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Kathleen Parker: The shaming of America

One of the everlasting social forces in directing human behavior – shame – has become part of the 2020 presidential race.


Kathleen Parker: A tale of Zorro and Little St. Jeff’s

The more we learn, the more Jeffrey Epstein resembles an evil comic book character for the developmentally arrested intellectual – the charming-but-lurid mastermind with a plot to take over the …


Kathleen Parker: Plant a tree, hug a bee

Saving bees and trees by planting with purpose would kill two birds, so to speak.


Kathleen Parker: The color of her skin

Republicans and evangelical Christians who fail to condemn this president’s use of the pulpit to essentially put a target on a duly elected congresswoman’s back can be presumed to concur …


Kathleen Parker: Losing the wolf would diminish us all

If President Trump doesn’t speak up soon, the howl we hear in the night won’t belong to the predator but to the last lonely wolf crying out for all that …


Kathleen Parker: Democrats tread on sensitive ground

The Democratic Party’s presidential primary season seems to be veering toward a racially charged contest.


Kathleen Parker: The gift of laughter and a father’s legacy

My father died with a smile on his face. But, of course, he would. A few days earlier, as his wife, my sister and I gathered around his bed in …


Kathleen Parker: Terminate abortion, please

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for everything. I’d love to hear a plan for making abortion irrelevant.


Kathleen Parker: Crazy in Colorado?

Driving along Colorado’s scenic byways, one might be distracted these days by a series of billboards promoting safe abortions or, depending upon one’s route, alternatives to abortion, as well as …


Kathleen Parker: Women who run

The challenge for the six female presidential candidates is how to stand out. Fortunately, or not, some have already made headlines with their uniqueness.


Kathleen Parker: It is finished

In the span of a few days, we’ve been joggled between the banal and the sublime, from Trump’s “I’m [effed]” upon learning of Robert Mueller’s assignment to the Russia investigation …


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.