Kathleen Parker, Washington Post

Kathleen Parker

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Past articles by Kathleen:

Will the real Lindsey Graham please stand up?

The South Carolina senator's shifting positions on Trump have damaged his political health. → Read More

AI doesn’t care about diversity — yet

With AI stealing jobs from desk workers, why should any young person bother spending four or more years in college? → Read More

Why I ordered 200 incandescent lightbulbs

Here's a plan to allow some Americans to continue using incandescent light bulbs after their scheduled end date this summer. → Read More

When Queen Elizabeth left, she took the happiness with her

The royal family illustrates the truth that people naturally want to strive and that, where there is no striving, idleness can lead to trouble. → Read More

In presidential politics, South Carolina wins diversity sweepstakes

I confess to feeling a small degree of satisfaction that South Carolina Republicans have this time managed to produce two candidates who aren't White men. → Read More

America’s gerontocracy is getting too old

Reminders are everywhere that age won't be denied no matter how many live in denial. → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

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