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Andy Schmookler

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Dangerous Steps Backward for Humankind (My Latest Challenge to the Conservatives)

This piece is running in newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06). *************************** It was back in the 70s when I found my life’s path....

Bob Goodlatte, Far Worse Than I Had Thought.

by Andy Schmookler I spent 20 months (in 2011-12) running against Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA06). So naturally I gave a lot of thought to the...

Nancy Pelosi is Great. Here’s Why She Should Be Replaced.

Granted, the first job is to win control of the House. Granted, chickens should not be counted before they're hatched. But despite both those...

Republicans Telling Republicans: “This Year, Nation Ahead of Party”

This is the second half of a piece of which the first half --  "A 'Vote Democratic to Save Our Democracy' Tour (by Prominent,...

How Far Would Trump Go If He Could? (My Latest Challenge to the Conservatives)

This piece is running this week in newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06). ************************* When I was growing up, we kids were admonished not...

A “Vote Democratic to Save Our Democracy” Tour (by Prominent, Lifelong Republicans)

In my series on "How Trump's Catastrophic Presidency Could Be Made into Good News," I have been arguing that the Democrats should be making...

It Came to Me Who Should Be the Democratic Nominee for President in 2020

The other day, it came to me who might be the right choice to be the Democratic Nominee for President in 2020—especially if the...

Getting the GOP Rats to Go Down With the Sinking Trump Ship (2nd Installment...

Part I of this series, with the subtitle Terrible, Yes. But Compared to What?, argued that the disaster of Trump's being elected should be compared...

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,...
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