1. Superb illustration of the widening income inequality in the US, using data put together by Emmanuel Saez, from the EPI website. Between 1917-2008, average incomes in the US grew by $38,216 (in 2008 dollars). The richest 10% got 51% of that increase and their share in the growth has been rising since the eighties.
2. Excellent visualization of President Obama's Budget proposals for 2011-12. New York Times has another superb spending category-wise visualization of how the $3.7 trillion is proposed to be spent, with changes from last year. Such graphics help sift through the avalanche of budget related data and informs at one glance the areas where spending cuts can make a difference to the overall budget deficit.