Star Parker from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Wed, 14 Apr 2021 06:40:46 -0700 Star Parker from Creators Syndicate fc13374887a06045c4801275c2a05823 Gov. Hutchinson's Distortion of President Reagan for 04/14/2021 Wed, 14 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas raised ire from conservatives for vetoing legislation passed by the Arkansas state legislature that would have banned "gender-affirming" medical treatment for transgender minors.</span><br></p> <p>This includes treatment such as hormone therapy, puberty blockers and surgery associated with gender identity.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 14, 2021</p> e33fb7c88913cf7cdd9505fdf681e9b3 A Message to Delta CEO Bastian From a Delta Diamond Flyer for 04/07/2021 Wed, 07 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The controversy surrounding the new voting law in the state of Georgia raises important issues regarding the governance of our country and the role of corporations. </p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">Corporations are big and have a lot of economic clout, so there is justified concern about them abusing this economic power.</span> <p>Updated: Wed Apr 07, 2021</p> 300a7d678d42e21975af7e1047a2eeca Biden, Not Trump, Driving Border Crisis for 03/24/2021 Wed, 24 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas summed up our border crisis in a statement he released March 16: "We are on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years."</p> <p>According to The Wall Street Journal, Border Patrol agents made about 75,000 arrests of migrants crossing illegally in January.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 24, 2021</p> ebf76e46861b56dd51ff430e1308b95c Hyde Amendment, Yes. Shalanda Young, No for 03/17/2021 Wed, 17 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Office of Management and Budget is the largest office in the executive branch of the federal government. </p> <p>First and foremost, the OMB prepares the federal budget proposal that the president sends up to Congress. Given we're talking about the allocation of spending for almost $5 trillion of taxpayer funds, this is no small task.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 17, 2021</p> b852c88af4e9ad2e4845e18c1a6ccda2 What's Causing America's Baby Bust? for 03/10/2021 Wed, 10 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>When the COVID-19 pandemic started and lockdowns became part of our daily lives, some romantic souls were predicting that this would produce a baby boom. </p> <p>Now, as the data shows up, we see exactly the opposite.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 10, 2021</p> 04b8e009d06ee998a085d154c37e3d8b Trump Gets It Right at CPAC for 03/03/2021 Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Donald Trump showed up at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, and reminded everyone why, with all his provocations, so many are still on board with him.</p> <p>Our country IS in trouble &#8212; big trouble.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 03, 2021</p> 8e51ea185788c723cde8797ff9491941 Reparations Don't Buy Justice, Dignity or Freedom for 02/24/2021 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The issue of reparations to Black Americans as payment for damage done as a result of years of legal slavery and subsequent discrimination is back on the table.</p> <p>The House Judiciary Committee just held hearings on H.R. 40, which would establish a commission to look into ways in which African Americans could be compensated, including possible payments of trillions of dollars to individuals.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 24, 2021</p> 6f2748f2bc3dcd7b2b568e72b545146d Republicans Must Unify Against the Left for 02/17/2021 Wed, 17 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Former President Donald Trump captured the core of the problem in his official statement following his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial: "It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree."</p> <p>This is the state of affairs today.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 17, 2021</p> c90c53e2ba900ff4c9313e244967e8e0 Opt out of Social Security for Racial Equity for 02/10/2021 Wed, 10 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>A recent Reuters headline read, "Yellen, Rice tout economics as key to fixing American inequality."</p> <p>According to Susan Rice, President Joe Biden's new domestic policy adviser, "The evidence is clear, investing in equity is good for economic growth."<p>Updated: Wed Feb 10, 2021</p> 6f78a32a86a2e12f3b9630db28c856a9 A New GOP Future -- Beyond President Trump for 02/03/2021 Wed, 03 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The Congressional Budget Office now projects that economic recovery in 2021 will be faster than it predicted last July. It projects that the economy will be back to its pre-pandemic levels by mid-2021. This very good news reflects the fact that the economic turndown was not as severe as the CBO had expected, and that the recovery was stronger than expected.</p> <p>Former President Donald Trump, recently rejected for reelection by American voters, can take full credit for this.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 03, 2021</p> 40b1ac0344904f4f5b0d51c1d6753c2d Biden's Anti-Unity Agenda for 01/27/2021 Wed, 27 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>President Joe Biden focused on the theme of unity in his inaugural address.</p> <p>"Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this: bringing America together, uniting our people and uniting our nation," he said.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">It sounds so nice. But only a career politician can be this disingenuous and speak the words as if he were so, so sincere.</span><p>Updated: Wed Jan 27, 2021</p> ff92e49301bad8ab96812d966aeec32c Freedom of Speech Slipping Away for 01/20/2021 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>As the new Biden-Harris administration assumes power, the most basic American freedom of speech and expression is under unprecedented threat.</p> <p>For the first time ever, I am concerned about my freedom to do my work, to run a policy institute addressing issues of culture, race and poverty from a conservative perspective.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 20, 2021</p> e2c06645f6a68b9f2581326a5a3daa89 President Trump's Masada Moment for 01/13/2021 Wed, 13 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>There seems to be only one area of common ground in our country today: agreement that something is wrong. </p> <p>But regarding what that "something" is, and what we need to do, there is profound disagreement throughout the nation.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 13, 2021</p> 4d2dc77ae5f6b18d04f07c2660d1f9f9 Will the Real Racists in America Raise Their Hands? for 01/06/2021 Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>While sitting in the Delta lounge in the Atlanta airport waiting for my flight back to Washington, a white gentleman approached me and struck up a conversation. </p> <p>Politics was on his mind, and seeing me, a black woman, he was sure that he had found a kindred spirit to share his hopes that Democrats will prevail in both U.S. Senate runoff races in Georgia.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 06, 2021</p> cad71a42c61cbdaf860f3c3799da2891 Lessons Georgia Voters Can Learn From California for 12/30/2020 Wed, 30 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>One of the many beauties of freedom is there is always surprise.</p> <p>Georgia voters might consider what is happening in California as the nation's blue-state poster child turns purple.</p> <p>Why?<p>Updated: Wed Dec 30, 2020</p> f15b08d395b3eda02a5cb366bf2977fc Raphael Warnock Will Take Georgia and America in Wrong Direction for 12/23/2020 Wed, 23 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>What would our nation look like if every day, every American &#8212; of every background and ethnicity &#8212; were to wake up with the conviction that they are 100% responsible for the circumstances of their lives?</p> <p>No blame, no victimhood, no excuses saying that what is happening to them is because of someone else. <p>Updated: Wed Dec 23, 2020</p> d1ba3068cf245ca1b130e77d4fb65c7a President Trump: Promises Made, Promises Kept for 12/16/2020 Wed, 16 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>A retrospective on President Donald Trump's four years in office must be put in perspective of what he himself promised to accomplish when he ran: Make America Great Again.</p> <p>To answer the question requires, of course, defining what makes America great and asking to what extent President Trump put the nation on course toward this goal.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 16, 2020</p> 217255be1d4c2361d6d8a2c7d3bca5dc Dr. Walter Williams: Prophet of Freedom for 12/09/2020 Wed, 09 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Sometimes, the legacy of great men is that the world doesn't realize how great they were until they are gone.</p> <p>This might be the case with Dr. Walter E. Williams. <p>Updated: Wed Dec 09, 2020</p> fee3c1239c96bbf9024f94f890d416c5 Historic Significance of Georgia Senate Contests for 12/02/2020 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>There is no word more overused in political life than "historic."</p> <p>But considering the runoff races for the two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia, "historic" is the right word.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 02, 2020</p> 0db612e203069df7af27cd26d522da60 Republican Party Future Depends on More Black, Brown Voters for 11/25/2020 Wed, 25 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>BY STAR PARKER</p> <p>RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2020</p> <p><p>Updated: Wed Nov 25, 2020</p>