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MARTIN SCHRAM

Martin Schram is a veteran Washington journalist, author and TV documentary executive. His column is distributed by McClatchy-Tribune News Service. Email him at martin.schram@gmail.com.

Articles by MARTIN SCHRAM

Commentary: America reaps rewards of pandering politics Commentary: America reaps rewards of pandering politics
6 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Let’s finally be honest about the dishonesty of campaign 2016: Many of you discovered early on that Donald Trump clearly connected with voters like you, who were mad-as-hell at being ignored by Washington. He heard and heeded the loudest pleas of the people: “Please lie to me!” [Read More]
Commentary: Tweets raise a huge but unspoken question Commentary: Tweets raise a huge but unspoken question
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Saturday’s sun hadn’t risen above the Atlantic horizon on March 4, yet President Donald Trump was up and apoplectic at his Mar-a-Lago estate. So at 6:35 a.m., he sent the first of four historically bizarre, rapid-fire Twitter postings: [Read More]
Commentary: Making of presidential president has begun Commentary: Making of presidential president has begun
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Pay no attention to that unpresidential man tweeting behind the curtain, almost every day, often before sunrise. His pathological defensiveness, juvenile bullying, taunting, name-calling, distorting and outright lying are unworthy of your respect. Believe me. [Read More]
Commentary: Preserving best of Obamacare Commentary: Preserving best of Obamacare
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
We begin with a newsbreak: A new group of refugees is now fleeing the tumult of their villages and cities back home, seeking security and protective comfort in their chosen American sanctuary city — Washington, D.C. [Read More]
Commentary: How Flynn misplayed winning hand Commentary: How Flynn misplayed winning hand
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
America’s incoming president was just 22 days away from the Oval Office. It was Dec. 29 and his perpetually highly strung new national security adviser was sure this was the moment he needed to play his first Trump card. [Read More]
Commentary: Eyewitness to democracy's transitions Commentary: Eyewitness to democracy's transitions
9 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
There is but one moment when the Oval Office is truly between its masters, under the command only of the constitutional spirit that has long made America the world’s greatest democracy. [Read More]
Commentary: Tillerson evaded anti-terror sanctions Commentary: Tillerson evaded anti-terror sanctions
10 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
As our power elites pirouette through yet another ritual transition, they often cannot help but remind us that where they stand depends on where they sit. [Read More]
Commentary: House Republicans met their enemy Commentary: House Republicans met their enemy
11 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
We are reporting today on the muck of the Great Swamp — Washington’s perceived corruption, which Donald Trump famously promised cheering crowds he’d drain starting on day one of his presidency. [Read More]
Commentary: Kerry's belated speech and lesson Commentary: Kerry's belated speech and lesson
12 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Secretary of State John Kerry, down to just 23 more days on our payroll, spent 70 precious minutes Wednesday fervently telling the world, via live TV and internet stream, all that’s gone wrong between Israel and the Palestinians, plus a few familiar ideas to fix it. [Read More]
Commentary: The art of a deal with Putin Commentary: The art of a deal with Putin
13 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
This is one of those rare moments when it is imperative that President-elect Donald Trump not wait until Inauguration Day but act now to potentially save lives in Syria, Ukraine and maybe elsewhere. [Read More]
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