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Kathleen Parker

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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.

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.

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