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Kathleen Parker

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Parker: Lesson of Cantor's loss: Sometime a loser is just a loser

By Kathleen Parker June 19, 2014 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — About that stunning defeat. Conventional Wisdom, that self-righteous propagandist, has it that Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s trouncing by an academic, tea-sipping nobody marks the end of the GOP establishment. The Tea Party candidate crushed Cantor, they say. The old-guard Republican Party is toast! It’s over. Finito.

Parker: Shooting spree an argument against more armed people

By Kathleen Parker June 12, 2014 6 a.m.

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

Parker: Soldier swap illustrates hard choices presidents face

By Kathleen Parker June 5, 2014 6 a.m.

The exchange of five Guantanamo detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has reminded us of three unpleasant facts of life: The United States does negotiate with terrorists; the president will circumvent laws as circumstances require; Republicans and Democrats will be summarily outraged as party affiliations seem to require.

Parker: President Obama surprised by news far too often

By Kathleen Parker May 29, 2014 6 a.m.

Former President George W. Bush once said, rather proudly, that he didn't read newspapers. President Barack Obama, a confirmed newsie, has claimed to read the major papers, perhaps to learn what's going on in his own administration.

Parker: Warning: Columnist rails against trigger warnings

By Kathleen Parker May 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Just when you thought American higher learning couldn't get any more ridiculous, along come demands for warning labels on provocative works of literature.

Parker: Bill Maher speaks his mind, but is he worth hearing?

By Kathleen Parker May 15, 2014 6 a.m.

When my neighbor gleefully reported that Bill Maher had dedicated a searing monologue to me for a column about the Donald Sterling/Cliven Bundy rants, my first thought was, Nah. If I tussled with everybody who tossed a brick through the window, I'd never get the draperies hung.

Parker: An eye-for-an-eye mentality leaves us blind to civility

By Kathleen Parker May 8, 2014 6 a.m.

When Lady Justice takes a count of bleeding hearts outside the execution chamber, she won't find mine among them.

Parker: GOP must choose colleagues wisely or reap whirlwind

By Kathleen Parker May 1, 2014 6 a.m.

The Cliven Bundy spectacle in Nevada has provided a Wild West backdrop for our hottest political issues as we gallop toward the midterm elections. Politically, the conflict between the Bureau of Land Management and the Bundy family has highlighted the importance of picking one's battles wisely. Suffice to say, a smattering of pundits and politicians drank from the wrong chalice.

Parker: Grandmother Hillary will have more reason to run

By Kathleen Parker April 24, 2014 6 a.m.

The word is out that Chelsea Clinton is with child, making the favorite Democratic presidential nominee a soon-to-be grandmother.

Parker: About that post-racial United States . . . not so fast

By Kathleen Parker April 17, 2014 6 a.m.

One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe. The race cards have been flying so fast and furious lately, one can hardly tell the kings from the queens.

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