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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: Bush, Obama - Immigration dream team?
11 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
11 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
13 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
14 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
14 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]
Commentary: Cosgrove right man to change VA culture Commentary: Cosgrove right man to change VA culture
16 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Washington’s ever-anonymous Great Mentioner, who surfaces only when trial balloons need launching, just floated another not-quite-yet-official word: [Read More]
Commentary: Solution to VA woes isn't new at all Commentary: Solution to VA woes isn't new at all
17 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has proposed an urgent, sensible solution to the scandalous crisis of treatment delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals — and it should finally, belatedly, become official policy. [Read More]
Commentary: Our vets deserve an advocate Commentary: Our vets deserve an advocate
18 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In his last months as president, Harry Truman sat in his Oval Office and contemplated the fate that would befall Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, the World War II hero who would be his successor. [Read More]
Commentary: Karl Rove sinks to a new low Commentary: Karl Rove sinks to a new low
19 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
We have just witnessed a sad example of how the politics of hate works _ how media manipulators who specialize in attack-politics succeed in getting the most clue-lite players in the news media to do their dirty work for them. [Read More]
Commentary: Conservative activism on high court Commentary: Conservative activism on high court
19 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Sometimes being a U.S. Supreme Court justice is very hard work. After all, justices are required to divine just what the founders really meant back when they wrote the United States Constitution in an age when guns meant muskets and mass communication meant posters nailed to posts ... [Read More]
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