​Predictions two weeks ago that, if elected to the U.S. Senate, Roy Moore would embarrass Alabama, were premature. But now how he has. From coast to coast, the media is filled with credible evidence that he sexually molested teenage girls.

The Grand Old Party, a Republican bulwark against extremist excesses from the left, is surrendering to an extreme right-wing, racially tinged nationalism from within, sponsored by Donald Trump himself and his strange fallen adviser, Steve Bannon.

There is one certain outcome of the Alabama Senate race if Roy Moore is elected. He will be compelled to embarrass Alabama because of a set of personal religious beliefs that, in his mind, are superior to all man-made institutions, even the Constitution as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Syngman Rhee, a Princeton and Harvard-educated South Korean politician, rose to lead a decimated post-World War II South Korea through the Korean War and, with an iron fist, installed a version of democracy there.

Ken Burns’ heart-breaking, frustrating documentary re-enactment of the Vietnam War reminds me that the year I graduated from the University of Alabama in 1959, Viet Minh forces began filtering south in preparation for an offensive against Saigon itself.

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer’s televised remarks reveal a decent, intelligent, liberal-minded man whose decision to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee became a magnet for racist thugs who defamed both the statue and a truly first-class city.

The magical powers of the digital revolution are amazing. With a touch of a button, it shut out the last awful sound coming from the now-silent White House, where Marine Maj. Gen. John Kelly has imposed martial discipline.