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Birthers news and analysis from The Nation
January 10, 2017
President Obama’s Last Confession
September 16, 2016
Donald Trump Finally Told the Truth About Barack Obama’s Birth—and Then He Lied Some More
Will the media let him get away with it?
May 26, 2016
Making Trump ‘Presidential’
The leap from common man to dignified leader of the free world is part of the national myth. But Donald Trump requires a real-life fairy tale we haven’t seen before.
March 18, 2016
Ted Cruz Is an Anti-Muslim Bigot, Too
The GOP has an anti-Muslim hate problem: Ted Cruz’s foreign-policy team is anchored by America’s biggest Islamophobe.
March 11, 2016
Trump Rallies Have Become Violent Mobs—and Republicans Think That’s OK
Not one GOP candidate condemned the violence. Now a pro-Trump “news” site explains away an attack on its own reporter. Will anyone grow a spine?
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February 3, 2016
Making Excuses for Trump Is Now the Fun Part of ‘Morning Joe’
While most media finally get to call Trump a loser out loud, Joe and Mika stand by their man.
October 6, 2014
Why Threats Against Obama Speak Volumes on Race in America
Threats against Barack Obama have been three times more frequent than for his predecessors. There’s an obvious explanation: he’s black.
November 7, 2013
Black Voters, Not the ‘Gender Gap,’ Won Virginia for McAuliffe
Women of color
the “gender gap.”
September 25, 2012
Where Crazy Conservative Memes Are Invented
The parallel universe of right-wing conspiracy e-mail smears.