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

I’m a stranger in my own town

I don't recognize Charleston anymore.

August 3, 2022

Why Clarence Thomas shouldn’t have backed down

Justice Thomas backs away from a teaching gig at GWU. He should have stayed put.

July 29, 2022

The unbearable cruelty of no-exception abortion bans

There’s still time to rethink the worst of these unusually cruel laws and for the mostly male legislators to allow for exceptions.

July 23, 2022

In South Carolina, a dark family tragedy. And now an arrest.

The Murdaugh family once ran a piece of South Carolina. Now, the tables may have turned

July 15, 2022

Will Lindsey Graham explain his 2020 call to Brad Raffensperger?

Can a Georgia grand jury compel Lindsey Graham's testimony? I'm betting yes.

July 12, 2022

How could so many have missed what is now so obvious?

Got a kid? Be as nosy as possible, please

July 8, 2022

This is already a summer I’d like to forget

A new tragedy arrived on top of an already-blistering summer filled with anger, confusion and divisiveness that seems unbridgeable.

July 5, 2022

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