Kathleen Parker / Politics

Public Schools

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WASHINGTON -- Have America's public schools gotten worse over the years?

Americans seem to think so. Every time I write about why attending college is so crucial for moving...

Mark Sanford's Ongoing Saga with Himself

WASHINGTON -- As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention.

Yes, that Mark Sanford -- the ...

Legalizing Pot vs. Legalized Gambling

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The get-rich-quick town is going broke. Again.

On a recent breezy Saturday night, row after row of slot machines at the Trump Plaza sat eerily unused, ...

Degree Inflation Equals Reduced Hiring

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You've heard of grade inflation? Welcome to the world of degree inflation.

A new report finds that employers are increasingly requiring a bachelor's degree for positions that...

Customes and Wages

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Customers can be so demanding. First they criticized fast-food joints over nutritional content. Now they're getting picky about tax and labor practices.

In recent weeks, ...