Alexandra Petri

02/02/2016 - 11:00am

    How do you fix a problem like Barbie?

    She has been under fire for some time for being, in essence, a portable and inexpensive reminder of society's unrealistic beauty standards that we give little girls to carry around with them at all times. Which is...

09/28/2015 - 6:01pm

    In his tenure as speaker of the House, John Boehner, R-Ohio, became notorious for weeping. He seemed to weep constantly, at a moment's notice, dabbing his eyes with a handkerchief. He wept while the pope spoke. He wept when he was named speaker.

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09/24/2015 - 1:57pm

    Towards the end of Wednesday's second Republican debate, as the plot began wrapping up but before the Eagles came to bear us up and away from Mount Doom (Mount Doom is presently situated at the Reagan Library, in front of a large, photogenic plane) a question was...

09/24/2015 - 1:39pm

    Towards the end of Wednesday's second Republican debate, as the plot began wrapping up but before the Eagles came to bear us up and away from Mount Doom (Mount Doom is presently situated at the Reagan Library, in front of a large, photogenic plane) a question was...

09/24/2015 - 1:26pm

    Kim Davis is a false idol.

    To suffer for your beliefs can be ennobling. To suffer for your misconceptions is just embarrassing. And she's doing the latter, not the former.

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09/17/2015 - 10:47am

    Last week, Jeb(!) Bush came under fire from Donald Trump - generally a sign that you are doing something right.

    In this case, the thing that Jeb! was doing right was answering a question in fluent Spanish....

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