NAACP doesn't understand Hollywood

by Larry Elder -- "There are practically no people of color at the top," said NAACP President Kweisi Mfume. "There aren't any African-Americans who can green-light a show, hire and fire a more…

NAACP to blacks: Watch more TV!

by Larry Elder -- Two years ago, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume called the television networks – ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox – "the most segregated industry in America." Mfume said, "There has more…

Federal funds for stem-cell research – no

by Larry Elder -- President George W. Bush just approved funding for limited embryonic stem-cell research. And he recently praised the 11-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act. Bad calls. Bush banned federal funds more…

MLK3: Get off his back

by Larry Elder -- "What's he really done in life?" A Montgomery civil rights worker posed this question about Martin Luther King III – the eldest son of legendary civil rights leader more…

'Fixing' Social Security

by Larry Elder -- As Congress debates "fixing" the Ponzi scheme we call Social Security, consider a few things: Congress established Social Security with a little-known loophole, allowing states and municipalities to more…

Bush to NAACP: maybe next year

by Larry Elder -- "I was surprised, President Clinton came every year but one, and then he sent Al Gore in his place," says an official with the NAACP upon learning that more…

Gary Condit: Moderate, conservative or right-wing?

by Larry Elder -- What is Gary Condit? Ideologically speaking, that is. Representative Condit, D-Calif., reportedly confessed to a romantic affair with missing federal Bureau of Prisons intern Chandra Levy. But the more…

'Handicapped' in Santa Monica

by Larry Elder -- You own a busy restaurant. Agile waiters and waitresses carrying hot food and coffee deftly avoid colliding with each other as they scurry from table to table. Good more…

Constitution vs. modern welfare state

by Larry Elder -- The modern welfare state: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, farm subsidies and other so-called assistance programs for the needy, the downtrodden, and the sick – funded through taxation. But more…

Daring to question the Welfare State

by Larry Elder -- Did Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill commit a "gaffe" of epic proportions? Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich certainly thinks so. In an interview with Financial Times, O'Neill more…