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10 minutes | Dec 3, 2021
Protecting Life is an American Value
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case out of Mississippi that makes abortion after 15 weeks illegal in that state. A case like this hasn’t been heard by the Supreme Court for many years, and presents the possibility of ending legalized abortion in our lifetime. The true issue at the heart of this case is this – is life sacred? If the answer is yes, it is sacred in and out of the womb. If we conclude it is not, we are on the road to becoming a nation without children, where the only love is self-love. It’s now on the Supreme Court to make the right decision and allow Mississippians to protect sacred life.
8 minutes | Nov 26, 2021
The Left Dreams of Zero Accountability in Massive, Wasteful Spending
Hardworking Americans, small business owners, and even large corporations are all held responsible when it comes to their spending and investments. But where’s the accountability and responsibility for the trillions being spent by the Left in the massive, wasteful Build Back Better Act? Biden’s sinking poll numbers suggest that Americans are paying attention and realizing what is happening. Now, with its passage in the House of Representatives, the battle moves to the Senate to stop a bill that will raise the deficit and inflation and transform our nation into total government dependency. When it comes to wasting our hard-earned tax dollars, Biden and the Left must be held accountable.
3 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
Giving Thanks to Grace and Liberty
The House of Representatives has moved forward in passing the disastrous Build Back Better bill. Looking at the advancement of government dependency and the state of our nation after an incredibly tough year for all Americans, it’s easy to get lost in the noise and forget that we do live in the greatest country in the world. We have an election next year because we are consistently presented the opportunity to change our government if it’s not working for us. This Thanksgiving season, in the midst of our ongoing battle to cure America, we renew our energy going forward and take pause to remember the grace and liberty we are grateful for.
6 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
The Political Center Is Gone
What happens when the common ground of core values is lost? While Bill Clinton moved to the center to save his presidency, the nation looked vastly different than it does now. Data shows that voters and their parties have moved farther and farther from the center. With government involvement in our daily lives drastically increasing, and the constant opposition to traditional values advancing, the challenge to Americans is this – what kind of America do we want to live in?
7 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
House Progressives Detached From Reality
Progressives continue to sling false, divisive attacks, even against members of their own party, all in the name of passing their massive reconciliation social spending welfare bill that will plunge our nation deeper into debt and drastically change the American landscape. History, data, and common sense tells us that these policies are counter to everything needed to uplift American families, with subsidies that reward single parenthood, punish marriages, and discourage people from working. While President Biden bows to the progressives in his party and their message of government dependency over freedom and personal responsibility, his tanking poll numbers show that Americans have taken notice.
21 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
The Right To Work with Mark Mix
Last week, Star discussed the PRO Act – a union power expansion hidden in the Senate reconciliation bill. This week she sat down with Mark Mix, the President of the National Right to Work Committee, a 2.8 million member public policy organization. They have fought to make 27 states "right to work" states, meaning that their employment does not have to be based on union membership. Star and Mark discuss how the PRO Act is working to disrupt the freelance "gig" economy and how this will disproportionately hurt the black community.
9 minutes | Oct 24, 2021
Biden's Union Expansion Power Grab
The Democrats have done their very best to sneak all sorts of big government expansions into the Senate reconciliation bill, including a union power grab that most people haven't heard about. It's called The Pro Act, "Protecting the Right to Organize." Various unions want to stifle technology and innovation as it moves forward and provides the workforce with more opportunity and freedom. This bill seeks to disrupt the freelance, gig economy that has allowed people to find growth and success without the help of big government.
35 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Bill Barr on Educational Freedom
At CURE's 2021 National Policy Summit, Star Parker was able to sit with former United States Attorney General Bill Barr to talk about what he calls his "legacy issue" of freedom of choice education. Attorney General Barr and Star discuss how parents have a "critical liberty issue" in the education of their children, and what legal remedies can be pursued in order to maximize choice for students and parents in where their child is educated.
10 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Healing the Divide With Nikki Haley
CURE recently concluded its 2021 National Policy Summit in Washington D.C., bringing together leading policy experts and our network of pastors to discuss "The State of Black America" and work towards solutions for our communities. CURE Founder Star Parker was able to sit down one on one with one of the keynote speakers of the Summit, former U.N. Ambassador and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, to have a conversation about how communities can make a real difference in healing deep, longstanding divisions.
7 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Americans Are Earning More, and Without Government Handouts
The Census Bureau's annual report, “Income and Poverty in the United States: 2020” was recently released, and it paints a vastly different picture than what we hear from those on the left who say that Americans need government handouts to get ahead. The reality is that America is still working, and its people are moving up the ladder and creating wealth in spite of big government. We are seeing that the values of hard work and personal responsibility are still the best remedy for getting out of poverty and getting ahead in life.
8 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
What America Can Learn From Clarence Thomas
Last week, Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas arrived at the University of Notre Dame to speak about the Declaration of Independence. Public speaking appearances for Clarence Thomas are quite rare, which makes this speech significant, and even more significant is the story of how his life experience shaped his understanding of the Declaration of Independence and what America truly is at its core. As Justice Thomas stated in his speech, “For whatever it is worth, the Declaration of Independence has weathered every storm for 245 years. It birthed a great nation. It abolished the sin of slavery. … While we have failed the ideals of the Declaration time and again, I know of no time when the ideals have failed us.”
13 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Big Government Is Spending American Families Into Debt
Democrats are pushing a massive spending deal through Congress under the guise of fixing America's infrastructure and helping the working poor, but most of this spending doesn't actually do any of that. Big government continues its spending binge in order to build the socialist utopia of Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders – where new entitlement programs, employer mandates, and the policies of the green new deal take precedent over American families. The last thing that America’s poor need is a slowed-down, sluggish economy, larded down by massive new government.
8 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Are California Voters Waking Up To the Truth?
September 14th’s California recall election has top Democrats such as Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Amy Klobuchar scrambling to campaign for Gavin Newsom as the polls are within the margin of error. Has the emergence of Larry Elder, a black conservative candidate running to replace Newsom, woken California voters up to the idea that freedom and competition are the recipes for opportunity? Newsom’s policies have led California to the second-highest unemployment rate in the country, and voters will have the opportunity to reject the status-quo on Tuesday.
7 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
The Afghanistan Withdrawal and the Need for a National Soul Searching
After the attack on our nation on September 11th, 2001, President George W. Bush took to the airways to address the American people, saying "today our nation saw evil.” By laying out what happened in a framework of good versus evil, he sparked a conversation among evangelical leaders like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell Sr. about the need to pursue a national soul searching. In this episode of Power, Poverty & Politics — as America performs a sloppy withdrawal from Afghanistan — Star Parker explains why a national soul searching is still of a great necessity today.
6 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
The Afghanistan Withdrawal: A Story of Confusion and Humiliation
The Biden Administration’s poor planning and hasty execution of the Afghanistan withdrawal have resulted in thousands of Americans and allies stranded in a hostile, Taliban-controlled country. How did it get this bad and what message does this send to the rest of the world about America? Star Parker considers on her latest episode of Power, Poverty & Politics.
6 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
SCOTUS is Challenging the Abortion Reality
In May, the Supreme Court put abortion on the docket. By agreeing to hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, Roe v. Wade, which has defined the abortion reality in America since 1973, is up for review and has a chance of being overturned. Star Parker explains how this could help restore our American culture and protect the unborn.
10 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
What’s the Truth about Black Poverty?
In this episode of Power, Poverty & Politics, Star Parker explores the statistical truths on poverty, income, and how black households fair in modern America and our economy. While the narrative is often that most black families are in poverty, the percentage of high-income black households now exceeds the percentage of low-income black families.
7 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
The Real Agenda of Black Lives Matter
Since the new wave of race consciousness that has been sweeping our country, precipitated by the graphic video of the killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin, something very strange has happened. Somehow, what is perceived as a problem has become widely understood to be the solution. And it is endangering our country.
6 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Is it Time for Educational Choice?
Ninety percent of the nation’s K-12 students attend public schools. Over the last year, as parents became more aware of what was being taught to their children, a new movement has been awakened and parents are not only challenging what is being taught to their children but are looking for policy solutions that would allow money to follow children to the school’s parents want. Is it time for educational choice?
10 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
The Truth about the Poor People’s Campaign
The new Poor People's Campaign has announced a "season of nonviolent, moral direct action," directed toward the U.S. Senate. This episode of Power, Poverty & Politics takes a look behind the scenes at the goals of this campaign and if it matches up with the founding principles on which it was begun by Rev. Martin Luther King. Dr. King was looking for a middle ground that was non-violent with an “ultimate goal of freedom, independence, and self-determination.”
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