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…

Habla usted English, Mrs. Obama?

by Burt Prelutsky -- For a long time, there has been a controversy brewing in America over whether or not to make English our official language. The arguments in favor seem overwhelmingly more…

Sorry you missed my book-signing

by Burt Prelutsky -- Recently, I hosted a book-signing here in Los Angeles. If you've never had the experience, my advice is that you not press your luck. For openers, there's the more…

Phones vs. e-mail

by Burt Prelutsky -- Sometimes we become so accustomed to the way things are, we fail to notice how peculiar they happen to be. And for once, I'm not just referring to more…

The tarnished silver screen

by Burt Prelutsky -- Some years ago, I was a movie reviewer. I started out at UCLA, reviewing for the Daily Bruin, and then moved on to be the first critic for more…

Separation of Hollywood and state?

by Burt Prelutsky -- With so many Hollywood celebrities jumping on the various presidential bandwagons, it becomes increasingly difficult to tell where politics leaves off and show business begins. This being the more…

A few words in defense of torture

by Burt Prelutsky -- Sometimes I get the idea that America's MSM is nothing more than an offshoot of Al-Jazeera, a well-oiled propaganda machine for all things Islamic. For instance, we've been more…

The candidate who deserves religious scrutiny

by Burt Prelutsky -- One of the obvious differences between Democrats and Republicans is the role religion plays in their presidential campaigns. For instance, every Democrat, while pretending to believe that "separation more…