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…

Terrorism of our own making?

by Larry Elder -- No more Mr. Nice Guy. This reflects, quite properly, the sentiment of most Americans in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and more…

Kickin' it

by Larry Elder -- Editor's note: The following column refers to language that may be offensive."Society pushes you back into the same pile of s--- you came out of." Chino, a "hardened more…

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…