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Kathleen Parker

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Parker: First lady's education initiative for girls a powerful step

By Kathleen Parker July 2, 2015 6 a.m.

First-term first ladies are often shadows to their more-important husbands, dabbling in lite fare to avoid criticism and picking safe projects to shield them and their families from the inevitable slings and arrows.

Parker: Pro-heritage stance for Confederate flag no longer valid

By Kathleen Parker June 25, 2015 6 a.m.

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

Parker: With Jeb Bush, the third time could be the charm

By Kathleen Parker June 18, 2015 6 a.m.

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

Parker: Reservations about Caitlyn Jenner's coming-out party

By Kathleen Parker June 4, 2015 6 a.m.

It wasn't quite "Call me Ishmael," but "Call me Caitlyn" made a whale of a splash. One could hardly find a news channel the past couple of days that wasn't touting the former Bruce Jenner for her courageous transgender metamorphosis or admiring her "gorgeous" new look.

Parker: Columnist's anti-baby boomer rant isn't Kristol clear

By Kathleen Parker May 28, 2015 6 a.m.

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.

Parker: 'Trigger warnings' subtly shoot holes in free speech

By Kathleen Parker May 21, 2015 6 a.m.

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

Parker: GOP, Democrats differ vastly on religion/state issue

By Kathleen Parker May 14, 2015 6 a.m.

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.

Parker: Listen to ourselves, learn why we don\u2019t hear each other

By Kathleen Parker May 7, 2015 6 a.m.

Comments about recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray provide a glimpse at perhaps one of our greatest challenges — perception. In this case, as in too many others involving police, perception seems to be black and white.

Parker: Speaking the truth only in jest is no laughing matter

By Kathleen Parker April 30, 2015 6 a.m.

True words are often said in jest, it has long been said. But a harsher idiom has been taking shape in recent years: Jest is becoming the only way to express truth.

Parker: Campaign donors' identities should not be kept secret

By Kathleen Parker April 23, 2015 6 a.m.

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

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