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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: October 2, 2013 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- In life, context is everything; in Washington, leverage is everything else.

Both are essential to understanding what just happened.

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: September 30, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Ask most people on Capitol Hill and they'll say: 50-50. Those are the odds they give for a government shutdown. 

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: September 18, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- About 30 years ago as a young reporter in Florida, I was assigned a series on gun control in response to gun violence, which had peaked in the U.S. in 1980.

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: September 16, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- As I read Vlad's op-ed in The New York Times, a Judy Collins tune kept replaying in my head: "Isn't it rich? Isn't it queer?"

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: September 12, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Rarely, if ever, has so much talk preceded a proposed military strike.

Most administrations contemplating military action worry about an exit strategy. The Obama administration seems to be in search of an entrance strategy.

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: September 9, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Waging a little bit of war is like being a little bit pregnant.

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: August 19, 2013 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- Children, children.

Here we are in the midst of a bloody clash in Egypt, more than 100,000 slaughtered in Syria, another looming debt crisis at home, and we're consumed with angst over a rodeo clown who wore an Obama mask and invited the crowd to cheer for the bulls.

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: August 14, 2013 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- Three years out and you'd think the deed was done: Madame President Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton. She's everywhere these days because: (a) It's August; (b) Reporters are bored with President Obama; (c) Reporters are bored with Joe Biden; (d) Clintons are never boring.

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: July 17, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- It is easy to understand how everyone in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case feels. If I were Martin's mother, I'd want his killer's heart on a platter. If I were Zimmerman's mother, I'd be grateful my son escaped greater injury, however he managed. If I were African-American, I would fear for my sons and be furious at a system that condones vigilantism, and then acts as though naming a teen's death a "tragedy" ends the discussion.

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: July 10, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- As a courtroom junkie since my early reporting days, it is at great personal sacrifice that I suggest the following: It may be time to get television cameras out of the courtroom. 

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: July 8, 2013 3:55 AM

 

WASHINGTON -- In the annals of murder trials, few testimonies can rival the impact of slain teenager Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton: "I heard my son screaming."

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: July 3, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- I like Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis. I admire her intelligence, chutzpah, tenacity and, to be perfectly honest, her enviable continence. 

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: July 1, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The trial of George Zimmerman, accused of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, inevitably and quickly devolved into a contest of who is more racist -- the victim or the accused?

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: June 26, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to knock-knock jokes, it helps to be 5 years old: You can slap your head, roll your eyes, and run outside and play.

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: June 24, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The headlines were immediate: All-women jury chosen for George Zimmerman's trial.

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: June 19, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Distilled to a slogan, politics of late goes something like this: "I'm more fertile than you are."

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: June 12, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- It is reassuring that in the midst of so much government dysfunction, the IRS has resolved the question of when and whether to tax tanning beds under the Affordable Care Act.

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: June 8, 2013 3:55 AM
NEW YORK -- It was never quite clear what feminizing the workplace would mean when women en masse invaded corporate America a generation ago.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: June 5, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- You might say I have a dog in this fight.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: June 1, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- News that women increasingly are the leading or sole breadwinner in the American family has resurrected the perennial question: Why do we need men?

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: May 29, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- It's good to know that the war on terror is finally over. It was all so ugly, what with the beheadings and bombings.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: May 15, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt -- the benighted Mainstream Media.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: May 8, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Enough with this "enough" business.

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: May 4, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- They lost me at the word "women."

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: April 27, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- In a reprieve from the horror of the most recent terrorist attack, the nation's attentions turned to the man who declared the war on terrorism, George W. Bush.

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: April 24, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- As the manhunt for the Boston bombers reached its climactic conclusion, Americans of all hues and backgrounds heaved a sigh of relief.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: April 20, 2013 3:55 AM

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- As the reporter said to the novelist: Why bother to make stuff up?

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: April 17, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- You know the feeling. You wake up filled with dread but, still groggy, you can't put your finger on the reason.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: April 13, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The recent kerfuffle over a secret recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign strategy meeting, which focused on opposition research about a likely opponent, actress Ashley Judd, has divided observers into two groups.

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