Alexandra Petri

08/27/2015 - 9:37pm

    After reading the week's shipment of Donald Trump-related news, I retreated to my burrow and buried my head in the past.

    One of the things that is most appealing when things in the present seem unremittingly bleak is to seek refuge in the...

08/20/2015 - 6:33pm

    Let's talk, for a moment, about fauxtrage.

    We all know outrage is in. It generates clicks, sells papers, powers online petitions by the bushel. It's a reliable national industry. And why...

07/31/2015 - 8:46pm

    If you attended preschool at any point in your life, you understand the problem with Donald Trump's candidacy. You remember the one kid on the playground who makes everyone else's recess hell.

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07/23/2015 - 9:44pm

    I always suspected that the appendix was up to no good. As far as I had learned in anatomy, it was a little bag full of danger and bacteria that you carried around in your gut at all times. The 2011 Merck Manual Home Health Handbook stated, "The...

07/17/2015 - 12:08am

            Today, we are all Rick Perry.

            At least insofar as we are being confronted with a list that has too many items in it for us to remember with ease or...

06/25/2015 - 11:12am

    We must not let this stand.

    Word leaked Wednesday night that, yes, by 2020, there will be a woman on our currency. But not, as the campaign Women on 20s suggested, on the $20. On the $10 bill -...

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