The place I live, the books I read

by Burt Prelutsky -- My neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley is diverse. In fact, it's more diverse than the typical college campus and light years more diverse than the typical college more…

The gripes of wrath

by Burt Prelutsky -- There is so much in America today that calls for ridicule and contempt, one hardly knows where to begin. But when in doubt, you can't go wrong starting more…

Bewitched, bothered & bewildered

by Burt Prelutsky -- The title comes from a tune written by Rodgers and Hart for their musical, "Pal Joey," written in 1940, the year I was born. It could very well more…

Black racism is alive and well

by Burt Prelutsky -- As I sit here, it's only been a few days since the six honest jurors in Sanford, Fla., restored a little of my faith in the American legal more…

Barack, Trayvon and Islam

by Burt Prelutsky -- Some people insist that racism no longer exists in America. Clearly, that isn't true. After all, Barack Obama once said that Trayvon Martin looked like the son he more…

Obama's untouchables

by Burt Prelutsky -- Once I thought of referring to Obama's appointees as the untouchables, I decided to check out Eliot Ness, who led the small squad of honest cops engaged in more…

Sanity takes a holiday

by Burt Prelutsky -- We have all come to expect split decisions from the Supreme Court, but we don't expect the four on the losing side to consist of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, more…

Money, money, money and politics

by Burt Prelutsky -- Money has no morality, but that doesn't mean it should be dispensed by those who share that failing. That is particularly the case when it's the people's money, more…

Masters at delegating blame

by Burt Prelutsky -- Until the current administration came along, never in American history had so many people claimed to be taking responsibility without taking even the least little bit. Some leaders more…