DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

Ineffective on the inequality gap

The New York Times’s David Brooks argues that Democratic policies will not help solve the inequality gap they’re intended to fix.

Bobby Jindal on minorities and the GOP

The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart agreed with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R) call for Republicans to change their policies toward ethnic and cultural minorities. 

Common core standards ignore English and history

Michelle Malkin writes in Townhall how federal "common core" education standards have deemphasized the value of studying English and history.

No love lost for Geithner

Wonkette’s Rebecca Schoenkopf says goodbye and good riddance to outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on his last day.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Obama recess appointments to labor board ruled unconstitutional

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board are unconstitutional, The Hill’s Kevin Bogardus reports.

McDonough named new White House chief of staff

President Obama today named Denis McDonough to replace outgoing Chief of Staff Jack Lew amid a larger West Wing personnel shakeup, according to The Hill’s Amie Parnes.