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Andy Schmookler

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The Significance of Sharpiegate

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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

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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?

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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(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?

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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)

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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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