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ComPost: August, 2012

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 08/01/2012

The real question of the Romney tour

Gaffes in the best American tradition.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:00 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 08/01/2012

The shove-it strategy

It might help, come to think of it.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:15 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 07/30/2012

The end of algebra

Schools teach too many things.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:20 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  algebra

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 07/30/2012

NBC Olympics — live from 1987

I don’t know what everyone’s complaining about.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:13 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  olympics

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Missing 2008 — the enthusiasm gap

And 2004, for that matter.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Next stop on the traveling Romney gaffe circus

Onward and upward!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:52 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/26/2012

You didn’t build what? Grammar vs. the president

Grammar continues its rampages.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  grammar

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/26/2012

The Gaffe Generator — from “You Didn’t Build That” to “I like being able to fire people”

How to build a gaffe with no effort at all!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gaffe

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Chick-fil-A, the Greek Olympian and the sandwich problem

Don’t stop eating at Chick-fil-A unless you prefer another sandwich.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:29 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Mitt, the Brits, and ‘Anglo-Saxon’ problems

Politics stops at the water’s edge, but anonymous quotes don’t.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Some alternatives to Skype

Is Microsoft listening in?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:16 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  skype

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Blessed are the cheese makers

Ignore the fine print. It might help!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:13 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cheese

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 07/23/2012

NCAA and Penn State — the wrong kind of time travel

The NCAA’s limited powers to penalize Penn State.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:40 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Westboro Baptist — the church that cries picket

No super-picket to speak of.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:58 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 07/20/2012

After the tragedy at “Dark Knight Rises,” we need to keep going to the movies

They remind us what matters.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:58 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Chick-fil-A and the other omnivore’s dilemma

Waiter, there’s a tract in my soup.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:38 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Tom Vilsack makes it rain

Rain dance? Really?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:41 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Ann Romney vs. You the People

Ann Romney opens mouth, inserts foot.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:15 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Mike Daisey, Steve Jobs and unexamined magic

Mike Daisey is back with another story.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:26 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Bane/Bain of Romney and Rush Limbaugh’s existence

Oh, sure, they’d like you to think it’s just a coincidence.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Would Americans prefer to sit next to Obama or Romney on a long flight?

We’d rather sit next to Obama, it seems.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airplanes

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Generation unscrewed

We aren’t screwed, no matter what Newsweek says.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:37 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Sarah Palin was the better choice, says McCain

At least according to John McCain.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:09 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  romney, palin

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/17/2012

The veepstakes are almost at an end

And other dubious battles.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 07/16/2012

For Obama, the cookie crumbles

“The mint one”?

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:09 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Obama doodles

The history of presidential scrawls.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:10 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 07/13/2012

For Friday the 13th, some updated superstitions

In honor of Friday the 13th.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:16 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Penn State: Doing the correct thing, not the right thing

Can you prevent another Penn State?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:08 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Burn Team USA’s Olympic uniforms!

Harry Reid’s clarion call.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:41 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Mitt at Bain and the end of the résumé

Do we still need these things?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:37 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  resumes

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Alien invasion? 65 years later, what really happened at Roswell?

There is intelligent life in the universe.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:16 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aliens

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Mitt Romney’s guide to booing, at the NAACP

That’s certainly one approach.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:23 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Mitt Romney’s Money

It’s the wrinkled green elephant in the room.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:49 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Happy Birthday, Marcel Proust

Proust turns 141 today!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:08 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 07/09/2012

May divorce be with you, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

More goldfish, please.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:54 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 07/09/2012

The real secret to happiness — bother people

Conservative, liberal or otherwise — bother people.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:30 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  happiness

 

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