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ComPost: September, 2012

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 09/28/2012

The debate expectations game

The expectations game where everybody loses.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:10 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 09/28/2012

A Nationals fan’s plea: Make Teddy lose

A Nats’ fan’s plea.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:55 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Water on Mars? Water on Mars!

And bacon on Earth.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:50 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Netanyahu and the Looney Tunes bomb

What did it all mean?

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:36 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Some ‘Casual Vacancy’ spoilers

We are grown-ups now.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:43 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Unavoidable Bacon Shortage is not real

The best news you’ll read all year.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:30 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 09/26/2012

From Madonna and Obama to Nicki Minaj and Romney: A handy chart

How much noise must you make?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:56 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Update: Madonna was using irony

Thank heavens!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:43 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Replacement refs, Barack Obama and Paul Ryan

The slippery metaphor slope.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Madonna’s ‘black Muslim’ Obama comments: All the reasons not to vote for someone

I’m baffled too.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:03 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Why SAT reading scores are down — and a practice SAT reading question

Can we not read good?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:35 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Mrs. Jesus and the dinosaurs

Dogma needs to stay put.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:51 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Mitt Romney wants to know why airplane windows do not open

Be sure to open the airplane window.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:25 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Sad panda news — and, how not to explain the loss of the panda to your child

How not to explain the news to your child.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:03 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 09/24/2012

The iPhone 5 sells millions but disappoints

Lining up for a let-down.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:50 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Friday night, Twitter destroys the Earth

You heard it here first.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:49 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Obama’s change from within and the close-reading problem

The trouble with close readings.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:47 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Congratulations on your wedding. Now good luck on happily ever after.

A Fox News opinionator had an excellent wedding night, apparently.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:40 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 09/20/2012

‘West Wing’ makes a ‘Walk and Talk the Vote’ ad

Ah, the Shadow Government.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:39 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Romney’s missing two minutes of secret tape — conservative edition

What the right sees.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:39 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 09/19/2012

The missing minutes of Romney’s 47 percent video - left edition

What the left sees.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:38 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Beyond the 47 and the 99, the other percents

The other Great American Percents.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:06 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Kate Middleton’s topless pictures — and Mitt Romney

Take heart, Kate Middleton. Mitt’s been there.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:37 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Mitt Romney needs to stop talking

That’s the best solution at this point.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:35 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Newsweek’s ‘Muslim Rage,’ USA Today’s redesign and the dying call for attention

Newsweek asks, Are you not intrigued?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:08 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Panda! Panda, panda, panda! Baby panda!

In other news, a panda.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:37 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Antietam, 150 years later

The strange art of remembering.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:43 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Romney hearts Snooki, among other interview highlights

Among other interview highlights.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:25 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Under Romney, a counterfactual land of milk and honey

Fortunately, I have been reading up on many-worlds theory.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:20 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 09/13/2012

New monkey discovered

Interview with the most recently discovered monkey species

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:41 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 09/13/2012

With passage of Bloomberg soda ban and McDonalds counting calories, food wars continue

This is only the beginning.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:45 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Biggest disappointments of the iPhone 5

Not enough magic!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:58 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 09/12/2012

The indignation cycle

Rumbling precedes illumination, as usual.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:55 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 09/12/2012

For Fashion Week, the 10 things you need to know about fashion

The only 10 things you’ll ever need to know.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:14 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 09/11/2012

The captain of the ship, and other presidential poll questions

If not a ship captain, then what?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:52 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 09/11/2012

September 11th, the mark on the calendar

Some days travel with you.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:41 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 09/10/2012

The Obama lift, and lifts in history

1844 was a good year.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:18 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Mitt Romney might have killed Osama?

Stranger things have happened at sea, I guess.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:45 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Joe Biden gets cozy with bikers

One of the better photos of the campaign so far.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:16 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 09/07/2012

The Harvard cheating scandal and the end of failure

At Harvard, it’s not cheating. It’s crowdsourcing.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:51 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Joe Biden’s literally indefensible word

Joe Biden’s indefensible word.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:25 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 AM ET, 09/07/2012

President Obama campaigns in prose

Literally.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:09 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Chuck Norris facts, updated

After the Romney endorsement . . .

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:25 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 09/06/2012

I am a corporation, Elizabeth Warren tells me

So says Elizabeth Warren.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:05 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Bill Clinton speaks and speaks and speaks

Bill Clinton speaks and speaks and speaks.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:34 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Lyin’ Ryan, the marathon and the Rip Van Winkle whiplash

Why the instant success of the Lyin’ Ryan meme should make you uncomfortable.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:38 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 09/05/2012

The convention speech you’ll never hear

It would come as a relief but be political suicide.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:45 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dnclive, ep

Posted at 03:32 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Michelle Obama’s junk food speech

Delicious! I loved it!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:32 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Were you better off four years ago?

Depends whom you ask.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:19 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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