Alexandra Petri

Washington, D.C.

Columnist offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day

Education: Harvard College, BA in English, Classics Secondary Field

Alexandra Petri is a Washington Post columnist offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day.

Petri is the author of the upcoming "A.P.'s US History: Important American Documents (I Made Up)" and the essay collections "Nothing Is Wrong And Here Is Why" and "A Field Guide to Awkward Silences." She joined The Post as an intern in 2010 after graduating from Harvard College.
Latest from Alexandra Petri

Chat with Alexandra Petri and tell her your jokes

Alexandra's Q&A with readers starts at 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Submit your questions now.

March 28, 2023

But could this be good news for Trump?

The former president is immune to laws that govern mere mortals. Or is he?

March 22, 2023

A banana iPhone? Alexandra Petri answered your questions,

Alexandra's Q&A with readers was at 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Read the transcript.

March 21, 2023

Excerpts from a civics textbook I assume would be welcome in Florida

American history is full of heroes. Here are just a few of their stories!

March 20, 2023

Millions of Americans hoping next child will be born a bank

If babies go through life as a financial institution, the government will swoop in to help if things start to go south!

March 15, 2023

Could ChatGPT win the NCAA bracket? Alexandra Petri answered your questions.

Read a transcript of Alexandra's Q&A with readers.

March 14, 2023

We must protect the children by ... rolling back child labor laws

For too long, children have been coddled, giving nothing to society other than colds and items that are sticky for unclear reasons.

March 10, 2023

Tucker Carlson has proof the dinosaurs were not killed by a meteorite

Finally, someone with the courage to say it.

March 8, 2023

‘Cocaine Bear’ and ‘The Courage to Be Free’ by Ron DeSantis: A review

Here are side-by-side assessments of both works. (Hint: This book is no "Cocaine Bear.")

March 2, 2023