Alexandra Petri

04/16/2015 - 5:47pm

    There are some things that should go without saying when you run for president. You love America. You want a deity (singular, capitalized, male) to bless the place. You think it is time there was a change, because if there is not a change, your children may not have the opportunities you've had. You...

12/24/2014 - 2:47pm

    Hello there, friends.

    I'm going to be honest with you: This year has not been great. In fact, it has been a steaming lump of coal.


12/24/2014 - 2:31pm

    In a somewhat neglected quote from his much-shared interview with New York magazine's Frank Rich, Chris Rock nails an increasing problem:

    "I stopped playing colleges, and the reason is...

12/18/2014 - 4:40am

    This has been a pretty bleak month or two. There are so many Serious and Important Things going on that I think it's best if we took a moment and talked about Seasonal Gifts.

    If you are...

12/11/2014 - 4:34pm

    A loaded pun can be deadly.

    And now, in China, the State Administration for Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television is cracking down. "Radio and television authorities at all levels...

12/04/2014 - 3:42pm

    It's that time of year. Not Christmas (it's been Christmas since mid-August). Not Thanksgiving. It's College Application season.

    Season is an appropriate term for this period. In...

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