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Andy Schmookler

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The Significance of Sharpiegate

I'm considering making this my weekly op/ed for the newspapers in my very red -- Trump-supporting -- congressional district (VA-06). ************************ I thought that too much...

What Shapes Our World: II. The Reign of Power

What Shapes Our World: II. The Reign of Power (Second in a three part series on “What Shapes Our World.” The first was on...

Trump, Mass Killings, Deaths of Despair: All Expressions of a Nihilistic Impulse?

An excellent column by Thomas Edsall in the New York Times presents an illuminating article by three political scientists, calling attention to a portion...

How We Come to Our Beliefs (Evidence vs. Authority, and the Climate Change Crisis)

This piece will be my newspaper opinion piece for the coming week in my very red congressional district (VA-06). **************************** (Almost everything we humans do, as...

The Clock Strikes 13 at the NRA

This will be my newspaper op/ed for the coming week in my very red congressional district (VA-06). ******************* The NRA and its CEO Wayne LaPierre have...

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...
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