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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: A victim of post-9/11 rendition Commentary: A victim of post-9/11 rendition
2 days ago - - DAN THOMASSON
In the days following the 2001 terrorist attack on America, plenty of things were done that probably should not have been. [Read More]
Commentary: New SAT does little to repair process Commentary: New SAT does little to repair process
5 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Once again the dreaded SAT, known universally with fear and trembling by millions of students, has been altered in an attempt to prove it is still relevant — if, of course, it ever was. [Read More]
Commentary: Nancy Reagan's image changer Commentary: Nancy Reagan's image changer
6 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
I learned of Nancy Reagan’s death while driving to the Sunday reprise of the Gridiron Club’s annual spring dinner show. [Read More]
Commentary: Apple picks wrong time to take stand Commentary: Apple picks wrong time to take stand
9 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
There was a time when gentlemen didn’t read other gentlemen’s mail. That, of course, was when spying was considered a dirty business and some were punished by death for doing so. [Read More]
Commentary: Scalia death heats up partisan debate Commentary: Scalia death heats up partisan debate
10 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Americans are about to be treated to what most assuredly will be a long-term, rancorous debate over filling the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court left by the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia. [Read More]
Commentary: Sanders and his young supporters Commentary: Sanders and his young supporters
11 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Marine General Lewis “Chesty” Puller reportedly once said that given an army of 18-year-olds he could conquer the world. [Read More]
Commentary: FBI looking for new home near D.C. Commentary: FBI looking for new home near D.C.
12 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The FBI is hunting. Not for terrorists, but for a new place from which to hunt. The cost is going to be high — well over a billion dollars. [Read More]
Commentary: Iowa caucuses still make little sense Commentary: Iowa caucuses still make little sense
14 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
So once again the nation’s politicians, backed by the media, are about to turn the caucuses of a rural state into a significant barometer for the presidential desires of an urban society. [Read More]
Commentary: NCAA can't be morally justified Commentary: NCAA can't be morally justified
15 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
I didn’t like the late Walter Byers, the man who single-handedly created the modern National Collegiate Athletic Association. Many decades ago he misused my university to solidify his power and make it clear his word was law. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't mess with Texas on guns Commentary: Don't mess with Texas on guns
16 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The old admonition about not messing with Texas (expand that to Texans) has become more a reality than ever. If you should happen to be visiting the Lone Star State, be careful who you bump into ... literally that is. He or she might take offense. [Read More]
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