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Andy Schmookler

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Monster-in-Chief (my latest challenge to the conservatives)

This piece has an unusual history. I drafted it around the end of 2017 with the intention of soon running it as my weekly op/ed...

Might William Barr Have Snookered Donald Trump?

So William Barr has been confirmed as the Attorney General of the United States. All but three Democrats voted against him. They had good...

Perhaps Rep. McEachin and Sen. Kaine Can –Together — Create the Conversation on Race...

Many have proposed that the current "blackface" crises at the top of the Virginia government have created a "teachable moment," that it presents an...

There’s No Escaping the Need for Good Judgment

This op/ed will be appearing this week in newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06) ********************** Good proverbs contain good principles of wisdom, but they...

The Good Use Northam Might Have Made of this Moment

I think that Governor Northam could have turned this unwanted moment into something quite useful: the constructive conversation about white racism that we need. Northam...

The Calls for Northam to Resign Suffice to Prove He Should Resign

I want to confess -- and I mean that sincerely -- that I have difficulty assessing what disclosures warrant someone resigning from elective office. ...

What If an Asteroid Were Bearing Down on Earth? (My Latest Challenge to the...

This piece is appearing in newspapers in my red congressional district, VA-06. ************************ Imagine this scenario: astronomers peering into space discover that a big asteroid is...

Wanting to Love the Broken in a Broken Time (My latest op/ed in very...

This piece is appearing in several newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06). **************************** Like most of the people I know, I’ve tried over the...

I’d Feel More Confident that the Dems Will Fight the Trump Party Right If…

Donald Trump's becoming President has surely transformed Liberal America (and its political arm, the Democratic Party). The sight of so much power being wielded...

Is Rational Argument Worthless? (This week’s op/ed in red VA-06)

This piece is appearing in newspapers this week in VA-06. I've revised it some from the print version. ********************* The other day, a serious thinker about...
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