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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
Happy anniversary! It's been almost two years since Donald Trump began lying from the Oval Office

Trump calling his former attorney Michael Cohen a liar is rich. But at least Cohen has acknowledged his sins; Trump just digs in his heels and waits out the storm(y Daniels).

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Trump's family separation policy was even more cruel and widespread than we imagined

A new government report shows that Trump's family separation policy was even worse than we knew. And we already knew it was bad. The incompetence was astounding.

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