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Alabama Senate upset pushes predictions of 2018 Democratic wave

What a difference one election makes. Except it’s not just one election. Sen.-elect Doug Jones of Alabama (don’t you just love reading that?) came from behind to win over accused sexual predator Roy Moore. Although media were saying the race was too close to call, they were all expecting a Moore win. A thin plurality […]

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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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From Selma to same-sex marriage: Civil rights not a state issue

It’s ironic that the movie Selma is in theaters and up for two Academy Awards as the state of Alabama tries to turn back the clock on the civil rights issue of same-sex marriage. Fifty years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders led historic marches in Alabama over […]

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