Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has had a reputation for seriousness and for expertise on military and foreign relations issues. He’s been a Senator for more than 12 years, and served in the House of Representatives for eight more. And he thinks he should be our next President of the United States. OK, then, why would he say
Everything I learned about Iranians I learned working in the pool room. I met a lot of liars, and I know Iranians are liars.
Peter Beinart offers an answer in The GOP’s Embrace of Anti-Islamic Bigotry, written for The Atlantic on May 26.
Also from the 2016 race desk, here’s Jamelle Bouie’s piece, Left Field, written for Slate on May