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Mugabe and the mullahs in Iran, Godonomics and Effective Compassion
Today’s news and commentary by Cal Thomas on the dangerous new axis between Iran and an African dictator who could supply raw material for a nuclear weapon, plus: an interview with the author of Godonomics, Chad Hovind, a report on the west regional winner of WORLD’s Hope Awards for Effective Compassion competition, and more
Wednesday morning news
Israel: A day after Israel’s “goodwill gesture,” release of Palestinian prisoners, including some who committed murder, a Palestinian official accuses the Jewish state of “manipulating the process in order to … render negotiations entirely irrelevant.”
The flash flooding in Colorado that has claimed the life of a 53-year-old man may not be finished. Saturday’s flood destroyed six houses and seriously damaged 11 others and swept 40 cars from the road.
Politics: North Carolina’s new voter ID law is challenged in court even before the ink is dry. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says it’ll prevent fraud to require voters to present photo identification at the ballot box.
Religion: A gospel singer and African-American pastor invited to perform at a concert marking a civil-rights milestone at the Martin Luther King Junior memorial has been disinvited. The reason stemmed from the singer’s overcoming unwanted same-sex attractions.
Business: Modest gains on Wall Street following a report from the Commerce Department saying retail sales rose 0.2 percent in July, slightly less than expected.
Commentary: Cal Thomas
Commentator Cal Thomas discusses how the dangers of terrorism and of rogue states from North Korea to Iran are magnified by a lack of political leadership.
Godonomics: Interview with Chad Hovind
A conversation on biblical ethics and economics with author Chad Hovind, who posits the idea that free-market capitalism is a biblical system, that is thus superior to all others and has the power to promote human flourishing.
The West Region semifinalist for WORLD’s 2013 Hope Award
WORLD News Group’s Jill Nelson profiles My Safe Harbor, one of five semifinalists our 8th annual Hope Award for Effective Compassion.