In Illinois, redefining marriage threatens marriage and religious freedom

New legislation legalizing gay marriage in Illinois "neither protects religious liberty nor treats marriage fairly," Ryan T. Anderson argues at The Foundry.

'Disciplinary fees' show the trouble with charter schools and privatization

At MSNBC's Lean Forward blog, Ned Resnikoff notes Chicago charter schools are making money "on the side" through "disciplinary fees."

Meet the bosses of the National Education Association

According to union filings for the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 400 National Education Association employees were paid over $100,000 from Sept. 2011 to Aug. 2012, according to Jason Hart at Redstate.

Oh yes, please! Please, please, please!

Tom Levenson of Balloon Juice welcomes the prospect of former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) serving as interim senator from Massachusetts.


House approves $9.7 billion in Sandy relief

The House approved $9.7 billion in funding for Sandy relief efforts, reports The Hill's Pete Kasperowicz.

Powerful Tea Party group's internal docs leak — read them here

Andy Kroll of Mother Jones gets his hands on internal documents from the Tea Party group FreedomWorks. Read Kroll's report here.