links for 2009-06-10
A Pretty Good but Not Excellent Story from David Leonhardt on the Deficit

In Which I Am Embarrassed to Share a Universe with the New York Times...

Maureen Dowd: "The 'Pretty Woman' romance of [President and Mrs. Obama's] New York tableau..."

You have to ask: doesn't Maureen Dowd have any friends inside the NYT building who will say: "Ummm... Do you know what 'Pretty Woman' is about?"

Will no one have pity and stop this person before she writes again?

Why oh why can't we have a better press corps?