peter beinart on cory booker

Peter Beinart has a sobering piece on Cory Booker’s defeat in Newark (mentioned earlier here).
(This article is also Yale synergy in action: Beinart, a former columnist for my old newspaper, writing about Booker, my former teacher.)
Someone please slap some sense into me and remind me I shouldn’t be reading The New Republic at 12:20 a.m.