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…

In search of DNC Chairman McAuliffe

by Larry Elder -- "Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe wants to appear on your show," my producer excitedly told me. A staffer of the DNC chairman called – not once, but more…

Helen Thomas'
grandmother clause

by Larry Elder -- Watch any presidential newscast, and UPI's Helen Thomas generally asks the first question. But there's one slight problem. Though Thomas spent more than 50 years as a UPI more…

Self defense is job one

by Larry Elder -- "Well, I just think that you're painting a horrible picture of what we're about," said Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., in response to the question I asked last week. more…