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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: Panetta's memoir serves as preview Commentary: Panetta's memoir serves as preview
24 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The capital cognoscenti are again engaged in their ritual of fast-thumbing, speed-reading and savoring at least the choicest bits of the latest ex-official’s memoir — this one by President Obama’s former CIA director and secretary of defense, Leon Panetta. [Read More]
Commentary: What didn't the president know? Commentary: What didn't the president know?
25 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
For weeks, Official Washington has been combining an essential national security inquiry on why the Islamic State’s troops scored such quick successes in Iraq and Syria with its traditional midterm election Blame Game. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Arab powers, U.S. unite for the future
27 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Obama’s Arab coalition may succeed in the one battle America cannot win. [Read More]
Commentary: Winning Islam's other battle Commentary: Winning Islam's other battle
28 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
This is the week Washington pounced on the question of whether or not American “boots on the ground” will be needed in our newest war against the terrifying forces of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq. [Read More]
Commentary: Roger Goodell's quest to measure up Commentary: Roger Goodell's quest to measure up
29 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Proudly displayed on the wall of the commissioner of the National Football League is an instant replay, of sorts — a freeze-frame of Commissioner Roger Goodell's personal hero, in his most famous performance. [Read More]
Commentary: Two-for-price-of-one presidency Commentary: Two-for-price-of-one presidency
30 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
On Wednesday, standing on yet another world stage — this one in Estonia — President Obama sounded at last like the global leader the world urgently needs. [Read More]
Commentary: How to fix NFL's 'Redskins' problem Commentary: How to fix NFL's 'Redskins' problem
30 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Official Washington, most notably Congress, is still away on its extended pre-Labor Day vacation, a fact that hasn’t altered the zero-sum rate at which your problems are being solved. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't let Ukraine crisis derail reforms Commentary: Don't let Ukraine crisis derail reforms
32 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The bucolic views of 2,000 acres of Wales countryside surrounding Celtic Manor just outside Newport are magnificent. But they won’t help 67 heads of state, who will be there for the Sept. 4-5 NATO summit, view the one thing they most urgently need to see. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama has reached Carter moment Commentary: Obama has reached Carter moment
32 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Belatedly — but, we hope, finally! — we are witnessing the beginning of the end of the Carterization of Barack Obama’s presidency. It has come not a moment too soon. We can only hope that it is real and not too late. [Read More]
Commentary: Pro wrestlers flail and wail in D.C. Commentary: Pro wrestlers flail and wail in D.C.
34 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Washington’s political heavyweights are once again performing for your pleasure as pro wrestlers, flailing and flopping and pounding the mat in feigned pain. [Read More]
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