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Kathleen Parker

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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.

Parker: Past may haunt Hillary Clinton's presidential bid

By Kathleen Parker April 16, 2015 6 a.m.

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

Parker: White House staffers put end to presidential privacy

By Kathleen Parker April 9, 2015 6 a.m.

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

Parker: Indiana finding discrimination is a two-way street

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

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.

Parker: Clinton could have avoided email mess; why didn't she?

By Kathleen Parker March 19, 2015 6 a.m.

Amid all the verbiage about Hillary Clinton's email, one irrefutable fact emerges: Polls will drive us crazy before the Clintons do. The latest CNN/ORC poll shows that a majority of Americans (51 percent) think the email controversy is "serious," yet 57 percent would be "proud" to have her as president. So what are we to conclude?

Parker: Republicans' letter to Iran nothing but grandstanding

By Kathleen Parker March 12, 2015 6 a.m.

With a few tweaks to Scripture, herewith today's relevant verse: What therefore President Obama hath joined together, let Republicans put asunder.

Parker: Republicans again show they're not ready for prime time

By Kathleen Parker March 5, 2015 6 a.m.

I'm getting that déjà vu feeling as House Republicans these past several days have failed to alter the public's perception that they're incapable of governing.

Parker: Giuliani's comments another litmus test for GOP

By Kathleen Parker February 26, 2015 6 a.m.

Republicans seem ceaselessly enamored of litmus tests, but the newest one — Do you believe President Obama loves America? — makes birthers seem witty. The question arose after former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told a private audience that he doesn't think Obama loves America. He noted that Obama wasn't raised like him or members of the audience (conservative businesspeople and assorted media), which, though probably true, wasn't really the point.

Parker: Time to acknowledge Islamic State fight is religious war

By Kathleen Parker February 19, 2015 6 a.m.

There's a very 2001 feel to President Obama's request for authorization to use military force and the nauseating sense that we'll be at war indefinitely.

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