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…

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…