Let’s not beat around the bush: No matter where you live, the election of a new United States senator from Alabama on Tuesday will mark a significant moment for the politics of the nation.
And that’s saying something in a year in which there have been so many notable markers, almost too many to count.
Let’s begin with what it might mean for the Republican brand.
THE REPUBLICAN DILEMMA
Mark Z. Barabak sums it up nicely in his latest dispatch from Birmingham:
“Either voters will elect a Democratic...