Alexandra Petri

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 anything like me, holiday gifts are something that you...

11/06/2014 - 6:01pm

    This is bad. It's less than a week until the midterms! Why aren't we excited?

    According to the Pew Research Center, only 29 percent of registered voters are following election news...

10/30/2014 - 2:28pm

    Listen.

    A lot of people have been complaining about our Ebola panic. Turn on cable news, and you find people frantically asking if you can get it from a bowling ball (nope) and whether the virus...

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...

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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