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Newt Gingrich's patriotic urges

Newt Gingrich, in an interview, said that "There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not...

By Alexandra Petri  | March 10, 2011; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Congress, Epic Failures, Petri  | Tags:  America, Newt  
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Before limiting college students' voting rights, stop old people!

They're monolithic! They come flooding into the polls with an overwhelming sense that their way is right and a total lack of mooring in what's actually happening on the ground. They listen to strange music. They dress in funky sweaters...

By Alexandra Petri  | March 7, 2011; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Epic Failures, Petri, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  America, age, college, kids these days, oops, voting  
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Charlie Sheen and the anatomy of winning

(Charlie Sheen, Rick Wilking/Reuters) "I don't know, winning, anyone? Rhymes with winning? Yeah, that would be us." - Charlie Sheen Winning is what it's about these days. It's been Sheen's byword in a series of rants on our television screens...

By Alexandra Petri  | March 4, 2011; 6:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Only on the Internet, Petri  | Tags:  America, Charlie Sheen, winning  
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John Galliano, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen -- poison and poetry

Oscar Wilde once said that "The fact of a man's being a poisoner is nothing against his poetry." But watching the fallout from John Galliano's pro-Hitler, anti-Semitic rant, I have to wonder whether that's still the case. One of the...

By Alexandra Petri  | March 2, 2011; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Petri  | Tags:  Galliano, art, oops  
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Gov. Rick Perry blocks journalists on Twitter -- really?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is blocking journalists on Twitter. But not all journalists? Does Gov. Perry not grasp that anyone can still read his account? @GovernorPerry is not locked! It's visible to everyone! So this seems like a particularly inane...

By Alexandra Petri  | March 1, 2011; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Only on the Internet, Petri  | Tags:  America, oops, technology, twitter  
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Kirk Douglas, the Oscars and the power of age

Maybe our youth-obsessed culture is like Samson -- lost its power when Justin Bieber cut his hair. I enjoyed the Oscars. Disclosure: My college roommate and bosom companion wrote jokes for the telecast, so I'd been programmed to enjoy them...

By Alexandra Petri  | February 28, 2011; 8:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Epic Failures, Petri  | Tags:  America, Oscars, age, kids these days  
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Older Entries in This Category »

I want pockets, and I want them now, Alexandra Petri , February 25, 2011
Charlie Sheen is wrong about Thomas Jefferson, Alexandra Petri , February 24, 2011
From Gaddafi to Walker, why you should never be polite, Alexandra Petri , February 24, 2011
Hey, 20-something men, get off the couch!, Alexandra Petri , February 22, 2011
Monopoly Live? Are we really this lazy?, Alexandra Petri , February 17, 2011
Natalie Munroe and Nir Rosen: What happens online..., Alexandra Petri , February 16, 2011
Most impressive? The real message of the 2011 Grammys, Alexandra Petri , February 14, 2011
Mubarak stepping down! His top eight new jobs, Alexandra Petri , February 11, 2011
Is diet soda just die with a T? Not so fast., Alexandra Petri , February 10, 2011
Olbermann to Current TV? Has he met the neighbors?, Alexandra Petri , February 8, 2011
This is why we're fat: Missing Jack LaLanne, Alexandra Petri , January 24, 2011
Justice Scalia and the Tea Party, Alexandra Petri , January 24, 2011
Everything I need to know I didn't learn in college, Alexandra Petri , January 21, 2011
What was so wrong about Alabama Gov. Bentley's remarks, Alexandra Petri , January 19, 2011
EVERYONE NEEDS TO STOP YELLING AT US TO KEEP IT DOWN, Alexandra Petri , January 11, 2011
Facebook beats Google in 2010? This needs to stop., Alexandra Petri , December 31, 2010
Harry Reid: The Grinch Who Stole the War on Christmas?, Alexandra Petri , December 16, 2010
On National Cupcake Day, a word for the muffin , Alexandra Petri , December 15, 2010
No Boehner, No Cry, Alexandra Petri , December 13, 2010
Christine O'Donnell, tragedy, and the rule of three, Alexandra Petri , December 8, 2010
Facebook isn't the only tool that leads to cheating, Alexandra Petri , November 30, 2010
Black Friday and how not to restart the economy, Alexandra Petri , November 26, 2010
Better names for the Daily Beast-Newsweek merger, Alexandra Petri , November 12, 2010
Vote for the week's wackiest moments, Alexandra Petri , November 4, 2010
 
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