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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: Oh, for the days of Dr. Welby Commentary: Oh, for the days of Dr. Welby
1 day ago - - DAN THOMASSON
When our longtime family doctor retired in the early 1960s, he was, according to my mother, charging the same amount for an office visit as he did in the 1930s when she and my father first became his patients. [Read More]
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Commentary: Government for sale to highest bidder Commentary: Government for sale to highest bidder
1 week ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Look for this advertisement on TV, in your local newspaper and online in the not too distant future: [Read More]
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Commentary: Labor turmoil in college athletics Commentary: Labor turmoil in college athletics
2 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Bob was a dirt poor kid from Pensacola, Fla., when he won a scholarship for football at a Division I school in Mississippi. He had grown up in the kind of poverty most of us can hardly imagine and the scholarship was a godsend — the only way he could imagine going to college. [Read More]
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Commentary: Nothing good in sex-assault verdicts Commentary: Nothing good in sex-assault verdicts
3 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The verdicts are in and only one thing seems certain. No one in the two sensational military sexual assault cases is innocent — not the general or his woman scorned nor the Naval Academy midshipman and his once reluctant accuser nor for that matter the woeful system that prosecuted the whole mess. [Read More]
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Commentary: Eliot Ness' credentials untouchable Commentary: Eliot Ness' credentials untouchable
5 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The ATF can’t seem to catch a break ... even when it comes to naming a headquarters building. [Read More]
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Commentary: Inattention to foreign affairs harmful Commentary: Inattention to foreign affairs harmful
6 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
As he faces the perhaps the most significant foreign policy crisis of his presidency, it has become abundantly clear that Barack Obama's lack of attention to the nation's overseas interests has seriously damaged America's global position. [Read More]
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Commentary: GOP's goal is to make Obama meaningless Commentary: GOP's goal is to make Obama meaningless
7 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
There seems to be a growing consensus that the Republicans have a real shot at recapturing the Senate in the next midterm elections, giving them further opportunity, if not total assurance, of making Barack Obama’s next years in office meaningless. [Read More]
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Commentary: UAW stumbles in Southern vote Commentary: UAW stumbles in Southern vote
8 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The United Auto Workers’ failed invasion of the South has all the earmarks of the old “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” philosophy mixed with more than a touch of anti-unionism inherent in the region’s distrust of collective bargaining led by outsiders. [Read More]
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Commentary: Women reach foul-language equality Commentary: Women reach foul-language equality
9 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The recent brief dust-up (let’s hope it’s brief) over Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s use of the F- word as an epithet aimed at the European Union does highlight the dramatic change of culture in women in public life, including the highest ranks of the government. [Read More]
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Commentary: Job No. 1 for Obama - compromise Commentary: Job No. 1 for Obama - compromise
10 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The latest presidential message is that he is not concerned about the nation’s capital but about moving the country forward on the strength of its grass roots. Barack Obama is expecting to set an agenda to do that and then use executive orders and the bully pulpit to accomplish it. [Read More]
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