RICHARD PARKER covers, writes and talks about the one constant in our dynamic world: Change, big change, and how it impacts society, economics and politics.
His work includes Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America, published by Pegasus Books of New York. He writes for the Op-Ed and Sunday Review sections of The New York Times as well as The Atlantic. His work has appeared in Politico Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, The New Republic, the Columbia Journalism Review and other leading publications.
He writes often of his home state but also globalization, immigration, national security and politics. He has taught journalism at major universities, worked as a publisher, editor, Washington correspondent, national correspondent and war correspondent covering two presidential elections and three armed conflicts. He has won numerous honors; most recently, in 2018, he won the top award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
He earned a B.A. in political science at Trinity University and an M.A. in political science at Tulane University. He still calls Texas something special: Home.
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"WITH HIS KEEN observations and spritely prose, Richard Parker shows he can bring a reporter’s sensibility to any topic. Parker lathers his pieces with detail and immediate facts, exuding the persuasive voice of someone who knows what he’s talking about." -Chad Lorenz, Slate