Dec. 24, 2013
The World and Everything in It

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Freedom and security, editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel, Singing in the Shower, One Solitary Life

Today’s news and commentator Cal Thomas discusses the important balance between freedom and security, plus: a profile of the Indianapolis Star’s Gary Varvel, Bob Case highlights two comforting Christmas songs, a reading of “One Solitary Life,” and more

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Tuesday news

Healthcare.gov: The site was down again for part of the day on what was supposed to have been the last day to sign up for coverage to take effect on January 1st. But with yet another administrative adjustment to the law, that deadline has been nudged back ever so slightly.

Susan Rice: National Security Advisor Susan Rice raised a few eyebrows in an interview on CBS’ 60 Minute this week when she was asked whether she regrets pushing a false explanation for last year’s Benghazi terrorist attack.

Christmas preparations: Minority Christians in Israel and the Palestinian territories are preparing to celebrate Christmas.

Business/economy: WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith reports that U.S. stocks climbed on Monday. Analysts are attributing this Christmas rally to the two-year budget deal, to the Federal Reserve’s decision on the bond-buying taper, and continued good economic news.

Commentary: How much is too much?

Commentator Cal Thomas discusses the balance between freedom and security. This balance is one that, if not gotten right, often results in a loss of both.

A profile of editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel is a syndicated editorial cartoonist for the Indianapolis Star. His cartoons can be viewed online here.

Singing in the Shower: Two songs of Christmas comfort

Bob Case is the former director of the WORLD Journalism Institute. His “Singing in the Shower” series is a regular feature of The World and Everything in It.

One Solitary Life

The popular Christmas reading known as “One Solitary Life” was written by California pastor James Allan Francis in 1926 for a sermon delivered to the National Baptist Young People’s Union. Learn more here.

Dec. 24, 2013
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