Alexandra Petri

11/20/2014 - 2:22pm

    Well, the dust from the election has cleared (it was metaphorical dust, so clearing it did not take long) and the incoming Senate will be the least experienced since 1989. I'm sure the senators-elect are full of questions and concerns right now. But don't fear, incoming senators reading this now. I...

06/09/2014 - 1:10am

    Now, was that so hard?

    A lovely Ellen Kooijman-designed "Research Institute" of female scientist minifigurines doing cool science things will be a set of Legos soon, the Danish toymaker announced, after it gained enthusiastic support in the Lego Ideas online...

05/18/2014 - 11:32pm

    Blanket generalizations are like souffles: easy to make, if you don't mind watching them collapse spectacularly when someone blows on them. Especially when they concern a whole generation, like most of what is said about Millennials.

    I believe a large percentage...

05/12/2014 - 5:37am

    If centuries of attempting to interpret the Constitution have taught us anything, it is that there is a great deal of disagreement about what the Founders actually meant at any given time. No one seems quite sure, except for Justice Antonin Scalia, on whose shoulder the ghost of Thomas Jefferson perches and into...

04/27/2014 - 11:46pm

    To paraphrase Sean Hannity, we're getting awfully far away from the tortoise.

    You know that it is a slow week for news when the big story is that a man who thinks he should be allowed to let his cattle graze harmoniously for free on protected federal lands might...

04/13/2014 - 8:31pm

When something awful happens, it is easier not to stare directly at it. Instead, we focus on the things around the edges. What did the neighbors hear? How was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?

    And these days, those edges include What Happened On Social Media afterward. What did they tweet?...

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