Barney Frank discovers the 10th Amendment

by Larry Elder -- Put up or shut up, Mr. Cheney. About same-sex marriages, that is. Liberal Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., issued this challenge to the vice president. When asked about same-sex more…

Jesse knows best?

by Larry Elder -- Now we know. Rev. Jesse Jackson's admission that he fathered a child out of wedlock helps to answer the big question. Why does the so-called black leadership fail more…

Democratic double standards

by Larry Elder -- Follow the bouncing double standards. President George Bush nominates to the Supreme Court Clarence Thomas, a black man, formerly the head of the Equal Opportunity Commission. Because of more…

Memo to Gore: Who let the dogs out?

by Larry Elder -- It's too late, Mr. Vice President Gore, much too late. Last week, Gore addressed the Congressional Black Caucus, a group still seething over the "stolen" election. Gore urged more…

Grace under racial fire

by Larry Elder -- Someday, many of their critics will apologize. Who am I talking about? Two economists, who happen to be black, Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams. For over 30 years, more…

Cabinet fever: The left attacks Bush

by Larry Elder -- Is Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., President-elect George W. Bush's choice for attorney general, an enemy of civil rights? To paraphrase President Clinton, this depends on your definition of more…

Jesse disses black achievers

by Larry Elder -- Reverend Jesse Jackson recently phoned president-elect George W. Bush. Presumably, Jackson called to begin a working relationship. Remember, the black vote went almost exclusively to Al Gore, accounting more…

Democrats lose -- send in the clowns

by Larry Elder -- Send in the clowns. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court reversed the Florida Supreme Court, which had ordered a hand count of all of Florida's counties. Seven more…

High noon for affirmative action

by Larry Elder -- The headline announced the latest disaster: "State Justices Deal New Setback to Affirmative Action." In California, voters passed Proposition 209, a ballot initiative to end race- and gender-based more…

Miami-Dade: Intimidated by GOP mob?

by Larry Elder -- Mob rule! The Miami-Dade canvassing board voted to discontinue its manual recounts. The board felt incapable of completing the recount by the date set by the Florida Supreme more…