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ComPost: May, 2014

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 05/30/2014

The 87th annual Scripps Hunger Spelling Games conclude, with two champions

They beat the Capitol!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:27 PM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spelling, spelling bee

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 05/29/2014

John Kerry’s ‘Man up!’ remark explained

He’s always like this.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:06 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  man up

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Traitor or Patriot? What a silly question, after ‘Inside Snowden’

That is NOT the question.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:57 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Snowden, Inside Snowden

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 05/28/2014

Reading Rainbow Kickstarter is happening! We can never escape the ’90s!

Online, at any rate.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:54 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nostalgia, Reading Rainbow

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 05/28/2014

An odd tribute to Maya Angelou, ‘Proud Gun Owner’

People remember how you made them feel.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:17 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tribute

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 05/27/2014

Why #YesAllWomen is worth reading

The stories are stunning.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:39 PM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ladies

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 05/27/2014

The ‘Magnificent Gentleman’ of Isla Vista, Calif.

“My Twisted World” is a little too familiar.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:51 AM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ladies

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/23/2014

Amazing words I am shocked and appalled we don’t use anymore

We’re missing out!

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  reading, words

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 05/21/2014

Eight Things No Commencement Speaker Will Say to the Class of 2014 (but someone should!)

But someone should!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:10 AM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  advice, graduation, millennials

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/20/2014

The terrifying McDonald’s Happy Meal mascot is a hideous demon creature

Well, I’m off to eat some kale now.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ads, happy, mascot

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 05/19/2014

The Archdiocese of Washington has a drone now

Hurry up, Amazon!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:18 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drones, faith

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 05/19/2014

The nation’s ten most gerrymandered districts: a Rorschach test

I see two Oedipus complexes fighting.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:20 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  places, tests, USA

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 05/19/2014

After the Jill Abramson episode, 10 Reasons Not to Hire a Woman

See: Jill Abramson.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:36 AM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ladies, media

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 05/16/2014

What’s going on with the polar ice sheet? A Q&A

Your questions, answered.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:34 PM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/15/2014

Top thirteen lines of the surreal, magical Idaho GOP gubernatorial primary debate

And some thoughts on gay marriage!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debate, GOP

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 05/15/2014

Hero cat proves that ‘hero cat’ is not an oxymoron

Saves small child from attacking dog.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:24 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cat, hooray

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 05/15/2014

Millennials are going to be less narcissistic than ever, suggests new study

Or so claims a new study.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:01 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  millennials

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 05/15/2014

Good news, children! Rush Limbaugh wins Author of the Year

Your voices have been heard, kids.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:05 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, hooray, kids

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 05/08/2014

Never check a privilege, Princeton writer Tal Fortgang! Are you mad?

Tal Fortgang is all wrong.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:56 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  privilege

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 05/07/2014

Bill Nye on CNN and scientist bullies

It has gone far enough.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:52 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bullies, Science

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 05/07/2014

Monica Lewinsky, the Clintons and the Internet’s problem with ’90s nostalgia

What do we choose to remember?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:57 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  90s, Internet

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 05/06/2014

Is ‘Divergent’ star Shailene Woodley a feminist? ‘No because I love men.’

The trouble with celebrity feminism.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:56 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ladies

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 05/06/2014

Clarence Thomas’s curious ‘probably’: What would the Founders say?

What would the Founders say?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:31 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  founders

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 05/05/2014

Some of the most absurd of the 4,291ish reports required by Congress

Can’t wait to hear about subsection (b)!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:02 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 05/05/2014

The best unanswered comments from Martin O’Malley’s Reddit AMA

Just a few of the comments that got more votes than anything the governor himself posted.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:57 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 PM ET, 05/02/2014

Which one of these classic teen movies about female friendship are you?

Take the quiz!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:26 PM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 05/02/2014

Time for Nerd Prom! Let’s be cool.

We have it in us somewhere.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:53 PM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awkward, DC

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 05/01/2014

Good riddance, cursive!

Good riddance!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:11 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core, cursive

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/01/2014

The White House’s new PSA against rape is a good start

Good words are a start.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:32 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rape

 

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