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…

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…