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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: Comey account no smoking gun Commentary: Comey account no smoking gun
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Yet another Oval Office conversation was delving into yet another president’s determined wish to shut down yet another FBI investigation that had gotten way too close. [Read More]
Commentary: Squealing and healing at Capitol Commentary: Squealing and healing at Capitol
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
On Election Night 2014, a former lieutenant colonel who commanded Iowa’s National Guard truck convoys in Iraq and Kuwait jubilantly claimed victory as the first female military combat veteran ever elected to the Senate. [Read More]
Commentary: When Putin trumped Trump Commentary: When Putin trumped Trump
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In our 16th week of observing the performance of President Donald Trump, here’s what we know. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's conflict of interest in Turkey Commentary: Trump's conflict of interest in Turkey
8 weeks 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
10 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
11 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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]
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