Realism, not ideology, drives tea partiers

by Star Parker -- Those who dismiss or disparage tea-party candidates as ideologues really miss the point of what is driving this movement. An ideologue is someone motivated primarily by a set more…

Withdrawing from reality

by Star Parker -- It's interesting why behavior that we readily recognize, on an individual level, as undesirable, we routinely promote and accept as government and social policy. What rational person would more…

More government to protect us from ourselves

by Star Parker -- Putting more and more wolves in charge of guarding the henhouse might characterize the big problems we've now created for ourselves. Government is growing. The private economy is more…

Dr. King, religion and freedom

by Star Parker -- Aug. 28 marks the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech. On that steamy summer day in 1963, hundreds of thousands of more…

In Washington, it's the money that talks

by Star Parker -- Washington's latest bailout of bleeding state governments, $26 billion worth, has gotten attention because, among other things, almost half the bailout is financed by cutting $12 billion from more…

Ground Zero mosque? Fuggedaboutit!

by Star Parker -- The Ground Zero mosque project should not go forward – and let's hope that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who is behind this $100 million endeavor, gets this message more…

Why are we discussing racism?

by Star Parker -- Can anyone tell me why suddenly race is the hot topic of national discourse? According to Gallup polling of last week, the issues most on the minds of more…

Bezos-Dell vs. Reid-Pelosi

by Star Parker -- Suppose you had a choice to invest in one of two competing business plans. Behind one plan are billionaires Jeff Bezos and Michael Dell, who are investing their more…

Pinheads with power

by Star Parker -- In August of 2005, Houston investment banker Matt Simmons predicted in a New York Times feature article that the price of oil, then $65/barrel, would soar. Simmons, who more…

Conference of (Nonsensical) Black Mayors

by Star Parker -- A delegation of 20 black mayors representing the National Conference of Black Mayors arrived in Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress to pass legislation to promote "clean energy." According more…