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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: Twin calls to rediscover civility Commentary: Twin calls to rediscover civility
23 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
A rare State of the Union call to action reached Americans stereophonically Tuesday night, resonating through our parlor speakers and personal earbuds from the left and the right. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP plays sad politics with gun violence Commentary: GOP plays sad politics with gun violence
25 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
“There’s an assault on the Second Amendment. You know Obama’s going to do an executive order and really knock the hell out of it. … I will veto — I will unsign that so fast.” [Read More]
Commentary: A New Year's resolution for political media Commentary: A New Year's resolution for political media
26 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Today, we are marking the official start of the 2016 election year by providing a list of vital New Year’s resolutions for my colleagues in the political news media. [Read More]
Commentary: A debate performance many missed Commentary: A debate performance many missed
27 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The fifth and final Republican presidential debate of 2015 produced more than a few revelations about the campaign’s political actors, both the candidates and the journalists who cover them. [Read More]
Commentary: Islamic State's new recruiter-in-chief Commentary: Islamic State's new recruiter-in-chief
28 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In their clandestine headquarters half-a-world away, the Islamic State’s terrorist leaders are surely celebrating. A huge recruiting bonanza has just been gifted to their mass-murdering cause by America’s Republican Party presidential front-runner, Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: Where is GOP's heart and soul? Commentary: Where is GOP's heart and soul?
30 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The voice of the people who are the base of today’s Republican Party has come through loud and clear: “Please lie to me!” [Read More]
Commentary: At last, a prize-winning peacemaker Commentary: At last, a prize-winning peacemaker
30 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In 2009, President Barack Obama was as stunned as we all were by the announcement from Oslo, Norway, that he’d just won the Nobel Peace Prize. He won it mainly because he gave one historic speech in Cairo, seeking to chart “a new beginning” for the world’s Muslims. [Read More]
Commentary: Remaking journalists' debate role Commentary: Remaking journalists' debate role
33 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
If your favorite editorial cartoonist were to illustrate today’s topic, she or he might start by drawing a familiar scene in a parking lot: two cars facing each other in a bumper-to-bumper standoff to get the last empty parking space. [Read More]
Commentary: Beltway rife with mean-spiritedness Commentary: Beltway rife with mean-spiritedness
35 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Tuesday morning, outgoing House Speaker John Boehner surprisingly made good on his promise to “clean out the barn” before handing the key to his successor. [Read More]
Commentary: Ryan's lesson: Dead end can open doors Commentary: Ryan's lesson: Dead end can open doors
35 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
He’s long and lanky, a politically ambitious Republican achiever with a dream job and an eye on a future job — someday being president of the United States. [Read More]
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