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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: Dream becomes GOP's 'scary' reality Commentary: Dream becomes GOP's 'scary' reality
37 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
39 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]
Commentary: Ryan may be Trump's kind of guy Commentary: Ryan may be Trump's kind of guy
40 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The potential best of what was once a Grand Old Party was on display for all the world to see Tuesday night. [Read More]
Commentary: Comey balances Clinton justice Commentary: Comey balances Clinton justice
42 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
When you want to put major news events into proper perspective, it helps to use your Time Machine. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump might topple 'blue wall' Commentary: Trump might topple 'blue wall'
42 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
43 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
44 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
45 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
46 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
48 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]
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