The more Trump voters sense their President is under attack from liberal elites – which is how they wisely have branded Democrats – the more they dig in.
Aug 18, 2017
In respect to the environment, Canadian negotiators’ hopes are far-fetched. They’re not dealing with the green-washed Obama administration any more
Aug 15, 2017
With his missile-launching brinksmanship, Kim Jong-un has given the President a dire threat and an opportunity for political resurrection
Aug 10, 2017
While his support plummets elsewhere, his sustained attacks on diversity have proven valuable with his white nationalist base
Aug 09, 2017
In an administration with few shining lights, Ivanka Trump is one with star potential. This madcap White House could use more of her, not less. So too, given her moderate ways, could the northern neighbour
Aug 03, 2017
Had Mr. Trump’s appointment of director of communications taken hold, it would have buttressed and augmented all of the President’s seething quixotic tendencies
Aug 01, 2017
On the policy side, the Attorney General is one of the most retrograde at the Trump table
Jul 27, 2017
The U.S. President will survive because he will do anything and everything that is necessary to survive
Jul 26, 2017
The Washington establishment can’t quite believe Mr. Trump would go so far as to fire him. It would be seen as an egregious abuse of power, a blatant obstruction of justice, a president taking the law into his own hands – but is that anything new?
Jul 21, 2017
Justin Trudeau scored at the bargaining table before the bargaining even began
Jul 18, 2017
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.