More than fifty years after the Civil Rights movement and nearly 160 years after the Civil War, racial tension in the country is at an all-time high. Riots, police reform and racial equity are all topics of national debate. Syndicated columnist and author of four books analyzing government impact on poverty in our urban communities, Star Parker, delves deep into national issues that impact America’s most distressed communities and the power and political will needed to fix them.
This is a podcast of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a non-profit think tank fighting poverty and restoring dignity through scholarship supporting faith, freedom, and personal responsibility.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are short tidbits of info but I'd really love to hear more of you interviewing guests about your passion projects. Great start though 👍🏻