Kathleen Parker

Washington, D.C.

Columnist covering politics and culture
Kathleen Parker writes a twice-weekly column on politics and culture. In 2010, she received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for “her perceptive, often witty columns on an array of political and moral issues, gracefully sharing the experiences and values that lead her to unpredictable conclusions.” A Florida native, Parker started her column in 1987 when she was a staff writer for the Orlando Sentinel. She joined the Washington Post Writers Group in 2006. She is the author of “Save the Males: Why Men Matter, Why Women Should Care” (2008).
Latest from Kathleen Parker

Limiting what novelists can write about won’t help readers

Great fiction writers use their imaginations, their own experiences and their talent to show readers a deeper way of seeing life.

May 12, 2023

Even behind bars, Alex Murdaugh keeps changing his stories

Is the convicted killer confessing to another crime because he's trying to get right with his maker? Only he and his lawyers know.

May 5, 2023

Soon, 14 Revolutionary War soldiers will finally rest in peace

Newly discovered remains of combatants in the 1780 Battle of Camden, in what is now South Carolina, have been given a fitting and proper funeral.

April 28, 2023

To protect wildlife, Delia Owens has been willing to make enemies

Between record sales of "Where the Crawdads Sing" and Reese Witherspoon's movie adaptation, Delia Owens's Earth-shifting conservation work has been overlooked.

April 21, 2023

TikTok might be part of a plot to make us dumber

TikTok will help Americans bury themselves from within by becoming a nation of ignorant sloths.

April 14, 2023

Mitt Romney reminds us of what we’ve lost in American politics

Romney's criticism of the New York prosecution against Trump is a reminder of how we got here, and how far we have fallen in U.S. politics.

April 7, 2023

In post-Roe America, weird changes might be coming to abortion law

It's increasingly obvious that lawmakers are acting well above their pay grades.

March 31, 2023

Waiting for a Trump indictment has become an arresting comedy

Waiting for Trump is like waiting for Godot, except in this case the man may never show up for an event that never happens.

March 24, 2023

Women who have abortions may be headed to prison — or worse

South Carolina' proposed draconian abortion ban has something in common with Iran's crackdown on women.

March 17, 2023

Wild hogs are awful, but do we have to try to shoot them all?

There must be a better way to deal with an extraordinarily destructive invasive species.

March 10, 2023