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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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    Andrew Sullivan: #MeToo and the Taboo Topic of NatureThe new breed of feminists — and liberals in general — are going to have to choose between reality and ideology.
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    Andrew Sullivan: It’s Time to Resist the Excesses of #MeTooHonor complexity. Make meaningful distinctions between offenses. Defend due process, privacy, and sex itself.
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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: Putin’s First Year in the White HouseHow successful has the Kremlin’s investment in shaping America’s governance been?
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Assault on MuellerWe’ve learned a new and sickening thing this month: GOP tribalism demands that the special counsel be aggressively smeared.
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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: The Danger of Knowing You’re on the ‘Right Side of History’The bipartisan sexual-abuse reckoning is an opportunity to tear down tribalism as well.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Hope Arrives in VirginiaThis week’s elections showed that America is deeply polarized — but now Democrats have the edge.
  13. How the Democrats Are Failing the ResistanceA dose of political reality from Virginia.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Issue That Could Lose the Next Election for DemocratsThe left increasingly sees any distinction between citizens and noncitizens as racist — and that will only benefit President Trump.
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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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    Kaepernick’s Message Is Getting Lost — Along With the Facts on Race and PolicingWe must honor the spirit of the protests without losing sight of the underlying statistical reality.
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    It’s Win-Win When Trump and the Democrats Work TogetherBut the GOP health bill threatens to destroy their fledgling relationship.
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    Yes, I’m Dependent on WeedAnd perfectly happy to be so.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Religious Right’s Suicidal Gay ObsessionEvangelical leaders are destroying their own movement by denying the humanity of LGBT people.
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    Trump Flaunts His Indifference to the Rule of LawThe Arpaio pardon is the act of an instinctual despot.
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    The Boston Rally Exposed the Left’s Intolerance of Free SpeechBoston’s mayor, police force, and protesters combined to shut down an event that was open to a wide range of opinions.
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    Trump’s Charlottesville Response Should Change Everything — But It Won’tHe is, if nothing else, a genius at playing to America’s most alarming tendencies.
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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.
  28. 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.
  30. 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.
  34. 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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    Trumpcare Destroys Any Notion That American Conservatism Gives a DamnA callous abandonment of the American people.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Maybe America Wasn’t Crazy to Elect Donald TrumpIt turns out that the requirements of governing might be the only thing capable of putting the GOP back on a course to sanity.
  38. Andrew Sullivan: The West Is Up for GrabsElections in France and Britain give us a front-row seat to the future of politics in the Western world.
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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.
  41. Are the Brits Bonkers to Brexit?They put democratic accountability over economic well-being — and seem to have no regrets.
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    Andrew Sullivan: Is Political Gravity Finally Sinking Donald Trump?This week in Trump’s America: The president is flailing. But how he will respond to his setbacks is far from certain.
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    The Opioid Epidemic Is This Generation’s AIDS CrisisBut where is the rural ACT UP?
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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: Moonlight — and Other Light — in Trump’s DarknessIn this week’s diary on life in Trump’s America: Signs of hope — or, at least, some tempering of the crazy; and Moonlight’s beautiful appropriation.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The White House MoleIn this week’s diary on life in Trump’s America: What if Donald Trump isn’t being blackmailed by Vladimir Putin? Plus: Stephen Miller, with sympathy.
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    Andrew Sullivan: The Madness of King DonaldA weekly diary on life in Trump’s America.