Alexandra Petri

10/23/2014 - 2:45pm

    There's lots of real, serious news going on in the world. (There always is.)

    But this week, the Internet was galvanized - or, if you like, set abuzz - by "Fangate." This saw former Florida Governor Charlie Crist alone onstage with...

10/16/2014 - 4:09pm

    "A talib fires three shots at point-blank range at three girls in a van and doesn't kill any of them. This seems an unlikely story," writes Malala Yousafzai in her memoir "I Am Malala." "When people talk about the way I was shot...

10/09/2014 - 3:17pm

    A new recruit, Brad, arrives at the Secret Service headquarters. He is fit and motivated and has taken the liberty of getting himself an earpiece and some of those dark glasses he has seen agents wearing in movies.

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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...

09/18/2014 - 4:43pm

    No, Apple. This time you have gone too far.

    You may have made an Apple Watch, but for once, I must say: I do not want what you have to offer. I will not bite the apple, serpent!

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09/18/2014 - 3:53pm

    If a chicken somewhere ever became convinced that the sky was falling, we would hear about it on Twitter first.

    On Twitter, news spreads like wildfire, unfiltered, from the ground up. In fact,...

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