A need to reach out

by Star Parker -- My cousins lived in New Orleans. They worked telemarketing jobs, earning minimum wage, while raising three children. Fortune had it that they left town for a wedding in more…

Are racial designations
real, or just political?

by Star Parker -- "Texas Becomes Newest 'Majority-Minority' State, Census Bureau Announces." This was the headline of a recent U.S. Census Bureau press release noting that Texas has now joined Hawaii, New more…

Mexico, U.S. must solve
immigration problem

by Star Parker -- A Spanish-speaking academic friend tells me that the Spanish roots from which the name of my home state, California, is derived mean "hot as an oven." This is more…

New ideas?

by Star Parker -- A group of wealthy Democratic Party partisans has announced a new partnership called the Democratic Alliance, through which millions of dollars will be funneled to a network of more…

Black pastors seek
'gay marriage' ban

by Star Parker -- I've been in Dallas for the last few days attending a conference on the state of the black family convened by the Not On My Watch Coalition and more…

Where will the labor defections take us?

by Star Parker -- The joke goes that the difference between neurotics and psychotics is that neurotics build castles in the sky and psychotics live in them. A corollary to this would more…

Why we need
conservative judges

by Star Parker -- The characterizations we most commonly hear in contrasting liberal and conservative judges tend to use phrases such as "activism" vs. "restraint," and approaching the Constitution as a "living more…

The clueless NAACP

by Star Parker -- The NAACP has just concluded its 96th annual convention, and it makes me sad. I am sad because black America has real problems, and the NAACP and its more…

Freedom is an issue of maturity

by Star Parker -- I sat in my nail shop as the news came in about the London bombings. Aside from my own immediate reaction of disgust, it was interesting to watch more…

Freedom breeds generosity

by Star Parker -- President Bush is getting ready to head for Scotland to meet with heads of the other major industrialized nations where one of the big questions on the table more…