Kathleen Parker / Politics

A Leap of Faith -- Into Thin Air

WASHINGTON -- The apparently intentional downing of a Germanwings airliner by the co-pilot has us riveted, as commercial plane crashes usually do.

In each terrible instance, we put ourselves in the cabin, imagining what our last thoughts or ...

Wacko Birds Nesting in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON -- President Obama got it two-thirds right when he said that the delayed confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is owing to Senate dysfunction and Republican stubbornness.

He left out the part about Democratic ...

Let's Not Talk

WASHINGTON -- I'm standing in the Starbucks line behind 10 other sleepyheads waiting to order my tall skinny cappuccino, otherwise known as a shot of coffee described as I wish to be.

Absolutely no one is talking about race.

In fact, no one is ...

Hillary & the Media: Act 2016

WASHINGTON -- Amid all the verbiage about Hillary Clinton's email, one irrefutable fact emerges: Polls will drive us crazy before the Clintons do.

The latest CNN/ORC poll shows that a majority of Americans (51 percent) think the email controversy...

Hillary Clinton's Secret Mess

WASHINGTON -- On March 2, the story broke that Hillary Clinton had possibly violated email regulations while secretary of state.

You could almost hear the collective gasp in Washington: Oh, no, here we go again.

But then the next evening, ...

Dunking the President

WASHINGTON -- With a few tweaks to Scripture, herewith today's relevant verse: What therefore President Obama hath joined together, let Republicans put asunder.

The letter from 47 Republican senators to Iran's leaders proffering a civics lesson ...