Greetings from Alabama, the state many liberals in the D.C. Swamp and on the East and West coasts have probably referred to as a s---hole on many occasions at their prim and proper social gatherings and around the office at places like Google, where if you’re a conservative you’re probably best off keeping your mouth shut if you don’t want your work life to becoming a living hell.
A new year arrives Monday, and with it will arrive a new look to the U.S. Senate as Doug Jones, fresh off his victory over the beleaguered Roy Moore on Dec. 12, takes over the seat that has been held for the past year by Luther Strange.Jones’s arrival and Strange’s departure will cut the GOP’s majority to 51 seats, and, as I’ve said in this space before, Jones will immediately become one of the most interesting members of the Senate.Jones is a blue fluke who hails from a deep red state.
Democrats in Alabama (and around the nation, for that matter) have been strutting their stuff since the night of Tuesday, Dec. 12, celebrating Doug Jones’ victory over Roy Moore in Alabama’s special Senate election.My advice to my Republican friends is this: stay calm, smile and allow your liberal buddies to have their moment. These things happen in politics.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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