In the 60 years since the end of the Korean war, it’s hard to remember a time when the United States seemed more on edge about North Korea. The U.S. has sent B-2 stealth bombers over the peninsula in recent days and Kim Jong Un, the North's young leader, has threatened the destruction of American cities. This week on The Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan discusses the ratcheting up of tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Also, it’s been more than three months since the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Has the momentum for gun control legislation ground to a halt? And as the Supreme Court hear arguments last week on same-sex marriage, polls show that the public seems ahead of the courts on the issue. Is the law moving too fast for a court decision?