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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: Ryan needs to decide soon on Trump Commentary: Ryan needs to decide soon on Trump
2 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Paul Ryan has little choice but to endorse Donald Trump ... sooner rather than later. To do otherwise probably would cost him speakership of the House, and might end his political career much too soon. [Read More]
Commentary: A victim of post-9/11 rendition Commentary: A victim of post-9/11 rendition
4 weeks 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
9 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
10 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
13 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
14 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
15 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.
16 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
18 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
19 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]
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