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2:52 PM, January 2nd, 2013

In case you hadn’t heard, Andrew Sullivan and his awesome Dish crew are going independent. We’re sad to see them go, but wish them the best in 2013 and beyond! 

3:26 PM, February 17th, 2012

The Hounding Of Pat Buchanan

There is so much I disagree with Pat Buchanan on - from World War II to marriage equality to immigration to my love of a multi-racial and multi-cultural society - that I could write a book in it. But let me say something in his defense: however repellent some of his views, he is intellectually honest. Yes, publicly bigoted, sometimes outrageous, a flame-thrower, a reactionary who flirted at times with what only can be called neo-fascism. But here’s another thing he has always been: true to his own ideas and a gifted writer. He truly believes what he says and has read and researched a huge amount and has thought carefully about his extreme out-of-the-mainstream views. He is a serious figure in that respect. Compared with Al Sharpton or Ed Schultz, he is a paragon of intellectual integrity. He is not a propagandist. He is a passionate writer who loves nothing more than a good argument with a worthy opponent - and he has a serious sense of humor to boot. That his ideas are often repelling should precisely be why he should stay on MSNBC and defend his views against the smartest critiques that can be found, We should stop silencing people and keep debating them.

- Andrew Sullivan

3:38 PM, January 17th, 2012
Yes We Must.
Andrew Sullivan’s suggested slogan for Obama’s 2012 campaign. Ask your own questions right now in our live chat with him (Andrew’s first!) about his Newsweek cover story
2:03 PM, December 26th, 2011
I just cannot see how he can be such a president without explaining away the newsletters convincingly….But the words and sentiments in those newsletters cannot attach themselves - even by mere appearance - to a potential president of this country. I see that now. Maybe my admiration for Paul’s courage and his extraordinary resistance to the authoritarianism and intolerance in his own party blinded me to this. But you can’t be both the solution and the problem.
Andrew Sullivan re-thinks his Ron Paul endorsement.
8:55 PM, November 21st, 2011
If George Bush had taken out Osama bin Laden, wiped out al Qaeda’s leadership and gathered a treasure trove of real intelligence by a daring raid, he’d be on Mount Rushmore by now. If he’d done the equivalent on the right of universal healthcare, he’d be the second coming of Reagan. But Obama and liberals? If I hear one more gripe about single payer from someone in their fifties with a ponytail, I’ll scream.

Why Obama Still Matters —Andrew Sullivan

3:00 PM, November 9th, 2011
We’ve noticed that increasing numbers of voters, including independents, regard the GOP as potentially sabotaging the economy purely in order to defeat Obama. Now we are seeing the effect of all this in actual elections. And the GOP primary campaign has also underlined just how marginal, ideological and inexperienced many of the presidential candidates are.
Andrew Sullivan on last night’s election.
2:00 PM, November 3rd, 2011
What happened in the last few days is something quite shocking to the Eurocrats. Someone actually asked the people of his own democratic country if they approve of deep and lasting austerity as a worthwhile price to keep the euro. So finally, we have a rogue force in EU decision-making: democracy. I know there are enormous systemic risks in delaying the implementation of the deal made last week; but there are also profound long-term risks in pushing for the deeper European integration required of this crisis without popular, democratic consent.
Andrew Sullivan on what happens if Greece Leaves the Euro.
5:01 PM, October 20th, 2011

I hold it to be self-evident that people should be able to grow plants in their own garden.

Andrew Sullivan on whether marijuana will be legalized within the decade.

(Source: youtube.com)

1:00 PM, October 18th, 2011

Ask Andrew Outtakes. You’ll want to see this.

(Source: youtube.com)

6:13 PM, October 12th, 2011

Any time one’s nerve faltered, or when the price of being a bit in the drill of a civil rights movement seemed too high, Frank’s enthusiastic embrace of the goodness of gayness always cheered me up. There was not the slightest trace of defensiveness about him or his arguments. He believed, as I do, that gayness is not a disorder but an objective wonder, a way of being human that has its own unique patterns and staggering achievements through the centuries of our civilization and others.


The tragedy is not that gays are discriminated against because of who we love. That is an absurdity. The tragedy is that the goodness of gayness is barely grasped by many gays, beaten down as they have been by social and cultural pressure.

Andrew Sullivan on the death of campaigner for gay equality, Frank Kameny. Also, today is the 13th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard.
3:42 PM, October 4th, 2011

On The Dish - Andrew Sullivan talks about the day he found out he had HIV—meaning, at the time, he could never become an American citizen.

(Source: andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)

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