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In the entire ruby-red state of Alabama, there was only one reliably conservative Republican candidate who could have lost the race for the U.S. Senate to a Democrat who was portrayed as a Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer liberal. And Roy Moore was … more
Turnout would be the key to which of the wildly conflicting polls would best presage the result of Alabama's special Senate election, wrote Republican consultant Patrick Ruffini earlier this week. That proved correct. Statewide, turnout was down … more
WASHINGTON - The first time ended badly, so when, 156 years later, Alabamians were incited to again try secession, this time from the national consensus that America is a pretty nice place, they said: No. No, that is, to rubbish like … more
Are the current Republican tax bills an attack on "feds, eds and meds''? That's a reference to the government, health care and education jobs that local Democrats in Dayton, Ohio, told Sen. Sherrod Brown have been fueling the area's comeback. The … more
I'm approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because I'm from prehistoric times. As such, it points to one of the unavoidable problems of youth - namely, the temptation to think that … more
"We will never accept Russia's occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea,'' declaimed Rex Tillerson last week in Vienna. "Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns full control of the peninsula to … more
Something remarkable happened in South Carolina legal and political circles on Dec. 5. A sitting circuit judge running unopposed for reelection withdrew her candidacy before the Judicial Screening Commission. News reports have focused on the … more
I'm scared. Really, really scared. And I'm seriously thinking of renouncing my citizenship and leaving the United States of America while I still can. If you have to ask "Why?" I'm guessing you've been in a coma and don't know how the Republican … more
We mere mortals will never comprehend the discipline, courage, patience and sheer intellect it took to be Ernest Finney Jr. Men like him come along once in a generation, if we're lucky, and there's probably no one in America who fully compares to … more
Officials in Catalonia, Spain's richest and most highly industrialized region, whose capital is Barcelona, recently held a referendum in which there was a 92 percent vote in favor of independence from Spain. The Spanish authorities opposed the … more
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