Larry Elder

Posted February 03, 2016

One of Donald Trump's talking points and biggest applause lines is how "they" -- Japan, China and Mexico -- are "beating us in trade" and are "taking our jobs." He proposes tariffs, for example, on Chinese goods in retaliation for that country's alleged "cheating."

Posted January 28, 2016

First, the facts. Since 2000, 10 percent of Oscar nominations have gone to black actors. Blacks comprise 13 percent of the country's population, so the Oscar nominations have roughly paralleled the percentage of blacks in the U.S.

Posted January 21, 2016

Fighting off the temptation to fall asleep during the most recent Democratic -- and Donald Trump-less -- debate, I wrote these thoughts, observations and questions I hoped would be asked but were not. I end with my opinion about who won the debate -- and who lost. No fair cheating and going right to the end.

Posted January 14, 2016

To Republicans who are livid, fearful, anxious and/or unhappy about the prospect of a Donald Trump nomination and a Donald Trump presidency, consider this.

Posted January 07, 2016

Why the near media-silence over the absurdly long-delayed trial of alleged serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr.? Franklin would seem to represent ideal grist for the voracious 24/7 national media.

Posted December 31, 2015

Three NFL teams claim they want to come to Los Angeles, the nation's second-biggest market.

Posted December 24, 2015

1) Polls show that, by a large margin, Americans feel we're on the wrong track, both economically and as to foreign policy.

Posted December 17, 2015

The following story is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Posted December 10, 2015

When asked why President Barack Obama insisted on pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said: "I think that the pursuit of the agreement is based on the President's hope that over a 10-year period with the sanctions being lifted that the Iranians will become a constructive stakeholder in the international community.

Posted December 03, 2015

In October 2014, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot and killed by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke.

Posted November 26, 2015

When students protesting "microaggressions" took over an administrative building at Occidental College in California, they issued 14 demands.

Posted November 19, 2015

In the wake of the Paris attacks, let's examine the rise of ISIS.

Posted November 12, 2015

The Politico headline was blunt: "Ben Carson Admits Fabricating West Point Scholarship." Except Carson made no such admission.

Posted November 05, 2015

Question: What did Reince Priebus not know about CNBC -- and when did he not know it?

Posted October 29, 2015

The narrative following Hillary's testimony at Congress' recent Benghazi hearing is clear: Hillary won. She (for the most part) calmly answered all the questions. She nodded approvingly when the Democrats on the committee accused Republicans of engaging in a partisan witch-hunt.

Posted October 22, 2015

Gun control advocates," reports Politico, "frustrated by repeated failures to pass even moderate restrictions on gun ownership, are trying to forge an alliance with Black Lives Matter and the criminal justice reform movement in a strategy shift aimed at overcoming the lobbying power of the National Rifle Association."

Posted October 15, 2015

Dr. Ben Carson, now second in most polls for the Republican presidential nomination, naturally finds himself under attack by threatened lefties.

Posted October 08, 2015

The media are often accused -- by the eternally offended crowd -- of intentionally "undermining the image of blacks." In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. The media lean over backwards to avoid any hint of anti-black sentiment. In the case of Mercer, a man with one black parent and one white parent, the narrative of mass-killers-are-almost-always-white caused the media great difficulty. But they tried their best.

Posted October 01, 2015

"The Late Show" host, Stephen Colbert, in an interview with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., said conservative icon President Ronald Reagan actually raised taxes and signed an amnesty bill. Gotcha! To the delight of his audience, Colbert argued that if Reagan could "compromise" by raising taxes and granting amnesty, why can't the intransigent Republican conservatives of today do so?