Star Parker from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sun, 26 Jan 2020 07:04:42 -0800 Star Parker from Creators Syndicate f12855ec330ea4eb83ea407e6ee1f4d9 Education Choice Could Shift the Black Vote for 01/22/2020 Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Sometimes the timing of events is so auspicious that it is hard to attribute it to coincidence.</p> <p>The week of Jan. 26 is National School Choice week.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 22, 2020</p> 8d7e7ba771fb58a96026666a683bb00b 207 Members of Congress Ask Court to Rethink Roe v. Wade for 01/15/2020 Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>In March 2020, the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of Louisiana's new abortion law, which requires that physicians doing abortions have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.</p> <p>Under the leadership of House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, an amicus &#8212; "friend of the court" &#8212; brief supporting the law was just filed, signed by 207 members of Congress, 39 senators and 168 House members.</p> <p>A press release from Scalise summarizes the arguments made and lists a number of conservative organizations supporting the brief, one of which is my organization &#8212; the Center for Urban Renewal and Education.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 15, 2020</p> 6b9a953cd73931da4a7ab22f81637f76 President Trump's Timely Move Against Evil for 01/08/2020 Wed, 08 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The muted reaction of leading Democratic politicians to the elimination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani reinforces my sense of what divides our country and differentiates the two parties.</p> <p>One part of America still believes that there is good and evil, and one part doesn't.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 08, 2020</p> c72c3f2f8a0ee6c6d68bfbfe3ddf6e01 Elizabeth Warren Anoints Herself God for 01/01/2020 Wed, 01 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The Pew Research Center reports among its major findings in 2019 a dramatic drop in Americans identifying as Christian.</p> <p>In 2019, 65% of Americans identified as Christian, down from 77% in 2009. The percentage who identify as religiously unaffiliated &#8212; that is, atheist, agnostic or "nothing in particular" &#8212; stood at 26% in 2019, compared with 17% a decade ago.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 01, 2020</p> bb7ae9e3bf4daf636ae6238543e6ac6f President Trump's Important Step Against Anti-Semitism for 12/18/2019 Wed, 18 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump has signed an important and timely executive order clarifying that prohibited activities covered by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 include anti-Semitism.</p> <p>Title VI prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin in any program or activity where federal funds are provided. Thus, a primary target here is our colleges and universities.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 18, 2019</p> dd3174a87b9fdc4170bb9e25f61ca8fc The Pivotal Black Vote for 12/11/2019 Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Some polls in recent weeks have provided an encouraging picture for President Donald Trump of strengthening support among black voters.</p> <p>I like these kinds of reports. But I wonder how much of reality they are really capturing.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 11, 2019</p> 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