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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  | February 28, 2011; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Petri, Reality? Television, That's awkward  | Tags:  Barack Obama, Oscars, argh  
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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  | February 3, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Petri  | Tags:  America, Barack Obama, prayer  
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WTF Moments with Palin on the 'Race to Space,' Sputnik, and Spudnut

Dear Sarah Palin, Based on your comments to Greta van Susteren on Fox News last night about the State of the Union address, I think there has been a slight misunderstanding. Or, possibly, several large misunderstandings. I liked your coinage...

By Alexandra Petri  | January 27, 2011; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Epic Failures, Petri, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  Sarah Palin, Sputnik, state of the union  
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No more Sputnik moments for the millennial generation

"This is our generation's Sputnik Moment," President Obama said during Tuesday's State of the Union. Our generation's Soviet Space Program needs to get its act together! I thought. But then I worried that this sort of comment made me...

By Alexandra Petri  | January 26, 2011; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Big Deals, Only on the Internet, Petri  | Tags:  Sputnik, millennials, space, state of the union  
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Top five State of the Union moments

The State of the Union is ... awkwardly crouched trying to decide whether this should be a standing ovation or not. There was bipartisanship Tuesday night, all right. There was also ... whatever half of bipartisanship is. But the evening...

By Alexandra Petri  | January 25, 2011; 11:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Big Deals, Congress, Top Lists  | Tags:  America, Barack Obama, state of the union  
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The State of the Union Drinking Game

"He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union," reads the Constitution. And we shall, from time to time, play a drinking game while the speech occurs. Every year since the...

By Alexandra Petri and Stephen Stromberg  | January 25, 2011; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Barack Obama, Congress  | Tags:  alcohol, state of the union  
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Older Entries in This Category »

O No: An Anonymous Obama Novel!, Alexandra Petri , January 18, 2011
Last-minute holiday shopping ideas for Obama, Alexandra Petri , December 20, 2010
Obama's post-election speech, the draft version, Alexandra Petri , November 3, 2010
Condolence cards -- Alan Grayson and Linda McMahon, Alexandra Petri , November 2, 2010
Obama on Mythbusters? Top myths he should bust, Alexandra Petri , October 18, 2010
Book thrown at Obama? Try this list!, Alexandra Petri , October 11, 2010
Five rejected applications to Obama's MTV town hall, Alexandra Petri , October 8, 2010
Top 14 reasons Obama might prefer private school, Alexandra Petri , September 27, 2010
Glenn Beck mocks Michelle Obama's carrot sticks, Alexandra Petri , September 20, 2010
The hero with a thousand races, Alexandra Petri , September 15, 2010
 
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