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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: Foundation tawdry, but not illegal Commentary: Foundation tawdry, but not illegal
38 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
You can’t spend an hour watching your favorite news screen these days without being assaulted by a panel of Washington political spinners and my media colleagues battling, simultaneously and thus incomprehensibly, at top decibel and warp speed. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump has no excuse for not releasing tax returns Commentary: Trump has no excuse for not releasing tax returns
39 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
If you are undecided about who you should vote for to be our next president — especially if you are supporting or maybe leaning toward Donald Trump, but want to be sure you haven’t been conned or deceived — this column is written mainly for you. [Read More]
Commentary: It's time to dump Trump Commentary: It's time to dump Trump
41 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Get the hook. Donald Trump has just gone where no respectable presidential nominee has ever dared. And every Republican leader knows, deep down, there is now just one course of action that must be taken. [Read More]
Commentary: Dream becomes GOP's 'scary' reality Commentary: Dream becomes GOP's 'scary' reality
42 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
44 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
45 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
47 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'
47 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
48 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
49 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]
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