If decency and intellect can triumph over primitive, religious, tribal impulses and bigotry in Alabama, then goodness can drive the toxic Trump / Bannon hatred into the deep background anywhere in America. This is a sad day for the Putin strategy to corrupt democracy.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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