Alexandra Petri: Why Parody Is an Act of Optimism

From a Washington Post column by Alexandra Petri  headlined “Parody is an act of optimism”:

One great thing about being alive right now is that it is very easy to tell parody from reality, which is why it might have escaped your notice that the actual satirical newspaper the Onion did file a real amicus brief before the Supreme Court — in defense of a man who got arrested for parody. In the United States! In the present day!