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Kathleen Parker / Politics

Got Putin, Yet?

WASHINGTON -- The new "agreement" between Russia, the U.S. and our allies is exactly what the former KGB agent ordered.

This isn't to say it's not a good "prospect" for ending tensions in Ukraine, as President Obama has said. But neither should ...

Erasing the Race Card

WASHINGTON -- One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe.

The race cards have been flying so fast and furious lately, one can hardly tell the kings from the queens.

Leading the weird lately has been Democratic ...

The ColberT ReporT

WASHINGTON -- In selecting Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as host of the "Late Show," CBS has waged war on America's heartland -- or so proclaims that Palm Beach font of heartland mirth, Rush Limbaugh.

Don't you believe it, ...

Demonizing the Kochs

WASHINGTON -- Rush Limbaugh can relax. The popular "demon of the right" has been replaced at least through the midterms by the Koch brothers, Charles and David.

Who?

Exactly. Though cable and online news junkies know the names, the vast majority...

Democrats Acting Desperately

WASHINGTON -- H.L. Mencken gets a workout in election years when voters are reminded by pundits of the curmudgeon's observation that no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.

Mean. But true?

If you're a ...

Lighten Up on The First Lady

WASHINGTON -- The past couple of weeks have marked a turning point in American ugliness as the mob has turned its full fury on first lady Michelle Obama.

From criticism of her trip to China to a recent "tell-all" by former White House assistant ...