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Saturday News: The Moral Cowardice of “If True”; “How low will the GOP sink?”; Trump Won’t Argue with Putin on Russian Election Meddling

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, November 11. Thanks to everyone who has served our country in the military.

  • Andy Schmookler

    A thought about the Republicans’ defense of Roy Moore in which they emphasize that it was nearly 40 years ago, with the implication that there should be some sort of statue of limitations on condemning a person’s character for what they did 40 years ago.

    To a point, I think that’s a valid argument. A lot of people go through moral transformations in the course of 40 years, and can see and repent their previous misguided or sinful or foolish or even evil ways.

    But even if that point is granted, the manner in which Roy Moore has postured as so much holier than thou for so long bespeaks another sin that he has been engaging in right before our eyes up until the present days: a raging hypocrisy.

    Were he really a man of reformed character, he would be more humbled about how far astray he went, in moral terms, as to molest this 14 year-old girl. He would speak as if he got Jesus’ point when he declared, “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”

    But Moore has entitled himself to take on the job of casting stones throughout his career and pretending to be someone of righteousness that the Post article makes pretty clear he is not entitled to be..