America needs to get a grip.
Since the slaughter of 14 innocents by two radicalized Muslim terrorists in San Bernardino, Calif., common sense has been a collateral casualty. Leading a wave of hysteria has been Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, with his harebrained ideas for denying various civil liberties to Muslims.
None of them would pass constitutional muster, thank goodness, and while his diatribes have found fertile ground among his party's base, the Republican establishment has begun to push back against Mr. Trump.
That's a good sign, because we do have a terrorism problem that requires clear thinking and sober judgment. Our actions and policies...