Peter Schrag, a retired editorial page editor and columnist for the Sacramento Bee and longtime contributor to The Nation,  is the author of The Decline of the WASP, and, most recently, of Not Fit for Our Society: Immigration and Nativism in America.

Political Melting Pot

A black guy, a Mormon, and two Catholics walk into a presidential election. Peter Schrag delivers the punch line about the end of the old elite.