MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Minority view: Why is black unemployment so high?
Human Events' Walter Williams seeks out the reasons behind the unemployment gap between races.

How America got past the anti-gay politics of the 90s

Garance Franke-Ruta of The Atlantic discusses how citizens can come to terms with politicians who have "evolved" on their view of gay marriage over the past 20 years.

Taxing quotations

Thomas Purcell of Right Wing News ruminates on the meaning behind famous tax quotes on the IRS' website.

Why women's rights are moving backwards as gay rights advance

AMERICAblog's John Aravosis analyzes the successes and failures of the women's rights movement and the same-sex rights movement.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Newtown relatives to join Obama lobbying on gun control measures

The Hill's Amie Parnes reports that relatives of some of the slain children will travel to D.C. with the president as the White House looks to launch a week of gun-control talks and actions.

Obama running short of time to burnish legacy in second term

The next few weeks are crucial to the president's long term agenda on issues like immigration and gun control, The Hill's Alexander Bolton reports.