Why 2012 looks like 1860

by Star Parker -- As the season of presidential politics 2012 unfolds, I'm struck by similarities between today and the tumultuous period in our history that led up to the election of more…

Tea party: A movement in search of a leader

by Star Parker -- The question on the table today is whether revolutionary tea-party sentiments that unseated 25 percent of the Democrats in Congress in 2010 have now vanished into a whimper. more…

Gingrich vs. Ryan

by Star Parker -- The most sweeping reform signed into law during the Newt Gingrich era as House speaker was the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act – popularly known more…

Today's civil-rights issue

by Star Parker -- Criminal charges against one single black mother and conviction of another for sending their children to schools in districts in which they are not residents provide yet more more…

Mother's Day and our budget crisis

by Star Parker -- As Americans celebrate Mother's Day 2011, I doubt many will be thinking about any connection between their mom and budget negotiations in Washington. But there is a connection. more…

Dangerous trend: Politicization of Fed

by Star Parker -- It might help getting our minds around what is so wrong in America today by thinking about the local police force. It's not hard to understand that the more…

USA: No longer a beacon of freedom

by Star Parker -- At this time when Christians and Jews celebrate Easter and Passover, a near record number of Americans feel religion is losing its influence on American life. According to more…

Obama's right about 1 thing

by Star Parker -- One of the reasons we study history is that there is something to learn from it. We're now noting that traumatic landmark in American history – the beginning, more…

Return America to Main Street

by Star Parker -- Although my organization's home office is in Washington, D.C., I log some 150,000 miles a year flying around the country. Traveling back and forth from the nation's capital more…