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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 to fight robocall scams Commentary: It's time to fight robocall scams
12 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The attackers struck without warning during the hectic holiday season, pinpointing a target in our homeland from half a world away. It was your home telephone. [Read More]
Commentary: Another presidential promise to Cuba Commentary: Another presidential promise to Cuba
14 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Thousands in Miami’s sunny Orange Bowl stood and cheered as one, thrilled to ecstasy by what they’d just witnessed on the field. Surely no football star had ever thrilled a crowd quite the way these faithful true believers were just moved by the young man down on the field. [Read More]
Commentary: A tortured gaze into terror's mirror Commentary: A tortured gaze into terror's mirror
15 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
On Thursday, April 12, 2007, as then-CIA Director Michael V. Hayden was testifying behind closed doors about his agency’s ultra-secret methods of interrogating top terror suspects, Washington was already erupting in a battle of accusations and name-calling. [Read More]
Commentary: Schumer's big-government fix it fixation Commentary: Schumer's big-government fix it fixation
17 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
There’s a surefire trick the capital city’s chattering heads learned long ago, while working the talk-for-pay circuit out in the heartland. [Read More]
Commentary: Debunking the Benghazi bunk Commentary: Debunking the Benghazi bunk
17 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
One of Washington’s worst-kept secrets is how to officially release a not-so-good news story and still keep it at least semi-secret. The answer is: Just dump it into the news stream late on a Friday night. [Read More]
Commentary: It's fight night over immigration reform Commentary: It's fight night over immigration reform
18 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Welcome to the Cable News Boxing Channel. Tonight, like every night, our main event features the same two heavyweights — congressional Republicans versus the Obama White House. [Read More]
Commentary: Helping a reformer fix the VA Commentary: Helping a reformer fix the VA
19 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
At last, America’s military veterans seem to have a secretary of Veterans Affairs who gets it. [Read More]
Commentary: Voters seek staight-talking pols Commentary: Voters seek staight-talking pols
20 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
A fundamental phenomenon drove the Republican sweep of Tuesday’s midterm elections, a hardcore political reality that, in the end, proved far more influential than a bandwagon-full of ideological imperatives and media spinner pontifications. [Read More]
Commentary: It's time to end political dark money Commentary: It's time to end political dark money
22 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
With its gush of deceptive, distorting video ads, Campaign 2014 has at least given us this: three out of the four branches of Washington's governance clearly have seen the light about dark money in politics. [Read More]
Commentary: New light shed on old secrets Commentary: New light shed on old secrets
23 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In a powerful and Pulitzer-worthy scoop, the New York Times has just revealed a new outrage upon America’s sense of decency — by catching government officials in the act of breaking faith with the men and women who volunteered to fight for us in faraway lands. [Read More]
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