The Tea Party's next bogeyman: Obama's Common Core conspiracy

Mother Jones's Tim Murphy reports on conservatives' view of new national education standards.

Blame income inequality?

Bloggers at The Foundry caution readers against making hasty assumptions about income inequality.

Rand Paul and the politics of paranoia

The Plum Line's Greg Sargent argues that Republicans should resist the far right on gun legislation.

North Korea is far from suicidal

At CNN, Sung-Yoon Lee argues that Americans should take threats by North Korea more seriously.


After killings, Cornyn wants prosecutors allowed to carry guns into court

The Hill's Daniel Strauss reports that Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) wants to allow federal officers to carry concealed weapons in court facilities.

Stephen Colbert rips Joe Scarborough

Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert poked fun at the MSNBC host over his support for former Gov. Mark Sanford (R), The Hill's Cameron Joseph reports.