There's a reason Bill Clinton is on the stage tonight. When he was president, America enjoyed a booming economy and surpluses. Since he left the White House, things haven't been quite as good. Here are the best charts on what's happened.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has a monster report out on the state of child well-being in the US, measuring across states and on a variety of dimensions from poverty to health to treatment of juvenile delinquents
The price tag: $150 billion in lost revenue to the government, according to the Obama administration. By comparison, extending Bush tax cuts to all income levels over the same period would mean $223 billion in lost revenue.
In June, we had the pleasure of publishing Ruchir Sharma's article on what a country's billionaires tell you about its future economic prospects. Since the piece ran, I've gotten a number of requests from people looking for the accompanying graphic. So here it is.