Where's John Wayne when you really need him?

by Burt Prelutsky -- If he were alive today, John Wayne would have just celebrated his 100th birthday. Actually, if he hadn't made the worst movie of his career, "The Conqueror," he more…

They made my day

by Burt Prelutsky -- June 28 was a very fine day, indeed. For one thing, under pressure from my fellow Americans, the boobs in the Beltway caved in and stopped trying to more…

Letting off a little esteem

by Burt Prelutsky -- Not too long ago, I observed that self-esteem, at least so far as our young people are concerned, has been turned on its head. In days gone by, more…

Questions that plague me

by Burt Prelutsky -- Many years ago, there was a popular radio quiz show called "20 Questions." The challenge faced by the panelists was to come up with the identity of a more…

Our blood-obsessed judges

by Burt Prelutsky -- Recently, I was on a panel addressing the Republican Jewish Coalition here in the San Fernando Valley. The others on the dais were screenwriter Roger Simon, comedian Evan more…

The Court (TV) Jester

by Burt Prelutsky -- Recently, shut-ins, hospital patients and daytime TV addicts have been treated to a whole lot of me. Perhaps "treated" isn't the word that some of you would have more…

What I want to be when I grow up

by Burt Prelutsky -- There are two jobs I often find myself daydreaming about. One of them is being a radio talk-show host. The other is being president of the United States. more…

Transsexual career move?

by Burt Prelutsky -- Living in L.A., as I do, I don't have wonderful choices when it comes to my local newspapers. There's the parochial Daily News, which focuses its attention on more…