Cats and dogs finally get a break – in the farm bill

WASHINGTON – For people who support the humane treatment of animals, including those that end up on America’s dinner plates, passage this week of the farm bill is a gift befitting the season – and...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Don’t forget the new normal that is not normal

WASHINGTON – Across much of media lately, the phrase “new normal” keeps cropping up to describe what is, in fact, not normal, as most sane adults have understood its meaning. This is to say, the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Paradise lost: We suffer, grieve when others do

WASHINGTON – When polarity defines us, it’s easy to lose sight of our common humanity. But all is not political, as nature increasingly reminds us. The fires in California that destroyed lives,...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

And now, a word from our president (not really)

WASHINGTON – Network announcer: We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for this special message from the president of the United States. My fellow Americans. I want to speak to you...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Parker: It’s a dog-eat-dog White House

WASHINGTON — No sooner had I ordered the 2011 book “Less Than Human” for a late-summer read than President Trump called Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog” and a “lowlife.” Those two slurs fit nicely...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Parker: Ivanka Trump advises daddy, collects trademarks

WASHINGTON – Of course, I’m jealous of Ivanka Trump – because any criticism of another woman has to be jealousy, according to the letters I shall receive. In the following order, I want her...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Parker: The dissonance of an embassy celebration, Gaza carnage

WASHINGTON – The past few days have provided a head-swiveling study in cognitive dissonance and dueling realities. Monday started the week with a jolt in Jerusalem, where the U.S. and Israel...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Parker: A free nation only remains so with a vibrant fourth estate

WASHINGTON – When fake news blasts traditional media for being “fake news,” how does one respond? Do you shout, I’m not fake, you are? Do you ignore the charge? If you don’t fight back, are you...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

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