Economy: Economists were surprised Friday when the Commerce Department reported that growth in the second quarter of this year was a mere 1.2%. But the real surprise is that anyone is surprised when the economy underperforms, since that's what it has been doing for the past seven years.
Election 2016: Two weeks, two major political conventions, and both parties are showing the strain from the ideological fractures among their followers. Can the two-party system, a bedrock of American politics, survive as it is now? That's an open question.
Election 2016: Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night was one more effort on her part to "reintroduce" herself to wary American voters. Did it work?
Democratic Convention: What can you expect from economic policy from a Hillary Clinton White House? You already know. Just look at the last 7-1/2 years under President Obama.