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Griner being at home is a positive thing. The hostage market must, however, end.

Frida Ghitis: I’m glad that basketball star Brittney Griner is back in the U.S., but uneasy about her release. In return for her freedom, President Biden freed Viktor Bout, a notorious Russian arms dealer. Ghitis asks whether this is the right policy for Washington to follow on hostages. Paul Whelan has been held in a Russian prison since 2018. Brittney Griner, meanwhile, was traded for an arms dealer by President Donald Trump.

Tucker Carlson suggested Griner was freed because she’s “not white and she’s a lesbian”. Right-wing commentators are now bringing him up to score partisan points.