In praise of hard work

by Larry Elder -- Why don't they preach what they practice? Non-conservatives dominate the mainstream media. In the media magazine Content, a poll showed that nearly 75 percent of Republicans found a more…

Are energy suppliers ripping off California?

by Larry Elder -- Whatever happened to the presumption of innocence? California Attorney General Bill Lockyer apparently missed that lesson in law school. As Californians face rolling blackouts in the grip of more…

More dads, less crime

by Larry Elder -- "America's Greatest Problem: Not Crime, Racism or Bad Schools -- It's Illegitimacy," reads Chapter 5 from my book, "The Ten Things You Can't Say in America." Absentee, non-involved more…

Dissing Justice Thomas

by Larry Elder -- Ebony, a monthly black magazine, puts out an annual list of the "100+ Most Influential Black Americans." First, the magazine's criteria. Influential means, "1. Does the individual transcend more…

On race relations, color me confused

by Larry Elder -- I'm confused. Director Spike Lee calls racism America's "No. 1 problem." So he makes a film called "Bamboozled," which argues that white network executives intentionally put on the more…

The arsenic wars

by Larry Elder -- "Can I please have some more arsenic in my water, Mommy? More salmonella in my cheeseburger, please." So begins a Democratic National Committee commercial attacking George W. Bush's more…

Republicans to Planet Earth: Drop dead

by Larry Elder -- "Here, the environment is not an issue -- it's an ethic. It's protecting creation." In criticizing President Bush's environmental policy, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., made that pronouncement. Echoing more…

Is racial profiling a fact?

by Larry Elder -- The shooting of a 19-year-old black, unarmed man by a Cincinnati police officer brings the number to 15 -- 15 black males killed by the Cincinnati police since more…

The bankrupt reparations movement

by Larry Elder -- The reparations for slavery movement got an airing on a recent "60 Minutes." America, argue several "black leaders," owes reparations to blacks for the enslavement and forced labor more…

California's man-made energy crisis

by Larry Elder -- An "energy crisis" in California? Say it ain't so. In 1996, California legislators deregulated the wholesale price of electricity. At the time, however, the legislature also agreed to more…