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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: Remaking journalists' debate role Commentary: Remaking journalists' debate role
14 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]
Commentary: Beltway rife with mean-spiritedness Commentary: Beltway rife with mean-spiritedness
15 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Tuesday morning, outgoing House Speaker John Boehner surprisingly made good on his promise to “clean out the barn” before handing the key to his successor. [Read More]
Commentary: Ryan's lesson: Dead end can open doors Commentary: Ryan's lesson: Dead end can open doors
16 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
He’s long and lanky, a politically ambitious Republican achiever with a dream job and an eye on a future job — someday being president of the United States. [Read More]
Commentary: Pentagon's blizzard of lies Commentary: Pentagon's blizzard of lies
18 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
For four days in October, the Pentagon’s top generals and civilian bosses frantically shifted verbs, tenses and explanations like frenzied truckers grinding their gears on a perilous mountain road with no guardrails. [Read More]
Commentary: What didn't Obama know and when? Commentary: What didn't Obama know and when?
19 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
After watching Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin working hard to look at ease in the United Nations spotlight while twirling through their dueling global gambols, a persistent question requires our attention. [Read More]
Commentary: Fiorina's dare proves visually impaired Commentary: Fiorina's dare proves visually impaired
20 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The conning of former corporate CEO Carly Fiorina is apparently proceeding with great success in this still-early race for the Republican presidential nomination. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP's House, Senate needs a leader Commentary: GOP's House, Senate needs a leader
21 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
While America’s lenses and eyeballs were focusing on this week’s Republican presidential mega-debate, the party’s perpetually beleaguered House and Senate leaders were back in the shadows of the Capitol, struggling to bring common sense to the chaos within their now-fratricidal party. [Read More]
Commentary: Flawed nuke deal our best option Commentary: Flawed nuke deal our best option
22 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
There is just one lens through which the undecideds, semi-decideds, wavering/quavering-decideds and the 24/7 punditocracy need to be viewing the Iran nuclear deal. [Read More]
Commentary: CNN has chance to air real debate Commentary: CNN has chance to air real debate
23 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
CNN is already airing ads promoting its Sept. 16 Republican presidential debate with an audience-building hype that falls somewhere between reality TV and political cage fighting. [Read More]
Commentary: The man who redefined ex-presidency Commentary: The man who redefined ex-presidency
23 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Jimmy Carter, who has always been most at home in the backwaters of the world, was determined to come home to his own after a hard week’s groundwork as president-elect of the United States. [Read More]
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