1) Romer's choice.
2) "No matter how you examine the numbers, the Bush expansion was significantly weaker than the expansions of the 1990s and 1980s."
3) The problem with generous public-sector pensions is stingy private-sector pensions.
4) I'll be talking state budget cuts with Rachel Maddow at the top of the hour.
Recipe of the day:We made some spaghetti amatriciana this weekend that might be the best pasta-based dish I've ever tasted. Here's Babbo's recipe for it. Here are some other takes. We used fresh tomatoes, which meant a sweeter sauce.
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