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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: It's time for a gentle Russian Spring Commentary: It's time for a gentle Russian Spring
11 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Inside Russia, this should have been labeled "NEWSBREAK: Some long-unpaid workers found an untraditional way to at least talk truth to power." [Read More]
Commentary: Here's a tip - wait until the race starts Commentary: Here's a tip - wait until the race starts
12 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
With the Kentucky Derby just two weeks away, it's time to remind ourselves of just how time-wasting and meaningless it can be if we tune in way too early to television's race day coverage. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary could use truth-telling adviser Commentary: Hillary could use truth-telling adviser
13 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Hillary Clinton has long seemed to be operating under a potentially devastating political handicap, one she apparently hasn't really recognized, let alone fixed. [Read More]
Commentary: Gay marriage gambit proves a wreck for GOP Commentary: Gay marriage gambit proves a wreck for GOP
14 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
This was a week when the Republican Party found yet another way to create a public relations pile-up. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP's first policy springtime Commentary: GOP's first policy springtime
16 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
There’s a time-tested Washington way to quickly measure freshly floated ideas. It is to ignore what the floater-in-chief says about it, but focus big time on what the other side says. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP undercuts Obama, heritage Commentary: GOP undercuts Obama, heritage
17 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The Grand Old Party’s decline and fall from political grace and grandeur is accelerating at a pace that is more than just astonishing. It is frankly sad for those who have Republicans’ best interests — and America’s — at heart. [Read More]
Commentary: How GOP endangered its own security Commentary: How GOP endangered its own security
18 weeks 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
19 weeks 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
20 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
21 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]
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