The Nobel Prize for Gorebal warming

by Burt Prelutsky -- From now on, Al Gore will no longer be best known as the man who lost the presidency because he couldn't even carry his own home state. People more…

180 degrees of separation

by Burt Prelutsky -- One of the silliest complaints that liberals never tire of leveling against conservatives is that we're divisive. I should hope so. God forbid that those of us on more…

She was the bee's knees

by Burt Prelutsky -- Until I read her obituary in the morning paper, I had never even heard of Eva Crane, who died the other day at 95. She was, it seems, more…

The great mysteries of life

by Burt Prelutsky -- There are certain arcane matters that I fully comprehend. Among them are baseball's infield fly rule, how to read the Racing Form and even how to decipher the more…

A world gone mad

by Burt Prelutsky -- It was bad enough seeing those folks at the game in San Francisco giving Barry Bonds a standing ovation, but I really could have done without George Bush more…

Why all my craziness makes perfect sense

by Burt Prelutsky -- I'm not sure how I feel about psychoanalysis. As I understand Dr. Freud's brainchild, you talk to an analyst for years on end about your dreams and your more…

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…