MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Oklahoma lawmaker only worried about potential before birth
Kaili Joy Gray from Wonkette takes a satirical approach to Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Reynolds' belief that every fetus has unfathomable potential... until that fetus is born, at which point "their potential to society is irrelevant." 

New York Times piece mistakes projected cost of dementia
Dean Baker of Beat the Press describes how The New York Times' recent piece on dementia is an example of how "the Washington elite" continually "highlight and exaggerate costs associated with an aging population."

Obama Administration deviates from North Korean playbook
Hot Air's Allahpundit debates the best way for the United States to respond to North Korea's most recent threats. 

The view from the border: The Gang of 8 offer a failed plan
RedState blogger Repair_Man_Jack says that when it comes to immigration reform, the Gang of 8 needs guidance from "the people who actually enforce the border."


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Inhofe: Prepare pre-emptive strike 'right now' on North Korea
The Hill's Justin Sink reports on Sen. James Inhofe's (R-Okla.) immense distrust of the "deranged" Kim Jong Un.

Obama 'optimistic' on immigration reform; gun control 'tougher'
The Hill's Amie Parnes reports on a speech Obama gave to donors in Atherton, Calif., in which he expressed his optimism in passing immigration reform and his concerns on gun control.