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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
With Saudi arms deal, the president uses a Trumped-up emergency to sidestep Congress

President Trump again goes around Congress by invoking emergency powers, this time to sell arms to Saudi Arabia.

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It will take a village of Republicans like Justin Amash to impeach Trump

Rep. Justin Amash's (R-Mich.) impeachment call gladdened the hearts of some Democrats, but it affects nothing. The solution to Trump is the 2020 election.

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