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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


Parker: Armed, dangerous and dead

WASHINGTON - So much for the argument that having more people armed in public places will result in fewer gun deaths.

June 12, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Parker: War offers hard, tricky choices

WASHINGTON - The exchange of five Guantanamo detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has reminded us of three unpleasant facts of life:

June 05, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Eating first lady’s lunch over nutrition standards

WASHINGTON - To hear tell, the mean ol' GOP is waging war on Michelle Obama and, brace yourself, America's children.

June 01, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Parker: This president prefers being kept in the dark

WASHINGTON - Former President George W. Bush once said, rather proudly, that he didn't read newspapers.

May 25, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


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Articles By Author - Kathleen Parker


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


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