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Kathleen Parker: The Julian Assange problem

Julian Assange is not, after all, a journalist, despite his claiming to be, because he isn’t accountable to anyone. No filters, no standards.


Kathleen Parker: Kiss me, kiss me not

When it comes to personal contact, it’s the woman’s decision.


Kathleen Parker: Can I call ya Jo(k)e?

If Democrats want to woo renegade Republicans and independents they’d best focus on uniting their constituents under a banner of shared values rather than encouraging good men to apologize for …


Kathleen Parker: Too rich to run in 2020

These days, as income inequality has become a leitmotif of Democratic politics, being rich is a liability.


Kathleen Parker: Hasta luego, Beto

Let’s call Beto O’Rourke’s nascent presidential campaign what it is: a youthful folly.


Kathleen Parker: Trump’s lying ears

The president of the United States not only lies routinely, but he believes other people’s lies without a modicum of skepticism.


Kathleen Parker: The MAGA curse

Why would: (1) a successful TV star allegedly orchestrate a fake, hate-inspired attack on himself, and (2) a Coast Guard officer allegedly plot a mass-murder attack on American Democrats and …


Kathleen Parker: The three amigas

Republicans are overreacting to three freshman Democratic congresswomen, and Democrats are overreacting to their overreaction.


Kathleen Parker: Bezos v. Pecker: A complexifying situation

As stories go, the face-off between Jeff Bezos and David Pecker (paging Charles Dickens) has all the elements of a 21st-century battle royale between good and evil. Thank you, God.


Kathleen Parker: Spoiler alert – or not – on Howard Schultz?

Billionaire coffee magnate Howard Schultz has two problems: Ross Perot and Ralph Nader.


Kathleen Parker: Let them eat cake

When F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me,” he inadvertently foreshadowed the government shutdown of 2018-19.


Kathleen Parker: All this for that stupid wall

Now that he faces possible rejection, the wall has become a metaphor for Donald Trump’s identity, his very being-ness, and could lead to a national crisis.


Kathleen Parker: Relief is yet to come

It wasn’t a blue trickle, but nor was it a tsunami. Rather, the midterm elections brought a gentle, purplish wave of mostly center-leaning Democrats whose profiles suggest a welcome infusion …


Kathleen Parker: 2018 midterms: He vs. she

Slowly but inevitably, the two major political parties have become the party of women and the party of men – guess which is which – so that the 2018 midterms …


Kathleen Parker: This column is CBD infused

As a new-product junkie, it was foregone that I’d swap a C-note for something called CBD, a cannabis extract promising relief from pain and anxiety, the twin banes of baby …


Kathleen Parker: 23andMeToo

Now that the DNA is out of the bag, Sen. Elizabeth Warren can put her Native American heritage down for a nap – maybe. After two and a half years …


Kathleen Parker: Cocktails in the Kanye-Trump asylum

Lately, at least from my perch on the porch, the evening cocktail has become less an aperitif than a medicinal slug made necessary by the alternative of ripping off my …


Kathleen Parker: Things left behind

When Florence finishes with us, human need necessarily will displace the longing for our lost things. But in their stead, we may rejoice in the beauty of the human spirit, …


Kathleen Parker: Advise and dissent

If you missed Day One of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing, just try to imagine a mud-wrestling contest attended by banshees howling at the referee.


Kathleen Parker: A hero’s farewell

It is a tragedy that McCain, the warrior-hero, should exit the stage just when his model of citizenship is so needed.


Kathleen Parker: Uncle Rudy rattles the rafters

Thank God for Uncle Rudy. You know Rudy – the eccentric, sometimes batty, uncle who lives in the attic? One thing about Rudy, he always seems to know when family …


Kathleen Parker: In defense of poodles

It didn’t take long after the Helsinki summit for European and American media publications to declare Donald Trump Vladimir Putin’s pet dog. Britain’s Daily Mirror used “Putin’s poodle” in its …


Kathleen Parker: Helsinki hath no fury like a nation scorned

Surely, now, we can concede that letting Trump be Trump has exhausted itself – even among the smugly credulous. For a year and a half, we’ve heard his supporters say: …


Kathleen Parker: Catholics rock the courthouse

Even before President Trump announced his nomination Monday of federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill departing Justice Anthony Kennedy’s slot on the Supreme Court, the foul scent of …


Kathleen Parker: At Marquette, conservatives got it wrong

Free speech won; decency lost. This has become such a common observation that it hardly merits a headline. But in a Wisconsin Supreme Court case resolved Friday, the plaintiff was …


Kathleen Parker: The crying-child Rorschach

Is there a psychiatrist in the house? Like so many Americans, this columnist longs for the voice of another, the great and good Charles Krauthammer, who died last week, leaving …


Kathleen Parker: Inhumanity rules at the border

Put yourself in the room with immigration officials and try to imagine exactly which argument would convince you that separating children from their migrating parents would be a good idea. …


Kathleen Parker: My dear Charles

Charles Krauthammer, a man who has beaten unbelievable odds and overcome obstacles that would defeat most mortals, has finally encountered one foe over which he says he can’t claim victory. …


Kathleen Parker: A Bee in Barr’s bonnet

Call me naive – I’ve been called worse – but it never occurred to me that Roseanne Barr’s firing would be viewed by some as a political statement. Alas, it …


Kathleen Parker: I-Vanka be Daddy’s girl

Of course, I’m jealous of Ivanka Trump – because any criticism of another woman has to be jealousy, according to the letters I shall receive. In the following order, I …