Kathleen Parker, Washington Post

Kathleen Parker

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Past articles by Kathleen:

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

Alex Murdaugh’s ‘tangled web’ is a tragedy without a hero

The biggest problem for Alex Murdaugh, the South Carolina lawyer accused of killing his wife and son, is time. → Read More

Alex Murdaugh trial reveals a sloppy investigation

A defense attorney exposes the state's evidence as flawed. → Read More

Murdaugh murder trial desperately needs a closing surprise

What the Alex Murdaugh trial needs is a sit-up-straight-in-your-hard-seat revelation that would clarify the motive or offer some as-yet-unheard proof. → Read More

In Murdaugh murder trial, the path to conviction remains unclear

The prosecution's argument that Alex Murdaugh killed his wife and son is bogged down in details. Did investigators miss something big? → Read More

Want to be happy? Then don’t be a lawyer.

Naturally, the happiest jobs are those done in the great outdoors. → Read More

Harry’s truth may be too true to protect against regret

Like many memoirists, Harry might one day find he has more empathy for his family than he feels today. → Read More

I’m haunted and redeemed by Thanksgivings past

The effect of so much giving-and-receiving in the so-called spirit of the season is that no season is special. → Read More

Millennial jobs baffle boomers

Yes, my kid has a job. But I couldn't begin to tell you what it is. → Read More

When women see themselves in a new light

At an Alabama rehab center, women get a new look at themselves. → Read More

Time to abandon Twitter, people

Twitter belongs to Elon Musk now. Time to sign off. → Read More

Put your masks back on, please

Covid isn't over. Mask up again, please. → Read More

What did Trump know? The Jan. 6 committee has the answer.

Testimony shows the former president knew from the start he was defeated — even if he can never say it. → Read More

Trump’s tweets were harmful. And just to be clear, Twitter helped.

As we learn from a whistleblower, social media's quandary is our existential threat. → Read More

The book-banning crowd is back. Resist them.

The real reason books are being removed from libraries? A fear of new ideas. → Read More

Why Clarence Thomas shouldn’t have backed down

Justice Thomas backs away from a teaching gig at GWU. He should have stayed put. → Read More

The unbearable cruelty of no-exception abortion bans

There’s still time to rethink the worst of these unusually cruel laws and for the mostly male legislators to allow for exceptions. → Read More

In South Carolina, a dark family tragedy. And now an arrest.

The Murdaugh family once ran a piece of South Carolina. Now, the tables may have turned → Read More

Will Lindsey Graham explain his 2020 call to Brad Raffensperger?

Can a Georgia grand jury compel Lindsey Graham's testimony? I'm betting yes. → Read More