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ELDER: Leadership Malpractice: John Conyers’ Resignation Is 50 Years Too Late

Posted: December 7, 2017 at 9:00 am   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

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 — a son and a great-nephew — immediately announced plans to vie for the elder Conyers’ seat. The great-nephew said, “His doctor advised him that the rigor of another campaign […]

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ELDER: Dump Roy Moore

Posted: November 30, 2017 at 7:00 am   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

It is a political, tactical and moral mistake for Republicans to continue backing Judge Roy Moore for Alabama’s Senate seat. 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 — one as young as 14 — and he was […]

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ELDER: I Got Fired for Calling Out Liberal Hypocrisy on Clinton Accusers

Posted: November 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

It was bizarre watching KABC TalkRadio in Los Angeles — my hypocritical ex-employer — 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 […]

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ELDER: No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali

Posted: November 16, 2017 at 7:00 am   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

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 […]

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ELDER: Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell

Posted: November 9, 2017 at 9:00 am   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

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. Thirty-seven percent said most blacks were racist; 18 percent felt most Hispanics were racist; and 15 percent said most whites were racist. […]

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ELDER: Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’

Posted: November 2, 2017 at 7:00 am   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

All five living former Presidents recently came together at a benefit concert for victims of this year’s devastating hurricanes. A month earlier, they broadcast an appeal for Americans to donate for hurricane relief efforts. Former President Jimmy Carter praised the generosity of Americans: “Across this great country, Americans have answered the call.” So did former […]

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ELDER: My Own Harvey Weinstein Experience

Posted: October 26, 2017 at 10:00 am   /   National, Politics, Top Stories

I knew of Harvey Weinstein, and I’d heard that he possessed the power to make or break careers, that he was bombastic and that he pushed people around. But that pretty much was the extent of it. After all, this is Hollywood, where only a small percent of would-be actors and actresses in the Screen […]

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ELDER: Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave — So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick

Posted: October 19, 2017 at 7:00 am   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, among others, praised the Weinstein accusers for their “courage.” For decades, Weinstein, a big Democratic donor who could make or break Hollywood careers, apparently preyed on young women. Over 30 women have now come forth, with five alleging rape. But where […]

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ELDER: If ‘No One Wants to Take Our Guns,’ Stop Saying the Opposite

Posted: October 12, 2017 at 7:00 am   /   National, Politics, Sections

Almost immediately after the Las Vegas shooting came the calls for “common sense” gun control. The quest almost always begins with a reassurance that “no one wants to take away your guns.” Not everyone read the memo. Nelson Shields, founder of Handgun Control, Inc., the organization that became the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, […]

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