A papal message on socialism

by Star Parker -- In 1991, Pope John Paul II issued an encyclical called "Centesimus Annus." It is a sweeping and fascinating discussion about socialism, capitalism, the welfare state and the nature more…

We need to open the education marketplace

by Star Parker -- According to a study recently released by the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, high-school graduation rates in California are almost 20 percent less than those officially reported more…

Get real with Medicare,
Social Security

by Star Parker -- The Social Security and Medicare trustees have just issued their annual report on the state of these programs, and the picture is not pretty. The combined unfunded liability, more…

When rich Democrats
lock the plantation

by Star Parker -- President Bush's Social Security initiative has gotten off to a shaky start. However, polls indicate voters are warming up to the idea of personal retirement accounts. It's time more…

Philanthropy is the best foreign aid

by Star Parker -- Columbia professor Jeffrey Sachs intends to cut world poverty in half. He outlines his plan in a cover story in this past week's Time magazine. Sachs isn't just more…

Some suggestions for the Harvard faculty

by Star Parker -- Lawrence Summers, I feel your pain. The sad truth about a society that becomes increasingly politicized by the day is that the principal victim is integrity. Thoughtfulness and more…

Dean, Dems frozen in time warp

by Star Parker -- It didn't take long for Howard Dean, the new Democratic National Committee chairman, to show his credentials as a graduate of the Trent Lott school of racial sensitivity more…