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  • Kathleen Parker: Tweet belittled weight of loss

    WASHINGTON – For those whose lives revolve primarily around real people in real time and real space, hurry, go hide. Here’s what you missed in the social networking universe the …


  • Kathleen Parker: Here’s hoping words work

    In keeping with his campaign promise to talk to America’s enemies without precondition, Barack Obama plans to turn his charms on Burma’s military junta. Slowly, we’re beginning to understand what …


  • Kathleen Parker: Save mission, not ACORN

    No one was more delighted by the recent ACORN pimp-’n’-prostitute, hidden-camera sting than Marcel Reid, the former ACORN board member who was booted in summer 2008 when she tried to …


  • Kathleen Parker: Insults rip our social fabric

    Not so long ago, Rep. Joe Wilson’s verbal assault on the president – “You lie!” – might have produced a much different outcome. Instead of the U.S. House rebuking Wilson, …


  • Kathleen Parker: Speech too mild to merit furor

    Just when you thought things couldn’t get any stupider, schools across the nation decided to censor President Barack Obama’s speech urging kids to work hard because “being successful is hard.” …


  • Kathleen Parker: Bridging GOP’s racial chasm

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – When people think of South Carolina, they think of … I know, Comedy Central. Really, shouldn’t Jon Stewart send South Carolinians a cut of his pay? What …


  • Kathleen Parker: Keep health reform organic

    Now is the time for all good capitalists to shop at Whole Foods. Not only will you get great produce, fresh meat, fish and healthy to-go meals, but you’ll irritate …


  • Kathleen Parker: Media going easy on Obama, faith

    Oh, for those halcyon days when our biggest worry was whether the federal “faith-based” office might encourage a homeless person to find Jesus. Remember that?


  • Kathleen Parker: Clarify end-of-life language

    Sarah Palin was right, the second time. We do need to turn down the rhetorical heat lest we miss important issues in the proposed House health care bill.


  • Kathleen Parker: Energy bill reduces security

    What’s in a name? A bit of deception when it comes to the American Clean Energy and Security Act. A more accurate title might be: the American Clean Energy and …


  • Kathleen Parker: A martyr for women’s rights

    Every revolution needs a unifying symbol, and members of Iran’s opposition movement now have theirs. That was one dumb sniper who took out the young woman millions now know as …


  • Kathleen Parker: Film exposes truth in Iran

    There’s a “new” old name suddenly in circulation that is both filled with ancient history and ripe with a revolutionary spirit for today’s game-changing events. Zahra.


  • Kathleen Parker: Palin not coy, just an amateur

    Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska and GOP “It” girl, can warm up the Republican base like a hot toddy in a duck blind. But further inside the party organization, the …


  • Kathleen Parker: Zealots overshadow GOP

    Prior to recent events, I intended to write about the GOP’s message problem with the headline: “Shoot the messenger.” Sunday’s murder of abortion doctor George Tiller makes my title inappropriate, …


  • Kathleen Parker: Certainty soothes in face of fear

    Freud recognized that human beings have a sex drive and even a death drive. Is it possible that we also have an aphorism drive? We do seem attracted to pat …


  • Kathleen Parker: Steele wrong man for GOP

    It’s not yet clear how the one-armed midget demographic is shaping up, but everybody else seems to be bailing on the GOP. Begging the forgiveness of one-armed midgets, I’m merely …


  • Kathleen Parker: If torture on table, we’ve lost

    Several years ago, I asked a veteran journalist for advice. “I’m trying to figure out if I have an ethical conflict,” I began.


  • Kathleen Parker: Of monarchs, missteps and slack

    About that bow. Did he or didn’t he – the president of the United States, that is – bow to Saudi King Abdullah in a deferential greeting? And, if he …


  • Kathleen Parker: Obama leads without a strut

    A few decades on the planet confirm a certain consistency among males in their approach to love and war. Suffice to say, there is usually much talk of sabers, missiles …


  • Kathleen Parker: TMI draining our sanity, brains

    What if everybody just took a timeout? Now there’s a concept for a TMI-addled nation. It isn’t only Too Much Information, but the pitch and tenor of delivery that have …


  • Kathleen Parker: A new McCain maverick

    The GOP’s identity crisis just got more interesting with the recent media splash of Meghan McCain, daughter of the senator who did not become president. Young McCain, who began blogging …


  • Kathleen Parker: Take charge already, Obama

    What a relief to hear Barack Obama tell a California audience the other day: “I am the president of the United States of America.” Who knew?!


  • Kathleen Parker: To help girls, help boys

    With a flick of his pen, President Barack Obama finally laid to rest Freud’s most famous question and iterated one of man’s hardest-won lessons: Women want what women want. Thus, …


  • Kathleen Parker: Stem cell alternatives exist

    As he lifted the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research Monday, President Barack Obama proclaimed that scientific decisions now will be made “on facts, not ideology.” This …


  • Kathleen Parker: GOP’s true leader bides time

    It’s been a win-win the past few days for Democratic and Republican loyalists, but what about the rest of us? You know. Americans who think that neither (a) spending nonexistent …


  • Kathleen Parker: Let Bobby Jindal be himself

    I liked the old Bobby Jindal better – the one whose brain moves so fast, he’s already indexing questions his interviewers haven’t thought of yet. What did they do with …


  • Kathleen Parker: Fuzzy thinking doomed toon

    Cartoon outrage is becoming tedious, as is the need to explain once more why being offended is not just cause for battle. This time it’s not Muslims rioting in the …


  • Kathleen Parker: Look to history for future

    Maybe it was the imminent passage of the stimulus bill, but 30,000 feet over Ohio last Friday afternoon, as President Barack Obama was heading to Chicago for a long weekend, …


  • Kathleen Parker: Time to rethink anti-drug laws

    Drink and drive and it’s grrrrrrrr-eat! Smoke pot and your flakes are frosted, dude. So seems the message from Kellogg, which has decided not to renew its sponsorship contract with …


  • Kathleen Parker: Obama reveals inexperience

    The first however-many days of Barack Obama’s presidency have been a study in amateurism. Many suspected that Obama wasn’t quite ready, but kept their fingers crossed. Optimistic disappointment is the …

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