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The Rev Jim Wallis (right) answers a question during a debate with the Rev. Russell Johnson (left) on the roll of faith in politics in Columbus, Ohio, in this March 26, 2006 file photo. At center is moderator Bill Cohen. (AP Photo/Will Shilling)
WASHINGTON: Call it the Snooze Economy. Roughly two months before the presidential election, the economy has turned both boring and mystifying. It hardly impresses anyone, and yet this plodding performance is probably helping Hillary Clinton by minimizing bad economic news. More important: The lackluster expansion, if continued for a few more years, would represent an enormous achievement. It would finally erase most of the losses of the Great Recession.