Our question for the day: Does ignorance matter?
Our lead exhibit -- you will not be shocked to hear this -- is Donald Trump.
Last week, the billionaire real estate mogul who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination stumbled over a question about terrorism from conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. Specifically, he was forced to admit that he could not identify the leaders of Hezbollah and al-Qaida, among other terrorist organizations.
There is a pattern for how Mr. Trump reacts when cornered, and he was true to it last week. First, he made the usual vague, grandiose promises about how effective he will be once in office ("I will be so good at...