Scott Martelle

Writer

Scott Martelle spent more than 30 years in newsrooms before moving to opinion writing. He has covered presidential elections, books and publishing, and countless other topics in a career given mostly to general assignment reporting. Martelle is the author of several history books, and previously worked as a journalist in Western New York and Detroit, where he honed an interest in labor issues. A native of Maine, he lives with his wife in Irvine, where they raised their two sons.

Recent Articles

  • Clinton winning the post-debate as Trump sweats in his own spotlight

    Clinton winning the post-debate as Trump sweats in his own spotlight

    It turns out Hillary Clinton not only won Monday’s debate, she’s winning the post-debate too. And she’s doing it without really doing much — letting Donald J. Trump have the spotlight is working for her, and here’s why. Just about every event Trump is involved in seems eventually to be about him,...

  • Audit? No, Trump hides tax returns as a political calculation

    Audit? No, Trump hides tax returns as a political calculation

    About those tax returns. We heard yet again during Monday’s presidential debate that Donald Trump can’t release his tax returns because he is under audit by the Internal Revenue Service. Actually, in Trump’s words, “I've been under audit almost for 15 years. … in a way, I should be complaining....

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