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Kathleen Parker: Why was he allowed to walk around armed?

Posted 7/17/2013 in National Columns

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.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The GOP's principled suicide

Posted 7/13/2013 in National Columns

Republicans seem to be adopting the self-immolation tactics of principled martyrs. Of course, principled or not, you're still dead in the end.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Forced sterilization is happening, is still repugnant

Posted 7/13/2013 in National Columns

As Christina Cordero remembers it, the doctor would not take no for an answer. "As soon as he found out that I had five kids, he suggested that I look into getting it done. The closer I got to my due date, the more he talked about it. He made me feel like a bad mother if I didn't do it." The "it" is tubal ligation. He wanted to sterilize her.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Take cameras out of the courtroom

Posted 7/12/2013 in National Columns

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.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Edward Snowden is no hero

Posted 7/10/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Who is racist?

Posted 7/9/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts: A talk with God while waiting in line

Posted 7/6/2013 in National Columns

I was standing in line with God, buying tickets to see "Monsters University." He's a big Billy Crystal fan. "So," I said, "have you heard about these religious atheists?" God gave me a look. "Is this a joke?" He asked.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Land of the free, and the brave but humble

Posted 7/6/2013 in National Columns

ABILENE, Kan. -- I like driving across Kansas. A lot of people find it boring, the endless wheat fields and blur of farm-implement dealers and land laid out flat like a patchwork quilt on your grandmother's properly made bed.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The new F-word: Father

Posted 7/6/2013 in National Columns

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

 

 

Froma Harrop: Moral hazard and nature

Posted 7/5/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Nationalized gay marriage, now inevitable

Posted 6/29/2013 in National Columns

Under the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriages even in states that have legalized it. This week, the Supreme Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional. There are two possible grounds, distinct and in some ways contradictory, for doing so. The curious thing about the court's DOMA decision is that it contains both rationales.

 

 

A few reasons why 'cracker' doesn't compare to the N-word

Posted 6/29/2013 in National Columns

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? The question was inevitable because the prosecution is basing its case largely on the suggestion that Zimmerman profiled the 17-year-old African American, allegedly deciding he was a potential threat by virtue of his race.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Political stops and starts

Posted 6/28/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Random thoughts

Posted 6/27/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Froma Harrop: Those who abuse their health

Posted 6/27/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Susan Estrich: How dare you use the same information everybody else is to fight terrorism

Posted 6/26/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Froma Harrop: Fighting the stadium con: Go Brazilians!

Posted 6/25/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Creek-bank fishing in south Georgia

Posted 6/22/2013 in National Columns

A few years back I wrote a story about a Florida panhandle folk artist named Woodie Long. Woodie died far too soon and left a beautiful widow and a country studio full of colorful, childlike paintings. His style was joyful.

 

 

Mary Sanchez: Time to end the imposed ignorance of guns and the harm they do

Posted 6/22/2013 in National Columns

A revealing thing happened in the grief-filled days that followed the massacre of helpless children and their teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: George Zimmerman's jury of peers

Posted 6/22/2013 in National Columns

The headlines were immediate: All-women jury chosen for George Zimmerman's trial. What is the likelihood that you, a man, would face a jury of all women? What are the chances that one-third of the jurors judging you on a charge of second-degree murder identify their hobby as saving animals?

 

 

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