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…

A modest proposal for reasonable Muslims

by Burt Prelutsky -- Only the hopelessly na?ve, the same fools who believed Hitler was going to be satisfied with merely gobbling up the Sudetenland, actually believe that the Islamic fascists would more…

A legal system only a mother could love

by Burt Prelutsky -- I think I understand the reason that so many politicians are reluctant to take a tough stand against the illegal aliens pouring in from Mexico. It's partly pandering more…

The Star-Mangled Banner

by Burt Prelutsky -- There's probably no single piece of writing in this country that's as controversial or as likely to lead to fist fights as the U.S. Constitution. It's difficult to more…

He's not heavy, he's my history book

by Burt Prelutsky -- As you may have noticed, when liberals want to stereotype conservatives, they usually bring up creationists as if every religious person in America discounts Darwin and walks around more…

The unusual suspects

by Burt Prelutsky -- Like most people, I had long wondered about the identity of Deep Throat. Now that W. Mark Felt has stepped forward confessing to having been Mr. Throat, I more…