Find the error in the following picture (HT: Andrew Sullivan). It is a very frightening picture but it is also frightfully misleading. Do you see the error?
Sullivan sees the error, too, but don't click through till you've taken a shot at it.
None of this (or this) is to suggest that everything is hunky-dory. It's just that accuracy and the facts matter.
On Monday, around mid-day, I'll post what I think is the right measure of how bad things are. It's not as bad as the above, but it is not a pretty picture.