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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: February 27, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- If second-term presidents feel liberated by re-election to pursue bolder agendas, first ladies often become more comfortable to be their own person.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: February 20, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- RINO-hunting, the long-popular political sport that morphed in 2008 into a sort of hysteria-driven obsession, lately has become a suicide mission.
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: February 9, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- We may never know exactly what happened in Benghazi the night Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed, but it's becoming increasingly clear that our response was short of optimum.
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: February 6, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- When Burma's Zin Mar Aung was placed in solitary confinement for trying to organize students in 1999, Bill Clinton was president of the United States.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: February 2, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Polling that shows Americans favor women in combat by 2-to-1 is evidence only of the power of misinformation.
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: January 30, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- More than perhaps anyone else in America, David Blankenhorn personifies the struggle so many have experienced over same-sex marriage.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: January 26, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- It must be true what they say about women -- that they are smarter, stronger, wiser and wilier than your average Joe.

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: January 23, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- My inner Pollyanna was basking in blissfulness, rolling in the hay of righteous rhetoric, backstroking through the sunny sibilance of aspiration.
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: January 19, 2013 3:55 AM
NEW YORK -- To the world-weary, Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah was just one more in a series.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: January 9, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- No one forced me, but I finally decided it was time to discover what all the business was about Honey Boo Boo.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: January 1, 2013 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- America's capacity for optimism and hope has been boundless through much of our short history.

The tangible returns of hard work; the ordered liberty sustained through community consent; and opportunity honed over time to apply equally to all men and women -- these were the currency of what we called the American Dream.

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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: December 19, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- It is a conundrum of wordsmiths that sometimes events are so horrible that words escape us. Bereft of the tools of our trade, we are left with what is perhaps the only appropriate response to something as heart-stopping as the massacre of children: Silence.
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: December 12, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- One of my great hopes for a Barack Obama administration -- and thus one of my personal disappointments -- was that he would use his bully pulpit to emphasize the importance of a two-parent family, and especially of fathers, to children's well-being.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: December 8, 2012 3:55 PM
WASHINGTON -- Americans are justified in feeling numbed by the car alarm of Washington politics.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: December 1, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Much speculation has followed the private luncheon between President Obama and Mitt Romney, about which little is known.
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: November 28, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- As events have unfolded in what shall ever be known as "The Petraeus Affair," one cannot escape noticing that the women in this sordid saga have been handed the short end of the shtick, as though the men are mere victims of ambitious, hormonally driven vixens.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: November 12, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- The headline was inevitable: "What went wrong?"
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: October 27, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- We shouldn't be talking about this silliness -- Big Bird, "bull -- er," or a girl's "first time."
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: October 6, 2012 3:55 AM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Contrary to conventional wisdom that debates are rarely, if ever, game-changers, the first presidential debate was a demolition derby.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: September 26, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- I've written variations of this column a couple of times during the past 20 years, but certain occasions bear revisiting -- and surely the disappearance of a friend is one.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: September 19, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- What's a day without a leaked video, a scandal, an unintended sliver of truth?
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: September 15, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- "This time, the imbeciles have won."
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: September 12, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- One of the great fallacies of politics -- and life -- is that one must be liked to be effective.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: September 5, 2012 3:55 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Much ponderous, chin-stroking analysis has followed the Republican National Convention's un-highlight -- the 10-minute monologue by the erstwhile Dirty Harry/Blondie/Rowdy Yates when Clint Eastwood conversed with an empty chair.
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: September 1, 2012 3:55 AM
TAMPA, Fla. -- Gazing out on the pale continent of the Republican National Convention, it was interesting to ponder: What if Barack Obama had been a Republican?
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: August 22, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Some days Mitt Romney must wonder how he got involved with this crew.
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: August 8, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Oh, to be the fastest woman in the world.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: August 4, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Not surprisingly, Barbara Bush said it most succinctly: "The first lady is going to be criticized no matter what she does."
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: August 1, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- The same week that President Obama's health regulations go into effect, forcing people of faith to violate their conscience or shut their doors, Mitt Romney was preaching the gospel of economic and religious freedom in Poland and Israel.
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: July 21, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to over-the-top politics, the Obama campaign has set a new standard with recent attempts to paint Mitt Romney as a felon.
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