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Justice Scalia and the Tea Party

It's times like these when I wonder whether Justice Scalia's direct line to the Founders is functioning as well as he seems to think it is. Justice Scalia is speaking today at the Conservative Constitutional Seminar, hosted by Michele Bachmann's...

By Alexandra Petri  | January 24, 2011; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Congress, Epic Failures, Petri, Seems Suspect, Tea Party  | Tags:  America, oops, supreme court  
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Explanations for the Christine O'Donnell FBI investigation

Christine O'Donnell is currently facing a federal investigation of her campaign finances! And that could be a lot of finances. This year, she raised over $7 million worth of Tea Party funds. My tea parties never happen on quite...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 29, 2010; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Petri, Tea Party, That's awkward, Top Lists  | Tags:  Christine O'Donnell, oops, witch  
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Top 10 moments of 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' premiere -- she's as outdoorsy as Roosevelt (Franklin)

If real life were like this, to paraphrase a member of the Palin clan, I would be outside 24/7 eating popcorn on a chair. But instead, I'm inside watching "Sarah Palin's Alaska" on TLC. In escalating order, here are the...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 15, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Petri, Reality? Television, Tea Party, Top Lists  | Tags:  Alaska, Sarah Palin, bears  
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Why didn't you vote? Top 30 Election 2010 excuses

Don't want anything to distract you from Criminal Minds marathon on ION Television this evening. They don't come to your house? Misunderstood "Rock the Vote," accidentally stoned pollster to death, currently awaiting trial. Forgot how to spell Murkowski. Watching...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 2, 2010; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Petri, Tea Party, Top Lists  | Tags:  excuses, voting  
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Twas the night before midterms

Twas the night before midterms and all through the House Not a creature was stirring -- no human-brained mouse The chads were all hung from the ballots with care In the hope that the recounters soon would be there The...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 1, 2010; 6:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From bad to verse, Petri, Tea Party  | Tags:  Sarah Palin, Twas The Night Before, voting  
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Peace Trains, Crazy Trains, Love Trains and automobiles at Stewart rally

It was all about the trains. The highlight of the Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear, headlined by the comedic duo of Stephen Colbert's bloviating, bombastic pundit and Jon Stewart, America's straight man, was a clash that occurred towards the...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 30, 2010; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Petri, Reality? Television, Tea Party  | Tags:  Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, cars, rally, trains  
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