Larry Elder from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:32:54 -0700 Larry Elder from Creators Syndicate 3c2ae102b05cc569ae3484e8ba91e38f No-Drama Obama Versus Trump 'Chaos' for 03/22/2018 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Conservative watchdog organization Media Research Center examined the nightly news coverage of President Donald Trump on ABC, NBC and CBS in January and February and concluded that the stories were 91 percent negative. One consistent narrative, particularly given the recent firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, is that "chaos" reigns in the Trump White House.</p> <p>Never mind that President Barack Obama went through four secretaries of defense and five chiefs of staff. Obama, goes the narrative, calmly navigated the country during his eight-year tenure. Trump, on the other hand, is reckless, dangerous, undisciplined and out of control.<p>Updated: Thu Mar 22, 2018</p> 0ef7ba043011e9b7349b0aa0cd1ca295 Dem Pundit: 'Paying Off a Porn Star Is Presidential?' for 03/15/2018 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When it comes to the issue of porn star Stormy Daniels, we should welcome the media and the Democrats' newfound interest in the treatment &#8212; and mistreatment &#8212; of women by powerful political figures.</p> <p>Never mind that whatever relationship Daniels had with President Donald Trump was consensual and ended a decade ago. Nor that there doesn't appear to be any evidence that Trump broke any campaign law regarding the apparent $130K "keep quiet" settlement reached only days before the election. Poor Ms. Daniels &#8212; the value of salacious stuff about Trump has skyrocketed now that he is president, so Daniels wants out of the nondisclosure agreement that she willingly signed. She sold cheap, and now wants more.<p>Updated: Thu Mar 15, 2018</p> e6be50818bcf0feaf6e9f3de2f73da1a Tariffs and Economic Populism: Good Politics, Bad Economics for 03/08/2018 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>We came to expect economic illiteracy from left-wing President Barack Obama. </p> <p>For example, in attempting to explain away his tepid economic recovery, Obama blamed the emergence of new technologies, which he claimed killed more jobs. "When you go to a bank you use the ATM; you don't go to a bank teller," Obama said. "Or you go to the airport and you use a kiosk instead of checking in at the gate." <p>Updated: Thu Mar 08, 2018</p> 9ec05ff2959c2bc40eb6ca2292282812 How Many Lives Are Saved by Guns -- and Why Don't Gun Controllers Care? for 03/01/2018 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Lost in the current debate about gun control are three important points. </p> <p>First, how many lives are <i>saved</i> 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 lives have been lost through non-suicide deaths involving a firearm each year. <p>Updated: Thu Mar 01, 2018</p> 8f816f626d9e0e0f960401633551656f Race and Sports: It's Not 1947 Anymore. Let's Not Pretend That It Is for 02/22/2018 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>ESPN recently re-aired a three-part documentary about the long rivalry between two storied NBA basketball teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics, and their two marquee players, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, respectively.</p> <p>After another devastating Laker loss, this time in the 1984 finals, Laker star Magic Johnson said he felt so disappointed, in part, because he let down blacks. So many black fans were pulling for him, including, he discovered, many black residents of Boston. <p>Updated: Thu Feb 22, 2018</p> f689b387cc70df4d408911907a076a33 What Left-Wing Educators Don't Teach During 'Black History Month' for 02/15/2018 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>When will Black History Month be ... history?</p> <p>Apart from the bizarre notion that educators should set aside one month to salute the historical achievements of one race apart from and above the historical achievements of other races, Black History Month appears to omit a lot of black history.<p>Updated: Thu Feb 15, 2018</p> 15f528db1265d1636178982ed2022ffb Take the 'Racist Xenophobe' Quiz: Who Said This About Illegal Immigration? for 02/08/2018 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Which alleged "racist xenophobe" made these statements about illegal immigration?</p> <p>"Those who enter the country illegally and those who employ them disrespect the rule of law, and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law. We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented (and) unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully to become immigrants in this country."<p>Updated: Thu Feb 08, 2018</p> 2317bf93f2d95262452aecc13707ecda Had 'News' Media Done Its Job, Obama Would Not Have Become President for 02/01/2018 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>A photojournalist withheld publication of a 2005 photograph of a smiling then-Sen. Barack Obama with a beaming Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semitic, anti-white leader of the Nation of Islam. </p> <p>The occasion was a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus. The photographer, Askia Muhammad, said that almost immediately after he took the picture a CBC staffer called and said, "We have to have the picture back." Muhammad later surrendered the disk with the photo to Farrakhan's chief of staff. "I gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy," Muhammad said in an interview with the Trice Edney News Wire. "But after the (presidential) nomination was secured and all the way up until the inauguration; then for eight years after he was President, it was kept under cover." <p>Updated: Thu Feb 01, 2018</p> 592730e9271a3c0f6e88573ed68695fb The Great S---hole Hypocrisy for 01/25/2018 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Breaking news: President Donald Trump uses profanity. </p> <p>When Trump's apparent use of the word "s&#8212;-hole" makes headlines, one cannot help but recall the analysis of the media provided by President Obama's deputy national security adviser and foreign policy speechwriter. In discussing his perception of reporters' ignorance of foreign affairs, Ben Rhodes said: "Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That's a sea change. They literally know nothing."<p>Updated: Thu Jan 25, 2018</p> 81d661e7c22e4a291ffd7198e55e6dd2 Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn't Obama Impeached? for 01/18/2018 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In the era of President Donald Trump, Democrats think presidents should be impeached over policy differences. </p> <p>In Trump's case, the Democrats accuse him of winning the election by "colluding" with Russia to win. After nearly a year of investigations, there does not appear to be any evidence. Yet many Democrats have already called for impeachment.<p>Updated: Thu Jan 18, 2018</p> 99bfdc33d79bfedb2a6449a68faf5c8e Where's Hollywood's Apology for Donating to the Clintons While Ignoring Sex Abuse Allegations Against Them? for 01/11/2018 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In President Donald Trump era, Hollywood has become more political and less entertaining, while Washington, D.C., has become more entertaining and less political. The theme of this year's Golden Globes awards show was "Time's Up," the movement to salute the women who have come forward to tell their stories of sexual abuse, assault or harassment in the workplace.</p> <p>Actress Reese Witherspoon said, "I want to thank everyone who broke their silence this year and spoke up about abuse and harassment. You are so brave. ... So people out there who are feeling silenced by harassment, discrimination, abuse: Time is up. We see you, we hear you, and we will tell your stories." <p>Updated: Thu Jan 11, 2018</p> 4c3866c072d1638c6157f713794ad7ea Instead of 'Infrastructure Investment,' How About Killing Davis-Bacon? for 01/04/2018 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Is there a difference between President Barack Obama's "stimulus" and President Donald Trump's "infrastructure investment"? Despite costing $800 billion, most economists do not believe Obama's "stimulus" program did much stimulating. During the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt's secretary of Treasury wrote in his diary that the New Deal spending, designed to rescue the economy, was not working. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau wrote: "We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. ... I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises. ... I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started and an enormous debt to boot!" </p> <p>Trump, in announcing his upcoming plans for 2018, said: "Infrastructure is, by far, the easiest. People want it, Republicans and Democrats. We're going to have tremendous Democrat support on infrastructure, as you know. I could've started with infrastructure. I actually wanted to save the easy one for the one down the road. We'll be having that done pretty quickly."<p>Updated: Thu Jan 04, 2018</p> 66e6f2c9c6309634b457265a4030e965 Why is Maxine Waters Silent on The Terrorist Drug-Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down? for 12/28/2017 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., once falsely accused President Ronald Reagan's CIA of all but causing urban cocaine dealing in the '80s. She claimed that Reagan, by working with Nicaraguan drug dealers to defeat the communists running that country, colluded with them to created the urban drug epidemic. Never mind that The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times all debunked Waters' claim. </p> <p>At a town hall meeting about these allegations, Waters shouted, "If I never do anything else in this career as a member of Congress, I'm gonna make somebody pay for what they've done to my community and to my people!" Yet as to "Politico's" bombshell claim that in order to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran, President Barack Obama allowed an Iran-funded Hezbollah terrorist/drug-dealing mastermind who worked for Russian President Putin to continue to operate. Yet Waters, who calls for President Donald Trump's impeachment, has said absolutely nothing. <p>Updated: Thu Dec 28, 2017</p> efcc2fa8f6bbff11ed5faf193b8cda52 Suppose President Barack Obama Spent Year 1 Battling 'Collusion'? for 12/21/2017 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Imagine how Democrats, the media, academia and Hollywood would have reacted had the newly elected President Barack Obama, America's first black president, spent the first year of his presidency with his campaign and transition teams under investigation for "collusion" to steal the election. </p> <p>Imagine if, from the very moment Obama won the election, Republicans reminded the country that Sen. Obama campaigned against what he considered President George W. Bush's dark, hawkish vision of foreign policy. And that Obama wanted to curry favor with Russia, whose assistance Obama wanted to secure the Iran nuke deal his administration so desperately wanted. <p>Updated: Thu Dec 21, 2017</p> c81a47df9b145503ba05fdd8e93689de Trump's 'Abysmal' Poll Numbers? What About Those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau? for 12/14/2017 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>About a year into President Donald Trump's first term, the jury for much of the country and for most of the major media has returned its verdict: Trump is a failure. Trump is incompetent. Trump cannot lead. Trump has no legislative victories. Even former President Jimmy Carter said he had never seen a president so maligned in the media. Meanwhile former President Barack Obama all but compared Trump to Hitler.</p> <p>Trump endures a nightly beating from the cast of late-night comedians who take turns calling Trump racist, sexist, dumb, inarticulate, overweight, overwrought and, of course, clueless. His reported consumption of 12 Diet Cokes per day provided material for the comics' writers. Nothing seems to be off limits, not even first lady Melania's choice of White House Christmas decor. <p>Updated: Thu Dec 14, 2017</p> 1c8716fb93d94d198656ded9c95e4978 Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers' Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late for 12/07/2017 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., hospitalized for an undefined stress-related illness, announced his retirement after serving more than 50 years in the House. Two other Conyers &#8212; a son and a great-nephew &#8212; immediately announced plans to vie for the elder Conyers' seat. The great-nephew said, "His doctor advised him that the rigor of another campaign would be too much for him just in terms of his health."</p> <p>Despite his sudden retirement, Conyers "vehemently" denies all accusations that he ever committed sexual harassment. "My legacy can't be compromised or diminished in any way by what we are going through now," Conyers said in a radio interview from the hospital. "This too shall pass. My legacy will continue through my children."<p>Updated: Thu Dec 07, 2017</p> 9303b7faca1b00cb9c5879e95d0dd91c Dump Roy Moore for 11/30/2017 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>It is a political, tactical and moral mistake for Republicans to continue backing Judge Roy Moore for Alabama's Senate seat.</p> <p>In brief, he has been accused by multiple women of, decades ago, making unwanted and inappropriate sexual advances toward them when they were teenage girls &#8212; one as young as 14 &#8212; and he was in his 30s. At least four women say he initiated sexual contact with them.<p>Updated: Thu Nov 30, 2017</p> 126e14a44dc99fca0df1b8d9577b8a04 I Got Fired for Calling Out Liberal Hypocrisy on Clinton Accusers for 11/23/2017 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>It was bizarre watching KABC TalkRadio in Los Angeles &#8212; my hypocritical ex-employer &#8212; hold a televised press conference. It turns out that one of the station's news anchors, Leeann Tweeden, claims Sen. Al Franken groped her. In 2006, Tweeden said, before Franken became a senator, he and she participated in a USO tour to entertain the troops in the Middle East. </p> <p>But, claims Tweeden: "(Franken) repeated that actors really need to rehearse everything and that we <i>must</i> practice the kiss. I said 'OK' so he would stop badgering me. We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth.<p>Updated: Thu Nov 23, 2017</p> 1f21fa4f54ca05af0b9bb5e9c7c93908 No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali for 11/16/2017 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>GQ magazine named former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its 2017 "Citizen of the Year." In doing so, GQ overlooked NFL Houston Texans' J.J. Watt, who raised some $37 million for hurricane relief. Many of Kaepernick's supporters liken his protest to that of boxer Muhammad Ali, who refused to be inducted into the military. The comparison is not well-taken. </p> <p>For whatever reason, Kaepernick chose not to give the magazine an interview, passing up an opportunity to clearly explain the purpose of his protest. At first, Kaepernick insisted his protest was about the alleged epidemic of police brutality against blacks. Shortly after he started his protest, Kaepernick said: "There's a lot of things that need to change. One specifically is police brutality. There's people being murdered unjustly and not being held accountable. The cops are getting paid leave for killing people. That's not right."<p>Updated: Thu Nov 16, 2017</p> 86e33a3e9d260dd0793c760540c70d31 Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell for 11/09/2017 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>A Rasmussen poll taken in 2013 asked American adults, "Are most white Americans racist?" "Are most Hispanic Americans racist?" and "Are most black Americans racist?" Of the three groups, the winner was blacks.</p> <p>Thirty-seven percent said most blacks were racist; 18 percent felt most Hispanics were racist; and 15 percent said most whites were racist.<p>Updated: Thu Nov 09, 2017</p>