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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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    Andrew Sullivan: Trump Is a Massive Failure — and Getting Exactly What He WantsAt the level of governance, he’s a catastrophe. But meanwhile he keeps tightening his grasp on the country.
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    How Should We Talk About the Israel Lobby’s Power?Representative Ilhan Omar failed to address it effectively. But it’s a legitimately difficult thing to do.
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    Andrew Sullivan: A Radically Moderate Answer to Climate ChangeSometimes moderation isn’t just the mushy middle between two extremes; it’s a form of pragmatic and even revolutionary imagination.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Corruption of the Vatican’s Gay Elite Has Been ExposedA jaw-dropping new book destroys the remains of the Vatican’s moral authority.
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    Andrew Sullivan: New Hope and New Danger on the LeftAs a tide of youthful energy pulls Democrats to the left, they should pay close attention to the successes and failures of Britain’s Labour Party.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Nature of SexThere are enormous dangers in trying to legislate away the differences between social constructs and biological realities on the question of gender.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Abyss of Hate Versus HateAfter the Covington debacle, it is clearer than ever: Liberal democracy is being dismantled before our eyes — by all of us.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Welcome to Act III of the Trump TragedyThreatening the unnecessary use of emergency powers to accomplish a trivial political goal marks a new phase in America’s anti-democratic spiral.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Establishment Will Never Say No to a WarKeep that in mind when listening to the many defenders of the shadowy and unconstitutional occupation in Syria and the endless slog in Afghanistan.
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    Theresa May Might Be the Most Important Person in the World Right NowUnder ridiculous conditions, she’s trying to find a way to keep the U.K. — and perhaps all of Europe — from spinning off into populist chaos.
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    Andrew Sullivan: America’s New ReligionsPolitical cults are increasingly filling the empty space in our lives left by the decline of organized faiths.
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    The Right’s Climate Change ShameRepublicans are out of arguments, and the Earth is out of time.
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    Andrew Sullivan: What Happens If Americans Stop Trusting the System?Our fractured politics — and growing distrust by many of key institutions — suggest a burgeoning national crisis of political legitimacy.
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    Andrew Sullivan: America’s Fever Is Still RisingTrump exits the midterms normalized and strengthened for 2020.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Can the Republic Strike Back?Trump’s anti-democratic impulses have shaped American public life for two years now. Election Day is a chance to shift that dynamic.
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    Democrats Can’t Keep Dodging Immigration As a Real IssueTrump’s lies and fear-mongering about the migrant caravan only prove the point.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Danger of Trump’s Political AccomplishmentsThe Trump administration has been more successful on its own terms than many of us want to believe. But where is that headed?
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    Andrew Sullivan: Everyone Lost at the Kavanaugh-Ford HearingsThe process was broken. Justice was ill served. And democracy is worse off for all of it.
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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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    Andrew Sullivan: Here’s Where Things Get Dangerous With TrumpHis new legal troubles are the beginning, not the end. He will defend himself, like every other mafia boss, to the bitter end.
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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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