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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.

Articles by MARTIN SCHRAM

Commentary: Obama has reached Carter moment Commentary: Obama has reached Carter moment
6 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Belatedly — but, we hope, finally! — we are witnessing the beginning of the end of the Carterization of Barack Obama’s presidency. It has come not a moment too soon. We can only hope that it is real and not too late. [Read More]
Commentary: Pro wrestlers flail and wail in D.C. Commentary: Pro wrestlers flail and wail in D.C.
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Washington’s political heavyweights are once again performing for your pleasure as pro wrestlers, flailing and flopping and pounding the mat in feigned pain. [Read More]
Commentary: A Gaza tale the world has yet to grasp Commentary: A Gaza tale the world has yet to grasp
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Inhumanity in Gaza is happening right before our eyes — and the whole world is watching. [Read More]
Commentary: World community must break its bonds Commentary: World community must break its bonds
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
We live in a world of populations held hostage. We are not talking here about unfortunate captives who are held hostage by rogues, thugs and tyrants. We are talking about the many millions who are being held hostage by their own failures. [Read More]
Commentary: Cleveland's lesson for fiery pols Commentary: Cleveland's lesson for fiery pols
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
What a week for Cleveland! The Republican National Committee announced it was bringing its 2016 presidential convention to the city, and LeBron James announced that he was spurning the allure of Miami’s South Beach to return to Lake Erie’s shore. [Read More]
Commentary: Bush, Obama - Immigration dream team?
6 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Clackety-clack, track after track, the train powers through the night toward the border crossing that will mark its entry into the United States. A young boy, a stowaway, is among those jammed on board. [Read More]
Commentary: Advice for new VA secretary Commentary: Advice for new VA secretary
7 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Your good news is that the White House, Congress and Department of Veterans Affairs are no longer in denial about the reality that things have gone terribly wrong in the VA hospitals. [Read More]
Commentary: Misguided embrace of religious hatred Commentary: Misguided embrace of religious hatred
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
All hell was breaking out, yet again, in the Arab world that surrounds Israel — well before the late news that broke in a most unlikely locale Friday and was mainly missed by most of the world. [Read More]
Commentary: Benghazi ringleader never a mystery Commentary: Benghazi ringleader never a mystery
9 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
It appears the crucial lost intelligence about what really happened in the tragic Benghazi attacks of Sept. 11, 2012, really has been hiding in plain sight all along — just like the attack’s suspected ringleader, who was finally snatched Sunday in a bloodless raid. [Read More]
Commentary: The wordless D-Day conversation Commentary: The wordless D-Day conversation
10 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
So how did you spend your 30th birthday? As the years whisk by, most of us no longer remember. But Cliff Morgan, who would have been 100 years old this week, surely never forgot his 30th. After all, he’d just landed on the shore of Normandy, on France’s north coast. [Read More]
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