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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: Is there room for Confederacy? Commentary: Is there room for Confederacy?
2 days ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — Arlington National Cemetery, it seems, is running out of space. A bugler might need to play taps for the holiest and most visited of the nation’s military resting places sometime around mid-century if the burial ground isn’t further expanded. [Read More]
Commentary: Freedom of speech under attack Commentary: Freedom of speech under attack
4 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
More and more, it seems, intolerance of thought has become a major problem where it should least exist: on the campuses of America’s colleges and universities. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump sets toughness benchmark Commentary: Trump sets toughness benchmark
11 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
At the risk of being accused of stating the obvious, the what-ifs of history become increasingly significant when considered in the context of globalization and power politics. [Read More]
Commentary: Probe into Russian tampering must be honest Commentary: Probe into Russian tampering must be honest
12 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — Forget about the House intelligence committee when it comes to investigating whether Russia stuck its snout into our election. The panel, as led by its Republican chairman, Devin Nunes of California, with the support of GOP leadership, has lost any credibility now and in the future. [Read More]
Commentary: Remember when presidents lived in D.C.? Commentary: Remember when presidents lived in D.C.?
13 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — Way back when the United States was just a baby nation, its citizens built a house for their president. Not a palace for a king like the one they had shed, but a democratically suitable residence on a regular street. [Read More]
Commentary: Microwave claim stokes paranoia Commentary: Microwave claim stokes paranoia
14 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — My relationship with my microwave has dramatically changed. [Read More]
Commentary: This guy's going to make us great again? Commentary: This guy's going to make us great again?
15 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — It is becoming increasingly apparent that Donald Trump bluffed his way through the presidential campaign. [Read More]
Commentary: Friction all a part of democracy Commentary: Friction all a part of democracy
16 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s animosity toward the press may be softening somewhat as he bumps up against the reality that we in print used to remind politicians of every once in awhile: It doesn’t pay to get into a fight with someone who buys his ink by the barrel. [Read More]
Commentary: With high court picks, you never know Commentary: With high court picks, you never know
20 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
22 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]
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