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ComPost: September 12, 2010 - September 18, 2010

Dear Mr. President: A response to Obama's answer to the left

Dear Mr. President, When my colleague Steve Stromberg took note of your statements at a fundraiser on Thursday night, I think he was missing the point. You said: [A]fter being in this job for two years, I have never...

By Alexandra Petri  | September 17, 2010; 7:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Petri  
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Katherine Schwarzenegger's new book!

Katherine Schwarzenegger has written a book entitled "Rock What You've Got." It's about loving your body the way it is. If only Arnold had been able to read it before he started body building and became Mr. Universe. Then...

By Alexandra Petri  | September 17, 2010; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Petri  | Tags:  Katherine Schwarzenegger  
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The Jon Stewart rally and the irony equation

It's happening. The Jon Stewart rally -- Rally To Restore Sanity 2010 -- and the dueling Stephen Colbert rally -- March to Keep Fear Alive -- are officially scheduled for the Mall this October. This makes so much sense....

By Alexandra Petri  | September 17, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Petri, Reality? Television  | Tags:  Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, rally  
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Lady Gaga's latest video -- it's no Alejandro

This is definitely her worst video so far. The choreography is lacking, and I didn't really get the tune. I'm not going to be sitting on the subway humming, "Try calling after 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning! I'll be on...

By Alexandra Petri  | September 17, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Petri, Senate  | Tags:  Lady Gaga  
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Christine O'Donnell on human mice, lying to Nazis, and the women of Middle Earth

I've long belittled Delaware for contributing little to the nation other than traffic jams and toll booths. But if the First State sends Christine O'Donnell to Washington, all will be forgiven. She has been the Republican Senate nominee for mere...

By Dana Milbank  | September 17, 2010; 12:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Sketchiest moments  
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Cardinal Walter Kasper's 'Third World' comment

Cardinal Walter Kasper apparently compared Britain to a Third World country during the pope's visit to the United Kingdom, and everyone is expecting him to apologize. I don't think he needs to. Who hasn't called Britain a Third World...

By Alexandra Petri  | September 16, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Confederacy rises again; Obama gets a warning label; O'Donnell goes 'unfactual'

And you thought the Tea Party was conservative? In South Carolina, they're taking far-right partying to a whole new level. The South Carolina Federation of Republican Women last week hosted political activists from across the country in Charleston for an...

By Dana Milbank  | September 15, 2010; 8:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Michaele Salahi has Multiple Sclerosis? What can I say?

I can't believe Michaele Salahi has Multiple Sclerosis. This means that I walked to benefit her one time. When I learned that Salahi has spent the past seventeen years battling the illness, my first question was: How did it...

By Alexandra Petri  | September 15, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Petri, Reality? Television  | Tags:  Too soon?  
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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  | September 15, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Petri  | Tags:  elections, the power of myth  
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The new adventures of old Christine O'Donnell

As someone who was forced at one point in my life to watch "Dating in the 90's" -- which I assume was the prequel to "Sex in the 90's," an MTV production that featured GOP candidate Christine O'Donnell --...

By Alexandra Petri  | September 14, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  Christine O'Donnell  
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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  | September 14, 2010; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Petri  | Tags:  parody  
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Why does Campus Progress want Justin Bieber fans to vote?

Justin Bieber is the target of all kinds of things. He has variously been sent to North Korea (well, almost), rumored to be deceased, and been sent unfertilized eggs in small test tubes with encouraging notes from fans (or...

By Alexandra Petri  | September 13, 2010; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Petri  | Tags:  justin bieber  
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