Obama deserves a 'Neville' award

by Burt Prelutsky -- Ever since Vladimir Putin decided to restore the former Soviet Union, I have admired his restraint. I'm serious. I mean thus far all he's done is venture a more…

Gold medals, fried chicken and antiques

by Burt Prelutsky -- Now that the Winter Olympics are over for another four years, let me say, at the risk of being regarded as a party pooper, that I think the more…

It's not hearsay, it's heresy

by Burt Prelutsky -- Several hundred years ago, an Italian astronomer named Galileo Galilei, which sounds like something a Swiss shepherd might yodel, was found guilty of heresy and placed under house more…

Notes from a sick bed

by Burt Prelutsky -- Between the surgery and the flu, I have been pretty much housebound for a few weeks now. Between coughing, sneezing, taking meds and doing the hand exercises prescribed more…

Obama's 'Groundhog Year'

by Burt Prelutsky -- Because simply recovering from surgery that involved my hand, wrist and thumb, didn't strike me as being all that challenging, I decided to add a case of the more…

People aren't all that good

by Burt Prelutsky -- There are those who believe that in their natural state, people are kind, generous and good-natured. I, however, don't believe they are any of those things. Unless they more…

When your deity is Chicken Little

by Burt Prelutsky -- I happen to believe that the whole notion of man-made global warming is a load of hooey. After all, it's a matter of record that temperatures were rising more…

I am a Little Sister of the Poor

by Burt Prelutsky -- In one of the few Hollywood epics that wasn't entirely wretched, there was a stirring moment in "Spartacus" when the Roman general stands before the slaves huddled on more…

The N.Y. Times' latest eye-roller

by Burt Prelutsky -- The New York Times recently ran a front-page story promoting the fiction that a silly video had everything to do with the Benghazi massacre, ignoring the fact that more…

The rabbi's advice

by Burt Prelutsky -- One of the many oddities of this administration is that while it's constantly referring to congressional Republicans as bomb-throwing terrorists, villains with whom it's useless to negotiate, they more…