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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's conflict of interest in Turkey Commentary: Trump's conflict of interest in Turkey
2 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
A huge clue — doubly huge, in fact — has surfaced in the global mystery behind President Donald Trump’s bizarrely timed, effusively toned congratulatory call to Turkey’s now-stronger-than-ever strongman president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. [Read More]
Commentary: U.S., Russia rerun their classic thriller Commentary: U.S., Russia rerun their classic thriller
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Some one thousand miles due east of Moscow’s always-tightly secured Kremlin, where Russia’s president and foreign minister met Wednesday with America’s secretary of state, life has long seemed pastoral and downright peaceful. [Read More]
Commentary: Syria's horror exposes Putin's blame Commentary: Syria's horror exposes Putin's blame
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Images of the human horror in Syria filled the world’s news screens this week: infants, children, teens, adults, some strong, some weak, all helpless and hopeless. Mouths gasping for air and oozing foam, eyes staring but not seeing. The dying lay alongside the already dead. [Read More]
Commentary: Mystery deepens on Russia's role in U.S. affairs Commentary: Mystery deepens on Russia's role in U.S. affairs
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In the summer of 1972, the break-in at the old Democratic National Committee in the Watergate building was foiled when night watchman Frank Wills saw tape the burglars had put over door latches. He called the cops. The cops caught the crooks. [Read More]
Commentary: America reaps rewards of pandering politics Commentary: America reaps rewards of pandering politics
6 weeks 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
14 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]
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