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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 strikes chord with disenfranchised Commentary: Trump strikes chord with disenfranchised
4 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
It isn’t hard to figure out what’s driving the so-called Donald Trump phenomenon that just prompted one-quarter of America’s likely Republican voters to say in a poll he’s the one they want to be our commander in chief. [Read More]
Commentary: Sometimes the devil isn't in the details Commentary: Sometimes the devil isn't in the details
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Official Washington just jolted itself out of its familiar summer doldrums and into yet another hot war of policy and politics, this time over President Barack Obama’s latest legacy achievement: a global pact designed to halt Iran’s program to build a nuclear bomb. [Read More]
Commentary: Unlikely hero may have saved GOP Commentary: Unlikely hero may have saved GOP
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
If you were reading National Geographic right now, this would be a poignant story, probably datelined somewhere in Africa, about old bull elephants with failing memories and dimming vision, leading their rapidly thinning herd into one dry waterhole after another. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP pack fails first leadership test Commentary: GOP pack fails first leadership test
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Today we are focusing on the latest demonstrations of leadership, followship and cowership in American politics. Particularly among those who desperately want, in the very worst way, to become our next Republican president. [Read More]
Commentary: Dems adopting GOP strategy Commentary: Dems adopting GOP strategy
7 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In the unending battles of Capitol Hill, congressional Democrats have held one highly prized parcel of political high ground that has given them an enviable public image advantage over Republicans. [Read More]
Commentary: MLB must ban maple bats now Commentary: MLB must ban maple bats now
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Memo to: Rob Manfred, commissioner, Major League Baseball [Read More]
Commentary: A GOP leader's vow comes full circle Commentary: A GOP leader's vow comes full circle
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell entered his powerful new job as the voice of reason and reassurance. He just didn’t want Americans to think a Republican-run Washington would be “scary.” That’s all. [Read More]
Commentary: Highly debatable numbers muddle Commentary: Highly debatable numbers muddle
9 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
There’s a former Republican National Committee chief who could teach his present-day successor, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, why he, Fox News and CNN co-conspirators must urgently fix something they apparently don’t realize they’ve just flummoxed up. [Read More]
Commentary: Press corps asks old questions anew Commentary: Press corps asks old questions anew
11 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
You are, just this once, a fully accredited member of the White House press corps. [Read More]
Commentary: An insider's advice on immigration Commentary: An insider's advice on immigration
12 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
On the screen, one of the Republican Party’s savviest strategists, Kevin Madden, is telling it like it is on immigration reform. [Read More]
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