California tax-weary residents say 'no mas'

by Larry Elder -- In search of the ever-elusive free lunch, California government increased spending in the last four-and-a-half years by nearly 40 percent – well above the 21 percent combined increase more…

N. Korea blinks, Bush gets little credit

by Larry Elder -- What about North Korea and Iran? Former Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, who recently appeared on the Sean Hannity radio show, asked this question. Reich complained about more…

Clinton defends Bush on war in Iraq

by Larry Elder -- President George W. Bush, under siege for "misleading" the country into war against Iraq, received some help from an unusual source – former President Bill Clinton. "When I more…

Kobe Bryant accused of rape

by Larry Elder -- Last week, the Eagle County, Colo., district attorney charged Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant with felony sexual assault – rape. The penalty ranges from probation to life more…

Cincinnati requires a license to panhandle

by Larry Elder -- Registration for panhandling? Cincinnati, patterning itself after a similar measure enacted in Dayton, Ohio, now requires registration for panhandling. Since Dayton enacted the measure in December 2000, according more…

Saddam Hussein + al-Qaida = WMD

by Larry Elder -- The "they-can't-find-weapons-of-mass-destruction-in-Iraq-thus-invalidating-the-legitimacy-behind-the-U.S.-led-invasion" chorus grows louder and louder. Presidential contender Howard Dean (D), the former governor of Vermont, says, "I think the president owes this country an explanation because more…

Colorblindness rejected by the Supreme Court

by Larry Elder -- In the University of Michigan Supreme Court "affirmative-action case," the court reaffirmed the use of race as an admissions criterion. The court struck down the specific way the more…

Is "All-American" un-American?

by Larry Elder -- Abercrombie & Fitch, a chain that some say markets a "classic American look," faces a lawsuit, filed by a group of "civil-rights organizations," aided by a law firm more…

Legalize insider trading, part 2

by Larry Elder -- Dean emeritus Henry Manne of George Mason University School of Law, last week in this column, explained the benefits of legalizing insider trading. He argued that insider trading more…

Legalize insider trading, part one

by Larry Elder -- Martha Stewart's case, despite public perception to the contrary, turns not on insider trading, but on obstruction of justice, lying to investigators. Dean emeritus Henry Manne of the more…