Kathleen Parker

Opinion writerWashington, D.C.


Hear three pieces of music written and performed by the Carnegie Hall affiliate ensemble Decoda and inmates at South Carolina’s largest maximum-security prison.

  • Apr 24, 2015

S.C. inmates discover the transformative power of music.

  • Apr 24, 2015

The man who landed his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill has valid concerns about campaign finance.

  • Apr 21, 2015

Hillary Clinton can’t be all things to all women.

  • Apr 17, 2015

The choice in 2016 represents a generational crossroads.

  • Apr 14, 2015

Journalists can go all out for a story, but the U-Va. case shows why bias cannot overpower facts.

  • Apr 10, 2015

A new book ladles up behind-the-scenes gossip and shreds any pretense of first-family privacy.

  • Apr 7, 2015

When it comes to alcohol, parents should ponder what lessons their own drinking habits teach.

  • Apr 3, 2015

Tolerance should apply equally to sexual orientation as well as to religious belief.

  • Mar 31, 2015

Dark thoughts capture our imaginations after a crash.

  • Mar 27, 2015
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Kathleen Parker writes a twice-weekly column on politics and culture. In 2010, she received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for “her perceptive, often witty columns on an array of political and moral issues, gracefully sharing the experiences and values that lead her to unpredictable conclusions.” A Florida native, Parker started her column in 1987 when she was a staff writer for the Orlando Sentinel. She joined the Washington Post Writers Group in 2006. She is the author of “Save the Males: Why Men Matter, Why Women Should Care” (2008).
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