chat Tuesday 11 a.m. ET

Discuss this and other subjects live on Tuesday!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:23 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 05/14/2012

The top baby names of 2011 — or, what not to name your baby

Or, what not to name your child.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:40 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Happy Birthday, Mark Zuckerberg! Enjoy that Facebook IPO.

The Facebook IPO is just icing on the cake.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:06 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 05/12/2012

No Mayan apocalypse after all — some backup world-ending prophecies

Thanks for nothing, Mayans!

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:30 AM ET, 05/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Michele Bachmann’s Swiss misstep

Dual citizenship is full of holes

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Time magazine and our mommy porn fixation

We’re unhealthily obsessed with motherhood.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:24 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mothers

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Mitt Romney’s bad high school memory

If we were all judged by high school, who would escape hanging?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:33 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Dick Lugar vs. the apocalypse

It is easier to wait for an invisible hand.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:06 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Obama comes out for same-sex marriage, world ends

Should have known this would happen.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:57 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Keith Judd takes 41 percent of West Virginia Democrat votes — for he’s a jolly good felon

Texas convict takes 41 percent of West Virginia Democratic votes.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:14 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Election

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Amendment One in North Carolina and evolution — presidential and otherwise

Amendment One and presidential evolution.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:40 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Man renames himself Tyrannosaurus Rex — what’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:16 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  names

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Maurice Sendak and childhood — we ate it up, we loved it

How to really touch the imagination.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:11 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Are Facebook likes protected speech? Live chat at 11 a.m. ET!

Come one, come all!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:36 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Romney vs. Obama — the merchandise

Would you like a grill spatula?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:38 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Other love letters of the presidents

Inspired by Vanity Fair’s Obama discovery.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:38 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 05/04/2012

May the Fourth be with you — Happy ‘Star Wars’ Day!

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:44 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Star Wars

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 05/03/2012

The 10 things they really don’t tell you at graduation

The cold, hard truth.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:58 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 05/03/2012

After Ann Romney, how can you wear a $1000 tee?

A few suggestions.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:48 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Safety first! No water guns at Tampa GOP convention. Just regular guns.

The Second Amendment rides again.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:43 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Newt Gingrich’s filibuster campaign comes to an end

The future will be better tomorrow.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:52 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Facebook’s organ donor program and the fine print

Facebook’s latest move is good news for lions, less so for gazelles.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:07 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 05/01/2012

I hope this isn’t why Ric Grenell resigned

Because it would be sad and terrifying.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:09 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Savage remarks on the Bible: bully, or bully pulpit?

Who’s the more bullied, the bully or the one with the bully pulpit?

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:57 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Savage

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Live chat at 11 AM E.T.!

Come join!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:30 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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