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…

Oscar blackout in Hollywood?

by Larry Elder -- Hollywood racist? A Los Angeles Times front-page article -- "Diversity in Oscars Still Elusive" -- yet again sounded the alarm. Times writer Lorenza Munoz says, "Last year, many more…

Reparations and campus political correctness

by Larry Elder -- Reparations for slavery? To David Horowitz, the president of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, the movement represents the Super Bowl of all shakedowns. He took more…

'No' on government condoms

by Larry Elder -- Intelligent life exists in West Hollywood, but Washington, D.C., remains on the critical list. In West Hollywood, voters last week considered an initiative called Measure A. Measure A more…

Media bias GOP's biggest battle

by Larry Elder -- On Jan. 22, 1993, Peter Jennings of ABC News reported on Bill Clinton's first initiative as president: "President Clinton keeps his word on abortion rights. President Clinton kept more…

Hollywood Bushwhacking

by Larry Elder -- Hollywood positively, unequivocally, without reservation condemns gay bashing. But Republican bashing; now that's different. When popular radio talk-show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced her new television show, Hollywood more…

Understanding the 'n' word

by Larry Elder -- The occasion: Black History Month. The setting: A hotel in the Bay area community of Emeryville. The forum: The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, with 400 blacks in more…

Criminals on the field

by Larry Elder -- Sometimes you can't tell whether you're reading the sports pages or the crime report. Shortly before the Super Bowl, all-pro defensive player Ray Lewis stood trial for double more…

Charity is not the government's job

by Larry Elder -- Why now? Opponents began yelling immediately after President George W. Bush announced his plan to encourage federal funding of so-called faith-based programs. Bush said, "I've seen how effective more…