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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Ala. President Donald Trump in tweets Sunday, Nov. 26, is again coming to the side of Moore by bashing the Democratic nominee Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate race. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

The case for Roy Moore

- The Washington Times

Once upon a time, even a Yellow Dog could get elected in places like Alabama — so long as he was a Democrat. That dog done run off and nowadays a Democrat can’t hardly win, even when running against an accused pedophile.

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EDITORIAL: Showdown in Syria

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EDITORIAL: Who needs Congress?

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EDITORIAL: Yet another bailout

In Greek tragedy, the main character overestimates his abilities and brings ruin upon himself and his family. European politicians share this fatal pride, thinking they can continue borrowing from future generations without consequence. Their latest extravagance is a third bailout for Greece.

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EDITORIAL: Constitution-free campuses

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PRUDEN: A teaching moment for Barack Obama

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