The United States of Mexico

by Burt Prelutsky -- Sometimes, when I hear people objecting to illegal aliens on the grounds that they represent a security risk, I find myself shaking my head. To me, that sounds more…

Gripes and grievances

by Burt Prelutsky -- "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," wrote Charles Dickens, back in 1859. Well, here it is 2006, and I'd say his words more…

Denying the Holocaust

by Burt Prelutsky -- Not too long ago, David Irving was sentenced to three years in an Austrian jail for claiming that the Holocaust never happened. Although I am usually in favor more…

McKinney rhymes with ninny

by Burt Prelutsky -- As I sit here, I don't yet know if Rep. Cynthia McKinney is going to face criminal charges for hitting the officer. And, frankly, I'm not sure if more…

Time to wake up and smell the salsa

by Burt Prelutsky -- I understand that George Bush and his Republican colleagues think they can have it both ways with this so-called guest-worker program. Well, they can't. Gussy it up any more…

Sex in America

by Burt Prelutsky -- Back when Bill Clinton was leaving his mark on history by leaving his mark on Monica Lewinsky's dress, one of the most aggravating aspects of the entire shabby more…

Treating perverts like pets

by Burt Prelutsky -- I can nearly, but not quite, understand why some people object to capital punishment. After all, if they're unaware that "Thou Shall Not Kill" is a bad translation more…

If only Clinton had been a Republican

by Burt Prelutsky -- The way that so many people – especially politicians – went nuts over the ports deal reminded me once again what a difference party designation makes. One only more…

No laughing matter

by Burt Prelutsky -- It is once again that time of the year when people start yakking about the Academy Awards. The contenders for most of the top prizes included "Brokeback Mountain," more…

Going for the fool's gold

by Burt Prelutsky -- What is it about the Olympic Games that excites so many people? Why do some folks who couldn't tell a double axel from a Ford axle suddenly have more…