Star Parker from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Wed, 20 Jan 2021 20:23:50 -0800 Star Parker from Creators Syndicate 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> 7e836b912fb43002abb2eccd509957ff I'm Optimistic About America for 11/18/2020 Wed, 18 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">I'm a conservative, and I guess I should be writing a column about my great distress resulting from this election. But I'm not going to write that column, because it's not what I feel.</span><br></p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">I'm actually quite upbeat and optimistic about the country that I love.</span><p>Updated: Wed Nov 18, 2020</p> ffe14bf6497755a3176414ae5f4d3187 No Longer the Democratic Party of JFK for 11/11/2020 Wed, 11 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In this current era of no compulsory military service, Veterans Day takes on personal meaning to fewer and fewer Americans.</p> <p>When the country transitioned to a voluntary military in 1973, about 1% of the population served on active duty. Today, it is less than one-half of 1%.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 11, 2020</p> d02a36e4903db58f343e964fdeec57b6 Election 2020 Exposes Culture War: Overcoming Fear With Truth for 11/04/2020 Wed, 04 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Submitting my weekly column on the morning of the 2020 presidential election was surreal. But not as surreal as walking to work through an apocalyptic cityscape of boarded-up buildings. </p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">No, this isn't communist Cuba; this is Washington, D.C., the supposed center of the free world.</span> <p>Updated: Wed Nov 04, 2020</p> 04e2e1509ccf0a2bdaf1a965610037b1 The Assault on Religious Freedom During COVID-19 for 10/28/2020 Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>During the course of the COVID-19 crisis, an ongoing, and very legitimate, national debate has continued about the wisdom of lockdowns. </p> <p>The decision to shut down social and commercial activity in the name of health is itself arbitrary. Then, the decision to decide what to shut down and what not to shut down, what activities are more essential than others, adds more arbitrariness. <p>Updated: Wed Oct 28, 2020</p> 33a55bcdb3aa2ae7ec5c34e0324d6acc Stimulus Spending Benefits Politicians, Not Taxpayers for 10/21/2020 Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I recall several presidential elections ago, an elementary school teacher wrote a newspaper column about a mock election he held in his class.</p> <p>Two students were nominated by their classmates, and then they campaigned for their votes.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 21, 2020</p> edf24048639f5f5deef731d08c7a1575 Conservative Answers for Poverty for 10/14/2020 Wed, 14 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett provide a fitting warmup act to the presidential election that will follow in a few weeks.</p> <p>The rancor pouring forth from this confirmation flows from the very deep divide in the nation &#8212; conservative versus liberal &#8212; that will decide who will be our next president and what kind of nation we will pass on to our children and grandchildren.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 14, 2020</p> a7b2d190a38de7aa0af4e16a76fca739 New York: the Example America Should Not Follow for 10/07/2020 Wed, 07 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>New York City is becoming an economic basket case.</p> <p>"'We're at war': New York City Faces a Financial Abyss," screams a New York Times headline.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 07, 2020</p> 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>