When witch hunting makes sense

by Burt Prelutsky -- Lately, I've been reading even more books than usual about a period that's always fascinated me; namely, the late '40s and early '50s, the time of the Hollywood more…

All the news fit for the birdcage

by Burt Prelutsky -- By this time, I'm sure you've all heard about the latest scandal at the New York Times. But just in case you happened to miss it, it seems more…

Peace is sometimes a 4-letter word

by Burt Prelutsky -- Back in the 1950s, a Southern journalist named Harry Golden became famous by turning out a series of best-selling books, the first of which he called "Only in more…

Michael Vick and multiculturalism

by Burt Prelutsky -- As repulsive as Michael Vick's actions were, what I've heard and read in the aftermath has struck me as being far worse. The dogfights themselves, and Vick's executions more…

Why I'm conservative

by Burt Prelutsky -- Every so often I hear from a self-anointed right-wing commissar that I'm not really a conservative simply because he's disagreed with something I wrote. The most annoying aspect more…

Confession of a recovering Democrat

by Burt Prelutsky -- I grew up in a home in which Franklin Roosevelt was regarded as a saint. Is it any wonder that it took me so many years before I more…

Paying lip service to barbarism

by Burt Prelutsky -- Some people used to refer to Ronald Reagan as the Teflon president because no matter how much mud his political foes threw at him, nothing stuck. That was more…

Lesser of 2 evils? You bet!

by Burt Prelutsky -- Nothing that I've written recently has stirred up the hornets quite as much as a piece in which I declared my support for Rudy Giuliani. I can't say more…

What's fair about the Fairness Doctrine?

by Burt Prelutsky -- Lately, I've been hearing rumors that prominent liberal politicians, the very same people who are always proclaiming themselves passionate advocates for free speech, are looking into ways to more…

Why I'm backing Rudy

by Burt Prelutsky -- Because I'm convinced that, come November of 2008, Hillary Clinton will be the presidential candidate of the Socialist Party, so I think it's particularly important that the Republicans more…