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 Arkansas’ Griffin the first casualty of the shutdown fight?

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Newsworthy | Really? Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., says he won’t seek reelection to the House, citing family reasons. That may be true: He has a wife and two young children.

Signs and Wonders: Don’t mess with Texas or Ted Cruz

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Newsworthy | Cruzing. I had to change planes in Houston over the weekend and picked up the Houston Chronicle , which ran a front page story on Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas,

Signs and Wonders: Washington’s undercurrent of corruption

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Newsworthy | D.C. scandals. More than a year ago, I did a short piece in “Signs and Wonders” about corruption in our nation’s capital, focusing on the D.C. Lottery…

Signs and Wonders: Morality training without a moral foundation

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Newsworthy | Good habits, but inadequate theology.Schools around the country are beginning to use Stephen Covey’s  Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Signs and Wonders: Does the U.S. really need to buy more stuff?

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Newsworthy | Don’t raise debt ceiling? Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., is saying there’s no need to raise the debt ceiling, and he has an interesting argument. The reason we…

Signs and Wonders: A ‘lesson about honest government’ in Detroit

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Newsworthy | Kwame creamed. The judge threw the book at former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kirkpatrick yesterday, sentencing him to 28 years in prison for corruption. “That way…

Signs and Wonders: Truth in advertising

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Newsworthy | Dueling billboards. You may have seen billboards by atheist groups with messages such as “Keep Religion Out of Government.” If you haven’t seen them,

Signs and Wonders: No picking your nose or urinating in public

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Newsworthy | Good advice. With more Chinese traveling abroad, the Chinese government apparently thinks it’s necessary to tell people how to behave. Some of the advice is…

Signs and Wonders: From one out-of-control pop star to another

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Newsworthy | Miley advice. I’m not a fan of the very strange Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor. She’s had her share of meltdowns over the years, including an…

Signs and Wonders: Shutdown or slowdown?

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Newsworthy | Government slowdown. First of all, let’s be clear: The government hasn’t shut down. According to the government’s own Office of Personnel…

Signs and Wonders: Breaking Bad and abiding justice

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Newsworthy | Box office breather. It was another slow weekend at the box office. The top 12 movies grossed less than $100 million, 10 percent less than the same weekend…

Signs and Wonders: Google turns 15

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Newsworthy | Google it. It’s hard to imagine life on the Internet without Google, so it’s interesting to note that the search engine monolith is barely a teenager.

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