Battle For Bama: Here's What To Watch For As Alabama Heads To The Polls

After weeks of intense media focus on an election that should have been a foregone conclusion, we are now just a few hours away from finding out whether Republicans made their first a serious special election blunder of 2017 by choosing to support a highly controversial candidate who was potentially doomed from the moment sexual assault allegations against him first surfaced last month.

Frontrunning: December 12

  • Parties Make Final Push Ahead of Dramatic Alabama Senate Race (WSJ)
  • Oil hits two-and-a-half year high on pipeline shutdown, stocks take breather (Reuters)
  • Alabama drama nears an explosive end (The Hill)
  • Moore, Jones Expose Rural-Urban Divide That Defines Alabama Race (BBG)
  • The Force Behind Bitcoin’s Meteoric Rise: Millions of Asian Investors (WSJ)

The WTO: Useless For Trade, Useful For The State

"Will we ever see the WTO dismantled? I’m not holding my breath. It will continue, in other shapes or forms, to waste money and facilitate trade: not merchandise trade, mind you, but the exchange of political favors."

Yes, The FBI Is America's Secret Police

In order to boost the credibility of the FBI’s investigations of the Trump team, much of the media is whitewashing the bureau’s entire history. But the FBI has been out of control almost since its birth.