Kathleen Parker / Politics

The Riddle of War

WASHINGTON -- There's a very 2001 feel to President Obama's request for authorization to use military force and the nauseating sense that we'll be at war indefinitely.

Although we haven't suffered a catastrophic hit as we did on 9/11, we've been ...

Juicing the Story

WASHINGTON -- As soon as the news broke Tuesday evening, anyone near a TV, radio or computer heard that three Muslim students were murdered near the University of North Carolina.

My immediate thought was, "Oh, my God, not Muslims."

That very ...

Brian Williams' Six-Mile Stare

WASHINGTON -- These are tough times for NBC's Brian Williams -- and tougher times for journalism.

The NBC newsman is off the air while the network is "gathering the facts" about charges that he misremembered or conflated wartime incidents he ...

Seeking a Vaccine For Ignorance

WASHINGTON -- Flashback: Galileo is under house arrest pondering the unyielding ignorance of The Church for refusing to consider his heliocentric proposition that the Earth circled the sun.

We find this historical anecdote preposterous today, but...

The Sacrifice of Sarah Palin

WASHINGTON -- When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A -- Sarah Palin.

This isn't to say that Palin was part of the war on women, though many Democrats would say so. Rather she was one of ...

When the Pope Talks ...

WASHINGTON -- Forget E.F. Hutton. It's P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen.

And then they get busy trying to figure out what he was really saying. Even non-Catholics are keen to study his words, so surprised ...