Star Parker from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Thu, 01 Oct 2020 11:57:43 -0700 Star Parker from Creators Syndicate 9f279b2d8ecae82e2b61df4fd4ae3b15 Blacks and Trump for 09/30/2020 Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>BY STAR PARKER</p> <p>RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020</p> <p><p>Updated: Wed Sep 30, 2020</p> 63d1173ee55e42c46171c6bb2c5090a9 Supreme Court Fight Is About Life and Death for 09/23/2020 Wed, 23 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Chuck Schumer, Senate minority leader, says, "Our No. 1 goal must be to communicate the stakes of this Supreme Court fight to the American people." He continued, "nothing is off the table."</p> <p>Nothing? Not even violence? </p> <p>After the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, members of the Trump administration were being assaulted in public spaces, in restaurants. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 23, 2020</p> 2651f1e7284f09e12ac3ad6f0ea58712 President Trump Brokers Middle East Peace and Prosperity for 09/16/2020 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman observed in a column he wrote in 1996 that "no two countries that both have a McDonald's have ever fought a war against each other."</p> <p>Some have looked into how ironclad this rule is. But, in general, the point is pretty powerful. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 16, 2020</p> 92afb2560b1c7d351ecb2eee941b336e Economic Recovery Starts, Thanks to Capitalism for 09/09/2020 Wed, 09 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">As Washington has been frozen in debate about whether to pass massive new economic stimulus legislation, something interesting has happened in the real world.</span><br></p> <p>In the real world, Americans sent a message to politicians saying they can take care of themselves just fine, thank you.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 09, 2020</p> 82749ede3a6415853f5cfaaecfa4df3a In Defense of Common Values for 09/02/2020 Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I have returned with some regularity over the years to compare what is going on in our country today to what was going on in the 1850s, the years preceding the Civil War.</p> <p>America has always been about freedom of expression. And that freedom has often led to protests and tension. Generally, we've gotten through these tough and challenging times and moved on.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 02, 2020</p> 5285f30ad667e17784e4ba787b3e60ee BLM Suppresses the Truth About Poverty for 08/26/2020 Wed, 26 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>As so much despair has gripped our nation during this difficult time, I decided to go into our nation's most distressed communities with a message of hope and truth.</p> <p>I have been working on policy issues dealing with race and poverty through my organization, UrbanCURE, for 25 years.</p> <p>We purchased billboard space in hard-hit cities across the nation and posted a short, time-tested message that strikes at the heart of what drives poverty.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 26, 2020</p> 589be5c0d1fd4f3bf10fe0cfe9822913 The Left-Wing War on America's Suburbs for 08/19/2020 Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Trump administration recently rescinded the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, adopted in the early months of the Obama administration.</p> <p>The rule was an add-on to the 1968 Fair Housing Act. The act was about preventing discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of housing.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 19, 2020</p> b62276308bbc2bfa0a1d527f66d56f65 Democrats Bury the Civil Rights Movement for 08/12/2020 Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>By the time you read this, Joe Biden may have already announced selection of his vice presidential running mate.</p> <p>From everything we read, it is certain that it will be a woman, and a good chance that woman will be black.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 12, 2020</p> eb44f04a18642c1413987c661f219c9d The Collapse of the Traditional American Family for 08/05/2020 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress has just produced an important new study titled "The Demise of the Happy Two-Parent Home."</p> <p>The report exhaustively presents data showing the shocking collapse of marriage and traditional family in America and then explores possible explanations for why it has happened.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 05, 2020</p> 22cf08edbe21df883cef311dbb1b2113 Pandemic v. Protestors for 07/29/2020 Wed, 29 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Decent Americans who are feeling perplexed today shouldn't be ashamed about it. There is good reason to be perplexed. </p> <p>On the one hand, in the name of health and safety, we are being asked by government to compromise personal freedoms that we have always taken for granted: going to work, going to church, sending our children off to school, meeting our friends in our favorite restaurant.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 29, 2020</p> 586bd2e578a938d8c5e651e704559d71 Open Schools This Fall for 07/22/2020 Wed, 22 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>President Donald Trump announced at the White House his unequivocal commitment to getting America's schools back open.</p> <p>"So what we want to do is we want to get our schools open," he said. "We want to get them open quickly, beautifully, in the fall."</p> <p>When the COVID-19 crisis was just beginning to grip the nation in March, parents were already concerned about the impact of school closings on their child's education.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 22, 2020</p> f0954569d3bc883ab68df842e55477ad Save Emancipation Monument, Save American Ideals for 07/15/2020 Wed, 15 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The debate now surrounding the Emancipation Monument that stands in Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C., is a critical discussion in which I believe all Americans of goodwill and those who want racial harmony should engage.</p> <p>The memorial shows a standing President Lincoln with the Emancipation Proclamation in his right hand and Archer Alexander, the last slave captured under the Fugitive Slave Act, at his left in a position that has created historical debate since the statue was erected in 1876. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 15, 2020</p> 9e54791a6bb337a267ce1d793ae58b36 Joe Biden, the Anti-American Candidate for 07/08/2020 Wed, 08 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Among the Nobel Prizes awarded each year is the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.</p> <p>It was first awarded in 1901, and through 2019, 219 have received the award.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 08, 2020</p> 3d9fba4f960309e49203becbbbfdb44a Democratic Politicking Kills Police Reform for 07/01/2020 Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>With all the hot rhetoric about race and police, we would hope that we would be having a sober, serious national discussion on the issue that would shine light, understanding and answers.</p> <p>But, unfortunately, light and understanding are not what drives Democrats. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 01, 2020</p> 1e0f380eb0efd423b9756c05404246fc Court LGBTQ Decision Is Formula for Chaos for 06/24/2020 Wed, 24 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The U.S. Supreme Court has decided that homosexual and transgender individuals are covered by the anti-discrimination provision, Title VII, of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.</p> <p>Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in his opinion: "An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids."<p>Updated: Wed Jun 24, 2020</p> 4e261308706c8360822b55ac65f5458b Can Trump Recover and Win in November? for 06/17/2020 Wed, 17 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">Henry Olsen, a scholar from the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., has a well-deserved reputation for on-target analysis on politics and elections.</span><br></p> <p>Olsen just published a column in the Washington Post titled "Trump may be down, but he is not out. At least not yet."<p>Updated: Wed Jun 17, 2020</p> c5eb71ba7d0b9c5f337fd663346405ee Don't Confuse Moral Bankruptcy With Racism for 06/10/2020 Wed, 10 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>As more of our political elite joins the mobs in the streets to conflate the death of George Floyd with a general indictment of America as a racist and evil nation, black Americans, more than anyone, will suffer.</p> <p>Former President George W. Bush has now weighed in to falsely accuse our nation of "systemic racism."<p>Updated: Wed Jun 10, 2020</p> 5a53c41a4a0f4790b20c3df83a8626cb The Burden of Race and Rage for 06/03/2020 Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In 1992, I operated a small publishing business in Los Angeles. It was destroyed as a result of riots that ensued after four police officers were acquitted of charges of excessive violence in the beating of Rodney King.</p> <p>It changed my life. I focused my resolve to work in public policy to change destructive realities that were taking our distressed communities, and the whole nation, in what I saw as the wrong direction.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 03, 2020</p> a62d9e1cd2c6796384491ef0f337928a Church Attendance Essential to America's Greatness for 05/27/2020 Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump stepped up to declare houses of worship "essential places that provide essential services" to the American people.</p> <p>"The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important, essential places of faith to open right now for this weekend," he said. <p>Updated: Wed May 27, 2020</p> 939780b41773cfa48c3e80d1f3f31418 COVID-19 to Elections 2020 for 05/20/2020 Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>With the House passage of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's $3 trillion Heroes Act, COVID-19 policy has now officially transformed into presidential politics 2020. </p> <p>Let's recall that prior to the crisis, the nation appeared quite pleased with the leadership that President Donald Trump was providing.<p>Updated: Wed May 20, 2020</p>