Star Parker from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:47:09 -0800 Star Parker from Creators Syndicate cb84b73aa13f1d4de2ea775ac498bf20 Marriage and Pregnancy Reduce Crime for 12/04/2019 Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>There's a general assumption in public policy discourse that economic policy and social policy are separate universes.</p> <p>When economic policy is the topic, we think about taxes, government spending, business, jobs, etc. When social policy is the topic, we think about marriage, family, children, abortion, etc.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 04, 2019</p> deed60b558f8881a0b4e64bb82adf89a Democrats Want to Save the Planet, Not Our Babies for 11/27/2019 Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">Students stormed the football field at halftime at the Harvard-Yale game and held things up for about an hour, demanding that the schools divest holdings in fossil fuels investments.</span><br></p> <p>The disruptors were cheered on by presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren while actress Alyssa Milano decried wealthy universities "invested in the destruction of the planet."<p>Updated: Wed Nov 27, 2019</p> b3db306733800ab864a9ea223c0ee092 Trump and Black Outreach for 11/20/2019 Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump recently launched his black-outreach operation &#8212; called Black Voices for Trump &#8212; in Atlanta. The objective, of course, is to move more African American voters to the Republican Party. There is good reason to believe Republicans can attract more than the 8% of the black vote they got in 2016.</p> <p>The headline, logically, is the good economic news &#8212; a robust economy that has produced a historically low black unemployment rate. <p>Updated: Wed Nov 20, 2019</p> 81037f8e53cfae65aa95bfcb890b3e30 Necessary Noise for 11/13/2019 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>American voters are motivated by a fever pitch. </p> <p>That's the message from last week's elections.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 13, 2019</p> ba6fc59922bcf7b78a8d0cb81e8bbbee Impeachment About Ideology, Not the Constitution for 11/06/2019 Wed, 06 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Two American women of color.</p> <p>Two diametrically opposed views about America.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 06, 2019</p> 1cd5c037a8905d3322170fe345bfcd06 Al-Baghdadi Is Dead. Let's Pray for Our Dog for 10/30/2019 Wed, 30 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Washington Post obituary read, "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48."</p> <p>"(A)ustere religious scholar"? How about terrorist?!<p>Updated: Wed Oct 30, 2019</p> 6ce29e321ff2d82d9327f029a518e898 Pompeo and Barr for 10/23/2019 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Two recent high-profile speeches by Trump administration officials say much &#8212; maybe even all we need to know &#8212; about the core cultural conflicts in the country and what will define the upcoming election.</p> <p>One speech, titled "Being a Christian Leader," was delivered by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the American Association of Christian Counselors in Nashville, Tennessee. Attorney General William Barr delivered the other speech to the law school and the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame. <p>Updated: Wed Oct 23, 2019</p> 851c53670467d91d28d44e279581ca56 Will the Supreme Court Decide for Education Freedom? for 10/16/2019 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Supreme Court, in its new term, will hear a case that could remove a major barrier that stands between what our nation is today and what it can and should be.</p> <p>The case is Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 16, 2019</p> 97a853aea409ce473cfdaa898e67eccd What Democrats Today Really Want for 10/09/2019 Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Daniel Patrick Moynihan was an American public servant with characteristics all too rare today &#8212; integrity, intelligence, wisdom.</p> <p>Moynihan was a Democrat who would find a hard time being at home in today's Democratic Party.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 09, 2019</p> 9cb179f7e9a5975756c00028c8870c02 Secretary Ben Carson's Innovation in Homeless Policy: Thinking for 09/25/2019 Wed, 25 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon-turned-secretary of housing and urban development, has written many books. </p> <p>One of them is called "You Have a Brain."<p>Updated: Wed Sep 25, 2019</p> 19931f1a07acfc062479540738463eb6 Noisy Presidential Politics Is a Good Sign for 09/18/2019 Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan bewails, in her column this week, that "the sane center is getting ignored" in the current round of presidential politics.</p> <p>"When we talk about politics," she writes, "no one speaks of the center, which is vast and has something neither way-left nor way-right has, and that is a motivating love for America itself ... As a group they are virtually ignored, and yet they are the center of everything."<p>Updated: Wed Sep 18, 2019</p> a0281787a96d5d7f03a7c7330cb67af6 Black Americans Are Doing Great Under Trump for 09/11/2019 Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The August jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed more great news for all Americans. And particularly for black Americans.</p> <p>The nation's unemployment rate of 3.7% puts it near the lowest ever in the last half-century.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 11, 2019</p> 5405535c59476110cb151b47706be444 Cuccinelli Right to Keep the Focus on Freedom for 09/04/2019 Wed, 04 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The left-wing media is having a field day distorting acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli's comments regarding the famous poem emblazoned on the base of the State of Liberty.</p> <p>Discussing the Trump administration's new "public charge" rule, an NPR host asked Cuccinelli if the poem's words "give me your tired, your poor" are also part of the American ethos.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 04, 2019</p> dc391bf369406dc721e04b2c3183b1ce Our Changing Values Should Worry Us for 08/28/2019 Wed, 28 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The late historian and political philosopher Harry V. Jaffa noted the significance that the preamble to our Constitution concludes with the words "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."</p> <p>This is how the drafters of our Constitution saw its purpose.</p> <p>Jaffa continues, saying, "a blessing is what is good in the eyes of God. It is a good whose possession ... belongs properly only to those who deserve it."<p>Updated: Wed Aug 28, 2019</p> 4c4bccd3b96455a6f5d9bbd48472e0df Israel Right to Shut out Tlaib and Omar for 08/21/2019 Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It perplexes me why anyone would question the perfectly logical move by Israel to deny Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar entry to the country.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">Who invites guests whose motive is to destroy their host?</span> <p>Updated: Wed Aug 21, 2019</p> 8a78dc377e1a8e63ae35e34a33c43642 Kamala Harris' Hypocrisy on Guns for 08/14/2019 Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">Kamala Harris weighs in on guns on her campaign website with the headline "Taking executive action if Republicans continue to cower to the NRA."</span><br></p> <p>Sure, the National Rifle Association, with a reported 5 million members nationwide, is an influential policy group.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 14, 2019</p> c4a8b28b026ae94650258c5a04612855 After the Shootings -- Look to Culture, Not Politics for 08/07/2019 Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>BY STAR PARKER</p> <p>RELEASE: WEDNESADY, AUGUST 7, 2019</p> <p><p>Updated: Thu Aug 08, 2019</p> e207d10bc81d7f0dac5e87536a6c64dd Ownership, Not Government Spending, Will Shrink Wealth Gap for 07/31/2019 Wed, 31 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">With the next round of Democratic presidential candidate debates upon us, we will surely hear more about government activism to fix racial inequalities.</span><br></p> <p>Inequality is real and needs attention. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 31, 2019</p> 3908e735c59706b334105fbf0ed76aa4 Understanding Why 'The Squad' Screams 'Racism' for 07/24/2019 Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Unfortunately, the U.S. House of Representatives is starting to look more and more like America's universities.</p> <p>Freshmen show up not to learn but to teach. They think they already know it all and see their personal mission is to set straight the faculty, the university administrators and the world.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 24, 2019</p> 67c73c1e7896c7bd046a78b478cbf3b9 Minimum Wage Laws Are a Terrible Idea for 07/17/2019 Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Democrats in Congress have again brought the minimum wage to the national political stage.</p> <p>Legislation moving forward in the House, H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, would increase the national minimum wage from the current $7.25 per hour to $15 per hour in increments spanning the next five years. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 17, 2019</p>