Kathleen Parker

Washington, D.C.

Columnist covering politics and culture

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).
Latest from Kathleen Parker

Texas drives our red-blue divide even wider

The country seems bound for a seismic split.

June 21, 2022

Mike Pence, stand-up guy

Mike Pence stood up to Donald Trump. Not many Republicans can say that.

June 17, 2022

A wave of violence as the court prepares to rule

Behind the headlines, a new wave of violence over abortion.

June 14, 2022

Truth is the new RINO

Tucker Carlson is as removed from reality now as Trump was on Jan 6, 2021.

June 10, 2022

Let’s be honest: On guns, the enemy is us

America's violent culture needs a cleanse.

June 8, 2022

Yes, it has come to this. It’s time to arm teachers.

Militarized psychos don't get to kill my grandchildren.

June 3, 2022

We must safeguard our schools from predators

We need to be able to count on our public officials to make sure schools are safe.

May 31, 2022

Even Republicans seem to know something has to change now

Republicans need to spend time this Memorial Day weekend looking in the mirror

May 27, 2022

One puppy, lost and found

I lost my puppy. How I found him.

May 24, 2022

Do you feel the need for speed? I know I do.

Tom Cruise isn't just a movie star. He's a mythic hero.

May 20, 2022