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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: CIA 'torture report' raises questions Commentary: CIA 'torture report' raises questions
22 hours ago - - DAN THOMASSON
One of the more tragic aspects of Sept. 11, 2001, aside from the thousands of innocent lives destroyed, was the scar left on our national conscience, the collateral damage to our self-proclaimed image of a nation of law and humanity. [Read More]
Commentary: Imperiousness may hurt Hillary Commentary: Imperiousness may hurt Hillary
2 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
As Hillary Clinton ponders whether once again to seek the presidency, she might consider what if any damage her imperious demands during lucrative public appearances have done to her image as a member of a party that considers itself synonymous with populism, whether accurately or not. [Read More]
Commentary: Dysfunction remains same in Senate Commentary: Dysfunction remains same in Senate
4 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
If you think governmental dysfunction has been alleviated by the midterm elections, think again. [Read More]
Commentary: Matters overseas vital to U.S. Commentary: Matters overseas vital to U.S.
5 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
There is an eerie sameness with events almost 60 years ago in the president’s announcement that he was doubling the size of U.S. troops needed to advise Iraqi regulars on how to halt the fanatical ISIS (or ISIL) forces from eventually overrunning Iraq. [Read More]
Commentary: Why only Ivy Leaguers on court? Commentary: Why only Ivy Leaguers on court?
7 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Reading about a widely reported visit to Yale University by three of its alums who are Supreme Court justices, I couldn’t help but notice that only three law schools are represented at the top of what may be the most important branch of our government, the judiciary. [Read More]
Commentary: Playing it safe cost Pierson her job Commentary: Playing it safe cost Pierson her job
10 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — Julia Pierson’s failure as the first woman director of the Secret Service is symptomatic of a culture that pervades much of the federal government. [Read More]
Commentary: Schools need to protect college women Commentary: Schools need to protect college women
12 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Back in the dark ages when I was in college, female students at most colleges and universities, including mine, had what we called “hours.” [Read More]
Commentary: Move on ISIS a long time coming Commentary: Move on ISIS a long time coming
13 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Listening to the president’s address to the nation regarding the crisis with ISIS or ISIL if you prefer, I was struck by the lack of indignation in the president’s presentation. [Read More]
Commentary: Arrogance led to McDonnell's demise Commentary: Arrogance led to McDonnell's demise
14 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Most politicians, I’m convinced, believe they can talk their way out of anything. Whether it is arrogance, over-confidence or just plain stupidity, this trait often seems to lead them into disaster when facing serious legal challenges to their conduct in office. [Read More]
Commentary: Common sense and the Uzi tragedy Commentary: Common sense and the Uzi tragedy
15 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
When is the last time you heard about a grade school youngster stumbling over an Uzi on the playground? Like never you say? Amazing! [Read More]
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