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Andy Schmookler

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The Spanberger Discussion and the Challenge We Democrats Face

I wouldn't have expected to come under as much attack as I did from commenters on my piece, “Is Spanberger’s Care Not to Offend...

Civics Education and Today’s American Crisis

This will be my op/ed for the coming week in my very red congressional district (VA-06). That it was mostly from conservatives that one...

William Barr and the Death of Jeffrey Epstein

(Epstein Barr isn't just a virus anymore.) I've long been leary of the frequent practice of holding high officials responsible for things that go wrong...

Is Spanberger’s Care Not to Offend Trump Supporters a Good Choice?

An Exchange Between Andy Schmookler and Right-wing Radio Host John Fredericks A piece appeared on Blue Virginia lately, by Lowell Feld, with the title, "Right-Wing...

What Shapes Our World: I. Evolution (First of a Three-Part Series)

I am publishing in the Lynchburg newspaper -- the News & Advance -- a three-part series, under the theme, "What Shapes Our World." The purpose...

The Trump Crisis Intensifies with a Confluence of Events

There is the old point of confrontation (the issue of impeachment) and the new, or newly escalated (inciting hate crimes). How will all this...

Trump’s Stream of Lies Should Be Reason Enough to Remove Him

I wrote this piece back in February, and then waited for the right time to go public. Back then, I was expecting a far...

The Way I’d Like to See Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Compete Tonight

I just read in an op/ed by David Leonhardt with the title, "What I'll Be Looking for Tonight." It contains some commentary about Warren...

Can the Endangered Species Act Require Action on Climate Change?

A recent article here reported that a federal court -- the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals -- has revoked a permit for a pipeline...

“Who Are They Serving?” A Theme for Democrats to Use Against Republicans Nationwide

Republicans Routinely Betray Their Supporters A major theme of the campaign of my wife, April Moore, running against Republican incumbent Mark Obenshain for the Virginia...
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