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The Atlantic Daily: Our Defenses Were Worn Down

Hillary Clinton writes about the forces undermining American democracy. Plus Brett Kavanaugh’s past, a precarious reprieve in Syria, and more
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“Boys Will Be Boys”: While sexual misconduct infects both political parties, responses by liberals and conservatives to each emergent allegation have often diverged. Now, key Senate Republicans seem to be wavering in light of Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual-assault allegation against the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. When it comes to accusations of sexual assault, the refrain “boys will be boys” is a paltry excuse, Megan Garber writes. “The new world promised

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