Moviegoers pose at “Barbie” at a Los Angeles AMC on July 22. (Jenna Schoenefeld for The Washington Post) Comment on this story For the first time in a while, the nation — and its policymakers — can step out of crisis mode. This is an ideal moment for President Biden and Congress not just to take a victory lap but also to start tackling the United States’ long-running challenges.

The surprises keep coming for the U.S. economy — and nearly all have been worth cheering lately. Growth was better than expected this spring. Inflation is cooling off faster than anticipated. […]

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