Category: Politics

J. Pepper Bryars: Roy Moore would lose by 20-points if his Democratic opponent were pro-life (or at least not so pro-abortion)

[caption id="attachment_49761" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (MSNBC/YouTube)[/caption]     Doug Jones would likely swamp Roy Moore in next month’s special election if the Democrat didn’t hold such extreme pro-abortion views. Consider this: -- Nearly 60 percent of adults in Alabama believe that abortion should be illegal in all or most cases, according…

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J. Pepper Bryars: For the love of God, governor, stop this election

[caption id="attachment_51167" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (Governor Kay Ivey/Flickr)[/caption]     Alabama’s democratic process is under attack by rogue elements within the Republican political establishment who, I suspect, planted the story with the Washington Post to influence how our state’s voters decided this special election. Their shortsighted tactical objective: to disrupt the…

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J. Pepper Bryars: Time to hand out progress reports grading how Alabama’s institutions are handling the Roy Moore issue (Part 2 of 2)

    Since it’s been nearly two weeks since Alabama’s special Senate election was rocked by allegations that Roy Moore sexually abused a 14-year old girl, I issued a set of progress reports yesterday on how some of Alabama’s most influential institutions were handling the crisis. Interim grades were given…

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J. Pepper Bryars: Time to hand out progress reports grading Alabama’s institutions on the Roy Moore issue (Part 1 of 2)

    It’s been 11 days since Alabama’s special Senate election was rocked by allegations that Roy Moore sexually abused a 14-year old girl when he was in his early 30s. Wagons were circled, denials were issued, and other accusers have come forward since then. So how well are some…

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J. Pepper Bryars: Some of Roy Moore’s supporters should act like real men and leave these ladies alone

[caption id="attachment_50823" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Beverly Young Nelson (YouTube)[/caption]   Whore. Liar. White trash. Those are only some of the kinder names that men – well, men in the loosest of meanings – have been calling Roy Moore’s accusers online. I cannot print most of the harassing language they’re using to…

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J. Pepper Bryars: 10 questions the Washington Post should answer about its Roy Moore story

The editors and reporters at the Washington Post are normally the ones who ask the questions. But the people of Alabama have a few questions themselves, and after the Washington Post dynamited our Senate election last week it owes us some answers. Their article reported its revelations were unearthed while…

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Where is the Roy Moore issue going? 4 things Alabamians should watch for

[caption id="attachment_49917" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (FOXNews/YouTube)[/caption]   Many Alabamians have already judged the judge or condemned the media, and their position seems guided by how people have felt about Roy Moore since we first learned about the “Ten Commandments Judge” more than 20-years ago. You loved him ... or you hated…

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Hell or High Water: Roy Moore won’t withdraw so Republicans across Alabama are seeking options

[caption id="attachment_49871" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (ABC News/YouTube)[/caption]   If we know one thing about Judge Roy Moore it’s this: he’s not going to willingly step aside and allow the political establishment to place someone else’s name on the ballot. https://twitter.com/MooreSenate/status/928771064406167552   If he goes, it’ll be the same way Moore was…

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Alabama’s Democrat nominee for the U.S. Senate would be a certain “No” vote for pro-life Supreme Court justices

[caption id="attachment_49761" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (MSNBC/YouTube)[/caption]   Alabama’s special election for U.S. Senate next month is about one thing: the Supreme Court. Regardless of either candidate’s campaign promises, the arcane rules of senate seniority mean that the winner will be a powerless backbencher for at least the next couple of years,…

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Three Lessons Republicans Must Learn From That Messy Alabama Primary

Some say Judge Roy Moore’s victory over Senator Luther Strange last Tuesday was a loss for the president: “Alabama defeat leaves Trump weakened, isolated amid mounting challenges,” read a headline in the Washington Post. Others say it was a defeat for the Senate majority leader: “Judge Roy Moore wins Alabama…

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