ComPost: Barack Obama

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Barack Obama, no one cares about your favorite Oscar song

Sure, a lot of dynamic things occurred at last night's Oscars. Kirk Douglas. Kirk Douglas? Kirk Douglas! But the wackiest moment of the night might have to go to the Tribute to Best Original Songs. Everyone knows how much this...

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:23 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/03/2011

Living on a Prayer: the value of Barack Obama's prayer breakfast

"The presidency," Barack Obama said this morning at the National Prayer Breakfast, "has a funny way of making a person feel the need to pray." Prayer is one of those activities that is usually restricted to moments of great...

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 01/25/2011

State of the Union: Competitiveness, the Super Bowl, and Amy Chua

The economy's up a little. Although chastened by tragedy, we're feeling more civil to each other. Except for that awkwardness with the piano music, the dinner with China was a success. Now, with the State of the Union Address, it's...

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:34 AM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 10/11/2010

Book thrown at Obama? Try this list!

Someone tossed a book at President Obama at a rally? Clearly, as Dorothy Parker once said, "This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." Talk about slinging words around! Whoever...

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:52 PM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 09/27/2010

Top 14 reasons Obama might prefer private school

He said it himself-- President Obama thinks DC's public schools are not the best choice for his daughters right now. Is he right? Here are a few reasons he might be: You never get beaten up at private school,...

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:45 PM ET, 09/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/15/2010

The hero with a thousand races

Over the course of the campaign cycle so far, the one thing that has struck me most has been the resemblance between the political narrative and the narrative of the hero as sketched out in the writings of mythographer...

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 09/14/2010

A Letter To My Daughters: The unauthorized preview edition of the Obama children's book

Dear Malia and Sasha, Hello. It's Barack Obama, your father, and your president. Remember that other book I wrote, Dreams from My Father? This book is Dreams From Your Father. Like Martin Luther King, I have lots of dreams,...

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:02 PM ET, 09/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)