Relief after the special election in Alabama.

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We Just Saw Someone Stand Up to the Playground Bully

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Dec. 13 2017 8:47 PM

The Underdog and the Bully

The Alabama election, as much of an upset as it was, restored a sense of normalcy in politics.

Supporters of Democrat Doug Jones celebrate as he is declared the winner of the special U.S. Senate race on Tuesday in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.