Still the land of fruits and nuts

by Burt Prelutsky -- Because California, and Hollywood in particular, have been the punch line for so many jokes over the years, I suspect that people who don't live out here assume more…

Viewing the 1960s from my 60s

by Burt Prelutsky -- Even though I'm embarrassed to have been a Democrat for so many years, I'm proud that even in my 20s, I thought the '60s was the worst decade more…

Visitors from a weird planet

by Burt Prelutsky -- When I tell liberals that I can't figure them out, they tend to assume I'm owning up to my own intellectual shortcomings. They figure their thinking is so more…

Plainly for McCain

by Burt Prelutsky -- Some mornings I wake up and, for a minute or two, I think that I must have been dreaming that there are conservatives who hate John McCain so more…

Obama: Race hustler with the best of them

by Burt Prelutsky -- Barack Obama gave a speech that his disciples compared favorably to the Gettysburg Address and the Sermon on the Mount, but which I thought came a lot closer more…

Making the case for McCain

by Burt Prelutsky -- A while back, I admitted that John McCain was not among my three favorite candidates for the Republican nomination. But I went on to say that if he more…

My debate with an idiotic reader

by Burt Prelutsky -- A while back, I wrote an article in which I pointed out that for over 20 years Barack Obama has attended Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ, whose more…

A 12-step program for recovering liberals

by Burt Prelutsky -- Most 12-step programs start out by requiring that people have to understand that they're powerless over their addiction and that only by turning their lives over to a more…

The world's 2nd-oldest profession

by Burt Prelutsky -- I have a confession to make. On many occasions, I have been one of those who have ridiculed people for no other reason than that they've been lawyers. more…

To the GOP's self-righteous purists

by Burt Prelutsky -- If he had thrown his hat in the ring, my first choice for president would have been Newt Gingrich, probably the smartest guy in politics. I still hope more…