Warren Cole Smith

Warren is vice president of mission advancement for The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and the host of WORLD Radio’s Listening In. Follow Warren on Twitter @WarrenColeSmith.

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How to defeat jihad

Terrorism | Anti-terrorism expert Sebastian Gorka on winning the fight against Islamist extremism
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 5/16/19, 10:05 am

Sebastian Gorka is the radio host of America First With Sebastian Gorka and is a non-resident scholar at the Institute of World Politics. He previously served as an associate dean at the National Defense University, among other teaching posts, and served as a deputy assistant for strategy to President Donald Trump in 2017. He’s a guest instructor for the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, N.C.

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The temple of Fido

Culture | How our worship of animals dehumanizes us
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 3/30/19, 01:55 am

Pets on planes. The stories have become their own sub-genre in journalism.

Consider the 2014 story of US Airways Flight 598, which was en route from Los Angeles to Philadelphia but was diverted to Kansas City because a dog had diarrhea.

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A silhouette of a man

DVD | The sanitizing and straight-washing of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 2/12/19, 09:36 am

The canonization of Freddie Mercury is now complete.

Making the case for his beatification is the box-office hit Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic released in U.S. theaters on Nov. 2 last year and on DVD today. The movie traces the early life of the lead singer of Queen, the band’s decline, and its triumphant re-emergence in a 1985 Live Aid performance. Some critics and music historians have called that 20-minute set the greatest single rock performance of all time.

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