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Who Are Republicans, Really? Look to Alabama.

E.J. Dionne, Washington PostWASHINGTON — Just how disordered have our politics become? And how off-the-rails is the Republican Party?The good people of Alabama will help answer these questions in next Tuesday’s special election for the U. S. Senate. The whole world will be watching them decide whether party and ideology trump decency and moderation; whether there is simply no end to the extremism Republican voters are willing to tolerate in their ranks; and whether a majority in their state believe that being a credibly accused sexual predator is better than…

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