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Kathleen Parker: Members of Bush family have always displayed class

If anyone should be feeling an overwhelming sense of Groundhog Day this presidential election, c'est moi.

June 18, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Bill’s Clintonesque rebuttal

WASHINGTON - It had a familiar ring:

June 13, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Something has to change soon

Video imagery doesn't get much worse than a white police officer throwing an African-American girl in a bikini to the ground, kneeling on her back as she cries, and drawing his gun on other teens.

June 11, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Caitlyn Jenner embraces the media glare in coming-out party

It wasn't quite "Call me Ishmael," but "Call me Caitlyn" made a whale of a splash.

June 04, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Reality show jumps 19 sharks and into 2016 presidential race

Several years ago, I heard Republican strategist Karl Rove give a most eloquent answer to a question about his faith, rendered here from memory:

May 31, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Boomer Kristol calls out his own kind

One can understand why The Weekly Standard's William Kristol would try to nullify Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy, but smearing all baby boomers in the process seems a stretch of veracity in the service of a blank page.

May 28, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: GOP’s top 10 list to make cut for debate

Because so many Republicans want to be president - or at least pretend they do - debate organizers have decided to eliminate the least popular from the stage based on how they rank in the latest national polls.

May 24, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Pricking such tender skins on campuses these days

Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas that may conflict with your own.

May 21, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Bush’s candidacy puts family loyalty to test

You know we're off to the races when the first slip of the tongue by the presumed Republican presidential front-runner consumes the news for days and launches the primary race in earnest.

May 17, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Political faith wars heat up on campaign trail

It is nearly axiomatic that presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians, inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Party's base and are, therefore, deemed fair game.

May 14, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Abuse of free speech worth defending, not celebrating

The recent spectacle of Pamela Geller, the erstwhile journalist who organized a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest in Texas, gives pause to even the most passionate defenders of the First Amendment.

May 10, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Perception is again tied to race

Comments about recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray provide a glimpse at perhaps one of our greatest challenges: perception.

May 07, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Kelley Paul tells her tales as wife of the party

The life of the wife of a presidential candidate can sometimes be like the government. Taxing.

May 03, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: South Carolina prisoners keep a song in their hearts

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. - Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina's largest maximum-security prison, gets plenty of bad press - from a riot and a lockdown in February to drone-delivered contraband a few days ago. But within the walls of this all-male complex, something rare and beautiful is also happening.

April 26, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Gyro pilot chose odd way to deliver a vital message

When postal worker Doug Hughes - otherwise known as the gyrocopter dude - landed his gizmo on the West Lawn of the Capitol, he wasn't worried about being shot down, he says.

April 23, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


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Kathleen Parker: The mourning after, the next discussion

CHARLESTON, S.C. - By all appearances Friday morning, as thousands lined the street waiting (and wilting) for hours in 90-degree heat to enter the funeral arena where President Barack Obama was to deliver a eulogy for state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, racial unity seemed a comfortable fact of life.

June 28, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Retirement of battle flag in Carolina is long overdue

In a historic moment, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called this week for removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the Statehouse grounds.

June 25, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Let’s give a torn city more time to grieve

Unspeakable, unimaginable, incomprehensible and unthinkable are the words we've heard and used to describe the horrific murders of nine African-Americans as they prayed in a Charleston, S.C., church, shot by a hate-filled racist on a genocidal purge.

June 21, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


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