Star Parker

Op-Ed Contributor

Star Parker: Budget Crisis Has Roots in the Erosion of Values

We ought to think about the cultural roots of the budget crisis in Washington. The political left says the shut down is all about an ideological tantrum of a handful of Republicans. But let's be honest. The gentleman in the White House, our president, is as hard-core in his ideological dispositions as any Tea Partier

Obama's Moral Leadership Problem

Whether we are talking about respect of one nation for another, or respect of one individual for another, nothing undermines respect more than duplicity – saying one thing and acting differently.

Building Black Wealth Will Require Policy Changes

One potential benefit that can come from last week's March on Washington 2013, which commemorated the 1963 civil rights event, is the various data publicized about the current state of affairs of black America vis a vis the rest of the country.

March on Washington 2013; Just More Liberal Noise

Looking over the program for the coming festivities in Washington to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Washington, and Dr. King's famous August 28, 1963 "I have a dream" speech, it's hard to not feel sober about the whole thing.

Tea Party Senators Right When It Comes To Obamacare Strategy

Mainstream Republican politicians are cringing at the proposal of tea party Senators – Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL) – that upcoming legislation to appropriate funds for operation of the federal government be held hostage on condition that Obamacare funding is withheld.

America Reborn Once Again

A Fourth of July Gallup poll presented an interesting picture about our country. Americans overwhelmingly express pride in being American, yet the division is wide and deep about what being an American means.

E.W. Jackson Stands for Values Once Held By GOP

Some 25 years ago I changed my life. I got off welfare, went to work, got politically active and became a Republican. I didn't become a Republican because of what the party looked like. I became a Republican because of what the party stood for.

Mark Sanford: Welcome Back to Washington

Put me down as happy to see former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford coming back to Washington. He just handily defeated Elizabeth Colbert Busch in a special election for a House seat he himself once held.

Abortion Has Changed America

The trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, facing the death penalty for the deaths of four infants and one woman in his clinic, is over. America has moved on.