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Lawrence Martin

Public affairs columnist

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Will Comey take down Trump?

How will the former FBI director react when asked if the U.S. President requested he back off on the collusion investigation?

Jun 07, 2017

Who has the best chance at beating Trump in 2020?

In a Washington bar, on what would be JFK’s 100th birthday, the talk was of finding a Donald Trump slayer – someone best able to bring down the ugly American and take politics upstream, as Kennedy did.

May 31, 2017

Russiagate: What if it really is a witch hunt?

While some of the denials from the Republican side are clearly a stretch given all the Trump team contacts and given some reportedly murky financial dealings with the Russians Mr. Trump has had going way back, they can’t be summarily dismissed

May 25, 2017

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Lawrence Martin is an Ottawa-based public affairs columnist and the author of ten books, including six national best sellers. His books include The Presidents and The Prime Ministers, a two-volume biography of Jean Chretien, a biography of hockey star Mario Lemieux and The Red Machine, a history of hockey in Russia.

His most recent book, Harperland, The Politics of Control, was nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Award, the National Booksellers' Non-Fiction Award and was voted 2010's best political book in a poll by The Hill Times.

A graduate of McMaster and Harvard, Martin served as the Globe's bureau chief in Washington, Montreal and Moscow where he opened the paper's first bureau in 1985. He was national affairs columnist for Southam News and has been a columnist for the Globe since 2002.

Among other honours he is a recipient of McMaster University's Lifetime Leadership Achievement Award.



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