Two movies came out this fall. In fact, they were showing in cinemas across our nation simultaneously. Their titles: “Conviction” starring Hillary Swank, and “The Next Three Days” starring Russell Crowe. Both are intense movies involving a similar plot: The lead character feels compelled to rescue a convicted murderer from prison, whom they know is innocent. Both are great stories. The

There is one phenomenon occurring repeatedly in contemporary culture. We'll call it self-destructive leaders. People who hold weighty positions of authority, who got there because they were brilliant or experienced -- but later destroy themselves. In fact, we've all uttered the question at some point: How could such a smart person do such a dumb thing? It's leaders like Bernie Madoff,