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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: Why only Ivy Leaguers on court? Commentary: Why only Ivy Leaguers on court?
2 days 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
3 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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]
Commentary: Cautions for war correspondents Commentary: Cautions for war correspondents
9 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Being a war correspondent is glamorous and exciting, high up on the list of any aspiring young journalist. But it is also extremely dangerous under any circumstance but especially when those practicing it are pretty much on their own without the proper support or guidance. [Read More]
Commentary: Indictment nothing but Texas politics Commentary: Indictment nothing but Texas politics
10 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Being a governor seems to be risky business these days. Take the former chief executive of Virginia, for instance. [Read More]
Commentary: NCAA and the myth of the student athlete Commentary: NCAA and the myth of the student athlete
11 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
It may take a bit longer but it seems clear that college athletics is about to change dramatically and one of the most autocratic, often overbearing institutions ever conceived might never be the same. [Read More]
Commentary: Nixon scandal worth recalling Commentary: Nixon scandal worth recalling
12 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Forty years ago I sat alone in the White House briefing room wiped out mentally and physically by the nearly unrelenting pressure of two years of covering the scandal that has come to symbolize the worst and the best in America’s history. [Read More]
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