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Don't ignore hidden lessons in Obama conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories about Barack Obama have not gone away in his post-presidency. But they have inspired a new book of fictional short stories that subtly raises an intriguing question: Why are there so many outlandish conspiracy theories about Barack Obama?

Ever since his 2004 debut on the national stage, Obama has attracted bizarre conspiracy claims like honey attracts bears, and unsupported stories have swarmed around Obama's public image. They began with years of

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