I've been meaning to comment on this for a few days now:
It's one of the silliest arguments I've ever heard. And, unfortunately, some mainstream media pundits have picked up on it. Various fact-check sites have debunked the claims against President Obama's citizenship. But these kinds of conspiracy theories rarely succumb to facts.
I still find it interesting how easily we fall prey to conspiracy theories. And I really wish we could have a longer discussion about the psychology of extremism, without all the partisan rhetoric over which political party is more likely to cater to its lunatic fringe.
Sunday assorted links - 1. Classic Merkelism (16/16). And a more worrying thread. 2. Harvard Asian-American ouch: “Harvard admissions evaluators — staffers who are likely under...
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