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    Andrew Sullivan: Blogging a 17th-Century PandemicRediscovering an inspiring and profoundly human perspective on a plague that makes our own circumstances seem mild.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Reality Arrives to the Trump EraFor years now in America, there has been a surreal sense of postponed consequences. No more.
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    The American System Is Already FailingTrump is attacking both the rule of law and our constitutional norms – and the Mueller hearings underscored that he’ll largely go unchallenged.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Opportunity of White AnxietyThe answer to the disturbing rise of far-right politics might lie in a new liberal politics that recognizes the legitimacy of some conservative fears.
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    Is Pete Buttigieg a Transformational Candidate?There are signs that he could change American politics. There are also a lot of open questions.
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    Why the Mueller Summary Is a Big Win for AmericaLet’s count all the ways we got lucky and dodged disastrous scenarios.
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    Andrew Sullivan: America, Land of Brutal BinariesThe Kavanaugh and Buruma controversies show how little room there is in our national conversation for uncertainty, complexity, or restraint.
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    Andrew Sullivan: America Desperately Needs a Healthy ConservatismRepublicans are upending institutions and norms to shield an unfit president. But true conservative values could save America — and liberalism.
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    We Are Trump’s HostagesThere’s a fine line between trying to thwart an unhinged president and provoking him to greater extremity.
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    Cleansing the Catholic Church of Its SinsAfter the Pennsylvania priest abuse scandal, it’s time to end the shame around homosexuality, open up the priesthood, and toss out enablers of evil.
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    Saudi Arabia Is a Brutal Human-Rights Violator — and Trump Appreciates ThatCanada is feuding with an absolute monarchy that tortures dissidents, oppresses women, and crucifies criminals — yet the president can’t pick a side.
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    Andrew Sullivan: When Racism Is Fit to PrintThe left defended New York Times hire Sarah Jeong’s tweets attacking white people because in their worldview, anti-white bigotry simply can’t exist.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Why Trump Has Such a Soft Spot for RussiaThe key thing to keep in mind is that his worldview is a lot like Putin’s. It’s the simplest explanation for everything we’re seeing.
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    Did Trump Just Help Stop Brexit?Trump just humiliated Theresa May, but the endorsement of a despised U.S. president might prove to be the Brexit hard-liners’ undoing.
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    Anthony Kennedy and the Death of True American ConservatismHis style of thinking, which values restraint and stability, is essential to liberal democracy. Its eclipse suggests danger ahead.
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    If We Want to End the Border Crisis, It’s Time to Give Trump His WallThe humanitarian situation will only get worse if we don’t tackle illegal immigration — and there’s one way to get a deal under this president.
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    Trump Is Making Us All Live in His Delusional Reality ShowClinging to empiricism, facts, and what we see with our eyes and hear with our ears is the central and most essential task of resistance.
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    Another Glimpse of State Terror in Trump’s AmericaThe administration is separating families at the border just to send a message. That’s straight out of the totalitarian playbook.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Is the World Done With Liberal Democracy?Elites see the rise of “strongmen” like Trump as a detour, but Italy’s election is yet another sign that populist nationalism is here to stay.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Why We Should Say Yes to DrugsOur society is starved for compassion, gratitude, spirituality, and connection. Psychedelics can help.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Obama’s Legacy Has Already Been DestroyedAs Trump systematically undoes Obama’s policy achievements at home and abroad, the left is gutting his post-racial cultural vision.
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    Kanye’s Comments Were Troubling. But So Was the Response.As American politics have become increasingly tribal, our willingness to disagree has been replaced with an impulse to loathe and expel.
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    Will There Always Be an England?Anxiety is a predictable and understandable response to the U.K.’s ethnic and cultural transformation. Ignoring it gave us Brexit (and Trump).
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    Andrew Sullivan: Is This the Beginning of Trump’s End?Trump maintains a cultish following, but with a new wave of scandal, his incompetence and boundless corruption may start to seep through.
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    Andrew Sullivan: How Do We Cope With Trump?The antidote to our toxic political and cultural climate: Look to figures who found themselves in similar circumstances yet kept their heads.
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    Andrew Sullivan: We All Live on Campus NowWhen universities embrace an identity-based “social justice” movement, it puts the broader culture in danger of drifting away from liberal democracy.
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    Andrew Sullivan: When Two Tribes Go to WarIn a tribalized society, there’s no room for an independent inquiry — which is why Republicans are doing all they can to undermine Robert Mueller.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Gay Rights Movement Is Undoing Its Best WorkThe rise of Trump is the most obvious answer, but the profound shift in the tone and substance of gay-rights advocacy is having an impact, too.
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    Trump’s First Year Has Been a Disaster. Here’s Why I Have Hope.2017 gave us reason to think that might not leave America irrevocably damaged — but we still have a long way to go.
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    Andrew Sullivan: America Is Trapped in Trump’s DelusionsDread the day when reality catches up to us all.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Trump’s Mindless NihilismAmerica is seeing how dangerous and bankrupt political reactionaries’ politics are. In fact, so is Britain.
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    Trump’s Reckless Nuclear BluffingHe’s undermining American national security. Will any Republicans even try to stop him?
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    A Week of ReckoningConsider the violence the president has done to the structures of American democracy in just the past seven days.
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    The Triumph of Obama’s Long GameThe failure of the Republican health-care overhaul is a testament to Obama’s skills, vision, and tenacity.
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    If Republicans Love Their Country, When Will They Show It?Even if Trump hasn’t committed a crime, this is the scenario impeachment was created for.
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    Why Republicans Let Trump Take Over Their PartyHe made himself the only alternative to things conservative voters tend to hate.
  37. The Pope’s Pedophile?Cardinal Pell and the risk Francis took.
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    The Perverse Presidency of Donald TrumpHis singular policy aim appears to be overturning anything Obama accomplished.
  39. Trump’s Derangement DeepensAsking him to subject himself to oversight comes as easily to him as it would to Putin or Duterte or Mugabe.
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    The Fall of Theresa May — and Donald Trump?The U.K. election shows the populism we’ve seen bolster the right is a fickle beast.
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    Can the West Survive Trump?He’s already done a lot of damage to the postwar order. It might be irreparable.
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    The Pope and the PaganTrump’s policy differences with Pope Francis are just symptoms of a far deeper chasm.
  43. The Cult and the Cover-UpCan Trump survive indefinitely?
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    Trump Just Incriminated HimselfIf this is swept under the rug, we take one giant step toward the authoritarianism Trump has always threatened.
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    Why Do Democrats Feel Sorry for Hillary Clinton?Rather than blaming her for running an abysmal campaign and putting Trump in the White House.
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    The Trump Doctrine: Unpredictability and IncoherenceWith little notice, the candidate who promised to avoid military conflict in the Middle East has become an interventionist.
  47. Andrew Sullivan Talks Liberal Intolerance on Real TimeHe also explained why he wasn’t impressed with the current makeup of the Democratic Party.
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    Is Intersectionality a Religion?It’s the latest academic craze, and in practice it veers far from principles of liberal democracy.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Our President’s Emotional Bait and SwitchAnd the social decay that enables him.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Madness of King DonaldA weekly diary on life in Trump’s America.
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