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Andy Schmookler

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Time for the Presumption of Guilt

It is a virtue of the American legal system that any defendant is "presumed innocent" until convicted in a court of law. To affirm...

How Trump’s Catastrophic Presidency Could Be Made into Good News — Part I

An old Sufi tale tells of how, in one episode after another, what seems at first like good news turns out to bring misfortune,...

Why Trump Should Be Blamed, Not Praised, for the High GDP Growth

Generally, voters give a President credit for an expanding economy. Much of the time, that's like the old Chinese Emperors being praised or blamed...

Obstacles to the Sacred Space of Lovers

This is my weekly op/ed this week in newspapers in my congressional district (VA-06). (I decided to take a break from my usual challenges...

What Trump’s “Treason Trip” Exposed about the Right

All this time we’ve been waiting to see what might be uncovered about whether there was “collusion” between Donald Trump and Putin’s Russia during...

Why Mueller Probably Shouldn’t, and Won’t, Subpoena Trump

(The "probably" in the title is my acknowledgment that these issues are complex, and that -- although I've been playing close attention on an...

People Who Are Different from ‘Us’ (My Latest Challenge to the Conservatives)

This piece is appearing in newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06). ************************** How do we know that it was of major importance to Jesus...

How Every GOP Candidate Should Be Challenged (from Friedman’s “Trump and Putin vs. America”)

At one level, Trump's performance ("shameful," "disgusting," "treasonous") with Putin yesterday on the Helsinki stage contained nothing he has not shown before. But at another...

Message All Dems Could Use, from Jersey Dem Congressional Candidate

In today's Washington Post, E.J. Dionne writes a column titled "Does the Blue Wave Start in Jersey?" In that column, he quotes the Democratic challenger...

Trump Gives Himself Away on Putin and Russian Meddling

Not that we didn't know that Trump would go to the Putin summit, despite how the indictments brought by Mueller on Friday underscored the...
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