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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 might topple 'blue wall' Commentary: Trump might topple 'blue wall'
13 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
It’s been exactly one year since Donald Trump convulsed America’s political pros and punditocracy in howls of hilarity with his vow to build his Trump wall across our southern border and somehow make Mexico pay for it. [Read More]
Commentary: Florida gun guy's common sense Commentary: Florida gun guy's common sense
14 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Sen. Bill Nelson, a common-sense moderate Democrat from Florida, stood on the floor of the U.S. Senate Monday and spoke, for just a bit, about the days when I first got to know him. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP needs superdelegate rescue Commentary: GOP needs superdelegate rescue
15 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Splashed all over the news this week is precisely the sort of political crisis many party leaders were terrified about — more than three decades ago. Their solution was to invent a most unconventional convention concept: superdelegates. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP leaders' profiles in trepidation Commentary: GOP leaders' profiles in trepidation
16 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The Unmaking of the Grand Old Party is playing out on a screen near you. And although it seems to be stuck in an unending loop of slow-motion replays, please do not call your help desk. [Read More]
Commentary: Measuring stick for Trump support Commentary: Measuring stick for Trump support
17 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Today we are here to help readers who are feeling understandably besieged, beleaguered and beset because they once proudly voted for Republicans for president and now don’t know what to do. [Read More]
Commentary: VA reformer's successes get delayed Commentary: VA reformer's successes get delayed
18 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
For several weeks, I had been reporting for a column that would urge a very specific action that our next president needs to not only undertake but announce way early. [Read More]
Commentary: Safe-skies solution begins with reality check Commentary: Safe-skies solution begins with reality check
19 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
We live in an age where threats of global terror must always be on our minds. So when we learned that the Transportation Security Administration agents who are supposed to keep us safe when we fly failed almost every secret undercover test last year. [Read More]
Commentary: How to fix a news break Commentary: How to fix a news break
20 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
West Virginia’s Democrats were trapped in a most undemocratic predicament in Tuesday’s presidential primary election: They had to vote without being told of a significant news development about the most exciting Democrat in the race. [Read More]
Commentary: How Grand Old Party got Trumped Commentary: How Grand Old Party got Trumped
21 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
One of the great puzzlements of modern presidential politics will forever be that it took the Republican Party’s elites three-quarters of a year to wise up to the fact that Donald Trump was stealing their party right out from under their upturned noses. [Read More]
Commentary: Look at the old evil money in politics Commentary: Look at the old evil money in politics
23 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
It’s time for us to do another column of hard-hitting punditry about the evils of big money in politics. So let’s focus in depth on the outrage we all just witnessed in Tuesday’s New York presidential primaries. [Read More]
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