Star Parker from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sat, 06 Jun 2020 13:07:38 -0700 Star Parker from Creators Syndicate 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> 089b2daf94346851fc9d72f7e40757b2 We're All on Welfare Now for 05/13/2020 Wed, 13 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>I'm pleased to read that Republican leaders in the White House and on Capitol Hill want to take a pause before enacting more coronavirus stimulus spending.</p> <p>Thinking about the coronavirus debt that my grandchildren will have to endure is already starting to keep me up at night.</p> <p>But what really had me in cold sweats was when I found myself anxiously waiting for a Paycheck Protection Program loan, or PPP loan, to provide assistance to my struggling company. <p>Updated: Wed May 13, 2020</p> c897e2bb56a6c1597f7b49b4ecd4c18a Personal Retirement Accounts Will Help in Next Crisis for 05/06/2020 Wed, 06 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law the CARES Act to provide emergency measures to help us get through the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 shutdown.</p> <p>A crucial objective was to provide funds to the many individuals who suddenly found themselves cash-strapped and unable to pay bills because, through no fault of their own, they were out of work.<p>Updated: Wed May 06, 2020</p> 5b20c821a3cafda746874298dbe8c2f7 Lessons to Learn From COVID-19 for 04/29/2020 Wed, 29 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>We're seeing now what efforts against COVID-19 were supposed to produce: a flattening of the growth curve of new fatalities. The growth rate of fatalities is dropping.</p> <p>We entered the dark tunnel, and now we are on the way out. Rays of light are shining in.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 29, 2020</p> 8fc3c67d44e5848fe9bbd582d7b8997a Why We Should Start Going Back to Work for 04/22/2020 Wed, 22 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>At this writing, the number of deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. is 42,425.</p> <p>This is just a little higher than the number of deaths in the U.S. each year from auto accidents.</p> <p>It's no mystery how to reduce those 40,000 auto accident deaths to zero. Simply prohibit driving.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 22, 2020</p> f7cb1362334270cf889180dab94a4049 Restrict Abortion During COVID-19 for 04/08/2020 Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Here are a few examples of headlines over recent weeks.</p> <p>"Republicans exploit coronavirus to restrict abortions." &#8212; Los Angeles Times<p>Updated: Wed Apr 08, 2020</p> 751f96b9cc3ce6e63a36c1316ed72d83 Free People Take Responsibility and Solve Problems for 04/01/2020 Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Several months ago, before anyone imagined the current crisis, I read a book called "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl.</p> <p>Frankl was a Jewish Viennese psychiatrist who was captured by the Nazis during World War II and managed to survive four concentration camps including the infamous Auschwitz and Dachau.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 01, 2020</p> 471db8174645f3c3ca00df6a8bdb6919 Democrats Blackmail a Nation in Crisis for 03/25/2020 Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I quoted Maj. Gen. George S. Patton in my column last week: "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week."</p> <p>I'm repeating it because it is so relevant to the coronavirus crisis.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 25, 2020</p> b56933c5154b88aca5d80f36aaff645a Staying Free and Faithful in a Pandemic for 03/18/2020 Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">The coronavirus crisis presents challenges to us as a nation and as individuals. There are principles we should keep in mind.</span><br></p> <p>Let's remember how our nation works. We have a Constitution that assigns limited, defined powers to the federal government and leaves the rest to the states and individuals.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 18, 2020</p> 1e9fc38f08ae99736032e89c894c3653 Today's Great Black Dilemma for 03/11/2020 Wed, 11 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I was proud recently when Marc Little, chairman of my organization, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, stood behind President Donald Trump at a White House event for Black History Month and prayed for him.</p> <p>Then a parade of black liberals did their thing in the media to try to deflate and devalue this important event. Their actions help us understand why so little progress has been made after more than half a century of civil rights activism.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 11, 2020</p> 76eb817d711f9cb3578376a4df238bc5 Democratic Establishment Tries to Bail Out Biden for 03/04/2020 Wed, 04 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>South Carolina Democratic voters have revived Joe Biden's candidacy.</p> <p>Maybe I should say that South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn has. <p>Updated: Wed Mar 04, 2020</p> 42949907d1aa544f035e83d67157edab Will African Americans Abandon Biden for Bernie? for 02/26/2020 Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Democrats appear to be walking the same walk that Republicans walked in 2016. </p> <p>They want something new and completely different.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 26, 2020</p> c43849cbd45349c95ecec36ba9ef6fec Young Democrats Lose Interest in Freedom for 02/19/2020 Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>I happened to listen the other day to then-Sen. John F. Kennedy's opening remarks in his debate with then-Vice President Richard Nixon during the 1960 presidential election cycle.</p> <p>Kennedy, the Democratic Party candidate, recalled that Abraham Lincoln, in the 1860 presidential election cycle, said the great question facing the nation was whether it could exist "half-slave and half-free." <p>Updated: Wed Feb 19, 2020</p> 6f3b3964f297a5b3c81da67438272826 President Trump Is Paving the Way. Republicans Must Follow Up With Black Voters for 02/12/2020 Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The disproportionate number of African American special guests hosted by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address made clear how very serious he is about courting the support of this community.</p> <p>The question, of course, is whether meaningful change in how African Americans vote is possible or is just wishful thinking by Republicans.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 12, 2020</p> 7e721fd6fca649e2d6d713c1d1346df9 It Doesn't Matter Which Democrat Wins for 02/05/2020 Wed, 05 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>There is poetic justice in the chaos we've witnessed in Iowa.</p> <p>First, the Des Moines Register pulled its definitive poll, to which everyone turns as the final word before the caucuses, because of "irregularities."<p>Updated: Wed Feb 05, 2020</p> 2a31be1dfa3b79284b7832e6fa930719 Clarence Thomas in His Own Words for 01/29/2020 Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>It has been said that the very moment a man finds himself, he finds God.</p> <p>This captures the story of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, a man of deep faith whose youthful struggles with racism caused that faith to be shaken but who later returned to it, more deeply and more resolutely because of his great character and refusal to settle for anything but truth.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 29, 2020</p> f12855ec330ea4eb83ea407e6ee1f4d9 Education Choice Could Shift the Black Vote for 01/22/2020 Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Sometimes the timing of events is so auspicious that it is hard to attribute it to coincidence.</p> <p>The week of Jan. 26 is National School Choice week.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 22, 2020</p> 8d7e7ba771fb58a96026666a683bb00b 207 Members of Congress Ask Court to Rethink Roe v. Wade for 01/15/2020 Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>In March 2020, the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of Louisiana's new abortion law, which requires that physicians doing abortions have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.</p> <p>Under the leadership of House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, an amicus &#8212; "friend of the court" &#8212; brief supporting the law was just filed, signed by 207 members of Congress, 39 senators and 168 House members.</p> <p>A press release from Scalise summarizes the arguments made and lists a number of conservative organizations supporting the brief, one of which is my organization &#8212; the Center for Urban Renewal and Education.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 15, 2020</p>