Kathleen Parker

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Politics & Policy

A Tale of Two Women

It is a legitimate question: Why is the resume-thin Caroline Kennedy being treated seriously as a prospective appointee to the U.S. Senate when the comparatively more-qualified Gov. Sarah Palin received ...
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But of course Caroline Kennedy will become the next senator from New York. Does she deserve it? Not really. #ad#Does that matter? Probably not. Kennedy’s likely appointment to fill the seat being vacated ...
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Them Oogedy-Boogedy Blues

When it comes to irresistible words, “oogedy-boogedy” has few peers. In the several days since I first used the term in a column describing the Republican party’s “religious” problem, oogedy-boogedy seems ...
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Change Can Be Slow

Sound the alarms, man the barracks, alert the producers! Barack Obama, agent of change, isn’t a-changin’. As the president-elect recycles Clintonistas for Cabinet appointments — even considering Hillary for secretary of ...
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Bailing Out Ignorance

So much for the wisdom of The People. A new report from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) on the nation’s civic literacy finds that most Americans are too ignorant to vote. Out ...
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The Word for Freedom

The word is powerful.  In fact, one might even say the word is power. No one is more acutely aware of this than Jeffrey Gedmin, president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Yes, ...