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Kathleen Parker

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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.

Parker: Williams controversy stirs mixed feelings in fellow journalist

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

These are tough times for NBC's Brian Williams — and tougher times for journalism.

Parker: Sarah Palin's potential was sacrificed by her own party

By Kathleen Parker January 29, 2015 6 a.m.

When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A: Sarah Palin.

Parker: When Pope Francis speaks, people listen, and debate

By Kathleen Parker January 22, 2015 6 a.m.

Forget E.F. Hutton. It's P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen.

Parker: Obama, a leader in fighting terror, chose right to skip rally

By Kathleen Parker January 15, 2015 6 a.m.

If we can be serious for a moment: The president made an error in judgment by not sending someone with a higher profile than our ambassador to join world leaders Sunday at a solidarity rally in Paris. The White House has admitted the error.

Parker: Sharpton pedals the cycle of death and racist outrage

By Kathleen Parker January 8, 2015 6 a.m.

Recent events from Ferguson, Mo., to Staten Island, N.Y., might prompt an observer to infer that American cops are racist and that a bigoted white populace tolerates unnecessary lethal force against minorities.

Parker: Turns out the joke's on us as Sony hacking saga unfolds

By Kathleen Parker January 1, 2015 6 a.m.

A writer seeking profound pronouncements for a year-end column is likely instead to find herself awash in punch lines.

Parker: With demented power comes great reprehensibility

By Kathleen Parker December 25, 2014 6 a.m.

If I were a cartoonist, a phrase cartoonists are loath to hear, I'd sketch a chubby imp donned in a diaper, sporting a chia mohawk and munching the last Big Mac on earth, while straddling a nuclear-armed missile that bears a striking resemblance to Dennis Rodman.

Parker: Justice gets burned in California wildfire investigation

By Kathleen Parker December 18, 2014 6 a.m.

First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie. Call it "Moonlight Fire," and prepare to suspend disbelief. The story is a doozy — a tale of corruption, prosecutorial abuse, alleged fraud upon the court, and possible government cover-ups in the service of power and greed. All the script needs is a Forest Service employee urinating on his bare feet in his lookout tower just as the fire was beginning.

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