Why I'm fed up with Rick Santorum

by Burt Prelutsky -- Until recently, I didn't dislike GOP contender Santorum. Although I preferred Mitt Romney, I regarded Sen. Santorum as a decent second choice. I no longer feel that way. more…

A tale of 2 debates

by Burt Prelutsky -- Last week, I watched the GOP presidential debate from Mesa, Ariz. The previous night, I attended a congressional debate here in the San Fernando Valley. There was a more…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg & other catastrophes

by Burt Prelutsky -- I must confess that I was never as big a fan of Sarah Palin as some Republicans. But honesty compels me to confess that much of my antipathy more…

The Divided States of America

by Burt Prelutsky -- A few years ago, the folks on Martha's Vineyard, a favorite Massachusetts island getaway for New England liberals, were under siege by a wild turkey named Tom. Unlike more…

Screwballs and screwdrivers

by Burt Prelutsky -- When people voice their disgust with the legal system, it's not merely because of such obvious miscarriages of justice as O.J. Simpson and Casey Anthony being found not more…

Why Newt's not presidential

by Burt Prelutsky -- Part of the reason people enjoy watching sporting events is because the outcome is clear cut. One team wins, another loses. Outcomes aren't usually so black and white more…

Needed: A prez who understands jihadists

by Burt Prelutsky -- All in all, 2011 provided us with some pretty good news. For one thing, our military took care of Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki; God got rid more…

With conservatives like these …

by Burt Prelutsky -- Santorum, Gingrich and Perry all condemned Mitt Romney's Bain Financial for putting people out of work. If anyone should be sidelined, it's Santorum, Gingrich and Perry. For one more…

Why Americans run for Congress

by Burt Prelutsky -- Recently, a reader wrote to ask me why anyone would spend a million dollars to become a member of Congress, a job that pays less than $200,000 a more…

Why oppose Obama? Let me count the ways

by Burt Prelutsky -- Apparently the Obama family holiday in the islands will run us taxpayers $4,113,038, and that's not counting snow cones, leis, surfboard rentals and assorted Hawaiian souvenirs. Still, it's more…