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ComPost: June, 2012

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 06/29/2012

After CNN, FOX, breaking news is broken

Into a thousand functional pieces, though.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:43 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 06/28/2012

How to cope with the SCOTUS health-care decision

In stages.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:02 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Obamacare fears the Reaper

And the apocalypse is on the way!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:28 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Google Glass and the miracle race

The ongoing revolution.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:38 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 06/27/2012

The Loch Ness monster, in a science textbook

A textbook for people who think that science would be nicer if God were a little more visibly involved.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:27 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nessie

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Cheaper hotels for PC owners? Other Orbitz predictions

They’re keeping tabs on us.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:39 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  orbitz

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/26/2012

After hand-holding, other banned Tennessee behaviors

Tennessee’s next bill.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Karen Klein the bus monitor and the noisy handful

Mark Twain and the bus monitor.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:04 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Live chat Tuesday at 11 A.M. ET!

Come one, come all!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:58 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 06/25/2012

The worst thing about tourists

’Tis the season.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:49 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  local

Posted at 08:14 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Abraham Lincoln — vampire hunter? The lessons of historical fiction.

The trouble with history is you already know how it’s going to turn out.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:14 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 06/22/2012

How not to interest women in science

This European Commission video is a good example.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:07 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Just say no to portmanteaus

This is nutzy!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:48 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 06/21/2012

The C word: Congress

The trouble with engaging in Congress.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:43 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Adam Carolla, for the last time

Let’s stop having this discussion.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:31 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Jonah Lehrer’s self-harm

Stop him if you’ve heard this one.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:45 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Joe the Plumber’s absurd ad

A plus B equals Holocaust?

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

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 06/19/2012

MSNBC’s Faux News — Wawa edition

Editing makes a difference.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:55 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Ann, Mitt, the Wawa and the vacation

Ann and Mitt and the magical screen.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:19 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Live chat Tuesday 11 A.M. E.T.!

Come one, come all!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:52 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Supreme Court verdict on health care: What to expect when you’re expecting

Expecting a Supreme Court health-care verdict, that is.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:57 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  SCOTUS

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Obama, interrupted — by Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro

A ‘mistimed’ question in the Rose Garden.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:57 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Vagina dialogues, in Michigan

Don’t use that word!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:40 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 06/15/2012

The (Bristol) Palin problem, in a sentence

In a single sentence.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:29 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Please, President Obama, end the speech inflation

These days, he’s more Edward Everett than Abraham Lincoln.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:21 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, oratory

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Acceptable asterisk — beyond the study drugs addiction

Say no to drugs — that don’t help with your performance.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:03 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 06/13/2012

An ode to bacon and the bacon sundae

Nothing is made worse by bacon.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:25 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bacon

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Some pay incentives for President Mitt

What does it take?

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:13 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 06/12/2012

The trouble with special

Never mind what David McCullough Jr. has to say.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:48 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 06/12/2012

The KKK wants to adopt a highway? Why not?

Why not?

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:58 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 06/11/2012

In Apple Maps vs. Google Maps battle, who wins?

Everyone? Or no one?

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:48 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maps, privacy

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Bieber okay, ‘God Bless the USA’ isn’t

Baby baby baby oof.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:50 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Whither I’ll Have Another? A Q& A

A Q&A.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:35 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 06/08/2012

President Obama says the private sector is ‘fine’

That’s certainly one way of putting it.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:36 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Fourteen-year-old conservative pundit Caiden Cowger

And other unpleasant forms of child labor.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:32 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  punditry

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Zombie Apocalypse: Are bath salts to blame?

We need an explanation.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:30 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  zombie

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 06/07/2012

After the Linkedin hack, how to pick the most secure password of all time

You’re welcome, Linkedin users.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:30 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 06/06/2012

I missed the transit of Venus

The people who stare the wrong way when history happens.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:35 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Ray Bradbury, lover of books

He said it all better than anyone.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:17 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bradbury

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Nuns, sex, and how to ban a book

The Vatican seems unclear on the concept.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Jubilee envy — time for an American monarchy?

Do we need royals?

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:38 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  monarchy

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Live chat at 11 a.m. ET!

Come one, come all!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:21 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 06/04/2012

National Reconnaissance Office’s trash is NASA’s treasure

What else do they have sitting around?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:53 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Orwell does a number on the Nook War and Peace

This seems different from the War and Peace I remember.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:09 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Why aren’t more people donating to the Obama campaign?

I blame the e-mails.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:29 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Surrogates like Bill Clinton the Bain of candidates’ existence

After Bill Clinton, time for reflection.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:30 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Do we care that the Green Lantern is gay now?

He used to be just an average superguy, in a tasteful, form-fitting ensemble.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:17 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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