Star Parker from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sun, 21 Jul 2019 22:06:43 -0700 Star Parker from Creators Syndicate 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> 1f1fe88a2bbe3d66e9b7b95e471d68ac American Flag Stands for Freedom, Not Racism for 07/10/2019 Wed, 10 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>A new Gallup poll shines a spotlight on the deep political divide in America and surely points to what the upcoming presidential election will be about.</p> <p>Gallup asked, "How proud are you to be an American?" <p>Updated: Wed Jul 10, 2019</p> 6430b647c831b04dc3ef7f9b8cc0983c No, Democrats, America Works for 07/03/2019 Wed, 03 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>BY STAR PARKER</p> <p>RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2019</p> <p><p>Updated: Fri Jul 05, 2019</p> 170161ed9aab4dd7b3ff73dff4009d6b Ilhan Omar's Ideological Attacks on Two Christian Pastors for 06/26/2019 Wed, 26 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Congressional hearings are a fixture in Washington and are supposedly a tool for investigation by the nation's lawmaking body.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">Unfortunately, too often when Democrats are in charge, it's not the case. Rather than hearings being a means for seeking facts and information, they become just a platform for politicking by members of the majority party and a forum for attacking those whose views they don't like.</span><p>Updated: Wed Jun 26, 2019</p> ded908e1b288f946ad2ba0130d8c0cbf President Trump Is Delivering for 06/19/2019 Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>According to news stories, the Trump campaign fired pollsters who allegedly leaked polling results that show President Trump performing poorly against Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in battleground states.</p> <p>Regardless of the accuracy of the story, what can polling really tell us now?<p>Updated: Wed Jun 19, 2019</p> 70d60988926480272828631522aa7690 Oberlin College's Day in Court for 06/12/2019 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For those who despair that the rule of law in America is being crushed by liberal fake news, we have encouraging news out of Ohio.</p> <p>A jury has ruled that Oberlin College, one of the nation's most left-wing institutions of higher learning, must pay the proprietors of Gibson's Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio, $11.2 million in damages for libel, slander and other disruptions that the college caused in the business by encouraging false charges of racism.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 12, 2019</p> f601625a30fd577f61549cbd4a050271 In Praise of Clarence Thomas for 06/05/2019 Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is, once again, under attack.</p> <p>And, once again, the attacks are from liberals who cannot tolerate Thomas' consistent, unyielding and faithful commitment to America's founding principles.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 05, 2019</p> 9585f2e00457dc684c1eaf792008ce80 Hayley Tschetter Is a Hero for 05/29/2019 Wed, 29 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point," observed writer and theologian C.S. Lewis.</p> <p>Hayley Tschetter, a student at a small Christian university, University of Northwestern, St Paul, knows what this means. She stands alone today with her convictions against a university establishment trying to shut her down.</p> <p>Tschetter felt there should be a voice on campus taking on the great issues in today's culture war, so she started a campus chapter of Young Americas Foundation (YAF), which the university approved.<p>Updated: Wed May 29, 2019</p> 4cc25382f46910921b2071c76e6ea3b2 Alabama and Georgia Abortion Laws on Right Track for 05/22/2019 Wed, 22 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When we talk about "pro-life" in our national discussion about abortion, "life" is understood to be about the unborn child in the mother's womb.</p> <p>But it would serve us well to expand our understanding about what "pro-life" means.<p>Updated: Wed May 22, 2019</p> b14dc78ca4e4435d66d0da6d1fa6f3b4 Nipsey Hussle and the Opportunity Zone Dream for 05/15/2019 Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>A basic law in physics says that energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be changed from one form to another.</p> <p>The same rule, I think, applies to society.<p>Updated: Wed May 15, 2019</p> de77e4d7475c16e7919d612a9134ca43 The Suicidal Equality Act of 2019 for 05/08/2019 Wed, 08 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The House Judiciary Committee has voted out the Equality Act of 2019. It now heads for a vote on the House floor with 240 co-sponsors, which means its passage is virtually certain.</p> <p>The legislation amends all major civil rights law, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act, to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" along with race, sex and religion as classes that are protected from discrimination.<p>Updated: Wed May 08, 2019</p> 3c7701f64e1d927e9e608977473a5db6 Biden Launches Presidential Campaign With Lies for 05/01/2019 Wed, 01 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>We can all agree with Joe Biden that "we are in a battle for the soul of this nation." </p> <p>Biden's video announcing his presidential candidacy provides the best raw material we could ask for regarding how he sees this battle.<p>Updated: Wed May 01, 2019</p> 35e0330cee09a51fec711dbb3ab371f9 Late Bloomers Show the Strength of America for 04/24/2019 Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>With all the attention the national debate between socialism and capitalism is getting, a new book has arrived on the scene that casts valuable perspective.</p> <p>The book is "Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement," written by Forbes Magazine publisher Rich Karlgaard.</p> <p>Karlgaard takes on the cult of youth that is capturing so much of our popular culture, particularly on the left.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 24, 2019</p> 63b9463cf6d0f1e75c8e109b4f2c74da Liberal Hypocrisy About Sanctuary Cities for 04/17/2019 Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>No one can accuse Donald Trump of not being able to grab attention.</p> <p>He lobbed his latest political hand grenade, announcing that he is considering shipping off illegals who have been arriving in droves at the U.S.-Mexico border to sanctuary cities.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 17, 2019</p> 4856e8e2701639d0e3b76c49d33a8090 3 Cheers for Betsy DeVos for 04/10/2019 Wed, 10 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Logging on to the website of the National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union, the first flashing headline that meets the eye attacks Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: "Betsy DeVos and Her No Good, Very Bad Record on Public Education."</p> <p>What perturbs the NEA is that DeVos sees her mission as education, which is not necessarily only "public education."<p>Updated: Wed Apr 10, 2019</p> 404abfe92ccd07124a076be3aaa0a916 Change Social Security to a Program of Ownership for 04/03/2019 Wed, 03 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I have been an advocate for years of changing our Social Security system to a program of ownership rather than government taxing and spending.</p> <p>To those walking around with the idea that Social Security is some kind of pension in which you have been investing for years &#8212; forget it. <p>Updated: Wed Apr 03, 2019</p> 8f6e02b704fb67e17334ea5831f5afc6 Russiagate: Deceit, Fake News From Democrats for 03/27/2019 Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>So now special counsel Robert Mueller has issued his report, and it turns out after two years of investigation, at an estimated cost of $40 million, that "Russiagate" was fake news.</p> <p>Much to the dismay of Democrats, Mueller found no collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and the Russians to influence the 2016 election.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 27, 2019</p> 13b702512348c8416de196888ea57f0b Liberal Fascists Ambush Chelsea Clinton for 03/20/2019 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I recently joined the board of the Leadership Institute, which sponsors Campus Reform, an important website for college news. Campus Reform is a "watchdog to the nation's higher education system," exposing bias and abuse on college campuses.</p> <p>American universities have too often dangerously devolved into institutions of political indoctrination rather than institutions of higher learning. According to one recent study of the 60 highest-rated liberal arts colleges in the nation, more than 10 professors are registered Democrats for every registered Republican.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 20, 2019</p> bd65d933f86d0b8b386d649ec7b6c1ba Can Republicans Get Elected in Nonwhite America? for 03/13/2019 Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Pew Research Center has produced a projected profile of what the American electorate will look like ethnically in the 2020 elections.</p> <p>The portrait shows a continued trend of America becoming an increasingly nonwhite nation and electorate.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 13, 2019</p> 0a26eebd44a133906aaefc8d719b64e6 The Democrats' Michael Cohen Circus for 03/06/2019 Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump's two-hour speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference was filled with zingers that seem reasonably representative of what we can expect in the 2020 presidential election.</p> <p>"We believe in the American dream, not in the socialist nightmare."<p>Updated: Wed Mar 06, 2019</p>