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: Even the best intentions can’t end poverty

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Newsworthy | Lifting all ships. The interest of the millennial generation in the plight of the poor is admirable, but those of us in the older demographic sometimes wish…

Signs and Wonders: Ironic nuptials on parade

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Newsworthy | Unleashing the furies. A homosexual couple got married yesterday on a float in the Rose Bowl Parade. The major networks covering the event chose not to air…

Signs and Wonders: The threat of big government

Signs and Wonders: The threat of big government

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Newsworthy | Big government fears. I occasionally see a bumper sticker that reads, “I love my country. It’s the government I fear.” This sentiment is…

Signs and Wonders: Operation Rescue names this year’s top pro-lifers

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Newsworthy | Defenders of life. The pro-life group Operation Rescue has named Bud and Tara Shaver Pro-life Persons of the Year. The Shavers, who live in Albuquerque,

Signs and Wonders: The Hobbit returns to dominate the box office

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Newsworthy | Smoking the competition. The fire-breathing dragon Smaug incinerated its box-office competition this weekend as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug brought…

Signs and Wonders: Gay marriage facing challenges

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Newsworthy | Back from the brink. The march of privileges for homosexuals is encountering a few speed bumps. Australia’s Capital Territory legalized gay unions on Dec.

Signs and Wonders: Did China keep the Dalai Lama away from Mandela memorial?

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Newsworthy | Mandela memorial snub. Nelson Mandela is credited with making South Africa tolerant and inclusive. But that tolerance apparently does not extend to the Dalai…

Signs and Wonders: Rockwell’s return, plus more on the Driscoll dust-up

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Newsworthy | Getting respect. Artist and illustrator Norman Rockwell has long been the Rodney Dangerfield of the art world—he gets no respect. Part of the reason is…

Signs and Wonders: Why did pastor's accuser back down?

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Newsworthy | Driscoll-Mefferd controversy. For those of you who have not been following the controversy, radio host Janet Mefferd accused megachurch pastor…

Signs and Wonders: Pope Francis weighs in on capitalism

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Newsworthy | Pope misfires. I don’t want to get in a shouting match with Pope Francis or the 1 billion Catholics on the planet, but his 55-page “apostolic…

Signs and Wonders: Frozen sets box-office record

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Newsworthy | Movie mania. This weekend was a record-setter at the box office. Frozen set a Thanksgiving weekend opening record by hauling in $67 million. But it wasn’t the…

Signs and Wonders: Cosby tells Stewart to watch his mouth

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Newsworthy | Cosby speaks truth. Bill Cosby appeared in a recent episode of comedian Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show.” Cosby commended Stewart for participating with…

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