Habla usted English, Mrs. Obama?

by Burt Prelutsky -- For a long time, there has been a controversy brewing in America over whether or not to make English our official language. The arguments in favor seem overwhelmingly more…

Sorry you missed my book-signing

by Burt Prelutsky -- Recently, I hosted a book-signing here in Los Angeles. If you've never had the experience, my advice is that you not press your luck. For openers, there's the more…

Phones vs. e-mail

by Burt Prelutsky -- Sometimes we become so accustomed to the way things are, we fail to notice how peculiar they happen to be. And for once, I'm not just referring to more…

The tarnished silver screen

by Burt Prelutsky -- Some years ago, I was a movie reviewer. I started out at UCLA, reviewing for the Daily Bruin, and then moved on to be the first critic for more…

Separation of Hollywood and state?

by Burt Prelutsky -- With so many Hollywood celebrities jumping on the various presidential bandwagons, it becomes increasingly difficult to tell where politics leaves off and show business begins. This being the more…

A few words in defense of torture

by Burt Prelutsky -- Sometimes I get the idea that America's MSM is nothing more than an offshoot of Al-Jazeera, a well-oiled propaganda machine for all things Islamic. For instance, we've been more…

The candidate who deserves religious scrutiny

by Burt Prelutsky -- One of the obvious differences between Democrats and Republicans is the role religion plays in their presidential campaigns. For instance, every Democrat, while pretending to believe that "separation more…

Is Oprah a racist?

by Burt Prelutsky -- Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama For nearly my entire life, I have been aware that there's no explaining a large segment of the population. For instance, even more…

Things that muddle my mind

by Burt Prelutsky -- There are any number of things that don't seem to bother the rest of you that manage to keep me awake nights. One of these is the Olympics. more…

Happy to live in a Christian nation

by Burt Prelutsky -- Usually, when people say they're not religious, they're looking to pick a fight or at least start an argument. That's probably because people who identify themselves as atheists more…