Doug Jones’ Alabama Senate victory: Black voters, honesty, and shoe-leather campaigning

When you’re on the winning side in an election, you’re happy. If your candidate lost, you’re casting around for someone to blame. Media love to issue morning-after political analyses, assigning winners and losers. Let’s see if we can’t do the same. Winners Doug Jones. Obviously, the victor in the contest belongs at the top of […]

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The GOP’s knee-jerk defense of Roy Moore (UPDATE)

Men who are sexual predators come from all professions and political persuasions. How political parties and their adherents respond to allegations of sexual abuse, however, is quite different. Roy Moore, the Republican candidate in the special election to pick a new senator from Alabama, has been accused of trying to engage in sexual activity with […]

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