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

Trump’s tweets were harmful. And just to be clear, Twitter helped.

As we learn from a whistleblower, social media's quandary is our existential threat.

September 23, 2022

The book-banning crowd is back. Resist them.

The real reason books are being removed from libraries? A fear of new ideas.

September 21, 2022

Early intervention can make a big difference

Hybrid school helps under-resourced kids get a chance at success.

September 16, 2022

Why a visit to a maximum-security South Carolina prison gave me hope

A deadly prison riot shook the system in 2018 — and ultimately helped put it on a better course.

September 13, 2022

We’re not as divided as we think

We're divided. But we aren't as crazy as we think we are.

September 6, 2022

Lindsey Graham? You’re not helping anymore.

Lindsey Graham is Donald Trump by any other name

September 2, 2022

The real superheroes of TV? The makeup artists.

Rose Barondess made everyone look better.

August 26, 2022

Tim Scott’s book of miracles

Can America redeem itself? Tim Scott votes yes.

August 19, 2022

The dueling perceptions of the Trump age

Two events, 19 months apart, were both thanks to one man.

August 17, 2022

I’m a stranger in my own town

I don't recognize Charleston anymore.

August 3, 2022