Kathleen Parker

Posted September 10, 2008

With the nomination of one Sarah Palin, presidential politics is no longer a battle of economic policies and national security; it's a Saturday night brawl between the Rednecks and the Elites.

Posted September 05, 2008

When Sarah Palin took the stage Wednesday night, the reaction of conventioneers went beyond mere appreciation. It was gratitude.

Posted September 03, 2008

If conventions are supposed to be about message discipline and stagecraft, Republicans have been improv street theater to the Democrats' Broadway.

Posted August 29, 2008

The night was praised as a merging of the seas, as Bill and Hillary Clinton led their party in a healing ritual of unity by anointing The One.

Posted August 27, 2008

When Democrats decided they wouldn't let the GOP be "God's Only Party," they weren't kidding. Thanks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, none other than St. Augustine has been summoned to Denver.

Posted August 22, 2008

Abortion is back with, dare we say it, biblical vengeance. In the past few weeks, Obama has been accused of everything from favoring infanticide to lying about his vote.

Posted August 20, 2008

At the risk of heresy, let it be said that setting up the two presidential candidates for religious interrogation by an evangelical minister -- no matter how beloved -- is supremely wrong.

Posted August 15, 2008

Even as China's opening ceremonies for the Olympics inspired awe, there was something repellent in the exactitude of such mass perfection.

Posted August 13, 2008

Beijing is weird. First of all, you can't breathe the air. Second, how 'bout those drummers? Sure, they're perfect, but that's the point.

Posted August 08, 2008

A year ago, it was impossible to get through a day without some mention of Paris Hilton -- the ingenue famous mostly for being famous.

Posted August 06, 2008

It's always good to take a break from the madding crowd, but especially now that American politics has surpassed itself in self-mockery.

Posted August 01, 2008

The tabloid story that everybody's talking about -- but almost no one is writing about -- has created an interesting debate on the Internet about the dueling roles of old/new media and what constitutes legitimate news.

Posted July 30, 2008

In McCain's universe, the planets rotate around the sun in a predictable pattern. In Obama's universe, he is the sun.

Posted July 25, 2008

Barack Obama concedes that America's troops have contributed to improvements on the ground in Iraq, but he still stands by his vote against the surge.

Posted July 23, 2008

Drum roll. Suspense. Who will it be? In this corner, we have Stormin' Mormon Mitt Romney. In the other, we have Brain-Buster Bobby Jindal.

Posted July 18, 2008

Barack Obama's levity-free reaction to the now-famous New Yorker cartoon leaves one reluctantly wondering: Is he humor-challenged? Perchance, does he take himself too seriously for a nation of wits and wags?

Posted July 16, 2008

So wrote an outraged Muslim to political cartoonist Doug Marlette a few years ago after he drew a cartoon featuring the prophet Muhammad.

Posted July 11, 2008

Anyone familiar with Hispanic art and literature knows that poetry isn't only a genre. Poetry is in the DNA of this romantic, passionate people. Obama knows this language without speaking Spanish.

Posted July 09, 2008

If you read Monday morning's sports headlines, you learned that Rafael Nadal "dethroned" and "shocked" tennis champion Roger Federer at Wimbledon.

Posted July 04, 2008

What's on the president's mind these days? We do still have a president, though it's sometimes hard to remember in our impatience to replace him.