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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: Bill Clinton races to Trump's rescue Commentary: Bill Clinton races to Trump's rescue
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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
30 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
31 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]
Commentary: It's time to dump Trump Commentary: It's time to dump Trump
33 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Get the hook. Donald Trump has just gone where no respectable presidential nominee has ever dared. And every Republican leader knows, deep down, there is now just one course of action that must be taken. [Read More]
Commentary: Dream becomes GOP's 'scary' reality Commentary: Dream becomes GOP's 'scary' reality
34 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Back in 2014, Christmas came a bit early for the McConnells of Louisville, Ky. In November, America’s voters gave Republicans control of the U.S. Senate, which meant Mitch McConnell would be getting the one gift he had always wanted: the title of Senate majority leader. [Read More]
Commentary: Mixed messages sent from convention Commentary: Mixed messages sent from convention
36 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
So there I was, enjoying the spectacle of Republicans enjoying their spectacle. It was Tuesday night and these Grand Old Party delegates were reveling in their newest conventional fun and frolic at their convention in Cleveland. [Read More]
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