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Andy Schmookler

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No Profiles in Courage (My Latest Challenge to the Conservatives)

This piece ran last week in newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06) ************************** This time, I’d like to talk not about the Republican voters,...

Am I Wrong Not to Worry Any More about Trump’s Possible Pardons?

Like a lot of other people, I've been watching while Donald Trump makes every move he can think of to protect himself from being...

If Stewart is the “Death March” of the VA-GOP, Will Trump Prove the Death...

Death March This talked-about Blue Wave has an important job to do. It's not just a matter of getting control of the House so that...

Working Americans Getting the Short End of the Stick (My Most Recent Challenge to...

This piece has run in newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06). ***************************** Let me begin by citing a few facts to substantiate a statement...

This Korean Summit Puts One in an Ambivalent Situation

Trump meeting with Kim. On the one hand, a big success would be important, good news for American peace and security. On the other hand, a...

Laurence Tribe’s Surprisingly Lame Arguments Against Impeachment (Part II)

In the first part of this piece, published here several days ago, I argued that the brilliant Harvard legal scholar, Laurence Tribe, has made...

Evidence of a Trump “Cult”

On the NPR program "On Point" this morning, the excellent commentator Jack Beatty offered an apology and retraction. On an earlier program, apparently, Beatty...

Laurence Tribe’s Surprisingly Lame Arguments Against Impeachment (Part I)

I've always had a very high regard for Laurence Tribe, Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard University. Some years back, I was hoping that...

Wrong About the Power of the Truth? (My Latest Challenge to the Conservatives)

This piece has appeared in newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06). ********************* My upbringing instilled in me “truth” as a paramount value, and I’ve...

Raising Our Voices: A Thought Experiment

In the news just now: Trump grotesquely abusing his pardon power as a way of telling his cronies to keep their mouths shut, and...
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