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Kathleen Parker

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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.

Parker: Democrats reduced to demonizing private citizens

By Kathleen Parker April 10, 2014 6 a.m.

Rush Limbaugh can relax. The popular "demon of the right" has been replaced at least through the midterms by the Koch brothers, Charles and David.

Parker: Democrats act desperate, but strategy cuts both ways

By Kathleen Parker April 3, 2014 6 a.m.

H.L. Mencken gets a workout in election years when voters are reminded by pundits of the curmudgeon's observation that no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.

Parker: Experts say Hobby Lobby case is a matter of principle

By Kathleen Parker March 27, 2014 6 a.m.

When it comes to tackling complicated legal issues, one would be hard-pressed to conjure a less likely partnership than Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and Baylor University President Ken Starr.

Parker: Movie's reception is awash in religious intolerance

By Kathleen Parker March 20, 2014 6 a.m.

There's nothing quite so helpful as a fatwa and threats of a Christian boycott to create buzz in advance of a new movie.

Parker: Reconfigured SAT don't care 'bout no fancy words

By Kathleen Parker March 13, 2014 6 a.m.

When the going gets tough, well, why not just make the going easier? This seems to be the conclusion of the College Board, which administers the dreaded SAT college entrance exam. Recently announced "improvements" to the test are designed, say board officials, to better gauge what students actually study and learn in high school. Shouldn't take too long.

Parker: Obama the right messenger on racially sensitive issue

By Kathleen Parker March 6, 2014 6 a.m.

President Obama's new outreach initiative to help at-risk boys of color — "My Brother's Keeper" — is cause for cheer.

Parker: Jindal's smarts sometimes don't match his intelligence

By Kathleen Parker February 27, 2014 6 a.m.

This town can get pretty wound up when a politician misbehaves. Given some of the reactions to Bobby Jindal's off-script remarks Monday, you'd think he'd been caught with a mirror on his shoe in the ladies' restroom.

Parker: Obamacare: Freeing Americans to follow their muse

By Kathleen Parker February 20, 2014 6 a.m.

It is easy these days to imagine that one is living in a fairy tale, albeit a dreary one. In fairy tales, as in Washington, things are true that can't possibly be -- and what is not true can be defended by tilting the facts a certain way and catching the light just so.

Parker: When it comes to Hillary, we've seen this movie before

By Kathleen Parker February 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Groundhog Day isn't just a movie. Here it is early 2014 — still almost three years away from a new presidency — but it's high time to mention that Hillary Clinton was a "ruthless" first lady.

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