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…

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…