I'm glad that's over. Maybe some liberals take glee out of the GOP's birther/anti-Islam/leader-not-a-reader antics. But I'm not among them. And I have to say, being human and all, I find it especially painful coming out of the mouth of a black man. His racialist attacks on Obama were bad. But watching a guy bill himself as a "real black man" repeatedly market ignorance is just too much for me. Racial essentialism is bad. It's worse when it's paired with stupidity.
Age discrimination affects us all. Who cares about youth? James Hamblin turns to his colleague Jeffrey Goldberg for advice.