Happy birthday to me

by Burt Prelutsky -- It was many years ago, when young Mickey Mantle first patrolled centerfield for the New York Yankees, that I first heard that he fully expected to die of more…

Fear of dental hygiene

by Burt Prelutsky -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Catchy, but wrong. We also have all that scary stuff to worry more…

China: Least-favored nation

by Burt Prelutsky -- I don't, as a rule, spend a lot of time feeling sorry for China. But that was before I read about the problems that nation is already having more…

The year that was

by Burt Prelutsky -- Looking back on 2005, I'd say that, all in all, it was a pretty good year. In Iraq, things are looking up, and here in America, the bad more…

Toot, toot, Tookie, goodbye

by Burt Prelutsky -- Let me begin by stating that I am in favor of capital punishment. I don't view it as a deterrent, understand – I consider it the only appropriate more…

The Christmas grinch revisited

by Burt Prelutsky -- Nothing that I have ever written has provoked as huge a response as a piece I wrote recently called "The Jewish grinch who stole Christmas." In the article, more…

The Jewish grinch
who stole Christmas

by Burt Prelutsky -- I never thought I'd live to see the day that Christmas would become a dirty word. You think it hasn't? Then why is it that people are being more…

The unliberal left

by Burt Prelutsky -- I keep asking myself why, in spite of the encouraging reports out of Iraq, people such as Rep. Murtha want us to beat a hasty retreat, making the more…

A primer on hypocrisy

by Burt Prelutsky -- A while back, people were picking on such prominent conservatives as Rush Limbaugh and Bill Bennett, accusing them of being hypocrites because, while espousing traditional values, the former more…

Islam is a riot

by Burt Prelutsky -- The best thing about the rioting in France is that it proves once and for all that pandering to Islamists is always a bad idea. Even when you more…