02/22/2013 10:20 am ET Updated Apr 24, 2013

David Brooks, Obama Plan Birther -- Daily Intelligencer

As a general rule, the craziest, most rabid, most provably false political ideas come from the political extremes. They flourish within small ideological subcultures that lock out opposing viewpoints. But occasionally such weird myths can be found not on the fringes but in the center.

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