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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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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: April 10, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- The biggest obstacle to the Obama administration's push for tighter gun control may be its own best argument: Newtown.
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: April 6, 2013 3:55 AM

The striking juxtaposition of the preternaturally perfect Angelina Jolie, waifish and wispy in a ghostly gown, and the scrappy Pakistani schoolgirl Malala, her face cruelly misshapen by the effects of a Taliban bullet to the head, captures the confluence of feminine power assembled here to "lean on" the world to save women and girls.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: March 23, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- No matter what Barack Obama does, he cannot escape the shadow of his former political opponent.
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: March 20, 2013 3:55 AM
NEW YORK -- The recent rape conviction of two teenagers, one of whom also distributed a photo and sent cruel text messages about their victim, has captured the "bystander effect" in graphic and nauseating detail.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: March 9, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- The media love optics and no one understands this better than President Obama.
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: March 6, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Excuse me while I roll my eyes over the latest "mommy war."
 
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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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