Fact-checking PolitiFact on Democrats and racism

Fact-checking PolitiFact on Democrats and racism

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Elder Getting fact-checked cuts two ways. It means the fact-checkers pay attention to what I say. It also means I should expect liberal bias from the checkers. In a recent appearance on Fox News, I made the following assertions: — Republicans did not own slaves. Democrats owned slaves; — Democrats […]

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 […]

How many lives are saved by guns?

How many lives are saved by guns?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Elder Lost in the current debate about gun control are three important points. First, how many lives are saved each year through the use of firearms. We know that for the last several years, according to the Centers for Disease Control (which tracks all U.S. deaths by cause), roughly 11,000 […]

The great statue crusade: What about the Kennedy brothers?

The great statue crusade: What about the Kennedy brothers?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Elder As we rewrite history and remove Confederate monuments deemed “offensive” when viewed through the prism of contemporary standards of morality, reasonable people ask: Where does one draw the line? The Left, for example, reveres the Kennedy brothers, John, Robert and Edward. But if evaluated by today’s standards of social […]

Did Clinton’s Atty. Gen. Reno appoint an independent counsel over reported China-DNC collusion?

Did Clinton’s Atty. Gen. Reno appoint an independent counsel over reported China-DNC collusion?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Elder During President Bill Clinton’s 1996 campaign for re-election, several individuals allegedly worked on behalf of the Chinese government to influence the presidential election in favor of Clinton. “Chinagate” began when the Los Angeles Times reported, a couple months before the ’96 election, the following: “The Democratic National Committee has […]

To urban America’s underclass: Money can’t buy you love

To urban America’s underclass: Money can’t buy you love

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Elder PBS NewsHour aired a story last year about Milwaukee, saying many residents call the city “the worst place to be a black man in America.” It talked about last year’s riots in the city after a cop shot a black man. One black Milwaukee resident explained that this is […]

Dear Jane Fonda: Minimum wages destroy jobs for those you say you care about

Dear Jane Fonda: Minimum wages destroy jobs for those you say you care about

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Elder Dear Ms. Fonda: Before you travel to Detroit this weekend to campaign for a $12 minimum wage, I suggest you read this letter. I’m sure you mean well. But are you familiar with the voluminous number of peer-reviewed studies that conclude minimum-wage laws damaged the very people that many […]