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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: At last, a prize-winning peacemaker Commentary: At last, a prize-winning peacemaker
34 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In 2009, President Barack Obama was as stunned as we all were by the announcement from Oslo, Norway, that he’d just won the Nobel Peace Prize. He won it mainly because he gave one historic speech in Cairo, seeking to chart “a new beginning” for the world’s Muslims. [Read More]
Commentary: Remaking journalists' debate role Commentary: Remaking journalists' debate role
37 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
If your favorite editorial cartoonist were to illustrate today’s topic, she or he might start by drawing a familiar scene in a parking lot: two cars facing each other in a bumper-to-bumper standoff to get the last empty parking space. [Read More]
Commentary: Beltway rife with mean-spiritedness Commentary: Beltway rife with mean-spiritedness
38 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Tuesday morning, outgoing House Speaker John Boehner surprisingly made good on his promise to “clean out the barn” before handing the key to his successor. [Read More]
Commentary: Ryan's lesson: Dead end can open doors Commentary: Ryan's lesson: Dead end can open doors
39 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
He’s long and lanky, a politically ambitious Republican achiever with a dream job and an eye on a future job — someday being president of the United States. [Read More]
Commentary: Pentagon's blizzard of lies Commentary: Pentagon's blizzard of lies
41 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
For four days in October, the Pentagon’s top generals and civilian bosses frantically shifted verbs, tenses and explanations like frenzied truckers grinding their gears on a perilous mountain road with no guardrails. [Read More]
Commentary: What didn't Obama know and when? Commentary: What didn't Obama know and when?
42 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
After watching Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin working hard to look at ease in the United Nations spotlight while twirling through their dueling global gambols, a persistent question requires our attention. [Read More]
Commentary: Fiorina's dare proves visually impaired Commentary: Fiorina's dare proves visually impaired
43 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The conning of former corporate CEO Carly Fiorina is apparently proceeding with great success in this still-early race for the Republican presidential nomination. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP's House, Senate needs a leader Commentary: GOP's House, Senate needs a leader
44 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
While America’s lenses and eyeballs were focusing on this week’s Republican presidential mega-debate, the party’s perpetually beleaguered House and Senate leaders were back in the shadows of the Capitol, struggling to bring common sense to the chaos within their now-fratricidal party. [Read More]
Commentary: Flawed nuke deal our best option Commentary: Flawed nuke deal our best option
45 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
46 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]
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