Andrew Sullivan
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"Andrew Michael Sullivan" is a British author, editor and blogger, resident in the United States. A former editor of The New Republic and the author or editor of six books, Sullivan is an influential blogger and commentator. He was a pioneer of the political blog, starting his in 2000. He eventually moved the blog to various publishing platforms, including Time (magazine)/Time, The Atlantic, and The Daily Beast. In 2013, he switched to an independent, subscription-based format.

Sullivan's Burkean conservativism is rooted in his British Catholic Church/Catholic background and in the political philosophy of his mentor, Michael Oakeshott.

Born and raised in England, he has lived in the United States since 1984 and currently resides in Washington and Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is openly gay and a practicing Roman Catholic.

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It's a good time. Nobody in the locker room took it too seriously.

The dirty little secret of journalism is that it really isn't a profession, it's a craft. All you need is a telephone and a conscience and you're all set.

I'm glad I'm not the only gay guy here--thanks Grover (or as I like to call him, 'Mama Bear.'

I don't want to have it connote the image that we're petrified. We want to promote an image that we are strong and stable, yet current and flexible. It's a fine balance.

Being one of the only people with keys and combinations to the safes, Monroe West's services became invaluable to clients like Wells Fargo and Crocker banks. He made a living going through rubble and rebuilding.

I prayed. I prayed she wouldn't die as a result of my treatment. And that if I died, my family would remember me.

[That, plus such scandals as the abuses in U.S. military prisons in Iraq, damages the] core ... It will take time to restore that kind of reputation and, yes, honor.

How can you tell when a political ideology has become the equivalent of a religion?

I was very concerned I would kill this lady.