In keeping with my woefully outdated philosophy of what makes a lede story, here is my pseudo-front page for this evening:
- Obama Pushes for More Regulation, Extends Oil Drilling Moratorium (WSJ) — Meanwhile, the BBC spin on the story is that “Obama defends oil spill response,” while back at the WSJ‘s opinion pages, Karl Rove is gleefully writing that “Yes, the Gulf Spill Is Obama’s Katrina.”
- Setback Delays ‘Top Kill’ Effort to Seal Leaking Oil Well in Gulf (NYT) — Meanwhile, in a related story… “Gulf Spill Bigger Than Valdez, Estimate Shows.”
- New U.S. Security Strategy Focuses on Managing Threats (NYT) — It has plenty of slap-Bush lines for President Obama’s own peanut gallery, but also contains strong elements of the pragmatic continuity that I’ve praised in the past (and which drives his base nuts).
- Apple Tops Microsoft in the Market (WSJ) — OK, yeah, this is now more than 24 hours old. But I missed it yesterday, so I’m just gonna man up and admit it and run this stale story on my front anyway, because it’s huge. Of course, this still doesn’t mean that Mac won out over PC. It’s a measure of handheld mania, and the fact that Apple always has the hottest such gadgets, from iPod to iPhone to iPad to iPhedupfromhearingaboutit.
- ‘Kids Say The Darndest Things’ Host Linkletter Dies (NPR) — Yeah, I didn’t know he was still around, either. He was 97, so he’d been retired awhile.
- Website Editors Strive To Rein In Nasty Comments (NPR) — Now here’s a talker that’s near and dear to my own heart.