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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


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


Kathleen Parker: Taking a leap of faith into thin air and fate

The apparently intentional downing of a Germanwings airliner by the co-pilot has us riveted, as commercial plane crashes usually do.

March 29, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Wacko birds are nesting in US Senate

President Barack Obama got it two-thirds right when he said that the delayed confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is owing to Senate dysfunction and Republican stubbornness.

March 26, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


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Articles By Author - Kathleen Parker


Kathleen Parker: Obama basks in Africa as GOP candidates scrum

It is good to be President Barack Obama these days.

July 30, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: The quest for a cure, lest we lose our minds

Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it's time to phase out and replace Medicare ­- as opposed to "attacking the seniors ...

July 26, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: The trump card is still wild in GOP race

Donald Trump can't help himself. Nor can we.

July 23, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: A new modest proposal; just sub ‘fetus’ for ‘Irish’

In his satirical solution to Ireland's prolific poor, especially among Catholics whose fish diet was thought to enhance fertility, Jonathan Swift suggested a new ...

July 18, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


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