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    Andrew Sullivan: Larry Kramer’s SecretThe last word you might associate with him is sweet. But he often was. I also saw him as a radical conservative, of sorts.
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    Andrew Sullivan: With Trump, the Pathology Is the PointYou can’t have both tribalism and a robust public-health response.
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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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    Nature, Nurture, and Weight LossA photo of Adele started a global conversation this week — and showed how crucial it is to grapple with difference both empirically and humanely.
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    Andrew Sullivan: By Biden’s Own Standards, He Is Guilty As ChargedThe many red flags and question marks in Tara Reade’s allegation would be largely irrelevant under the campus rules Biden helped institute.
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    Andrew Sullivan: We Can’t Go on Like This Much LongerThe psychological damage from the deeply unnatural way of life under coronavirus lockdown is only going to intensify.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Coronavirus Doesn’t Have a Social MessageThere is a pathogen trying to replicate itself in our bodies. Everything else is projection.
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    Andrew Sullivan: It’s Time for Conscious Uncoupling With ChinaThe pandemic has offered a dose of reality to a world suffering from many delusions — including ones about a communist dictatorship.
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    Andrew Sullivan: How to Live With the CoronavirusThe challenge our society faces is protecting life while accepting that the virus will not go away and cannot be “beaten.”
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    Andrew Sullivan: America Is Trapped in Trump’s Blind SpotThe pandemic presented Trump with a remarkable political opportunity. Instead he has lied and dithered as the casualties mount.
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    Andrew Sullivan: How to Survive a PlagueThe coronavirus pandemic will destroy so much — but through the devastation, it will also allow opportunities to rebuild and renew.
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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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    What’s This, a Functioning Political Party in the United States?On Super Tuesday, the Democrats — and especially black voters — proved it’s still possible for moderates and liberals to reject populism.
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    Is Bernie the American Version of Jeremy Corbyn? Gulp.Democrats would be foolish not to look closely at the long arc of Corbyn’s electoral wipeout in the U.K. before nominating Sanders.
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    Trump’s Presidency Isn’t a Dark Comedy — It’s an Absurd TragedyThere’s a tendency among many to see Trump primarily as a bumbling and ineffectual clown. The reality is far more nightmarish.
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    Andrew Sullivan: America Needs a MiracleTwo remarkable new books on tribalism reveal the depth of this country’s political bind. But I still have hope.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Is There a Way to Acknowledge America’s Progress?Politics in 2020 often seems premised on injustice being more prevalent than ever — which leaves little space to claim collective victories.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Donald Trump Is the War Crimes PresidentHis embrace of rogue Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher is part of a deeper, and very alarming, pattern.
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    Andrew Sullivan: What We Know About Trump Going Into 2020He changed American politics in some foundational — even productive — ways. But we can’t let him destroy our political institutions.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Boris Johnson Is Showing U.S. Politicians How to WinHis distinctive political model has elements of Trumpism — but Trump is too dysfunctional to replicate it. Democrats can though.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Fiona Hill Is the Antidote to TrumpHer clear distinction between national security and a “domestic errand” lays bare the profound corruption in this presidency.
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    Andrew Sullivan: A Glimpse at the Intersectional Left’s Political EndgameA worldview where one is either oppressed or an oppressor will always tend to subordinate individual rights. A new book offers a clear example.
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    Andrew Sullivan: This Is No Ordinary ImpeachmentIt’s a deeper reckoning. It’s about whether the legitimacy of our entire system can last much longer without Trump being removed from office.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Hard Questions About Young People and Gender TransitionsThe ideological campaign to affirm trans kids and teens, while admirable and often essential, also risks overreach.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Difference Between Boris Johnson and Donald TrumpThe two leaders and their parties are often lumped together. But one is defending democracy while the other is tearing at its fabric.
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    Sullivan: Trump Is Begging to Be Impeached. Give Him What He Wants — Right Now!Draw up the articles now. Keep them short and focused on Ukraine and China. Don’t let Trump distract. Don’t let the evidence grow cold.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Moment of Truth for Brexit and TrumpThe year 2016 was a watershed in Anglo-American politics. But we might just be figuring out what it really meant.
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    Andrew Sullivan: When the Ideologues Come for the KidsAdults are being forced to obey the new norms of social justice or face ostracism. Meanwhile, children are being indoctrinated.
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    The New York Times Has Abandoned Liberalism for ActivismThe paper of record, in a dizzyingly short period, has fundamentally changed how it operates.
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    Why Boris Johnson’s Awful Start Could Still End in Tory Triumph and Hard BrexitEven with all the questionable moves, he still has a lot of political advantages over his opponents.
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    The Presidency of Donald Trump Never Gets Any Less AbsurdWe have known this project’s nature since that journey down an escalator, and the surrealism has only intensified since.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Limits of My ConservatismIn a healthy society, conservatives accept social change. Faced with bullying radicalism, they become reactionaries.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Biden Knows How to Make the Moral Case Against TrumpHe is doing it the right way — with feeling and a wounded sense of patriotism.
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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: Trump Is Betting That Indecency Can Win in AmericaHis reelection strategy is built on the notions that cruelty can be popular and liberal democratic norms are dead. He might be right.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Pelosi, Please Stop Coddling TrumpYou’re showing every future president that they can lie, obstruct justice, and refuse subpoenas with impunity.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Democratic Candidates Are in a Bubble on ImmigrationThe debates proved that they are fundamentally out of touch with the difficult realities of the issue.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Next Step for Gay PrideThis is a moment to reflect on what has been achieved — and the remarkable possibilities for LGBT culture that stand before us.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Donald Trump and the Art of the LieHe is a con man of surpassing brilliance and conviction — and that is a profound danger to our democracy.
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    Andrew Sullivan: What Democrats Can Learn From Steve BannonAround the world, liberal parties are winning by getting serious about immigration. When will Biden, Warren & Co. get the memo?
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    Andrew Sullivan: This Is What a Real Conservative Looks LikeAmong the key virtues is restraint — like that Robert Mueller has shown. Another is safeguarding the rule of law — see, Justin Amash.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Good-bye, Theresa. Hello, Boris?Why the populist right keeps gaining ground — and center keeps losing it — in Europe, and around the world.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Elizabeth Warren Just Transformed the Abortion DebateThe war over a woman’s right to choose has been raging for a half century. The solution lies in politics, not Supreme Court decisions.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Who Should Be Allowed to Compete in Women’s Sports?The debate is legitimate and important. But some of the arguments being made in major publications are patently false.
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    Why Joe Biden Might Be the Best Bet to Beat TrumpHe can run on a platform deeply informed by the left’s ideas, without the baggage of wokeness or socialism. And he flummoxes the president.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Appeasement of Donald TrumpThe angry king is banking every concession and, empowered and emboldened, getting more aggressive and more power hungry.
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    Sullivan: There Was No Russia Conspiracy. But Trump Is More Dangerous Than Ever.The Mueller report reveals a man who is a constant threat to the rule of law. Impeachment is the only answer.
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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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