Signs and Wonders

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Every Tuesday and Thursday, WORLD News Group Vice President Warren Cole Smith calls our attention to intriguing items in the news you may have overlooked.

Signs and Wonders: Is Mexico finally winning the drug war?

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Newsworthy | Cartel busted. An interesting story is unfolding down in Mexico. Last year, the Mexican government got serious about cracking down on the “Knights…

Signs and Wonders: Beijing ‘barely suitable’ for life

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Newsworthy | Chinese smog. Pundits and futurists have spilled a lot of ink in recent years claiming the 21stcentury would be the “Chinese Century.” Evidence for…

Signs and Wonders: Voter ID law opponents told to bring ID to protest

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Newsworthy | Not as I do. Last year, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a ballot integrity law that would require voters in the Tar Heel State to produce…

Signs and Wonders: Scarlett Johansson and the permanence of Israeli ‘settlements’

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Newsworthy | Oxfam fractures. Actress Scarlett Johansson will no longer be the spokeswoman for relief organization Oxfam, and the reason is political rather than economic.

Signs and Wonders: Good Luck Charlie gets two mommies

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Newsworthy | Good night, Charlie. The children’s television show Good Luck Charlie will introduce a lesbian couple to the program. The Disney Channel show had already…

Signs and Wonders: Stay away from those abortion-loving cookies

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Newsworthy | Do-Si-Don’t. According to Austin Ruse of the pro-family Catholic group C-Fam, “a part of every Thin Mint and Do-Si-Do, every Samoa and Savannah Smile goes…

Signs and Wonders: How conservative is conservative enough?

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Newsworthy | Challenged on the right. One of the most conservative members of the House of Representatives, James Lankford, is running for retiring Oklahoma Sen. Tom…

Signs and Wonders: Gentrification is not genocide after all

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Newsworthy | Gentrification boon. In 1988, riots in New York helped promote the false idea that the gentrification of neighborhoods forced poor people onto the streets and…

Signs and Wonders: Obama staffers jumping ship

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Newsworthy | West Wing exodus. The Hill newspaper is reporting that “a number of key aides are expected to leave the White House in the coming months as President…

Signs and Wonders: Tom Coburn considers early retirement

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Newsworthy | Coburn’s cancer. Sen. Tom Coburn has been battling prostate cancer for some time, but his fight may have taken an ominous turn. Several news outlets are…

Signs and Wonders: Banks reject ‘immoral’ pot growers

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Newsworthy | Just saying no. Although it is now legal to grow marijuana in Colorado, and businesses are creating sophisticated and extensive growing operations, they must…

Signs and Wonders: Worldwide population implosion

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Newsworthy | Approaching demographic winter. About half the countries of the world—now including the United States—have a fertility rate below the replacement level of…

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