Kathleen Parker / Politics

Armed, Dangerous and Dead

WASHINGTON -- So much for the argument that having more people armed in public places will result in fewer gun deaths.

One of the three killed recently by a Las Vegas couple, Jerad and Amanda Miller, was an armed civilian, Joseph Wilcox. Two ...

Death Unto Others

WASHINGTON -- When Lady Justice takes a count of bleeding hearts outside the execution chamber, she won't find mine among them.

I am no passionate opponent of the death penalty. I am rather a dispassionate objector to the premise that taking ...

Ennui and Self-Loathing in This Town

WASHINGTON -- This is the time when Americans renew their hatred of Washington and Washington wallows in a bittersweet cocktail of self-love and self-loathing.

Which is to say, this is White House Correspondents' Association weekend, with the ...

Mind Your Mouth

WASHINGTON -- Say what you will, but you'd best check for recording devices. Alternatively, you might check your thoughts.

The past few days have provided a cornucopia of reprehensible statements, reactions to which tell us as much about our ...

GOP: Choose Wisely or Reap the Whirlwind

WASHINGTON -- The Cliven Bundy spectacle in Nevada has provided a Wild West backdrop for our hottest political issues as we gallop toward the midterm elections.

Politically, the conflict between the Bureau of Land Management and the Bundy family ...

Grandmother Hillary

WASHINGTON -- The word is out that Chelsea Clinton is with child, making the favorite Democratic presidential nominee a soon-to-be grandmother.

The headlines were inevitable -- "Grandma Hillary" -- followed by the similarly crucial question: Will...