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Obama on Mythbusters? Top myths he should bust

Today, when presenting awards at the White House Science Fair, President Obama also revealed that he'd just taped an episode of Mythbusters. Apparently, according to Mark Knoller on Twitter, the episode will test "whether ancient Greek scientist Archimedes set fire to invading Roman fleet using only mirrors & sun...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 18, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Book thrown at Obama? Try this list!

Someone tossed a book at President Obama at a rally? Clearly, as Dorothy Parker once said, "This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." Talk about slinging words around! Whoever threw the book at President Obama must have literally believed...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 11, 2010; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Glenn Beck mocks Michelle Obama's carrot sticks

Glenn Beck had some strong words for Michelle Obama and her health-food campaign on Sunday at Right Nation. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, "[Beck] ridiculed first lady Michelle Obama's campaign to get people to eat healthier snacks like apples or carrots. "Get away from my french fries, Mrs. Obama,"...

By Alexandra Petri  | September 20, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Dear Mr. President: A response to Obama's answer to the left

Dear Mr. President, When my colleague Steve Stromberg took note of your statements at a fundraiser on Thursday night, I think he was missing the point. You said: [A]fter being in this job for two years, I have never been more optimistic about America. I am optimistic partly because...

By Alexandra Petri  | September 17, 2010; 7:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The hero with a thousand races

Over the course of the campaign cycle so far, the one thing that has struck me most has been the resemblance between the political narrative and the narrative of the hero as sketched out in the writings of mythographer Joseph Campbell. According to Campbell, the basic arc of the...

By Alexandra Petri  | September 15, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A Letter To My Daughters: The unauthorized preview edition of the Obama children's book

Dear Malia and Sasha, Hello. It's Barack Obama, your father, and your president. Remember that other book I wrote, Dreams from My Father? This book is Dreams From Your Father. Like Martin Luther King, I have lots of dreams, so many that your mother sometimes has to wake me...

By Alexandra Petri  | September 14, 2010; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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