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ComPost: December 19, 2010 - December 25, 2010

Holiday hiatus

Season's greetings! Like the metaphor of your choice, Dana and I are headed off to parts unknown until next week! In the meantime, you can read our archives, take up a new language or start an OkCupid profile. The possibilities...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 22, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Petri  | Tags:  holidays  
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Census 2010 winners and losers

The 2010 Census data is out! IFRAMES not supported It's so exciting -- it's like Christmas morning, in that Christmas was the day my family used to announce who was losing his seat at the dinner table. And because I...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 21, 2010; 7:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Big Deals, Petri, Top Lists  | Tags:  The Year That Was 2010, census  
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The death of e-mail?

If I were the typical white-haired gentleman who churns out stories every week about New Communication Trends in a doleful monotone, this would have opened with the line "@Rome0, @Rome0, a/s/l?", because to me that would have seemed hip,...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 21, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri, Seems Suspect  | Tags:  email, kids these days  
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Let us eat s'mores! Sarah Palin, Michelle Obama, and desserts

"This is in honor of Michelle Obama who said the other day we should not have dessert." --Sarah Palin America has two mommies. There's Cool Mom. "We give our kids a lot of freedom," Cool Mom says. "We're all...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 21, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (432)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Petri  | Tags:  Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin, dessert  
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Mulligan: Haley Barbour would look great in a Viking helmet

Careful, Haley. Your hometown is only one letter away from being Yahoo City. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a prospective presidential candidate and a fine product of Yazoo City, Miss., tells the Weekly Standard that the white supremacist Citizens Council was...

By Dana Milbank  | December 20, 2010; 8:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Real life? Or just Sarah Palin's Alaska?

All I want for Christmas this year is a second season of Sarah Palin on TLC. I'm actually saddened by the fact that Sarah Palin's Alaska has only two more episodes. It's like the end of Star Wars, forcing...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 20, 2010; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Petri, Reality? Television, Seems Suspect  | Tags:  Alaska, Sarah Palin, reality  
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Last-minute holiday shopping ideas for Obama

President Obama, with everything that's been going on lately, what with you having to explain everything rationally to everyone, I bet you haven't had much time to do Christmas shopping. The "don't ask, don't tell" repeal came a bit too...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 20, 2010; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Petri, Top Lists  | Tags:  Barack Obama, gifts, holidays  
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