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President Trump’s Timely Evangelical Appeal

October 23, 2017 by

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By Star Parker ~ President Trump addressed this year’s annual Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. He is the first sitting U.S. president to do so. The Values Voters Summit is hosted by the Family Research Council, an organization whose mission is addressing public policy and culture from a Christian point of view. My organization […]

DeVos: Great Pick For Education Secretary

December 9, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ For those with the least power, the poor, parents are totally locked into failing schools controlled by bureaucrats and unions. If the teachers unions are outraged by Donald Trump’s selection of Betsy DeVos as the new secretary of education, our president-elect must have made a good choice. The two major unions […]

Crucial Religious Freedom Case Arrives To Supreme Court

December 4, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ A loss of Scalia’s conservative anchor would open the door for our nation’s highest court to turn completely into a group of black-robed Hollywood scriptwriters. Among the factors that drove the electoral victory of Donald Trump was his very strong support from evangelical Christians. Trump won the white evangelical vote 81 […]

Waking Up From Minimum Wage Fairy Tales

September 15, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ The minimum wage persists as a fixture in public policy discussions because the idea remains popular with the general public. In a survey done by Pew Research in 2014, 73 percent favored increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10. Bernie Sanders became a surprisingly popular presidential candidate, promising a […]

As The Cultural War Rages, Can We Live Together?

September 3, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ Religious liberty concerns continue to weigh heavily on church-going Americans. In a recent survey from Pew Research, 40 percent of those who reported attending church in the last few months said that clergy spoke about religious liberty. No other issue received more attention from clergy. And not surprisingly so. The aggressive […]

In Search Of New Black Role Models

August 9, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ Two large questions loom on the question of race in America. One, after almost eight years of a black man as president of the United States, why does the country remain so deeply racially divided? Two, why, after more then a half-century since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of […]

The New Christian Black Leadership

July 21, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ All eyes should be on Florida to see the seeds of change in black America. The issue is school choice and the nation’s largest private school choice scholarship program, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, enacted in Florida in 2001 under Gov. Jeb Bush. Students receive scholarships to attend the school of […]

Why Can’t We Stop Terror?

June 22, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ We will not be victorious over terrorism with might alone. Once again, the repulsive face of terror has appeared on our homeland, our own soil. It is not a headline in the news about what has happened in some other place in the world. Once again, we see the blood of […]

New Evidence Supporting School Choice

June 6, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ Why should our education system be shielded from capitalism, the competitive forces that produce excellence? A groundbreaking new study from the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas provides state of the art data showing the benefits of school choice. The bottom line: When parents have choice where to […]

Religious Freedom In An Age Of Secularism

June 2, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ The civil rights movement became unmoored from the religious and moral values that drove it to begin with. The late Claremont Institute scholar, Harry V. Jaffa, opened an essay he wrote called “The American Founding as the Best Regime,” discussing the meaning of the words of the preamble to our Constitution. […]

Time To Shut Down The Department Of Education

May 19, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ Many with great political power in Washington, who control so much of our money, cannot distinguish between a fact and an opinion. The Department of Education was created under President Carter in 1979 under the same misguided pretense that has driven much of the growth of our massively bloated federal government […]

McConnell Must Hold Ground On Supreme Court Nomination

February 26, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is doing the nation a service by announcing he will work to block President Obama’s appointment to replace Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and delay until after the election. The inevitable resulting clash between the Senate and the White House, made sharper in the midst […]

Thank Liberals For Today’s Chaotic And Dangerous World

December 26, 2015 by

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By Star Parker ~ We’re in a world today increasingly defined by chaos. At home it’s on our college campuses. Abroad it’s spreading across the Middle East and spilling over into Europe. Who do we have to thank for it all? Liberals and moral relativists in power in our country and Europe. Liberals have led […]

Scholars Shine New Light On Old Truths For Fighting Poverty

December 17, 2015 by

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By Star Parker ~ Two of the oldest and most venerated public policy institutes in Washington, D.C., the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution, have produced a new joint report dealing with the issue of fighting poverty in America. The report, “Opportunity, Responsibility, and Security: A Consensus Plan for Reducing Poverty and Restoring the […]

Black Lives Don’t Matter: No Lives Matter When Life Is Not Sacred

August 28, 2015 by

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By Star Parker ~ No people in America have suffered more as result of turning moral standards over to the nation’s political class than blacks. Video number eight from the Center for Medical Progress has been released, containing segments of material from its previous seven videos, depicting Planned Parenthood’s gruesome commerce in infant body parts. […]

We Must Break Teachers Unions, Get School Choice

August 5, 2015 by

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By Star Parker ~ By now, a good portion of America knows that Planned Parenthood engages in trafficking of organs obtained from the unborn infants they destroy in their abortion industry. Planned Parenthood’s director of medical research, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, was captured on tape describing, in a most matter-of-fact way, these gruesome activities as she […]

Liberals Will Fuel Racial Tensions Forever

July 24, 2015 by

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By Star Parker ~ So now the Confederate flag has been removed from the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol in Columbia. Governor Nikki Haley got the ball rolling and the job was finished by Republican State Rep. Jenny Horne, who stood before the South Carolina House of Representatives identifying herself as a descendant […]

Fewer Traditional Values Means More Government

July 3, 2015 by

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By Star Parker ~ More unsettling than the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges directing states to recognize same-sex marriage is the reasoning that went into the decision. It would be nice to believe that the men and women who wear black robes and occupy seats on America’s highest court are serious people — […]

In Response To The Church Shooting In Charleston, South Carolina

June 19, 2015 by

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By Star Parker ~ Remarks of Robert Kennedy on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. 4 April 1968, Indianapolis, Indiana Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m only going to talk to you just for a minute or so this evening, because I have some — some very sad news for all of you — Could you […]

Commander In Chief’s Job Is National Defense, Not Climate Change

May 28, 2015 by

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By Star Parker ~ A front-page headline in the Wall Street Journal screams out: “Islamic State’s Gains Reveal New Prowess on the Battlefield.” The article discusses how the Islamic State recently captured Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province in Iraq. The Islamic State victory, according to the report, involved the execution of a complex battle plan […]

Show The World That Americans ‘Choose Life’

January 21, 2015 by

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By Star Parker ~ This Thursday, January 22, hundreds of thousands will march in Washington, DC in the annual March for Life. This notes the 42nd anniversary of the Roe V. Wade decision, which legalized abortion and began a barbarous era in which 57 million unborn American human beings have been lost. As I type […]

For 2015: More Morality, Less Politics

December 31, 2014 by

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By Star Parker ~ At the close of the last century, British conservative historian Paul Johnson wrote “A History of the American People.” He began his sweeping panorama of our history in a most extraordinary way.  He posed, on the very first page, three probing “fundamental questions” about the United States. “First, can a nation […]

Let’s Get Government Out Of The Charity Business

December 19, 2014 by

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By Star Parker ~ The story is told that when Tennessee frontiersman Davy Crockett served in the US Congress (between 1827 and 1835) he voted for a bill appropriating $20,000 for relief for victims of a fire that broke out in Georgetown. When he returned home, a constituent farmer chastised him for supporting the bill […]

Americans Concerned About Declining Influence Of Religion

October 10, 2014 by

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By Star Parker ~ American families have been damaged and out-of-wedlock births have increased six-fold from 1960 to 42 percent today. Government has displaced family. A new Pew Research Center survey of opinion about the importance of religion in American life shows an interesting picture. Over the last 12 years, the percentage of Americans that […]