About Star Parker

Star Parker

Star Parker

Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit think tank that promotes market-based public policy to fight poverty. She is a weekly columnist, distributed by Morris Communications and other major Internet news sources, with readership up to 8 million a week. Before her involvement in social activism, Star had seven years of first-hand experience in the grip of welfare dependency. After a Christian conversion, she changed her life, and today she is a highly sought-after commentator on national news networks for her expertise on social policy reform. Star’s other books include “Uncle Sam's Plantation” (2003) and “White Ghetto: How Middle Class America Reflects Inner City” Decay (2006).

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President Trump and the Israel Test May 16, 2018

I was privileged to attend the dedication of the new American embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 — an event of enormous import that will remain with me forever. I am deeply grateful to Ambassador David Friedman and his wife, Tammy, for inviti... Read More

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Draining the Food Stamp Swamp May 09, 2018

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is high on the Republican list of programs targeted for reform — and justifiably so. The program has gone from 17 million enrollees in 2000 to about 43 million today, with outlays up from about $25 ... Read More

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Michelle Wolf vs Mike Pence May 02, 2018

Humor is a good and important thing. The ability to laugh at life, to laugh at oneself, shows faith, optimism and humility. Laughter in the face of adversity is a sign of a healthy spirit. In this sense, the annual White House Correspondents' Associa... Read More