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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: Trump potential inciter-in-chief Commentary: Trump potential inciter-in-chief
11 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In the final daze of this tumultuous, mad-as-hell presidential campaign, America suddenly seems to be hurtling toward a clear and present danger, a prospect so perilous I want to call your attention to it. Before it is too late. [Read More]
Commentary: Vladimir Putin's American insider Commentary: Vladimir Putin's American insider
12 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
With just three weeks to go until Election Day, one political figure has already achieved the sort of stunning American political success famous predecessors never dreamed would be possible. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump hits GOP leaders where they live Commentary: Trump hits GOP leaders where they live
13 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The sorry saga of the Republican Party’s fitful embrace of Donald Trump can best be told by borrowing an old template originally shaped by a faraway Protestant pastor who wanted to tell a very different story in a very different era. [Read More]
Commentary: Bill Clinton races to Trump's rescue Commentary: Bill Clinton races to Trump's rescue
14 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
America’s voters discovered this week we must now hold one more truth to be self-evident: If Bill Clinton didn’t exist, Donald Trump would have had to invent him. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP left with buyer's remorse Commentary: GOP left with buyer's remorse
16 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
What happened in America on Monday night was that two famous people went door-to-door, dropping in to visit with more than 84 million people who had mostly known them only from afar, having watched occasionally as they were being praised and cheered or vilified and caricatured. [Read More]
Commentary: Memo to debate moderator Commentary: Memo to debate moderator
16 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Today’s column takes the form of a presidential debate strategy memo — written not to candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but to the moderator, my news colleague Lester Holt of NBC News. [Read More]
Commentary: Lots of hits, errors - but no runs Commentary: Lots of hits, errors - but no runs
17 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Watch just one full day — virtually any day — of the warp-speed motion and commotion along our 2016 presidential campaign trail and you will surely find yourself thinking like the Old Professor himself, Casey Stengel. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump, Hillary offer a sorry education Commentary: Trump, Hillary offer a sorry education
18 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In any normal election campaign, we would be delighted to see the news this past week that both of our major parties’ presidential standard-bearers were intimately involved in supporting an institution of higher education. [Read More]
Commentary: Foundation tawdry, but not illegal Commentary: Foundation tawdry, but not illegal
19 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
You can’t spend an hour watching your favorite news screen these days without being assaulted by a panel of Washington political spinners and my media colleagues battling, simultaneously and thus incomprehensibly, at top decibel and warp speed. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump has no excuse for not releasing tax returns Commentary: Trump has no excuse for not releasing tax returns
20 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
If you are undecided about who you should vote for to be our next president — especially if you are supporting or maybe leaning toward Donald Trump, but want to be sure you haven’t been conned or deceived — this column is written mainly for you. [Read More]
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