Kathleen Parker / Politics

Cosby's High-Tech Lynching

WASHINGTON -- By now, most Americans probably have formed an opinion about what comedian Bill Cosby did or didn't do sexually to or with at least 16 women beginning in the 1960s.

According to several women who have accused him of sexual ...

Pope Calls for Family Resurrection

WASHINGTON -- News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers -- and perhaps a little chagrin to some who too soon interpreted Francis' broad...

Obama's Spiteful Legacy

WASHINGTON -- Post-election analysis falls somewhere between amusing and clueless.

In the amusing camp are Democratic strategists who intone that more Democrats would have won if only more people had voted. The gods surely blush with envy.

And ...

Lena Dunham's Bare, Naked Truth

WASHINGTON -- Lena Dunham, creator of the sensational HBO series "Girls" -- and now the object of overwrought child abuse accusations by boys on the right -- seems the perfect antidote to election fatigue.

Poor Dunham. Everything was rocking ...

The People and The Pendulum

WASHINGTON -- To paraphrase Roger Miller -- and, indeed, to reveal my vast store of musical trivia -- America swings like a pendulum do.

If projections, human nature and historical bent prevail next Tuesday, we may see a bit of topsy-turvy up on ...

Bears and Wolves Find a Voice in the Wilderness

WASHINGTON -- If politicians preying upon your attentions this season fail to inspire, you might seek common cause with the beasts -- the four-legged variety rather than those running for office.

Ballot initiatives aimed at protecting bears and ...