05/10/2013 09:21 am ET

Return Of The Anti-Muslim Bigots

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“These are not the droids you’re looking for” – one reason that Obi Wan Kenobi quote is so well known and so often invoked with a wink is because it succinctly captures American politics’ most favorite bait and switch: the tactic whereby partisans deny the existence of a phenomenon that’s there for everyone to see, all so that the phenomenon can continue unabated.

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