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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: Trump delivers on campaign promise Commentary: Trump delivers on campaign promise
4 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
This was a time-warped week when everything you ever needed to know about the entire 2016 presidential campaign — the good, the bad, the ugly, the wacky and the whack-a-mole nasty — played out in a blizzard of breaking news on the screens that feed us our infotainment news. [Read More]
Commentary: Why pundits miss reality in plain sight Commentary: Why pundits miss reality in plain sight
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
It’s been a week now since the presidential reality boggled the precast minds of politics, punditry and even fact-based journalism. Ever since, the experts of our craft have been owning up to their predictive failures by issuing collective, blame-sharing wea culpas. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP has long animosity to Hillary Commentary: GOP has long animosity to Hillary
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In the summer of 1992, Houston was typically broiling, and inside the air-conditioned comfort of the Astrodome, things at the Republican National Convention were getting even hotter. [Read More]
Commentary: Buck stops - and FBI chief flops Commentary: Buck stops - and FBI chief flops
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
When it comes to sitting tall in the saddle and taming the bucking broncos of the FBI amid the tumult of American presidential campaign politics, this is indeed James Comey’s first rodeo. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump potential inciter-in-chief Commentary: Trump potential inciter-in-chief
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In the final daze of this tumultuous, mad-as-hell presidential campaign, America suddenly seems to be hurtling toward a clear and present danger, a prospect so perilous I want to call your attention to it. Before it is too late. [Read More]
Commentary: Vladimir Putin's American insider Commentary: Vladimir Putin's American insider
6 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
With just three weeks to go until Election Day, one political figure has already achieved the sort of stunning American political success famous predecessors never dreamed would be possible. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump hits GOP leaders where they live Commentary: Trump hits GOP leaders where they live
7 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The sorry saga of the Republican Party’s fitful embrace of Donald Trump can best be told by borrowing an old template originally shaped by a faraway Protestant pastor who wanted to tell a very different story in a very different era. [Read More]
Commentary: Bill Clinton races to Trump's rescue Commentary: Bill Clinton races to Trump's rescue
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
America’s voters discovered this week we must now hold one more truth to be self-evident: If Bill Clinton didn’t exist, Donald Trump would have had to invent him. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP left with buyer's remorse Commentary: GOP left with buyer's remorse
10 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
What happened in America on Monday night was that two famous people went door-to-door, dropping in to visit with more than 84 million people who had mostly known them only from afar, having watched occasionally as they were being praised and cheered or vilified and caricatured. [Read More]
Commentary: Memo to debate moderator Commentary: Memo to debate moderator
10 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Today’s column takes the form of a presidential debate strategy memo — written not to candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but to the moderator, my news colleague Lester Holt of NBC News. [Read More]
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