Values must define the day

by Star Parker -- I have lived in Southern California for many years and am a veteran of the 1992 riots in South Central Los Angeles, provoked by the Rodney King affair. more…

In defense of Bill Cosby

by Star Parker -- If we gave ratings to books like we give to films, I would urge that Michael Eric Dyson's new book, "Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black more…

The filibuster and Roe v. Wade

by Star Parker -- Polling on abortion reveals the complexities of the American psyche. On the one hand, the majority of Americans feel that abortion is morally wrong. Yet, at the same more…

Pushing a formula for getting poor

by Star Parker -- The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times featured stories over the last week about class and mobility in the United States. Despite drawing on largely different more…

Getting the message out on Social Security

by Star Parker -- Rick Santorum has reason to worry about his upcoming bid for a third term as a U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. Polls are showing him behind Democrat Bob Casey more…

The Senate should go nuclear

by Star Parker -- The use of the Senate filibuster to block floor votes on judicial nominees, as Democrats have been doing, is a distortion of good government in the United States. more…

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…