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

Sarah Palin and the price of fame

Will Sarah Palin’s libel case hand a shield to the powerful?

February 12, 2022

How to lose your audience

There's no crying in baseball — or on cable news

February 9, 2022

China is a master of disguise and deceit. We should not be fooled.

Jimmy Lai would tell you all about China's darker side. But he's locked away.

February 4, 2022

What the Neil Young-Spotify moment teaches us

Never mind Joe Rogan. Whatever happened to Both Sides Now?

February 1, 2022

One city, two police officers and an entire nation in pain

Officers Rivera and Mora: We need more of them, not less.

January 28, 2022

Is it time for Fauci to exit the stage?

Has Anthony Fauci lost his voice and influence?

January 26, 2022

My week with omicron

Covid finally hunted me down. Here's my story.

January 21, 2022

Is Pope Francis right about babies and pets?

If I'm honest, I don't want to choose between babies and pets.

January 8, 2022

We were lucky more people weren’t killed on Jan. 6

Something has happened to us, and we need to figure it out — now.

January 4, 2022

Where I went wrong in a covid year of column writing

It's more pulled punches than bloopers that I regret.

December 31, 2021