Why do the major television networks – CNN, Fox News, and so on – allow themselves to be used as recruiting tools for terror networks? Why do they permit themselves to carry messages for the worst people on the planet? Because terror is big bucks for the news media, I suppose. The reason the terrorists produce videos is because if they kill someone behind closed doors, only a handful of people will be affected. If they release a video, then the whole world will be … [Read more...]

Dude Perfect: Come For The Trick Shots And Stereotype Videos; Stay For The Message Of Faith

Dude Perfect

Dude Perfect, five buddies who recently graduated Texas A&M, have become one of the hottest sensations on the Internet for their trick shot and "stereotype" videos. They've done videos with Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll, among other sports stars, and have gotten product placement deals with Gatorade, car manufacturers, and other topline companies…but have eschewed alliances with alcoholic beverages or men's magazines. That's because the subtext of Dude Perfect is their love for the … [Read more...]

Obama: Kobe or LeBron?

Barack Obama

When then-Senator Barack Obama joyously stepped off the podium at the 2004 Democratic National convention, after having delivered an outstanding speech, he told his aides, "I'm LeBron, baby!" Respectfully, Mr. President, you aren't LeBron. You're Kobe. Like Kobe, you have two years left on your contract. And like Kobe, many of your former fans wish you would depart sooner than that. LeBron is lovable. He makes his teammates better. At this point, Kobe appears to be all about … [Read more...]

Is Peace Coming To The Middle East? Not So Fast, Says Lawrence Wright

Middle East

Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright has just published a thrilling, compulsively readable account of the 1978 Camp David accords titled Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin and Sadat at Camp David. The New York Times named the book, published by Knopf, one of the 10 Best Books of 2014. During that fraught period, the leaders of Egypt, Israel, and the United States hammered out a peace agreement between Israel and Egypt that has kept to this day. Yet Wright is anything but … [Read more...]