Kathleen Parker

Politics & Policy

A Summers Break

Fresh ire aimed at former Harvard University President Larry Summers prompts the question: Shouldn’t there be a statute of limitations on dumb things expressed in public? (Please say yes.) Forever accursed is ...
Politics & Policy

Postscript

‘Fess up. You wept.’ OK, I’ll go first. Tears came twice. First, when John McCain hushed his booing crowd to acknowledge the significance of this nation’s electing an African-American to the presidency. ...
Politics & Policy

The Final Hours

It is hard to imagine that “undecideds,” like restless phantoms with unfinished business, still haunt these final hours. What can they be waiting for? An epiphany? Some final bit of information ...
Politics & Policy

The Other Bush Legacy

Women, not men, will save the world. First Lady Laura Bush didn’t say those precise words, but her remarks Monday to a small gathering of biographers, historians, and journalists implied as ...
Politics & Policy

Tragic Flaw

My husband called it first. Then, a brilliant, 75-year-old scholar and raconteur confessed to me over wine: ‘I’m sexually attracted to her. I don’t care that she knows nothing.’ Finally, writer ...
Politics & Policy

It’s Not the Economy

At this juncture, I wouldn’t want to bet even a subprime mortgage on this presidential election. As perhaps never before, multiple hidden factors could alter the outcome. Judging by polls, it ...
Politics & Policy

The Buckley Son Rises

Christopher Buckley’s endorsement of Barack Obama — followed by his abrupt departure from the back page of the magazine his father founded, National Review — has caused a ripple of ...