Star Parker

Op-Ed Contributor

Americans Concerned About Declining Influence of Religion

Over the last 12 years, the percentage of Americans that think religion is losing influence in American life has increased dramatically. In 2002, 52 percent of those surveyed said religion is losing influence. In 2014, 72 percent of Americans said religion is losing influence.

Republicans Should Not Pander to Win Hispanic Voters

The purported strategies for "winning" Hispanic votes are not about engaging this population on preserving American freedom and opportunity, which is what makes the United States so attractive to those who want to come. The strategies are about how to pander to this population to win its votes.

Who Has Answers for Ferguson?: Meet Howard Fuller

So who is Howard Fuller and what is his connection to Ferguson, Missouri and Michael Brown? Dr. Fuller is Distinguished Professor of Education at Marquette University, where he founded, in 1995, the Institute for the Transformation of Learning. In addition to many other affiliations and honorary degrees, he is the Chairman of the Black Alliance for Educational Options.

Liberal Policies Will Not Prevent Another Ferguson

The tragedy of Michael Brown is too common a story. As the human spirit of black youth is suffocated under these horrible circumstances, frustrations boil over and wind up in violent encounters, often with the police, and a young black man winds up pointlessly dead.

Barack Obama's 'Zero Sum' World Doesn't Work

If a political leader wielding power sees the world as a zero sum game – gains to one must mean a loss to another – it is likely that this leader will promote policies that will limit growth, wealth creation and innovative problem solving.

Court Decision in California Will Improve Education

Last week's California superior court decision, striking down teacher tenure law in California public schools, and aspects of the law making it almost impossible to fire tenured teachers, is good news for everyone worried about America's future.

T.W. Shannon: A Rising Black Republican Star

In January of 2013 T.W. Shannon established two milestones. He became the first black speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. And, at the age of 34, he became Oklahoma's youngest House speaker in history. Also noteworthy is that this young black American is a Republican.

Repeal and Replace Obamacare

The announced departure of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius marks the end of a chapter of American history. Sibelius, aside from President Obama, has been the most prominent public face on the signature initiative of the Obama administration – the Affordable Health Care Act.