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Roy Moore deserves to be ousted

Roy Moore deserves to be ousted

Bill Clinton. Herman Cain. Anthony Weiner. Donald Trump. All are men, all U.S. politicians with sexual assault or misconduct allegations in their past. Some watched their candidacies sink, others did not. There are differences in the behavior of each, of course, but it would be foolish to find absolute consistency and moral certainty in how the public, the press and their parties reacted to their circumstances. Times change. Standards change. What we expect from our elected office-holders changes.

Now with that out of the way, let’s recognize Roy Moore for what he is: Arthur Dimmesdale without the agonizing guilt. He has betrayed his party, his supporters and his religion, but...