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State of the Union: Competitiveness, the Super Bowl, and Amy Chua

The economy's up a little. Although chastened by tragedy, we're feeling more civil to each other. Except for that awkwardness with the piano music, the dinner with China was a success. Now, with the State of the Union Address, it's...

By Alexandra Petri  | January 25, 2011; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Congress, Epic Failures, Petri, Senate  | Tags:  America, Barack Obama, football, state of the union, tiger mothers  
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[Updated] Filibernie and Mr. Smith: Is Senator Bernie Sanders still filibustering? Yes!

Filibuster! He threatened to do it! Now he's doing it! This is the most excited I've ever been to watch an old man read facts into a microphone! On C-SPAN! I thought it was exciting when someone eviscerated his ex-girlfriend...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 10, 2010; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Big Deals, Congress, Petri, Senate  | Tags:  America, CSPAN, filibuster  
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Congratulation card for Harry Reid

Senate Democrat and Majority Leader Harry Reid defeats Republican Sharron Angle in the Nevada senate race, after she told him to "man up!" during a debate. Coincidence? I think not....

By Alexandra Petri  | November 3, 2010; 12:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri, Senate  | Tags:  cards, elections  
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Condolence cards -- Alan Grayson and Linda McMahon

Two more condolence cards! Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), of "The Republican plan is don't get sick and/or die quickly" fame, has been defeated in Florida -- by Republican Daniel Webster. I didn't know Daniel Webster was still around! Maybe he...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 2, 2010; 10:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Only on the Internet, Petri, Senate, That's awkward  | Tags:  cards, elections  
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Live! Congratulations and condolence cards for tonight's winners and losers

Update 1:13 AM: But wait, there's more! Lots more! Words aren't enough for tonight's election results? Say "I'm sorry for your loss" or "Well done!" with an image drawn in MS Paint with minimal skill! Congratulations! For Rand Paul (R),...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 2, 2010; 8:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Congress, Petri, Senate, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  cards, elections  
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Christine O'Donnell's 30-minute ad would have worked!

Viddy well, my droogies! I have viddied the new Christine O'Donnell 30-minute spot with my glazzies, and now I hear all proper! Seriously, I now understand why Christine O'Donnell wants to air this ad so much -- and why the...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 1, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Petri, Reality? Television, Senate  | Tags:  Christine O'Donnell, Clockwork Orange, witch  
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Top 10 reasons Christine O'Donnell might be a real witch, Alexandra Petri , September 20, 2010
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