Israel against the barbarians

by Burt Prelutsky -- Just for the record, I am a non-observant Jew. That means that my mother's father, Max Lashevsky, who kept kosher and attended an orthodox synagogue every day of more…

The new and improved Ebenezer Scrooge

by Burt Prelutsky -- Once upon a time, Santa Claus was a very popular figure around this time of year. Edmund Gwenn even won an Oscar for portraying him in a movie. more…

Liberals under the microscope

by Burt Prelutsky -- If I had a bigger ego, I could easily imagine that liberals say and do the things they say and do simply to perplex or annoy me. But more…

Intolerant ignoramuses on the left

by Burt Prelutsky -- The other day, I read a letter to the editor in the L.A. Times written by an irate homosexual. Come to think of it, is there any other more…

Mixing it up with left-wingers

by Burt Prelutsky -- Whenever I refer to liberals in print as pinheads, chowderheads, morons and flakes, I can always count on angry responses. Invariably, they will accuse me of stooping to more…

Does the GOP have a future?

by Burt Prelutsky -- I have no way of knowing whether the Republican Party will go the way of the Whigs, the Bull Moose and the dodo bird. But perhaps it should. more…

Letter to a young relative

by Burt Prelutsky -- Dear Danny: I am writing to say I think you should reconsider your decision not to join your junior high school's chess club. In the grand scheme of more…

Mourning in America

by Burt Prelutsky -- It's been a while now since the election took place, but it's still not easy for me to come to grips with it. Strangely enough, I slept OK more…

Go ahead, let polar bears disappear

by Burt Prelutsky -- By this time, I don't think it will shock anyone if I come right out and admit that I'm not a bleeding heart. When I read about a more…