Presumed innocence is overrated

by Burt Prelutsky -- There are very few things you can confess to these days that will garner you a raised eyebrow, let alone public censure. After all, a day doesn't go more…

We're not as dumb as they say!

by Burt Prelutsky -- A recent Zogby poll, conducted at the behest of a new TV game show, divulged a lot of facts about Americans that most pundits have glommed onto as more…

The judicial branch – more like a twig

by Burt Prelutsky -- A recent poll disclosed that of the three branches of government, the one most highly regarded was the judicial. I found it odd that most Americans felt that more…

Gibson on the rocks

by Burt Prelutsky -- I tried to ignore the contretemps over Mel Gibson's run-in with the law, but it was like trying to ignore the elephant in the living room. My friends more…

Pat Buchanan's rampage

by Burt Prelutsky -- Pat Buchanan, not satisfied merely looking like a Herblock depiction of a bigot, a man who never allows an opportunity to slam Israel slip through his fingers, has more…

What has 5 sides and no backbone?

by Burt Prelutsky -- For the longest time, I have been one of those people who condemned the leftists in the media for putting the worst possible face on our war in more…

The left's love affair with Europe

by Burt Prelutsky -- Certain people of the leftist persuasion are always trying to convince the rest of us that Europe is superior to America, and, quite frankly, I'm getting sick and more…

Some things to stew about

by Burt Prelutsky -- I don't know how it is with other writers, but I find that every so often I have more ideas than I know what to do with. I more…

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…