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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: How GOP endangered its own security Commentary: How GOP endangered its own security
1 day ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The Republican Party may well have put its destiny on display for all to see this past week. For months, its leaders had promised us their new Republican-controlled Congress would hit the ground running to show America the GOP can not only govern, but actually make Washington work. [Read More]
Commentary: Giuliani smears way to success Commentary: Giuliani smears way to success
1 week ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
If Rudy Giuliani didn’t already exist, the Grand Old Party’s hate-driven wingers would have had to invent him. [Read More]
Commentary: W.Va. train crash sends up warning flare Commentary: W.Va. train crash sends up warning flare
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
A huge column of fire shot skyward — then fanned out in all directions at once, becoming a massive fireball that seemed to hover over tiny Mount Carbon, which is just downriver from Boomer, W.Va., which is officially a “census-designated place” of 813 people. [Read More]
Commentary: Anchor adrift, questions unasked Commentary: Anchor adrift, questions unasked
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
NBC News is now focusing its investigative lens on its own temporarily dropped anchor, Brian Williams. For the next six months, at least, the $10 million a year superstar of 30 Rock will be on an unpaid suspension assignment somewhere in NBC’s Elba. [Read More]
Commentary: Old politics, not new governance Commentary: Old politics, not new governance
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
After three months of post-election victory parades and promises that we’ll soon see the all-new Good Governance Grand Old Party, this was the week the Republican Party finally delivered. [Read More]
Commentary: Once again, we say 'Never again' Commentary: Once again, we say 'Never again'
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
“The Fuhrer has ordered that the Jewish question be solved once and for all, and that we, the SS, are to implement the order. I have therefore earmarked Auschwitz for this purpose.” [Read More]
Commentary: Muslims must reclaim faith Commentary: Muslims must reclaim faith
7 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Today, we must try to look beyond the horrific reality the world witnessed a week ago when Islamic terrorists killed 17 people in Paris. While never forgetting those tragedies, we must also focus on a series of far more massive massacres. [Read More]
Commentary: Closing a gap in Mario Cuomo's legacy Commentary: Closing a gap in Mario Cuomo's legacy
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Accolades and oft-told anecdotes have been rolling in ever since Mario Cuomo — the most famous politician of his era who never became president (indeed, never even ran for the job!) — died of heart failure on New Year’s Day, at age 82. [Read More]
Commentary: It's time to fight robocall scams Commentary: It's time to fight robocall scams
9 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The attackers struck without warning during the hectic holiday season, pinpointing a target in our homeland from half a world away. It was your home telephone. [Read More]
Commentary: Another presidential promise to Cuba Commentary: Another presidential promise to Cuba
11 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Thousands in Miami’s sunny Orange Bowl stood and cheered as one, thrilled to ecstasy by what they’d just witnessed on the field. Surely no football star had ever thrilled a crowd quite the way these faithful true believers were just moved by the young man down on the field. [Read More]
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