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…

How does Mexico treat its illegals?

by Larry Elder -- "We can't infringe upon the right of people to move freely within our territory," said Mexican President Vicente Fox during President George W. Bush's recent visit. Earlier, Fox more…