Southern Politics

U.S. Senator Doug Jones Hits the Ground Running in Washington

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — The newest member of the United States Senate, Democrat Doug Jones of Alabama, is hitting the ground running in Washington, D.C., already sponsoring more legislation than his Republican counterparts in just his first month in office. On Tuesday, Jones announced that he will co-sponsor legislation to repeal the…

Alabama Democrat Doug Jones Sworn in as U.S. Senator

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By Glynn Wilson – Birmingham attorney Doug Jones kicked off the new year by making history on Wednesday, being sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence as the first Democrat in the United States Senate from Alabama in a quarter century. He reclaimed the seat long held by his mentor, Howell Heflin, narrowing the Republican…

Doug Jones Wins Historic Senate Election Over Defiant Judge Roy Moore

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By Glynn Wilson – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Doug Jones and his supporters in Alabama pulled off a historic election victory Dec. 12 that sent reverberations around the political world in a reprimand to President Donald J. Trump, a repudiation of Roy Moore’s style of racist-religious politics, and a major blow to Steve Bannon of Breitbart…

One More Day: Doug Jones Opens 10 Point Lead Over Roy Moore

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Don’t believe it. Go vote on Tuesday anyway. – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — A new public opinion survey has Birmingham attorney Doug Jones opening up a 10 point lead over former judge Roy Moore with one day to go before the vote in the special U.S. Senate election on Tuesday, Dec. 12.…

Ten Days to Go: Doug Jones Pulls Ahead of Roy Moore in U.S. Senate Race

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Editor’s Note: New American Journal editor and publisher Glynn Wilson is an expert at analyzing public opinion data having studied survey research at the University of Alabama as an undergrad in the early 1980s and a grad student in the mid-1990s. He has covered public opinion and politics as a specialty for newspapers, wire services…

Auburn Basketball Star Charles Barkley Supports Doug Jones in U.S. Senate Campaign, Says Roy Moore Should Be Disqualified as ‘White Separatist’

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By Glynn Wilson – Auburn and NBA basketball star Charles Barkley was interviewed by a reporter for NBC before the Alabama-Auburn game on Saturday and asked to weigh in on the contentious campaign for U.S. Senate between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. Barkley, who does not live and vote in Alabama, said he…

Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows, but Jesus. Not this.

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — They say politics makes strange bedfellows. But somehow I don’t think they meant a 32-year-old assistant district attorney fondling a 14-year-old girl in nothing but his tighty-whities. Discredited judge Roy Moore emerged from his seclusion this week and tried to blame former President Barack…

John Lewis Urges People to Vote for Doug Jones in Senate Race

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — It felt like history was being made to many in the audience Friday night when Georgia Congressman John Lewis joined Doug Jones on the campaign trail and urged people to exercise their hard fought right to vote. When I asked Levon Manzie, a member of the Mobile City…

Judge Roy Moore is Finished: We Will Not Elect Another Sex Fiend

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. – Judge Roy Moore is finished. Done. If his homophobic, bigoted positions and ignorance of law were not enough, it has now been confirmed that he is also a sex fiend, maybe a pedophile. Alabama had it’s Bentley affair. They will never elect another sex fiend. In case you’ve…