No-nonsense ode to prep football in Texas

by Craig Outhier, Guest Columnist If you thought Texans were nuts anyway, wait until you get a load of “Friday Night Lights,” director Peter Berg’s no-nonsense ode to prep football in America’s most pigskin-crazy state. Based on Buzz Bissinger’s best-selling nonfiction book, Berg’s movie chronicles the 1988 Permian High School football season in the economically […]

Stuudent’s airing of Berg video offensive

I’ve chosen not to see the video of Nicholas Berg’s beheading. I made the same decision two years ago when a clip of Islamic terrorists decapitating a reporter named Daniel Pearl surfaced online. My reasoning is the same now as it was then. There’s something obscene about watching from a desk chair as a man’s […]

Beheading shows Iraq war victims everyday people

Everyone who saw the image of Islamic militants beheading an American contractor in Iraq has reacted with understandable horror. Few things are more brutal than the cold-blooded murder by masked thugs, and the chosen method of execution was particularly grisly. Americans are in shock and mourning, made all the worse by the detailed media descriptions […]