The Washington Post

Kathleen Parker

Opinion writerWashington, D.C.


The reasons for the comparisons between tyrants and Trump transcend mere politics.

  • Jul 22, 2016

The Trump campaign badly fumbles the response to the Melania Trump speech brouhaha and makes it worse.

  • Jul 19, 2016

Can Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton make a case that they’ll keep us safe from terrorist attacks?

  • Jul 15, 2016

The Dallas police chief cuts through a debate that can’t be reduced to black and white.

  • Jul 12, 2016

The black youth, the white officer and every life in between matters.

  • Jul 8, 2016

While intellectuals struggle to make sense of the Trump phenomenon, his supporters feel validated.

  • Jul 5, 2016

The former president’s private conversation with the U.S. attorney general has the appearance of impropriety.

  • Jul 1, 2016

The Massachusetts senator is Clinton’s greatest asset.

  • Jun 28, 2016

Trump embraces the identity imperative that spurred Britons to flee the E.U. and just might propel him to the White House.

  • Jun 24, 2016

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
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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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