The movie ‘Uncle Tom’: Can there be ‘respectful disagreement in the black community?’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Elder On June 19, also known as Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, we released our film, “Uncle Tom.” It follows a young, black, Christian contractor, Chad Johnson, who was a long-time Democrat until challenged by a fellow Christian to read the platforms of […]

Democrats’ nightmare: Is it 1972 all over again?

Democrats’ nightmare: Is it 1972 all over again?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Elder After Richard Nixon’s landslide 1972 victory over Democratic opponent George McGovern, New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael gave a speech in which she said: “I live in a rather special world. I only know one person who voted for Nixon. Where they are I don’t know. They’re outside my […]

Black History Month: What Morgan Freeman explained to Mike Wallace

Black History Month: What Morgan Freeman explained to Mike Wallace

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Elder As for America’s annual Black History Month, actor Morgan Freeman spoke for many during this 2005 exchange with CBS’s Mike Wallace on “60 Minutes”: Wallace: “Black History Month, you find …” Freeman: “Ridiculous.” Wallace: “Why?” Freeman: “You’re going to relegate my history to a month?” Wallace: “Come on.” Freeman: […]

Silicon Valley vs conservative thought: A case study

Silicon Valley vs conservative thought: A case study

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Elder After averaging 450 new followers a day since March, when I became active on Instagram, my number of new followers suddenly stopped growing. Dead stop. The count read 68.9K. It remained 68.9K for over two weeks. Then, the number dropped by 100. Meanwhile, over the same two-week period, on […]

Inconvenient facts about reparations

Inconvenient facts about reparations

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Elder About reparations, a skeptical President Barack Obama in 2016 told reparations proponent Ta-Nehisi Coates that it would divide the country. Obama said: “It is hard to think of any society in human history in which a majority population has said that as a consequence of historic wrongs, we are […]

Remember the post-Trump economic ‘disaster’ predicted by the NY Times’ Krugman?

Remember the post-Trump economic ‘disaster’ predicted by the NY Times’ Krugman?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Elder Many “experts” expected, predicted and warned of instant economic disaster under a Donald Trump presidency. But a funny thing happened on our way to economic oblivion. The economy took off. Former President Barack Obama presided over the worst economic recovery since 1949. He became the first president to preside […]

Money, money everywhere, but not a drop for ‘Trump’s wall’

Money, money everywhere, but not a drop for ‘Trump’s wall’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Elder This is not our first partial government shutdown. Somehow, someway, from 1976 through 2017, the nation has survived 18 shutdowns, the longest lasting 21 days. In this case, President Donald Trump insists that the next budget deal contain $5 billion to construct a wall on part of our southern […]

A partial survey of not-so-shining Hollywood stars

A partial survey of not-so-shining Hollywood stars

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Elder During the 2016 presidential campaign, a man dressed like a construction worker, carrying a pickax, destroyed Donald Trump’s sidewalk star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce promptly replaced it. Just three weeks ago, a different man, presumably with a different pickax, also destroyed Trump’s […]