What I neglected to say
on the radio

by Burt Prelutsky -- Recently, I appeared on a San Francisco radio talk show. I had looked forward to discussing a wide range of topics with the host and his callers. That's more…

Are liberals
from another planet?

by Burt Prelutsky -- I really don't like insulting liberals. It's a dirty job, but, as they say, somebody has to do it. The truth is, I have friends and relatives who more…

Crime and no punishment

by Burt Prelutsky -- The other day, I was talking to a friend and, as old poops will, we tried to figure out when this country started sliding downhill. For instance, when more…

The battle of New Orleans

by Burt Prelutsky -- When a disaster such as Katrina occurs, the first thing some people think to do is to place the blame. Because it was New Orleans that took the more…

Judging the judges

by Burt Prelutsky -- A question that bears looking into is whether a career in politics inevitably turns people into hypocrites or whether hypocrites are born, not made, and are simply drawn more…

101 people who are
screwing up America

by Burt Prelutsky -- Although we have never met, I regard Bernard Goldberg as a friend. He's sent me his books, nicely dedicated; I've sent him mine. Through our frequent exchange of more…

Confessions of a red diaper baby

by Burt Prelutsky -- I suspect that every family has its share of skeletons in the closet, black sheep that are only mentioned in passing, in whispers, at Thanksgiving gatherings. In the more…

So what if I'm not religious?

by Burt Prelutsky -- I am not a religious person. But unlike most atheists and agnostics, I am not anti-religion. It's just not for me. I am unable to accept things on more…

The movies are going to the dogs

by Burt Prelutsky -- At the tender age of 10, I became a professional writer. I received a 50-cent check for a poem whose title I've since forgotten, but which, in its more…

Dissecting Frogs

by Burt Prelutsky -- President Bush has my total sympathy. Aside from having to spend all his vacations in Crawford, the thing I would hate the most about his job would be more…