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

The mean girls in Congress just can’t quit each other

Can this fight be stopped?

December 4, 2021

Are we overreacting to omicron? I sure hope so.

Last time we underreacted to covid-19. That didn't work.

November 30, 2021

Vigilante justice and the end of America

We have an epidemic of vigilantism. Can anyone stop it?

November 23, 2021

The stench of vigilantism in Georgia

It’s the same abominable story we’ve heard too many times before.

November 19, 2021

Has Kamala Harris been sidelined?

A vice president's approval ratings hit the skids.

November 17, 2021

Josh Hawley is unfit to raise the flag on behalf of males

Does Josh Hawley have standing to hoist the flag on behalf of men?

November 12, 2021

Cognitive testing for politicians? It’s easier just to vote them out.

Who should preside over such examinations, and how should they be reported to the public?

November 9, 2021

Democrats, take note: Voters have a problem with authority

Resistance to authority helped create our nation. It is deep in our DNA.

November 5, 2021

A California breakfast hack that could catch fire

A joint for breakfast instead of a chocolate on your pillow.

November 2, 2021

A name change can’t fix what’s broken at Facebook

CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the shift to 'Meta' isn't about getting past the controversies plaguing the company. That's good — because it won't work.

October 29, 2021