Media Fawning Over North Korean Envoy Does No Favors for an Oppressed People

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 11:00am
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Feb. 13, 2018

Good morning from Washington, where President Trump's budget plan has got folks talking. Fred Lucas reports. The Senate is getting into the details of immigration reform, including amnesty for millions. Rachel del Guidice lays out the basics. What is with the media infatuation with North Korea at the Olympics? Jarrett Stepman wades in. Plus: Mary Clare Amselem on making college more affordable for all, Pete Parisi on Democrats' petty grudge against Nancy Reagan, and Kyle Perisic on the durable legacy of Frederick Douglass. It's Fat Tuesday.

Commentary

Media Fawning Over North Korean Envoy Does No Favors for an Oppressed People

 

It's amazing that the same media that is so quick to slam the Trump administration for attacks on the press has apparently been clamoring to show the sunny side of an actual autocracy that allows no press freedom at all.

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News

Trump Budget Proposal Projects Deficit Spending for Next Decade

 

President Trump is proposing a 10-year spending plan that never produces a balanced budget, and increases deficit spending by $7.2 trillion over the next decade.

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Frederick Douglass Remains Relevant Today, Says Author

 

Douglass was an advocate for individualism, the right to bear arms, and economic freedom.

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Nancy Reagan Is Getting No Love From Congressional Democrats

 

A proposed bill to rename Gravelly Point Park in Arlington, Virginia—which connects to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport—as Nancy Reagan Memorial Park passed the House Natural Resources Committee last month, but only over objections from Democrats.

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Amnesty, Border Security on Table as Senate Begins Immigration Debate

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., reportedly promised senators at least two weeks to debate immigration-related issues.

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Commentary

How Ending Student Loan Forgiveness Will Help the Poor

 

The feds have taken a 90 percent share of the student loan market. Letting private lenders re-enter the student loan market will increase competition, encouraging colleges to keep their prices in check.

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Flashback: What Is Life Really Like in North Korea? One Woman's Story

 

As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee believed that her country was the best on the planet.

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