Barack Obama, the 'Birthers' and the Long Shadow of Conspiracy

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The claim that President Obama was born outside the country may appeal to the right-wing base of the Republican Party, but the repetition of a falsity could do more harm to Republicans than Democrats. Also, the bloody crackdown continues in Syria, and Chernobyl. After 25 years, the worst nuclear accident in history is far from over.

Banner image: Phil Wolf, owner of Wolf Automotive used car dealership, stands in front of a billboard on his auto lot on November 21, 2009 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Wolf paid $2,500 to have the billboard painted. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images



Warren Olney