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

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

It is time for the old guard to step aside

Pelosi, Biden, McConnell, Trump: Time to hang up your cleats

May 17, 2022

Stay away from my house — and my womb

Get off my lawn — and out of my womb.

May 11, 2022

The court has shifted on abortion over the past 50 years. I have, too.

Alito does his best to argue that it is not only conservatives who found the original reasoning in Roe lacking.

May 3, 2022

Art, history and healing on the Eastern Shore

A collection in Oxford, Md., showcases early 20th century African Americans’ lives.

April 30, 2022

What I learned from one man’s help and civility

How one moment of grace calmed my soul

April 26, 2022

The curious cannabis politics of South Carolina

The most conservative medical marijuana law in the country?

March 30, 2022

This isn’t the U.S. Senate. It’s more like day care.

The usual circus we’ve come to expect from Supreme Court confirmation hearings devolved this week.

March 25, 2022

The return of the firing squad

South Carolina gives those on death row an unlikely option.

March 22, 2022

Ginni Thomas thinks she’s important. She’s not.

What the wife of the Supreme Court justice has never understood.

March 18, 2022