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Archives for Larry Elder - 2/15 - Commentary

Harry, was Sen. Obama an anarchist too?

A national network reporter, during an interview about about the government shutdown, actually told me: "Democrats believe government should do some things. Republicans don't believe government should be doing anything." Where had we heard that chara ...

Elder: Democratic Party Loves Ill-Informed Voters

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is worried. In a recent speech at Boise State, O'Connor said: "Less than one-third of eighth-graders can identify the historical purpose of the Declaration of Independence, and it's right there in the ...

Elder: Deadly Combination - Political Correctness in a Gun-Free Zone

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., after another mass shooting, predictably wasted no time in demanding still more gun control legislation. This week, a killer with a valid ID entered the Washington Navy Yard in southeast D.C., a military facility wher ...

Elder: Why Does Capitalism Still Need Defending?

Given the evidence of the superiority of capitalism in achieving prosperity, isn't it astonishing we still debate its merits? Filmmaker Michael Moore actually made an anti-capitalism "documentary" called "Capitalism: A Love Story." Moore says: "Capit ...

Elder: Syria Does Not Satisfy the Powell Doctrine

President Barack Obama said that an introduction of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war would constitute a "red line" with "enormous consequences" that "would change [his] calculus." That was a year ago. This past March, Obama said, "We will not ...

Elder: The Day Dad Received the Congressional Gold Medal

Given the choice between having a Marine Corps of 5,000 whites and 500,000 blacks, then-Marine Corps Commandant Lt. Gen. Thomas Holcomb said he would much rather have the whites. That was over 70 years ago. America has travelled quite some distance f ...

Elder: CNN Never Mentions Obama in Article on Joblessness

The headline at CNN Money was, "Why America's Youth Aren't Finding Jobs." If you expected an analysis of how and why President Barack Obama's policies hurt the job market for the young, think again. Believe it or not, CNN wrote a piece, supposedly ex ...

Elder: When Will They See That This Is One Bad Recovery?

How's the left-wing, ivory-tower, we-know-best elitist Obamanomics working for you? Here's the news. First-quarter gross domestic product numbers for 2013 were recently revised -- downward from 1.8 percent to 1.1 percent. For perspective, four years ...

Elder: Vouchers - My Personal Case

"I think you should check out the APEX program," my high school counselor, Mrs. Workman, suggested. APEX stood for Area Program Enrichment Exchange, and involved several L.A. area high schools, including Fairfax High. Intended for "advanced" students ...

Elder: Big Government - What Does It Take for America to Wake Up?

Someone did an experiment to test an old tale -- that a frog placed in a pot of cool water, which is then slowly and continuously heated, will be boiled to death. By contrast, if thrown directly into scalding hot water, the frog jumps out. But it tur ...


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