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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: Flawed nuke deal our best option Commentary: Flawed nuke deal our best option
37 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
There is just one lens through which the undecideds, semi-decideds, wavering/quavering-decideds and the 24/7 punditocracy need to be viewing the Iran nuclear deal. [Read More]
Commentary: CNN has chance to air real debate Commentary: CNN has chance to air real debate
38 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
CNN is already airing ads promoting its Sept. 16 Republican presidential debate with an audience-building hype that falls somewhere between reality TV and political cage fighting. [Read More]
Commentary: The man who redefined ex-presidency Commentary: The man who redefined ex-presidency
39 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Jimmy Carter, who has always been most at home in the backwaters of the world, was determined to come home to his own after a hard week’s groundwork as president-elect of the United States. [Read More]
Commentary: Vacation time, decision time - Biden time? Commentary: Vacation time, decision time - Biden time?
41 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
You are vacationing with your family on South Carolina’s beautiful Kiawah Island in this summer of what has been a very sad year. You have a very big decision to make, and this week, it seems to have gotten even bigger. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary has become Unhappy Warrior Commentary: Hillary has become Unhappy Warrior
42 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Hubert Humphrey, the Democrats’ 1968 presidential nominee, was called the “Happy Warrior.” A generation earlier, a young Franklin D. Roosevelt famously applied the same label to Al Smith, the party’s 1928 presidential nominee. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump strikes chord with disenfranchised Commentary: Trump strikes chord with disenfranchised
43 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
It isn’t hard to figure out what’s driving the so-called Donald Trump phenomenon that just prompted one-quarter of America’s likely Republican voters to say in a poll he’s the one they want to be our commander in chief. [Read More]
Commentary: Sometimes the devil isn't in the details Commentary: Sometimes the devil isn't in the details
45 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Official Washington just jolted itself out of its familiar summer doldrums and into yet another hot war of policy and politics, this time over President Barack Obama’s latest legacy achievement: a global pact designed to halt Iran’s program to build a nuclear bomb. [Read More]
Commentary: Unlikely hero may have saved GOP Commentary: Unlikely hero may have saved GOP
47 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
If you were reading National Geographic right now, this would be a poignant story, probably datelined somewhere in Africa, about old bull elephants with failing memories and dimming vision, leading their rapidly thinning herd into one dry waterhole after another. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP pack fails first leadership test Commentary: GOP pack fails first leadership test
48 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Today we are focusing on the latest demonstrations of leadership, followship and cowership in American politics. Particularly among those who desperately want, in the very worst way, to become our next Republican president. [Read More]
Commentary: Dems adopting GOP strategy Commentary: Dems adopting GOP strategy
49 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In the unending battles of Capitol Hill, congressional Democrats have held one highly prized parcel of political high ground that has given them an enviable public image advantage over Republicans. [Read More]
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