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ComPost: February, 2013

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 02/28/2013

What to do in a popeless place?

Do we get a vacation?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:16 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pope

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 02/28/2013

How to threaten Bob Woodward

Or, how not to threaten Bob Woodward

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:48 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Woodward

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/28/2013

'The Giving Tree,' revised

Some edits to improve the story.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Manned Mars mission in 2018? Another unfunded space program to get excited about!

More space dreams!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:43 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mars

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 02/27/2013

SAT to be updated

SAT imitates life.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:22 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  SAT

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Titanic II is setting sail in 2016

While we're at it, here are other voyages worthy of re-creation.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:18 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  titanic

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 02/26/2013

John Kerry and the right to be stupid

It's my favorite!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:10 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Whoa, the Onion apologized! A slippery slope, but the right call

This was the right call, but I hope it doesn't start a precedent.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:41 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the onion

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Was Seth MacFarlane really that sexist?

Well, yes, boobs — but what else did you expect from the "Family Guy" guy?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oscars

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Panic! Terror! Sequester!

Can we tone down the drama?

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:26 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sequester

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Six ways you are disappointing George Washington

Like all parents, the Founding Father is less angry than disappointed.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:04 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  george washington, history

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/22/2013

End Oscar segregation with better acting categories

Here are some better ways of dividing than by gender.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 02/21/2013

What is this peculiar fish?

Is everything a lie?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:54 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fish

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 02/21/2013

No joke, Postal Service starts a fashion line -- Rain Heat & Snow

This was the GOOD idea?

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:37 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  USPS

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Through a Google Glass, darkly

Darkly, or, Alex's Adventures in Wonderland.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:17 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 02/20/2013

The second courtship of Mark Sanford

Second time, the charm kicks in.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:06 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Congratulations, Joe Salazar and the #LiberalTips2AvoidRape hashtag

A winning formula for the worst conversation possible.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:54 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Scott Brown's eloquent pocket

I know pocket dials.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:10 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  scott brown

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 02/19/2013

The Feminist Mystique

We don't want to need a movement.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:13 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  feminism

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 02/15/2013

Herman Cain to Fox News

He's back!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:10 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 02/15/2013

Han Solo and other depressing reminders of mortality

This is not about the meteor.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:13 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  han solo

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Inspired by NYT Tesla test, here are my consumer trials of some products

I, too, can be a product tester!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:16 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TESLA

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Everything you need to know about Heinz Ketchup

With the Heinz sale, some fun facts, if you consider facts about ketchup fun.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:36 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/14/2013

The top 20 grammatical pick-up lines, for Valentine's Day

Apparently, this is what the public wants.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 02/13/2013

How to survive Lent 2013 OR What we gave up for Lent

I resolve to not allow that thing that happened last year to be repeated.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:01 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lent

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Marco Rubio's drinking problem

Sunk, forever, by an ill-timed sip.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:34 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marco Rubio

Posted at 01:08 AM ET, 02/13/2013

President Obama's 2013 State of the not-Mardi-Gras Union

It's the State of the Union, again.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:08 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  State of the Union

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 02/12/2013

No more Olympic wrestling? Time to go back to Olympic roots!

Return to the old ways!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:41 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  olympics

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 02/12/2013

The state of the Millennial union

Talk to us, President Obama. Our situation is still pretty dire.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:01 AM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Name Pluto's two smallest moons!

Choose wisely.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:19 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pluto

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Benedict XVI resigns, but Pope springs eternal

What do you do with a retired pope?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:34 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pope

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/08/2013

ASTEROID!!!

EVERYONE PANIC!

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  asteroid

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 02/08/2013

Do not follow this Valentine's Day advice

This week abounds in bad advice.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:02 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  valentines

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 02/07/2013

14 seconds to fired, for Labrador tweeter

Fourteen seconds of mistake is nothing. Public life is full of people who have made fourteen years of mistake.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:39 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bad decisions

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/07/2013

A drone of one's own

I think the nation's discomfort with drones could be solved by distributing them more broadly.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:16 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drones

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 02/07/2013

Where are they now? Charles Dickens's characters

Where are they now?

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:08 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dickens

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 02/06/2013

So much for Saturday with the U.S. Postal Service

The USPS is sensible to make this cut.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:16 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Concealed carry in church? In Arkansas soon, yes.

Bring your gun to church in Arkansas and find out!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Todd Kincannon's Trayvon Martin trolling

The worst tweet ever? Really?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:19 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 02/05/2013

The GOP's makeover problem

How radical a redesign is called for?

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:18 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 02/04/2013

What our favorite Super Bowl XLVII commercials say about us

Our Super Bowl favorites, ourselves.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:18 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  super bowl

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 02/04/2013

For Richard III, the plot thickens

For Shakespeare's famous villain, the plot thickens.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:06 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  shakespeare

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo on Dr. Phil -- Manti Te'o and the M. Butterfly effect

Somewhere between fiction and fact.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:38 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Manti Te'o

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/01/2013

God vs. the Applebee's waitress

Applebee's waitress fired for outing pastor's rude receipt.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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