Kathleen Parker / Politics

Talk About a Wildfire

WASHINGTON -- First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.

Call it "Moonlight Fire," and prepare to suspend disbelief.

The story is a doozy -- a tale of corruption, prosecutorial abuse,...

Feminism Sees the Right

WASHINGTON -- It is probably too soon to declare a feminist reformation, but a few signs here and there give one hope.

Hold it, sirs, don't stop reading yet. I realize that seeing the F-word in the first paragraph is like discovering that your ...

Ferguson and the Media Circus

WASHINGTON -- As the curtain closes on the latest episode of "Ferguson," the media series, it is fair to wonder whether events might not have spiraled out of control to the extent they did had the media settled on another topic.

Ebola, say. ...

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 ...