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Alabama

  1. games
    The 10 Worst Things About the Florida State TravestyThe College Football Playoff committee really, really screwed this one up.
  2. life after roe
    What’s an Ex–Abortion Doctor in Alabama to Do?Fight for better pregnancies and births for those who have no choice.
  3. early and often
    De-endorsed Mo Brooks Begs Trump to Take Him BackMAGA Mo, who lost Trump’s support, has come crawling back to Mar-a-Lago, desperate for a boost in his runoff against McConnell favorite Katie Britt.
  4. early and often
    Mo Brooks May Survive Trump’s Betrayal in Alabama Senate RaceThe representative sojourned on after Trump unendorsed him for alleged “wokeness.” Now he has a decent chance at making a GOP runoff.
  5. games
    The Supreme Court Couldn’t Slow College Football DownMonday night’s thrilling championship game was another sign that the sport, which appeared to be in trouble a few months ago, is healthier than ever.
  6. 2022 midterms
    Why Primary Runoffs Will Matter in the 2022 MidtermsIn states without runoffs, Trump targets like Representative Liz Cheney may escape his wrath.
  7. covid-19 stimulus
    Stimulus Spurs New Push for Red-State Medicaid ExpansionWith Medicaid expansion really becoming a fiscal no-brainer, even states like Alabama and Wyoming are considering it.
  8. 2022 midterms
    Capitol Riot Rabble-rouser Mo Brooks Running for SenateThe congressman was outflanked on his right in Alabama’s 2017 Senate race. That will not happen this time around.
  9. vision 2020
    The Perpetually Frustrated Dream of the South Turning BlueThere remain signs of optimism for long-suffering southern Democrats, but 2020 was in most respects bitterly disappointing.
  10. supreme court
    How the Supreme Court Has Already Tinkered With the 2020 ElectionThe Court has deferred to state decisions about mail-ballot deadlines and other election issues, with some conservatives clearly wanting to intervene.
  11. college football
    Nick Saban’s Positive Test Makes COVID-19 Real in the Heart of TrumplandNobody pays more attention to detail than the legendary Alabama coach. Now college football in the South is as imperiled as COVID-19 denial.
  12. what now?
    We Could Lose Roe v. Wade Next Year. What Now?Don’t stockpile Plan B. Do donate to abortion funds. And start organizing immediately.
  13. hurricane sally
    Hurricane Sally: ‘Devastating’ Rain Expected in Alabama, Mississippi, FloridaWith this storm, the water is going to be the most dangerous impact. Already, Sally has dumped more than two feet of rain on Pensacola.
  14. court is in sessions
    Jeff Sessions Keeps Getting WorseA new profile at the New York Times Magazine vivifies the warning about Sessions that Coretta Scott King gave in 1986.
  15. what’s past is prologue
    What Will It Take to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday?The long struggle for Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers lessons that could ease the path to making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
  16. 2020 elections
    Obamagate Could Be the Last Nail in the Coffin for Jeff SessionsA new poll shows him trailing by more than 20 points in the race for his old Alabama Senate seat. The GOP obsession with the “witch hunt” may be why.
  17. everything is fine
    At Least Roy Moore Won’t Be a U.S. SenatorThings aren’t all bad.
  18. vision 2020
    Jeff Sessions Announces Alabama Senate Bid By Sucking Up to TrumpThe former senator and attorney general debased himself for Trump’s approval in a new ad announcing his run against Doug Jones in Alabama.
  19. 2020 elections
    Will Trump Crush Jeff Sessions’s Senate Comeback?With Sessions ready to jump into the race for his old seat, his GOP rivals hope Trump punishes him for recusal in the Russia collusion investigation.
  20. u.s. senate
    Jeff Sessions May Seek Old Senate Seat Despite Crowded FieldWill Donald Trump vengefully drop a hammer on his former attorney general?
  21. progressives
    Steven Reed and Why ‘Firsts’ Still MatterPolitical ‘firsts’ may seem like a cosmetic victory after Obama. But Montgomery electing a black mayor still matters for progressives hoping to win.
  22. health care
    How America’s Health-Care System Makes Mass Incarceration WorseA report from AL.com and ProPublica unearths disturbing practices in Alabama.
  23. ilhan omar
    Alabama Republicans Vote to Remove Ilhan Omar After Endorsing Roy MooreState Republicans think Omar is an un-American bigot who shouldn’t hold office. That says more about their idea of who should than about her.
  24. confederacy
    Celebrate Racism! It’s Jefferson Davis’s Birthday in AlabamaAnd yet you wonder why this state enacted an aggressively reactionary abortion law?
  25. republicans
    Trump Has ‘Nothing’ Against Roy Moore — Except for His Odds of LosingThe accused child molester is mulling another Senate run in Alabama. Trump is fine with him personally — he’s just worried that he’ll lose.
  26. movements
    Boycotts of Georgia Will Only Make It RedderDon’t dismiss the South. The abortion fight won’t be won from New York.
  27. reproductive rights
    The Legal Fight Over Alabama’s Abortion Law BeginsOther, less drastic abortion laws are more likely to provide Supreme Court conservatives with the pretext to begin unraveling reproductive rights.
  28. abortion
    Alabama’s Extreme Abortion Law Is Dividing RepublicansSuddenly Republicans are exposing their common extremism by arguing over rape exceptions to a total abortion ban.
  29. roe v. wade
    The GOP’s Assault on Abortion Rights Is Tyranny of the MinorityMost GOP voters want Roe v. Wade upheld. And banning abortion in all circumstances is opposed by a majority of voters in every U.S. state.
  30. abortion rights
    Alabama’s Extreme Abortion Ban Has Been Signed into LawBut it will face legal challenges before it can take effect.
  31. abortion rights
    Democrats, Activists Respond to Bill That Effectively Bans Abortion in AlabamaDemocrats and abortion rights groups vowed to fight the bill, which criminalizes the procedure for doctors and has no exceptions for rape or incest.
  32. the states
    U.S. News’ ‘Best States’ Rankings Don’t Smile on Red OnesTwelve of the 13 states at the bottom of the rankings were Trump Country in 2016.
  33. prisons
    Prison Is Torture. Voting Is Self-Defense.If prisoners continue to be barred from voting, the American electorate will continue drowning them in human-rights atrocities.
  34. republicans
    White Alabamians Are Doing It AgainRoy Moore, an accused child molester, is leading early polls in Alabama’s Republican primary for the 2020 U.S. Senate election.
  35. vision 2020
    Poll Shows Roy Moore Is Still the Wacko to Beat in AlabamaMoore may draw multiple GOP rivals, but don’t bet the farm against him — or against Democratic incumbent Doug Jones.
  36. marriage equality
    Alabama May Abolish Marriage Licenses to Protect Homophobic JudgesIt’s far less harmful than abolishing public schools to avoid desegregation, but it’s the same basic idea.
  37. supreme court
    Muslim Man Executed After Supreme Court Denies Plea to Have Imam PresentOn Thursday, the Supreme Court denied Domineque Ray’s request to have an imam present during lethal injection. He was put to death shortly thereafter.
  38. state legislatures
    West Virginia Leads States With Boys’ Club LegislaturesSome states, like Massachusetts (bad) and Georgia (relatively good), defy partisan stereotypes on legislative gender balance.
  39. alabama
    Alabama Republicans Forsake Sessions for Trump, Who Looks Down on ThemNow Jeff Sessions’s old friends are abandoning him at the behest of a president who reportedly can’t stand southern accents or non-Ivy educations.
  40. history
    Africatown and the 21st-Century Stain of SlaveryThe descendants of Cudjo Lewis, the final survivor of the last slave ship to land in America, fight for respect and environmental justice.
  41. Why Conservative Politicians Love Defending the Confederate FlagThe movement to protect the Lost Cause’s symbols and memorials shows that old neo-Confederate habits still live, from Alabama to the White House.
  42. gross things
    Alabamians Are Sick of New York’s CrapNew York City is cutting ties with a Birmingham-area landfill after local outcry over the smell of their imported Gotham sewage.
  43. Roy Moore Back in Action With Endorsement of Feminist-Hating Missouri CandidateIf there’s any Senate candidate out there who is following Moore’s twisted path, it’s probably Courtland Sykes.
  44. In 49 States, Trump Is Even Less Popular Now Than When He Was InauguratedThe president’s doing better in the polls lately. But overall, his popularity since taking office has been in a long slide.
  45. The Abortion ‘Litmus Test’ May Actually Help DemocratsIt’s often assumed Democrats could win lots of “pro-life” voters with a more flexible position on abortion. That may get it backward.
  46. Roy Moore’s Jewish Lawyer Is a ‘Passionate’ Doug Jones SupporterTouted to refute charges of anti-Semitism leveled against Moore, the Jewish lawyer voted and raised money for his opponent, Doug Jones.
  47. Roy Moore Has Officially Lost the ElectionDoug Jones was certified as Alabama’s next U.S. senator, but Moore won’t concede defeat.
  48. Roy Moore Files Lawsuit Alleging Voter Fraud Cost Him Alabama Senate RaceHe wants to keep Doug Jones’s win from being certified on Thursday, though Alabama officials say there’s no evidence of voting irregularities.
  49. The Right (and Wrong) Lessons to Take From Doug Jones’s Win in AlabamaBe careful of over-interpretation by partisans. But Jones’s win shouldn’t be under-interpreted, either.
  50. The GOP’s Biggest Problem Is Not Its Candidates, But Its PresidentTrump can’t accept that he is damaging his party down-ballot. And that could send his party off in search of illusory “fixes.”
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