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Scott Martelle

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.
  • Opinion
OMG, a top Trump official is under investigation!

Surprise, surprise. Yet another top Trump appointee, acting Defense secretary and ex-Boeing exec Patrick M. Shanahan, faces yet another ethics investigation.

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The Supreme Court just reinforced the government’s power to detain migrants indefinitely

SCOTUS ruled the government can indefinitely detain migrants with certain criminal histories, even some minor crimes, as it seeks to deport them, even years after the initial case.

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