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Kathleen Parker: Trigger warnings, colleges, and the 'Swaddled Generation'

Posted 5/21/2015 in National Columns

Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas that may conflict with your own.

 

Kathleen Parker: Jeb Bush's unfortunate honesty

Posted 5/18/2015 in National Columns

You know we're off to the races when the first slip of the tongue by the presumed Republican presidential front-runner consumes the news for days and launches the primary race in earnest.

 

Kathleen Parker: Jeb Bush's eloquent defense of Christianity

Posted 5/13/2015 in National Columns

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.

 

Kathleen Parker: Pamela Geller's abuse of free speech

Posted 5/9/2015 in National Columns

The recent spectacle of Pamela Geller, the erstwhile journalist who organized a provocative contest in Texas of cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, gives pause to even the most passionate defenders of the First Amendment.

 

Kathleen Parker: Baltimore, comedy, and courage

Posted 4/30/2015 in National Columns

True words are often said in jest, it has long been said.

 

Kathleen Parker: With a song in prisoners' hearts

Posted 4/25/2015 in National Columns

Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina's largest maximum-security prison, gets plenty of bad press -- from a riot and a lockdown in February to drone-delivered contraband a few days ago.

 

Kathleen Parker: Mr. Hughes goes to Washington

Posted 4/24/2015 in National Columns

When postal worker Doug Hughes -- otherwise known as the gyrocopter dude -- landed his gizmo on the West Lawn of the Capitol, he wasn't worried about being shot down, he says.

 

Kathleen Parker: What we teach kids about drinking

Posted 4/20/2015 in National Columns

For a variety of reasons, I gave up alcohol on Jan. 4. I have your attention, don't I?

 

Kathleen Parker: Clinton's past and future problem

Posted 4/18/2015 in National Columns

Americans, perhaps more than anyone, worship the future and resent the past. This is never truer than during a political season. It doesn't matter whether the past (meaning all of four years ago) trumps the present or whether the future carries a whiff of embers and smoke. We gallop into tomorrow like a dog who mastered the screen-door latch and find little worthy of regard in yesterday.

 

Kathleen Parker: Shhh! White House secrets revealed

Posted 4/8/2015 in National Columns

The new tell-all, "The Residence," featuring intimate anecdotes collected from past and current White House staff members, is absolutely delicious -- and utterly lacking in nutritious content.

 

Kathleen Parker: Inexcusable wackiness in the Senate

Posted 3/26/2015 in National Columns

President Obama got it two-thirds right when he said that the delayed confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is owing to Senate dysfunction and Republican stubbornness.

 

Kathleen Parker: Dear Starbucks: Can we not talk about race?

Posted 3/21/2015 in National Columns

I'm standing in the Starbucks line behind 10 other sleepyheads, waiting to order my tall skinny cappuccino, otherwise known as a shot of coffee described as I wish to be. Absolutely no one is talking about race.

 

Kathleen Parker: Clinton controversy deja vu

Posted 3/19/2015 in National Columns

Amid all the verbiage about Hillary Clinton's e-mail, one irrefutable fact emerges: Polls will drive us crazy before the Clintons do.

 

Kathleen Parker: Tom Cotton's grandstand play

Posted 3/14/2015 in National Columns

With a few tweaks to Scripture, herewith today's relevant verse: What therefore President Obama hath joined together, let Republicans put asunder.

 

Kathleen Parker: Words that kill

Posted 3/11/2015 in National Columns

"At least nobody died," we often hear in politics to explain away some regrettable act.

 

Kathleen Parker: Is Twitter really America's conscience?

Posted 3/2/2015 in National Columns

Denizens of social media were rankled during the Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards.

 

Kathleen Parker: The love litmus test

Posted 2/25/2015 in National Columns

Republicans seem ceaselessly enamored of litmus tests, but the newest one -- Do you believe President Obama loves America? -- makes birthers seem witty.

 

Kathleen Parker: Wordsmithing war

Posted 2/24/2015 in National Columns

Channel-surfing the nightly cable news, one is reminded that certitude is the enemy of sanity.

 

Kathleen Parker: Answering the atrocities of ISIS

Posted 2/21/2015 in National Columns

With each of their actions, the world has provided a predictable reaction. There's a very 2001 feel to President Obama's request for authorization to use military force and the nauseating sense that we'll be at war indefinitely.

 

Kathleen Parker: The sacrifice of Sarah Palin

Posted 1/31/2015 in National Columns

This isn't to say that Palin was part of the war on women, though many Democrats would say so. Rather, she was one of the war's most conspicuous victims -- fragged, you might say, by her own troops.

 

 

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