As the nation wakes up this morning, there is a feeling of some restored faith in out still-divided nation. Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Neanderthal Roy Moore in the Alabama US Senate special election with big turnout from the African American community. This is 2017, not 1865. The takeaways: • Besides Moore, the biggest losers […]
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I could hit you, my readers, with stats, polling, analysis, precedent, or insight. But the bottom line reason I think Doug Jones will win the Alabama US Senate race is because I still believe in the fundamental goodness of people in this country. Such a view may be naïve but it’s where I am—at least […]
There hasn’t been a Roy Moore sighting in days. The Incredible Shrinking Republican Alabama Senate candidate looks like he is going just ride it out. Who can blame him? There’s very little upside to spending the remaining time in the campaign denying he even knew any of the women who accuse him of sexual assault […]
It’s quite remarkable. Just a couple of weeks ago Republicans—the National Republican Party, Mitch McConnell, various US senators and others—came out strongly against Alabama US Senate candidate Roy Moore. They took a stand, called for Moore to drop out of the race and seemed to have some moral backbone left. But now as we are […]
Don’t look now, but as the president’s men start to fall and the nation’s perv walks continue, the Republican Congress is set to reconcile a tax cut bill that passed only because they need to put a “W” up on the board. It (eventually) raises taxes on the middle class, detonates the federal debt by […]
Sure, we’ve seen parts of this movie before: the (re)tweets that are completely disconnected from reality; the insults of political rivals; the innuendo about a settled criminal case; the embracing of conspiracy theories; the re-litigating of past incidents; the outright lies. We’ve seen them before but not all at once and not all in 48 […]