'I want to go home'

by Larry Elder -- "Whoever goes first, the other comes to live with me," I said to my mom and dad well over 20 years ago. At the time, I expected my more…

Viola – 'America's mom' – 1924-2006

by Larry Elder -- My mom died suddenly, unexpectedly, the morning of June 13. She passed less than a month before her 82nd birthday. My brother Kirk and I often had a more…

Kerry's duplicity

by Larry Elder -- In the wake of the death of al-Qaida's leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, will Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., soften his irresponsible, hey-don't-blame-me criticism of the war more…

New American idols: 'Intellectual athletes'

by Larry Elder -- "These aren't nerds, they are intellectual athletes. They're all incredibly likable kids that you're rooting for." So spoke ABC's executive vice president for alternative programming, Andrea Wong, on more…

Sen. Boxer not confused by the facts

by Larry Elder -- In the film-noir movie "Key Largo," a scheming Edward G. Robinson brags about manipulating an election by continually "counting votes" – until he reached the proper "outcome." "Yeah," more…

Who thought Iraq had WMD? Most everybody

by Larry Elder -- As Memorial Day approaches, 51 percent of Americans, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll, think the commander in chief "deliberately misled" us about Iraq and weapons of mass more…

The obscene debate of 'obscene' profits

by Larry Elder -- "What are we gonna do about those obscene oil prices by Bush's oil buddies?" An architect friend told me that a contractor said this to her. While the more…

Sen. Ted Kennedy – 'peace criminal'?

by Larry Elder -- "If we got out," asked Tim Russert on NBC's "Meet the Press" recently, "and there was a civil war, chaos, and you saw al-Qaida moving in – in more…

Iraq: Were we greeted as 'liberators'?

by Larry Elder -- Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich explained in a National Public Radio interview why Vice President Dick Cheney provides such good red meat for satirists. Luckovich said, "First more…