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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: The Great Bathroom Mirror Debate Commentary: The Great Bathroom Mirror Debate
13 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Grand Old Party’s final debate before the first voting contest of the 2016 presidential campaign. It’s the Great Bathroom Mirror Debate. [Read More]
Commentary: Ideological purity and Flint's water Commentary: Ideological purity and Flint's water
14 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
This was a week when America’s political spigots gushed at us from all directions, as presidential hopefuls seemed desperate to close their first caucus and primary deals by proving their ideological purity. [Read More]
Commentary: Twin calls to rediscover civility Commentary: Twin calls to rediscover civility
15 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
A rare State of the Union call to action reached Americans stereophonically Tuesday night, resonating through our parlor speakers and personal earbuds from the left and the right. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP plays sad politics with gun violence Commentary: GOP plays sad politics with gun violence
16 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
“There’s an assault on the Second Amendment. You know Obama’s going to do an executive order and really knock the hell out of it. … I will veto — I will unsign that so fast.” [Read More]
Commentary: A New Year's resolution for political media Commentary: A New Year's resolution for political media
17 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Today, we are marking the official start of the 2016 election year by providing a list of vital New Year’s resolutions for my colleagues in the political news media. [Read More]
Commentary: A debate performance many missed Commentary: A debate performance many missed
19 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The fifth and final Republican presidential debate of 2015 produced more than a few revelations about the campaign’s political actors, both the candidates and the journalists who cover them. [Read More]
Commentary: Islamic State's new recruiter-in-chief Commentary: Islamic State's new recruiter-in-chief
20 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In their clandestine headquarters half-a-world away, the Islamic State’s terrorist leaders are surely celebrating. A huge recruiting bonanza has just been gifted to their mass-murdering cause by America’s Republican Party presidential front-runner, Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: Where is GOP's heart and soul? Commentary: Where is GOP's heart and soul?
21 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The voice of the people who are the base of today’s Republican Party has come through loud and clear: “Please lie to me!” [Read More]
Commentary: At last, a prize-winning peacemaker Commentary: At last, a prize-winning peacemaker
22 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In 2009, President Barack Obama was as stunned as we all were by the announcement from Oslo, Norway, that he’d just won the Nobel Peace Prize. He won it mainly because he gave one historic speech in Cairo, seeking to chart “a new beginning” for the world’s Muslims. [Read More]
Commentary: Remaking journalists' debate role Commentary: Remaking journalists' debate role
25 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
If your favorite editorial cartoonist were to illustrate today’s topic, she or he might start by drawing a familiar scene in a parking lot: two cars facing each other in a bumper-to-bumper standoff to get the last empty parking space. [Read More]
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