Tonight we'll depart from the typical news cycle to take a look at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and how the games really provide insight into our current culture wars: From the poor treatment of Israeli athletes by the delegations of various Muslim countries, to athletes using their high profile to talk politics (even though all of this supposedly goes against the International Olympic Committee's Charter.)
Why, during the one occasion where politics could have and should have been put aside, are some athletes simply unwilling to do so? Joining us to discuss is person who I think has a clear answer: Nonie Darwish, author of the books "The Devil We Don't Know" and "Now They Call Me Infidel."
But while there were certainly some disheartening moments during the Rio games, there were also those that contributed to our shared humanity and did their countries proud. They deserve a spotlight.
Michael Taube, Troy Media syndicated columnist and speechwriter for former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, followed the games and weighs in tonight.