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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: Voters seek staight-talking pols Commentary: Voters seek staight-talking pols
34 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
A fundamental phenomenon drove the Republican sweep of Tuesday’s midterm elections, a hardcore political reality that, in the end, proved far more influential than a bandwagon-full of ideological imperatives and media spinner pontifications. [Read More]
Commentary: It's time to end political dark money Commentary: It's time to end political dark money
35 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
With its gush of deceptive, distorting video ads, Campaign 2014 has at least given us this: three out of the four branches of Washington's governance clearly have seen the light about dark money in politics. [Read More]
Commentary: New light shed on old secrets Commentary: New light shed on old secrets
37 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In a powerful and Pulitzer-worthy scoop, the New York Times has just revealed a new outrage upon America’s sense of decency — by catching government officials in the act of breaking faith with the men and women who volunteered to fight for us in faraway lands. [Read More]
Commentary: Panetta's memoir serves as preview Commentary: Panetta's memoir serves as preview
38 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?
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 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]
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