Official economic data is released with a lot of lags, but public opinion polls can be done in nearly real time. So it's at least suggestive that fewer people are telling Gallup that the economy is the most important problem facing the country.
Maybe that's just the impact of other events making it into the news, but most likely it seems to me that people are seeing better economic conditions in their communities.
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture
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The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.