Photo Finish

Clyde Martin, a volunteer poll worker in Alabama, was fired after asking state Republican Party Chair John Wahl and members of his family to present a photo ID when voting, as required by state law. Wahl claimed that they had religious objections to being photographed, but Alabama's photo ID statute contains no exemptions for religious beliefs. "I felt like I was being harassed," Wahl groused. He kept his job.

Dressed to Kill

A few weeks after telling a reporter arriving to witness an execution that her skirt was too short, the Alabama Department of Corrections issued a media advisory noting that women attending such events must wear clothing that extends below the knee and "a complete set of undergarments."

Compare and Contrast

An "overzealous" volunteer with the Republican Party of Washington County, Wisconsin, displayed a poster at a local farmers market seeking to equate the Democratic Party, represented by a donkey, with two symbols of totalitarian regimes: a swastika and the flag of Communist China. County GOP Chair Randy Marquardt apologized, saying "Those kind of things are not indicative of what we are going for." But at least one GOP supporter defended the poster, writing on Facebook, "Freedom of speech. Both sides."

Which Side Are They On?

U.S. tobacco giant Philip Morris has given away more than 500,000 packs of cigarettes to the Ukrainian army, while at the same time it has reduced operations, suspended marketing, and canceled product launches in Russia. "We stand in solidarity with the innocent men, women, and children who are suffering," said the company's chief executive officer, Jacek Olczak.

Screaming the Quiet Part Out Loud

Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, at a Trump rally in Nevada, said Democrats are "not soft on crime...

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