Animal crackers

by Burt Prelutsky -- I suspect that from the moment Homo sapiens first stood erect, two questions have plagued mankind. The first of these, I'm willing to bet, was, "Does everybody's lower more…

Our soap opera culture

by Burt Prelutsky -- How, I wonder, did it come to pass that we've become a tabloid society? I'm not just referring to those junky scandal sheets they peddle at supermarket checkout more…

Grateful for big favors

by Burt Prelutsky -- In this country, all you need do if you wish to vilify something is stick the word "big" in front of it. Big, we've been led to believe, more…

The wedding wars

by Burt Prelutsky -- Thanks to a lot of gay people who don't know when they have it good, there is a controversy raging in America over who has the right to more…

The society of victims

by Burt Prelutsky -- Ann Coulter certainly stirred up a hornet's nest when she accused the so-called ''Jersey Girls'' of wallowing in their widowhood. Tim Rutten, the resident media critic for the more…

Mass hysteria is hysterical

by Burt Prelutsky -- When I was a mere sprout, I recall that some nincompoops were convinced that fluoridating water was a Communist plot. So it was at a very tender age more…

'Mainstream' media? Hardly

by Burt Prelutsky -- Only a dyed-in-the-wool leftist would think to label CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the three major networks as the mainstream media. Only liberals more…

Psychoanalyzing the loony left

by Burt Prelutsky -- Sigmund Freud was the fellow who had the copyright on the ego, the id and the superego. He was also the guy who managed to turn the couch, more…

No. 714

by Burt Prelutsky -- At the moment I'm writing this, Barry Bonds is sitting on 713 home runs, one behind Babe Ruth for second place on the all-time list. If I say more…

What part of 'illegal' don't you get?

by Burt Prelutsky -- There are many things I like and admire about President Bush. But his constant pandering to Mexico's Vicente Fox doesn't happen to be one of them. At best, more…