'American Wife': Toughness in the face of despair

by Jim Fletcher -- [caption id="attachment_361029" align="aligncenter" width="596"] 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle[/caption] Keith Richards once said that "life is a wild animal," and that happens to be one of the bits of more…

U.S., Russian spies team up to save world

by Drew Zahn -- Growing up in the '80s, some of my fondest TV memories were the reruns of classic spy shows from even earlier decades – "I Spy," "Get Smart," "Mission more…

Gideon's Army: Hair-raising spy thriller

by Jim Fletcher -- The Bible is so full of astounding stories/historical accounts that one struggles to name the Top Five. Or Top 100. Surely, though, the account of Gideon's "army" (Judges more…

Famous heroes chained down by politics

by Drew Zahn -- Examining the worldview of films puts a whole new twist on the typical movie-review column. Instead of talking about actors and directors and camera angles, I get to more…

Clinton Cash

by Jim Fletcher -- Bill and Hillary Clinton will surely go down in history as the greatest actors of their generation. Living in the rarified air of political and media elites for more…

Who knew Pac-Man was a hedonist?

by Drew Zahn -- "Pixels," the new film in theaters starring comedians Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad (the voice of the snowman in "Frozen") and more, is meant to be a more…

Religious liberty: A history

by Jim Fletcher -- [caption id="attachment_2245145" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Michael Farris[/caption] For quite some time, anti-American academics have operated within the national educational system. From Marxists at Berkeley, to leftists writing public school more…

Tiny superhero movie big on redemption

by Drew Zahn -- It's summer, and that means it's time for superhero movies. Big muscles, big explosions, big box office receipts, and big … Wait … what? "Ant-Man"? What's an Ant-Man? more…

Little blade, big potential

by Manny Edwards -- This Boker Magnum Lil Friend Micro neck knife is a high quality, supremely practical little cutter at a reasonable price, although you shouldn’t depend on it for self-defense. more…