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Strange Times: The Alabama special election and Trump's attack on Kaepernick point toward an even more racist Republican future

Strange Times: The Alabama special election and Trump's attack on Kaepernick point toward an even more racist Republican future

Last week, the populist theocratic authoritarian former Alabama chief justice Roy Moore beat Luther Strange in a special election to fulfill the rest of Jeff Sessions' term in the Senate. Strange, who had been filling the seat, was endorsed by President Trump, even though Moore, who pulled a gun out at a rally right before the special election, is far more Trumpian than Strange. In some ways, he is even more Trumpian than Trump. Moore's closest analogue may be fascist former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio, whom the president recently pardoned.

Like Arpaio and Trump, Moore was a dedicated "birther," who believed Barack Obama was not really an...

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