Paul Krugman: It’s not just luck

Pundits long have said Hillary Clinton is a terrible candidate. You have to go back to Al Gore in 2000 to find a politician who faced as much jeering from the media, over everything from claims of dishonesty (usually based on nothing) to matters of personal style.

Saturday Diary: Hurricane therapy

My friends’ dog died the other day. About 12 years old, he stood up, wobbled a little and collapsed. After two days, it was clear he wasn’t going to recover, and they made the decision that so many of us struggle with — to let him go peacefully. He was their only pet, no kids, their heart.