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Kathleen Parker: There are 2 sides to ponder in Obama’s Paris gaffe

If we can be serious for a moment: The president made an error in judgment by not sending someone with a higher profile than our ambassador to join world leaders Sunday at a solidarity rally in Paris. The White House has admitted the error.

January 15, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Al Sharpton forever stirring the race pot

Recent events from Ferguson, Mo., to Staten Island, N.Y., might prompt an observer to infer that American cops are racist and that a bigoted white populace tolerates unnecessary lethal force against minorities.

January 08, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Parker: A year when the joke was on us

A writer seeking profound pronouncements for a year-end column is likely instead to find herself awash in punch lines.

January 01, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Feminism sees the right

WASHINGTON - It is probably too soon to declare a feminist reformation, but a few signs here and there give one hope.

December 11, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | Community columnists


Parker: Ferguson's flames fanned by a media circus

As the curtain closes on the latest episode of "Ferguson," the media series, it is fair to wonder whether events might not have spiraled out of control to the extent they did had the media settled on another topic.

December 04, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Vatican is still fully pro-family

News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers - and perhaps a little chagrin to some who too soon interpreted Francis' broad compassion as a precursor to doctrinal changes related to marriage.

November 20, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Obama's trust deficit plays out at polls

WASHINGTON - Post-election analysis falls somewhere between amusing and clueless.

November 13, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Parker: The people and the pendulum

WASHINGTON - To paraphrase Roger Miller - and, indeed, to reveal my vast store of musical trivia - America swings like a pendulum do.

October 30, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Bears and wolves have a spot on fall ballot

WASHINGTON - If politicians preying upon your attentions this season fail to inspire, you might seek common cause with the beasts - the four-legged variety rather than those running for office.

October 23, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Sometimes, a little panic might be wise

WASHINGTON - Now, now, let's not panic.

October 19, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Parker: America faces a high-stakes election

WASHINGTON - Words have a way of seeping into our vocabulary and, through overuse or distortion, soon begin to lose their meaning.

October 09, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Political ‘war’ waged over just one issue

WASHINGTON - It has long been accepted by the conventionally wise that the Republican Party is waging a "war on women."

October 02, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Cry, you’re on hidden camera

WASHINGTON - Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fee.

September 25, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Palmetto State sagas drone on

WASHINGTON - As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention.

September 18, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Cantor’s swan song and its ultimate lesson

WASHINGTON - About that stunning defeat.

June 15, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


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Articles By Author - Kathleen Parker


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


Kathleen Parker: Gender politics can leave female voters in a trap

Here we go. If you're a woman who might prefer someone other than Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States, you're a self-loathing, anti-woman traitor.

April 19, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Ringing in the old in 2016 presidential race

Americans, perhaps more than anyone, worship the future and resent the past.

April 16, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Heads should roll at Rolling Stone

"As we asked ourselves how we could have gotten the story wrong . . ."

April 12, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: White House tell-all shows lines of discretion vanishing

The new tell-all, "The Residence," featuring intimate anecdotes collected from past and current White House staff members, is absolutely delicious - and utterly lacking in nutritious content.

April 09, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Putting the cork back into parental example

For a variety of reasons, I gave up alcohol Jan. 4.

April 05, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Freedom is a two-way street

Excited protests against Indiana's recently passed religious freedom law have highlighted both America's growing support for same-sex marriage and our apparent incapacity to entertain more than one idea at a time.

April 02, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


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