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Doug Jones speaks at a campaign rally in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday night, Dec. 11, 2017. Alabama voters went to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 12, to decide between Jones, a Democrat, and Roy Moore, a Republican, in a special Senate election that is destined to be remembered as one of the strangest and ugliest campaigns ever held in a state not lacking in unsightly politics. (Bob Miller/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)

Some Thoughts After Roy Moore’s Defeat in Alabama

Some Thoughts After Roy Moore’s Defeat in Alabama

Roy Moore lost in Alabama last night. I’m glad he did. Moore is a despicable human being based on his feelings about homosexuals alone, not to mention the credible accusations of sexual misconduct with teen girls. I’m not glad Alabama had to elect a Democrat to keep Moore out of the Senate, though. That’s going

Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, at Young's Chapel Congregational Methodist Church in Piedmont, Ala., Aug. 11, 2017. The current furor, in which numerous women have come forward alleging that he approached, dated, or in some cases sexually assaulted them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, has played out like a magnified version of Moore’s combative history. (Kevin D. Liles/copyright 2017 The New York Times)

Stop Calling the Situation With Roy Moore a Dilemma

In an editorial today the Grand Forks Herald uses the word “dilemma” to describe the situation Republicans face in the Alabama Senate Race. It’s a right race, to be settled by voters on Tuesday, and currently the average of the public opinion polls shows Roy Moore winning over Democrat Doug Jones despite a myriad of thoroughly

Judge Roy Moore poses for a portrait after a "Faith and Family Rally" in Florence Alabama at Shoals Christian School on Sept. 17, 2017. Photo by Nathan Morgan for The Washington Post

Republicans Must Turn Their Backs on Roy Moore

Late last month I published a print column headlined, “The GOP tent shouldn’t be big enough for a cretin like Roy Moore.” The basis for that conclusion was Moore’s long history of bigotry toward Muslims and hatred toward homosexuals. Not to mention his contempt for the equal application of religious liberties. But despite these things

Trump supporters hold signs after Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump cancelled his rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago March 11, 2016. REUTERS

Anger Is Not an Ideology

In my years of writing about politics I’ve always been intrigued when people refer to political ideology as a negative. It’s not at all uncommon to hear someone described pejoratively as “ideological.” I understand the point being made. Hidebound ideologues, more interested in purity than pragmatism, are an obstacle not only to their own objectives

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