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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: A tortured gaze into terror's mirror Commentary: A tortured gaze into terror's mirror
4 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
On Thursday, April 12, 2007, as then-CIA Director Michael V. Hayden was testifying behind closed doors about his agency’s ultra-secret methods of interrogating top terror suspects, Washington was already erupting in a battle of accusations and name-calling. [Read More]
Commentary: Schumer's big-government fix it fixation Commentary: Schumer's big-government fix it fixation
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
There’s a surefire trick the capital city’s chattering heads learned long ago, while working the talk-for-pay circuit out in the heartland. [Read More]
Commentary: Debunking the Benghazi bunk Commentary: Debunking the Benghazi bunk
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
One of Washington’s worst-kept secrets is how to officially release a not-so-good news story and still keep it at least semi-secret. The answer is: Just dump it into the news stream late on a Friday night. [Read More]
Commentary: It's fight night over immigration reform Commentary: It's fight night over immigration reform
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Welcome to the Cable News Boxing Channel. Tonight, like every night, our main event features the same two heavyweights — congressional Republicans versus the Obama White House. [Read More]
Commentary: Helping a reformer fix the VA Commentary: Helping a reformer fix the VA
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
At last, America’s military veterans seem to have a secretary of Veterans Affairs who gets it. [Read More]
Commentary: Voters seek staight-talking pols Commentary: Voters seek staight-talking pols
6 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
A fundamental phenomenon drove the Republican sweep of Tuesday’s midterm elections, a hardcore political reality that, in the end, proved far more influential than a bandwagon-full of ideological imperatives and media spinner pontifications. [Read More]
Commentary: It's time to end political dark money Commentary: It's time to end political dark money
7 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
With its gush of deceptive, distorting video ads, Campaign 2014 has at least given us this: three out of the four branches of Washington's governance clearly have seen the light about dark money in politics. [Read More]
Commentary: New light shed on old secrets Commentary: New light shed on old secrets
9 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In a powerful and Pulitzer-worthy scoop, the New York Times has just revealed a new outrage upon America’s sense of decency — by catching government officials in the act of breaking faith with the men and women who volunteered to fight for us in faraway lands. [Read More]
Commentary: Panetta's memoir serves as preview Commentary: Panetta's memoir serves as preview
10 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The capital cognoscenti are again engaged in their ritual of fast-thumbing, speed-reading and savoring at least the choicest bits of the latest ex-official’s memoir — this one by President Obama’s former CIA director and secretary of defense, Leon Panetta. [Read More]
Commentary: What didn't the president know? Commentary: What didn't the president know?
11 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
For weeks, Official Washington has been combining an essential national security inquiry on why the Islamic State’s troops scored such quick successes in Iraq and Syria with its traditional midterm election Blame Game. [Read More]
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