The Gist

Drama in Alabama

Our man in Birmingham explains how Roy Moore went from political pariah to anti-establishment champion.

A sign at campaign rally for Roy Moore on Tuesday in Fairhope, Alabama.

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In the interview, columnist John Archibald surveys the Senate race in Alabama, where Doug Jones has become the abortion candidate and Roy Moore has become the Trumpism candidate.

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