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…

Florida Supreme Court: Democratic nonpartisans?

by Larry Elder -- What to think of the Florida Supreme Court? The court ruled unanimously that manual recounts in pro-Gore Democratic counties shall continue. Let's see. The Florida Supreme Court consists more…

The election: Hanging by a chad

by Larry Elder -- "The Election Crisis" screamed the New York Times full-page ad. "The outcome of last Tuesday's election," began the ad, "is threatening to produce a constitutional crisis. This threat more…

No Cher amour for GOP

by Larry Elder -- Poor Cher. How concerned was singer/actress Cher about the possible election of George W. Bush? She postponed a European recording session, losing $50,000 a month, to stay home more…

Why I'm 'wasting' my vote

by Larry Elder -- "With respect to the words general welfare, I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers (enumerated in the Constitution) connected with them. To take more…

The color of racism

by Larry Elder -- "The Tonight Show" recently invited me to discuss my book, "The Ten Things You Can't Say in America" (St. Martin's Press). Jay Leno's producer showed the greatest interest more…

Does Hollywood 'Bamboozle' blacks?

by Larry Elder -- Poor Hollywood. First the Federal Trade Commission, now "Bamboozled." What's next? The FTC accuses the industry of intentionally marketing restricted movies to young viewers. Now comes "Bamboozled," writer/director more…