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Driven to distraction

OXFORD, Md. -- Reflexively, I type "Dru" and The Drudge Report pops up. I hate myself for going there but as a columnist ever in search of the zeitgeist's ultimate wave, I am behooved.

August 16, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Hurrah for John Oliver

WASHINGTON -- Every couple of years or so, I feel the need to whine about the plight of newspapers. It's August. I'm Trumped out. So today's the day.

August 12, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My boyfriend and I are moving together

I want you to re-read that sentence. I know I am in the Bible Belt, and folks probably read that as "My Boyfriend and I are Moving in Together." That is not the case. I am actually referring to the fact that my boyfriend and I are checking off our goals simultaneously. My boyfriend and I are moving at the pace we wanted.

August 12, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Trump's head case

WASHINGTON -- Two years ago, Karl Rove caused a stir when he planted a seed that Hillary Clinton might have suffered brain damage from a fall.

August 10, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


More homespun cautionary tales

I know I have written about my many shenanigans over the years, the various and sundry moments when I almost but not quite made the Darwin Awards.

August 10, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Fox friends with benefits

WASHINGTON -- No one would mistake Roger Ailes for a ladies man, at least not without a fistful of dollars -- or a garter belt.

August 05, 2016 | | Columns


Hurricane Katrina experiences a whirlwind of new changes

Ever since I was eleven, people have called me Hurricane. When Hurricane Katrina hit in August of 2005, everyone realized my name was spelled and pronounced just like the devastating hurricane. That's where my moniker Hurricane came from.

August 05, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


We're all Democrats now

PHILADELPHIA -- A longtime Republican friend texted just as the Democratic National Convention was burying itself in balloons: "I'm sorry," she said, "I'm a Democrat."

August 02, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ridiculous indulgence of fur kids

I used to see those people who fawned shamelessly over their dogs and cats and snidely chuckle into my sleeve.

August 02, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Hallmark at last

As a child, I was captivated by emotional stories and how words strung together had the power to make me feel happy, touched, sad, or inspired. The rudiments of my education came around the kitchen table or in the car as I listened to Mama's and Daddy's storytelling.

July 29, 2016 | Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Night and day

PHILADELPHIA -- If political conventions tell us anything beyond the predictable, the one held last week in Cleveland and the other going on this week in Philadelphia pose contrasts so stark that one wonders if the two groups hail from the same country. Hint: One of them didn't present a diverse cross-section of America.

July 29, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Random visit from an old enemy

I hope this never happens to you.

July 26, 2016 | Jim Tatum C-I Editor | Columns


How much freedom does law and order cost?

Parker: CLEVELAND -- Donald Trump was a man in full Thursday night as he accepted the Republican nomination: Full-throated, full of fury and full of himself: "I am your voice"; "I alone can fix it [the system]"; "I am the law and order candidate."

July 26, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Parker: You know what they say

CLEVELAND -- Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much.

July 22, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Looking back at highlights of a year of achievement

After the school year ends and the dust settles, it's always fun and gratifying for me to look at the accomplishments of our students and staff over the past year. As I frequently say, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) consistently outperforms its resources. The 2015-16 school year was certainly a year of noteworthy achievement. Here are just a few examples:

July 19, 2016 | Frank Morgan C-I Contributing Columnist | Columns


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Heavyweight match: Lewis v. Trump

WASHINGTON -- A recent tweet from @realDonaldTrump: "John Lewis is an American hero. I look forward to working with him in the years to come."

January 20, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Once a sinner...

Why is it that even now, as a middle aged adult, I have a difficult time keeping a straight face in church?

January 17, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Hosea, can you see?

WASHINGTON -- Republicans can argue until their last breath that Trump objectors are sore losers, but isn't more at stake than "mere politics"? This phrase ...

January 17, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Celebrate MLK for the right reasons

When I was in elementary school, I used to love MLK Day. Not for the shallow reason that we had the day off, but for ...

January 13, 2017 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Dylann Roof's last act

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- If Death lingers in courtroom corridors awaiting sentences, this historic city's federal courthouse was surely a top destination. On Tuesday, the ...

January 13, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Talking about the weather...

Wow – I thought I lived in South Carolina, not South Dakota.

January 10, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


President-elect Trumpschenko

WASHINGTON -- First, a history refresher: For the past nine years, a smattering of Americans, most recently led by our now president-elect, have insisted that Barack ...

January 10, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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