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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.
Trump reportedly tries to double Amazon's postage rates to punish a perceived enemy

President Trump has leaned on the postmaster general to raise Amazon's postage rates, the Washington Post reports. Now Nixonian.

A group of Republicans is trying to fix DACA. Can policy trump party in our political cesspool?

Republican House members trying to force a vote on DACA are trying to advance the interests of their constituents and their districts against those of their party. Good luck with that.

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