The "B" word and disrespect

by Larry Elder -- Editor's note: The following column contains language that may be offensive to some readers.Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif. – offended! At a recent meeting, Los Angeles Police Commission head more…

Ms. Coach vs. Mr. Coach

by Larry Elder -- "There's a lot of outcry now over the serious lack of female coaches, but not enough being done to solve the problem," said a former physical-education professor. According more…

The Welfare State Grand Slam

by Larry Elder -- The welfare state enjoyed a stellar week. First, the Victims Compensation Fund, set up by Congress, announced compensation averaging $1.85 million for the families of the Sept. 11 more…

Bush dumb, Gore bright?

by Larry Elder -- President George W. Bush – despite his post-Sept. 11 performance – remains dumb, says "West Wing" producer Aaron Sorkin. Bush's stratospheric popularity, claims Sorkin, results from our collective more…

Politically incorrect murders

by Larry Elder -- On Oct. 7, 1998, two thugs killed gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard. HBO recently moved up the airdate for "The Laramie Project," its Matthew Shepard movie, more…

Understanding 'Skategate'

by Larry Elder -- Skategate … international scandal! Frankly, some of us expected a few eyebrows to raise when, during a retrospective piece on the 1972 Munich Olympics, NBC referred to the more…

The media that couldn't shoot straight

by Larry Elder -- On Jan. 16, 2002, a law student at Virginia's Appalachian School of Law shot and killed the dean, a professor and another student, while wounding three others. How more…

Watch your money!

by Larry Elder -- To avoid "another Enron," President George W. Bush proposes measures to "help" workers protect their 401(k) money. Under Bush's proposals, companies must allow workers, if they choose, to more…

Deadbeat dads: Victims?

by Larry Elder -- "Factoring Dads Into the Welfare Equation," read the column headline. Finally, one thought, an article about struggling welfare mothers that gives deadbeat dads a tongue-lashing for abandoning their more…

Journalists and Economics 101

by Larry Elder -- Is deficit spending "a potent recession cure when administered properly"? A newspaper business writer made this assertion in an article entitled "The Budget Deficit Faced by Many States." more…