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ComPost: June, 2013

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Post-DOMA-ruling chaos, mayhem, slippery slopes, Bert and Ernie on the New Yorker cover

Not the end of the world, just the end of the courtship.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:48 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Rick Perry mansplains Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis knows the lesson of her own life, thank you.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:35 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Oh, the Humanities!

There's a problem, and it's not in the numbers.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:22 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Don't mess with Wendy Davis in Texas

The filibuster heard 'round the world.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:57 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Good news about the Voting Rights Act!

Just one tiny miracle is all that's required.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:41 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Jim Carrey refuses to promote Kick-Ass 2, on the grounds of violence. Can you do this?

But it's a good conversation.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:01 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Good week for bad jokes -- from red pandas to George Zimmerman

And the week's barely begun.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:07 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 06/21/2013

FAA to allow phones on on airplanes?

I'd rather we didn't.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:58 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faa

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Dear Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, and baby North West

What's in a name?

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:05 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  names

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Instagram Video takes Vine's lunch, but are we ready to jump ship? 15 seconds is a long time.

Instagram Video slays Vine, in 15 seconds or fewer

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:44 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, instagram

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Good news? AMA declares obesity a disease

The AMA wants your doctor to have that awkward conversation.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Man of Steel -- have we outgrown Superman?

"Super" is bland.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 06/19/2013

How to cope with the Paula Deen racist rumors

I guess we shouldn't be surprised?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:24 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  food

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Russell Brand devastates 'Morning Joe' -- does he have a point?

And it's good television, too.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:15 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tv

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 06/18/2013

The silliest remark you are likely to hear on the abortion debate, courtesy of Rep. Burgess

This really adds a lot to the discussion.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:16 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Nooooooo! Jack Lew's new signature

So much for the OOOOOOO.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:14 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack lew

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Dear Kanye West, one slight correction for Yeezus about keeping it 300 like the Romans

Please correct this at your soonest leisure.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:44 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kanye west, yeezus

Posted at 08:57 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Feminist Taylor Swift, and the only thing more incoherent than Miss Utah

... was everything else.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:57 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  miss usa, miss utah, taylor swift

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Vladimir Putin takes super bowl ring as gift -- a visual retelling

This is the greatest story of this week of all time.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:59 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  putin, ring

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Erotica Night and the CIA

And this was before Facebook!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:44 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CIA

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 06/14/2013

With Jeb Bush and 'fertile,' it's not what you say, it's how you say it

It's all in how you say it.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:52 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration, jeb bush

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Twitter racists, the National Anthem Kid, the NSA and you

What's private, though?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:20 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national anthem, racism, Twitter

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Why there are still no Prop 8, DOMA, VRA or affirmative action rulings from the Supreme Court

Inside the decision-writers' room.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:24 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  supreme court

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Thoreau goes to Panera

Speaking of Dubious Advertising Choices.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:48 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bad ads

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 06/12/2013

TBD, @HillaryClinton, really?

Here we go again.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary, Twitter

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 06/11/2013

'Do you get the feeling God is no longer watching over America?' God and Drudge on Twitter

Ask a silly question...

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:46 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  america, God

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 06/11/2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden, that is certainly one way to end things with your superhero pole-dancer girlfriend

Edward Snowden manages the impossible.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:29 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Snowden, edward snowden; lindsay mills; nsa, lindsay mills; nsa

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Stop eating Amanda Bynes

Celebrity meltdowns and you.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:14 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 06/10/2013

From Edward Snowden to 'Verax.' What's in a code name?

A rose by any other name still might leak.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:22 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Snowden, NSA

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 06/07/2013

The NSA PowerPoint -- the worst program!

The worst possible program.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:03 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSA, powerpoint

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 06/07/2013

The Nice Guys of OkCupid Party

With yet another survey out suggesting that there may be more than message problems with the GOP, time for change?

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:36 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 06/06/2013

America needs to call its grandma, NSA says

We know you don't, the organization added.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:58 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSA

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 06/06/2013

As sexual harassment 'blueprint' restricts verbal conduct: Things Not To Say On Campus

This needs clarification, fast.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:10 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 06/04/2013

What I wish they had told me at graduation

Your speaker probably omitted these.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:57 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  graduation, graduatoin

Posted at 08:59 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Updated: Rosie the Vacuumer? Swiffer's new ad is the opposite of what is good

This ad was not well thought-out.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:59 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vacuum

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Donut Sandwich goes nationwide at Dunkin Donuts

This is the closest I will ever get to restaurant criticism.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:35 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  donut

 

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