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DAN THOMASSON

Dan Thomasson is an op-ed columnist for McClatchy-Tribune and a former vice president of Scripps Howard Newspapers. Readers may send him email at thomassondan@aol.com.

Articles by DAN THOMASSON

Commentary: With high court picks, you never know Commentary: With high court picks, you never know
2 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — When John F. Kennedy nominated Byron “Whizzer” White to the U.S. Supreme Court, Democratic liberals expected the Coloradan would be attune with their political philosophy. [Read More]
Commentary: Fake news, then and now Commentary: Fake news, then and now
4 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Journalism has always had those who play fast and loose with the facts and even make up reports of one kind or another. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's overly ambitious agenda Commentary: Trump's overly ambitious agenda
5 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Franklin Roosevelt famously began his first 100 days in office frantically trying to deal with a historic economic depression that already was three years old and had reached crisis-level proportions. Nearly two terms in the White House later, his efforts were incomplete. [Read More]
Commentary: Sessions will have to deal with Comey Commentary: Sessions will have to deal with Comey
7 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — If the Senate confirms one of its own, Alabama’s Jeff Sessions, as the new attorney general, which appears likely, one of his first orders of business should be dealing with an FBI that seems under its current director to be growing more independent of the Justice Department. [Read More]
Commentary: The folly of college rankings Commentary: The folly of college rankings
20 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
This is the time of year when you wake up and discover the alma mater you cherish and support isn’t even in the fourth tier of some expert’s widely publicized idea of the best colleges in the nation. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump threatens election process Commentary: Trump threatens election process
28 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — If you’re thinking about attending a Donald Trump rally just to see what it’s all about, you might not want to let your curiosity get the better of you. [Read More]
Commentary: Justice missing in 'rape culture' furor Commentary: Justice missing in 'rape culture' furor
28 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Among the conversations parents need to have with an offspring heading for the wilds of campus life for the first time is one that is increasingly necessary but may be difficult to articulate. [Read More]
Commentary: Without equality, tragedies won't end Commentary: Without equality, tragedies won't end
32 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The tragedies that keep befalling us are best described in one word: excess. [Read More]
Commentary: Civility needed in American politics Commentary: Civility needed in American politics
36 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Several years ago Jim Mullen had a good idea. Actually it turned out to be a great idea, considering the state of American politics today. [Read More]
Commentary: Queen Hillary has an Achilles' heel Commentary: Queen Hillary has an Achilles' heel
37 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — If one has to explain in a word why Hillary Clinton has made decisions that have undercut her image and left her vulnerable to questions about her ethics and at times even her honesty, it is “imperiousness.” [Read More]
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