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DAN THOMASSON

Dan Thomasson is former editor of the Scripps Howard News Service, which distributes his column.

Articles by DAN THOMASSON

COMMENTARY: Hillary Clinton's speeches may cost her COMMENTARY: Hillary Clinton's speeches may cost her
1 day ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — These days a whole lot of money is being spent in anticipation that not only will Hillary Clinton be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, she ultimately will win the nation’s highest office. [Read More]
Commentary: Bloomberg puts cash into gun debate Commentary: Bloomberg puts cash into gun debate
1 week ago - - DAN THOMASSON
It may be a longer, hotter summer for the gun freaks than they have had in some time, with Michael Bloomberg planning to give the NRA and its minions a dose of their own medicine. [Read More]
Commentary: Sizing up latest IRS scandal Commentary: Sizing up latest IRS scandal
2 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Many years ago I walked into the senatorial offices of Republican John Williams of Delaware and noticed a number of big boxes stacked in the hallway. [Read More]
Commentary: Fantasy-speak from Obama adviser Commentary: Fantasy-speak from Obama adviser
4 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Barack Obama and a longtime confidant of the president, told reporters at breakfast the other day that there is an opportunity this summer for meaningful immigration reform. [Read More]
Commentary: Away from D.C., a breath of fresh air Commentary: Away from D.C., a breath of fresh air
5 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
SANTA FE, N.M. — The cloudless sky is as blue here as you will ever see and the thin air as fresh and sweet this June morning as you can ever hope to breathe. [Read More]
Commentary: Time for harmless inaction over Commentary: Time for harmless inaction over
7 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The humorist said of Calvin Coolidge, “He didn’t do anything, but that is exactly what we wanted done.” In 1948, Harry Truman won his own term in the White House by railing against the do-nothingness of the Congress controlled by the Republicans. [Read More]
Commentary: Civility and commencement speeches Commentary: Civility and commencement speeches
9 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
A year ago attending my oldest granddaughter’s graduation from a major Virginia university, I was somewhat curious about the lack of a commencement speaker. [Read More]
Commentary: All Benghazi, all the time Commentary: All Benghazi, all the time
10 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Forget the Alamo, remember Benghazi ... at least as far as the Republicans are concerned. [Read More]
Commentary: Clock is ticking for John Boehner Commentary: Clock is ticking for John Boehner
12 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
House Speaker John Boehner seems to be making noises that he is ready to finally become his own man. But they may be just that ... noises. [Read More]
Commentary: Raw milk? For our health, say no Commentary: Raw milk? For our health, say no
13 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Milk is the life’s blood of humankind, except when it is consumed in its most natural state without the bacteria-killing treatment of pasteurization. Then it becomes something entirely different and those who drink it are playing a form of Russian roulette. [Read More]
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