Alexandra Petri

09/25/2014 - 12:27pm

    Scottish voters have spoken: They are staying.

    The union that has weathered 307 years of storms - if you didn't quit right after the Victorian era, you'd think you wouldn't quit at all - has survived a vote on the question of...

04/03/2014 - 12:11am

    Congratulations, Oculus! The virtual reality company managed to get itself purchased by Facebook before producing the first consumer version of its product.

    "I'm impressed; usually forms of media have to come into existence first before they are taken over...

03/27/2014 - 3:35am

    Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church died Wednesday.

    Who will picket the funeral of the man who picketed so many?

    Let's hope no one.

    First because there probably won...

03/13/2014 - 12:16am

    By now you've probably heard the news.

    The SAT is reverting to a 1600-point scale and making the essay portion of the test optional. The vocabulary words and math sections are changing and the guessing penalty (where you were penalized for getting a question wrong...

02/06/2014 - 10:00am

    For a human named after a compiler of fairy tales, Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., seems to have a lot of anger.

    "Let me be clear to you. You ever do that to me again, I'll throw you off this [bleeping] balcony," he informed reporter Michael Scotto on...

01/23/2014 - 1:37am

    President Barack Obama began his speech Friday by citing surveillance in history. He said:

    "At the dawn of our republic, a small, secret surveillance committee born out of the Sons of Liberty was established in Boston. And the group's members included Paul...

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