(by Colleen McCain Nelson and Ahmed Al Omran, The Wall Street Journal) – President Barack Obama paid a brief visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to offer condolences to the family of the late king and begin building a diplomatic relationship with his successor King Salman.
(by James Taranto, OpinionJournal.com) – “Venezuelan Woman Earns Her Entire Living Standing in Line to Buy Toilet Paper”—headline, EconomicPolicyJournal
Yemen president, ally of U.S., resigns after rebels take control of presidential palace; President Obama and other world leaders travel to Saudi Arabia to pay respects to King Abdullah (who died Friday); Kurds regain control of Kobani from ISIS…
TV News Priorities: 68 Minutes for Under-Inflated Footballs, Seconds for Release of GITMO TerroristsJanuary 28, 2015
While the networks have been flooding America with coverage of deflated footballs, they have been quietly covering for the President’s controversial attempts to close Guantanamo Bay.
(by The Wall Street Journal editors) — Since the 1990s, the Highway Trust Fund has come to fund much more than new roads and bridges and highway maintenance, abandoning the original “user pays” principle behind a gas tax. Drivers now see about a quarter of their gas taxes diverted to subsidize mass transit in merely six metro areas and sundry other programs for street cars, ferries, sidewalks, bike lanes, hiking trails, urban planning and even landscaping nationwide. Trolley riders, et al., contribute nothing to the HTF.
A quiz with questions relating to the week’s Daily News Articles.