Just how fat are we?

by Larry Elder -- Editor's note: The following column contains language that may be offensive to some readers.Oops, make that 25,814 – not 400,000. In March 2004, the Centers for Disease Control more…

The 'Today' show trashes Cosby

by Larry Elder -- When the Reverend Sharpton ran for president, he accused the media of racism for ignoring his candidacy. Since the word racist gets recklessly thrown around, does it also more…

Cigarette smokers' revenge

by Larry Elder -- No more smokers. Is the next step no more Democrats? So the CEO of a Michigan company announced a no-more-smokers policy. Employees of Weyco Inc. could not smoke more…

When a campaign issue isn't an issue

by Larry Elder -- You're the incumbent mayor, running for re-election. Polls show you down some 20 points. Your articulate, aggressive opponent accuses you of corruption, citing a 4-year-long probe of allegations more…

Asian student confesses: 'We work harder'

by Larry Elder -- Why do students from some racial or ethnic groups outperform students from other racial or ethnic groups? Don't bother raising that question at California's Alhambra High School, where more…

Minutemen: Don't call us 'vigilantes'

by Larry Elder -- Several hundred "Minutemen" – American citizens – stationed themselves at the Arizona-Mexico border. They intend to monitor 23 miles of border, and alert Border Patrol agents when they more…

Pope John Paul The Great

by Larry Elder -- It was a perfect political storm. Have we forgotten about the peril of worldwide communism? Have we forgotten about the brutality and inhumanity of it? Soviet dissident Aleksandr more…

Iraq war – America's
most unpopular?

by Larry Elder -- At a recent White House press conference, New York Times reporter Elisabeth Bumiller called Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, Bush's nominee for president of the World Bank, "a more…

Liberals: Wrong, wrong and wrong again

by Larry Elder -- Thirty-five percent of Americans, according to a 2004 Pew Research survey, call themselves conservative, while only 22 percent call themselves liberal (43 percent call themselves moderate) – a more…