Star Parker from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:37:03 -0700 Star Parker from Creators Syndicate 879cf106439f88dc07ae845e75e88290 Ben & Jerry's Takes Liberal Distortions Global for 07/28/2021 Wed, 28 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Ben & Jerry's, noted for its ice cream made from "contented cows," has produced not such contented consumers in many circles following its announcement to stop selling its ice cream in Israel's West Bank and in East Jerusalem.</p> <p>Although the announcement calls these areas "occupied territories," more accurate would be to describe their status as "disputed" territories regarding Israel's sovereignty.</p> <p>These are areas captured by Israel after the Six-Day War in 1967. <p>Updated: Thu Jul 29, 2021</p> 12e27748b72fa8429e43541de244bdfa The Perverse Agenda of Black Lives Matter for 07/21/2021 Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Since the new wave of race consciousness that has been sweeping our country, precipitated by the graphic video of the killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin, something very strange has happened.</p> <p>Somehow, what is perceived as a problem has become widely understood to be the solution. And it is endangering our country.</p> <p>If there remain citizens in America who, because of race or any other reason, are deprived of the benefits and protections of a free society, we should work to bring those benefits of freedom to them. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 21, 2021</p> 44bc4138b261baf8ed72b057d674d8c6 Bogus Claims From the Poor People's Campaign for 07/14/2021 Wed, 14 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The Poor People's Campaign has announced a "season of nonviolent, moral direct action," targeting the U.S. Senate with disruptive activities every Monday, July 12 through Aug 2.</p> <p>According to the campaign's co-chair, the Rev. William Barber II, "The Senate must end the filibuster, protect and expand voting rights, and pass a minimum wage of $15 an hour."</p> <p>Barber is getting national attention. Even President Joe Biden recorded a video expressing his support.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 14, 2021</p> 8f461810ff67adc4757e61c10f1349b8 The Costs of Biden's Big Government for 07/07/2021 Wed, 07 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>It is one of the unfortunate ironies coming out of the Biden administration that, with all the obsession about so-called equity, policies they are putting forth will only hurt the very low-income Americans they pretend to want to help.</p> <p>The Biden administration is growing government at a record pace. </p> <p>If what they want is opportunity for every American, government policy should aim to encourage economic growth. Bigger, more intrusive government achieves the opposite. It stifles economic growth.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 07, 2021</p> 1b934bb802bc269365310737c54a8122 School Choice Only Option in Divided Nation for 06/30/2021 Wed, 30 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The issue of critical race theory is raising a more fundamental question about our nation: education.</p> <p>Education is about more than teaching children to read and write. It is about transmitting values, transmitting a worldview, that will define how our youth think and how they will live.</p> <p>Per the Department of Education, in 2020, 56.4 million children were enrolled in K-12 education. Of these, 50.7 million were in public schools, and 5.7 million were in private schools.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 30, 2021</p> 9eabb554e5ece1a4a30eeeea3c582604 Equality Act Slams the Door on Religious Freedom for 06/23/2021 Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The Supreme Court's recent decision, Fulton v. Philadelphia, is justifiably getting mixed reviews.</p> <p>Catholic Social Services sued the city of Philadelphia, through the Philadelphia Archdiocese, for canceling its 50-year contract with the Catholic social services agency because it refuses to certify same-sex couples as foster families for the purpose of foster care.</p> <p>The Supreme Court ruled in favor of CSS, finding that Philadelphia violated its First Amendment protections <p>Updated: Wed Jun 23, 2021</p> dcf4f26dbcc434bc3e6b4895e9a7205b Will Republicans Step Up to Challenge on Values? for 06/16/2021 Wed, 16 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>For sure, Democrats rejoiced as they watched Republicans painfully twist in the wind at the beginning of LGBTQ Pride Month, trying to figure out how to position their party on this issue.</p> <p>Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel got flak from the right and from the left, as she essentially waved a white flag, declaring Republican Party neutrality on a key issue of our cultural conflicts.</p> <p>"We will continue to grow our big tent by supporting measures that promote fairness and balance protections for LGBTQ Americans and those with deeply held religious beliefs," she tweeted.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 16, 2021</p> aafd657f7635d467e971519f051c24b4 The State of Black America for 06/09/2021 Wed, 09 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Listening to all the rhetoric in the popular media, you would think America is the most unfair, racist nation in the world. You would think that Black Americans are uniformly living in oppression and poverty, with no hope for the future, save the federal government arriving on the scene to their rescue.</p> <p>Sorry, liberals, to trouble you with facts. But indeed there are facts. And the facts tell a far different story than what we are hearing.</p> <p>Let's start with the most recent annual report of the Census Bureau: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2019.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 09, 2021</p> 3071bd3c5c013c8c3defcccad0259c16 Destroying Black Babies and Families With Federal Dollars for 06/02/2021 Wed, 02 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If there is one reason why problems associated with race in America persist, it is because we pretend to address problems caused by one sin by exchanging them with other sins.</p> <p>President Biden has just issued a proclamation recognizing 100 years since the race massacre that occurred in the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 02, 2021</p> edd880ed3c9f0b51dee8732edc761a70 A Test for the Nation in Virginia Governor's Race for 05/26/2021 Wed, 26 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Americans may not have to wait until 2022 to sense the potential for Republicans to move the nation back in a conservative direction. </p> <p>The race for governor in Virginia, one of just two major elections taking place this year, could be a barometer of national sentiment. <p>Updated: Wed May 26, 2021</p> 366e042a089ad090c476e8c9e105f5bf I'm With Israel and Against Critical Race Theory for 05/19/2021 Wed, 19 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In 1867, American writer Mark Twain visited the Holy Land. He recorded his impressions in a book titled "The Innocents Abroad."</p> <p>Twain was appalled when seeing the abandoned and desolate land that was the home of the Bible. <p>Updated: Wed May 19, 2021</p> 614fed3c2d56704df860b3b01823bc8a Birth Dearth About Values, Not Economics for 05/12/2021 Wed, 12 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that births in the USA reached another historic low in 2020.</p> <p>For the sixth consecutive year, the birth rate dropped &#8212; this time by 4%. The average annual drop in the five previous years was 2%. <p>Updated: Wed May 12, 2021</p> 1fbb0b5131332d765cac842301efb56a Biden's Era of Big Government for 05/05/2021 Wed, 05 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When I began my work 25 years ago, my vision for fixing our poor, broken communities was driven by my belief in America and what made it successful.</p> <p>It's what I call the 3 C's: the principles of Christianity, the virtues of capitalism and the rule of law outlined in our Constitution.<p>Updated: Wed May 05, 2021</p> f83f46fb9ac728fd3a44abb4aca66072 Police Reform and Personal Responsibility for 04/28/2021 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It is indeed rare, if not unprecedented, to see a highly diverse group of organizations such as the conservative Alliance Defending Freedom, the liberal American Civil Liberties Union, the libertarian Cato Institute and the Reason Foundation on the same page as the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund on the same issue.</p> <p>But it is happening as the U.S. Senate takes up police reform. The issue is a legal doctrine known as qualified immunity.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 28, 2021</p> a5a659a96eaa6c6dd5536a617b5bf55a Sin of Planned Parenthood Is Abortion, Not Margaret Sanger for 04/21/2021 Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Alexis McGill Johnson, has used The New York Times as a confessional to fess up to the racist history of Planned Parenthood's founder, Margaret Sanger.</p> <p>"We must reckon with Margaret Sanger's association with white supremacist groups and eugenics," she writes.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 21, 2021</p> 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>